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Weight of the World

This morning I woke up with a song in my head:

“And you were carrying a lot of weight upon your shoulders, and shrugging it off like it don’t even matter.”

It repeated half a dozen times before I realized what was happening. Eventually, I paid attention to this song that I knew well - a Jukebox the Ghost song called “Carrying.”

I don’t always believe that a song stuck in the head is a message from our Spirit Guides, but sometimes…sure. Especially when it’s a song you haven’t heard in a while. And as I paid attention, I laughed.

I thought: Yes, yes, I get it. I’m carrying the weight of the world for no reason. Cute message. Thanks, guys.

So I went about my day. But the song nagged at me. While driving home from some errands I decided to play the whole song and really listen to it. Then, there it was. The real message:

“Don’t be angry, don’t be sad, don’t be blue. And why on earth should you do what God wants you to do when he’s got more than a few manuals from which to choose? And the sadness you have Is the love that you feel trying to turn itself Into something that’s real.”

In the face of the garbage fire (or “ascension” if we’re in a forgiving mood) that was 2016 - I understood with great clarity that there was no more playing small. There would be no more sitting on the sidelines, not if we were going to make real progress on society’s issues. But the weight of that was incredible.

How many calls to congress could I make? How many articles could I share? How many causes could I donate to, or otherwise support? How could I possibly do enough to make a difference?

When you have a great love for love, and you can see things crumbling all around you, it can feel like you have to save the world.

Surely, you must do all the things, or you’re wasting your gifts and energy, right? Surely, if you let one injustice go unspoken for, you’ve failed yourself, the Universe, and the people that desperately need help?

No.

No, my friend. That’s how burnout and nervous breakdowns happen. And one line in particular from that song reminded me of this: “And why on earth should you do what god wants you to do when he’s got more than a few manuals from which to choose?”

There are billions of people on this Earth. It’s everyone’s job, not just yours. It doesn’t mean that everyone has to tackle every single issue. It means you only have to tackle the ones that call to you.

I’ll give you an example. I had a tarot reading client who felt that they were given a mission by God, and had come to me to get some clarity on that. It became clear that she had a passion for music, and was an insider in the music industry, and that she felt very strongly about injustices against people within the music industry.

I pulled cards, and everything lined up. Yes, there’s injustice in the music industry. And you are uniquely equipped to help there.

“But what am I supposed to do?”

I remember being a little perplexed because the answer seemed so obvious: Where something disturbs you…that’s where you do something. Wherever you see the “injustice” that makes you think “injustice!” in the first place is where you do something. When you’re plugged into the cause, the “what next” reveals itself. It’s usually finding the cause that most people never get around to.

So what are you supposed to do? Pay attention. Then, when something grabs you, you act.

We are all uniquely equipped. We are all, in a sense, different “manuals” which the universe/god/source has at its disposal.

If you feel called to make a difference in the world, then it’s not necessarily your calling to make all of the differences in the world. Again, different manuals. Different people. Different gifts.

The key to understanding where you can act is in recognizing what makes you angry. What breaks your heart. What makes you love.

If you’ve got a savior complex going on lately then I want you to realize now that, to borrow a lovely lyric, “the sadness you have is the love that you feel trying to turn itself into something that’s real.”

You being upset is not a sign that you’ve failed. It’s a sign that you’re trying to do more than you were ever equipped to do. At least…at this time. So take that burden off your shoulders for a second and consider that you can make a bigger difference aligning your gifts with the world’s ills if you pay attention to what really gets to you. Laser-focus your energy. A scattershot approach will only burn you out and leave you jaded.

It’s enough to be the light where you feel the greatest amount of pain.

You are enough.

Hey Pals! So I’ve had one order from my etsy so far and I’m really stoked about it, these are the prints that are gonna be sent and it’s such a weight off my shoulders because the money will go towards paying off debts from art school. If you’d like to buy a print from my store I have a range of different works in different styles and mediums and they’d make great christmas presents. Have a look at my etsy (https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/artbylucienne?ref=l2-shop-header-avatar) and lmk if there’s anything you’d like- all the proceeds go straight back into my art education and it means so much to me to share my work and be able to afford my last year of art school. If you could share this around it would mean a lot to me!

just a reminder

a lot of people support bi people who prefer/are in a relationship with the opposite gender and I totally love that!

but don’t forget our lovely pans, polys, aces, demis, and pies (that’s what I call the polyamorous peeps)!

they can love the opposite gender as well and I want to give them love and support for being the way they are! don’t let anyone tell you that you aren’t part of the LGBT spectrum because you love someone of the opposite gender!

you go, buddy!

anonymous asked:

You know, you're actually a really cool dude. Like, going on here and seeing someone who responds to things calmly with logic and with actual pragmatism really impressed me after spending hours in this blue hell site. And there is stuff you've said I personally don't agree with and chances are, theres stuff I support you wouldn't, but you've really helped me become more tolerant with other peoples beliefs and ideas. Thank you very much and merry christmas to you and your girlfriend. :)

Thanks anon! I’m glad you like the blog.

I know that there are people who don’t agree with everything I say, but I think that’s ok. There are many issues it’s perfectly fine to have different opinions on. But I try to devote my blog to pointing out things that are patently ridiculous, e.g., the ridiculousness of claims made by some about what constitutes racism, sexism, etc..

I basically follow the rule of thumb that I will take anyone as seriously as they take me (or the issue). If someone posts something like “kill all men” I will ridicule them. If they cite sources and follow a logical progression without trying to use personal attacks and generalizations as evidence, then I will respond to them seriously. I think that’s what helps keep me fairly well grounded.

Obviously, you’ll look like an idiot if you ridicule someone who is presenting a thought out argument. So you either have to decide it’s not worth your time, or take them seriously.

anonymous asked:

Charlie Weasley founded a support club for aro/ace wixen, and those who were questioning during his fifth year . The club has been more or less active since, the meetings most of the time being just hanging out and supporting each other in general-R

Tonks encouraged Charlie to create this club. She was his “second-in-command” (being demiromantic herself).

At it’s peak there were 40 members from every house and most years.

Everyone was always patient with the people who came trying to understand the aro and ace spectrums better.

Sometimes groups were scheduled to talk about specific topics (for example, how to deal with unwanted attention), and sometimes they let people talk about whatever they liked.

People made friends and kept in contact long after they graduated Hogwarts. Sometimes four or five would get together at a pub or someone’s house and have a mini-reunion.

Charlie started a tradition of graduating students writing letters of encouragement to future students in the group. They’re all bound together like a book, more are added every year, and anyone in the group can look at the book for a little pick-me-up whenever they’re in the aroace section of the library.

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