After my thoughts circled a few I finally posted and started to research the actual website about the church itself. I was in awe to read the statements and articles but then I realized the contradiction and satire throughout the site and it prompted me to rethink the authenticity of the church. It took only a few minutes to see that it was not legitimate, that the group who owned and managed the site was in fact a group who was mocking "faith" who held the bias displayed on the website.
I quickly responded to a friend who commented on my link. I made my own comment on the information I had found and continued to research. Suddenly, a woman I know and soon to be Reiki student commented and reposted my link. She was very upset with the article as she stated her disdain and her internal pain on Facebook. This made me rethink my actions for posting it to begin with and I was seeing the negative affect of passing on this information. What was the true intent for passing this on? To inform the public to be aware? Why? What is the benefit? As I thought about this I realized I was doing the same as the group who started the article. I was mocking them and giving power to their purpose by passing on the site.
I immediately deleted the link. I also let the pagan group who originally posted know that it was inaccurate. Then I continued to think about how I have given more power to the negative side of situations in different ways in my own life. Instead of STOPPING the hurt or pain, I am guilty of magnifing it and hurting myself.
In my journal, I wrote last year about my experience with Karmic Connections at a local new age store which I have taken issue with. For a long while I talked about my issue with the situation and fell into some form of gossip with others who felt as I did about the store. The act of talking about the situation or even gossiping didn't deter anyone from interacting with them or even neutralize any ill intent I felt. In fact, it made me magnify the negative feelings toward myself more that I got from them and forced me into isolation for some time.
Last blog I mentioned that we all should send love into challenging situations. When faced with another article like that I will rethink before posting and even do the research first. I am constantly attempting to make a great attempt to stay conscious in sending LOVE to negative situations even if all the actions of others do point toward ill intent for me or any person or group I value.
So how about you? Are you going to "pass the buck" the next time a bad situation "happens" on you or when you receive information of perceived "injustice", or will you let the "The Buck Stop Here"?
Love & Light, LilyBelle