Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Wall Street… That’s pretty much what everyone is talking about so what is the spiritual meaning of Occupy Wall Street? Does it have to have a spiritual meaning? Yes it does just as the Tea Party movement has a spiritual meaning behind it as well. Everything is made of spiritual energy and spiritual energy includes rather than excludes.
I like what Arjuna Ardagh from the Huffington Post has to say because it applies to both the liberal and the conservative attempt to change the status quo. It gets you thinking and there is a deeper truth than this.
Many years ago (visualize me stroking my gray beard as say those words) when I was a young man at Cambridge University, all my friends were becoming Marxists. Demonstrations, protests, sit-ins and strikes were the thing to do if you wanted to be cool (and get laid). Back then, I took a slightly different route. All my friends were focusing on the enormous injustice that a huge percentage of the world’s wealth is controlled by a tiny percentage of the world’s population. How can anyone argue? Of course there’s something wrong with that picture, when a few people have access to the absolute best of anything, more than they can possibly enjoy, and there are children dying from lack of food and clean water.
The question that nagged at me all those years ago was, “What is it that creates this situation?”
It would never happen, for example, in your family. Imagine sitting down for Thanksgiving dinner where you and your closest ones get the best of everything, and the distant cousins at the end of the table eat dry bread and contaminated water. Couldn’t happen, right? When you’re with your family, you share because you feel close, you feel connected. The sense of “us” is greater than the sense of a “you” and a “me” as separate.
I’ve always had the sense that the fundamental ailment in our world is not just economic or political, but to do with this underlying feeling of separation.
Yes the feelings of separation has a lot to do with what people see as inadequacies in society. However, deeper than that is the individuals inability to align with the spiritual aspect of themselves. This the reason for the feeling of separation. The feelings of low self worth and self esteem is because of the individuals core beliefs about themselves and others. Which in turn creates the sense of separation and from the position of low self esteem the results are inadequacies toward self, others and society.
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Were you aware of the spiritual meaning behind political and revolutionary movements? Do you agree or disagree with Occupy Wall Street?