Spirituality and Politics

A spiritual approach to politics involves listening to everyone

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Spirituality is simply what comes from within. What feels right for us, and that comes primarily from understanding who we are. There are things that feel right for us, things that don’t, things we want and things don’t want. Living spiritually does not mean sitting on a mountain top meditating, or divorcing ourselves from the physical world.

If we could come to know ourselves perfectly and follow that understanding we would be following a spiritual life even if to others it would appear to be a purely physical life. The difference would be that we do not have to look for gurus, leaders or masters in any form in the physical world. We have our master and guru within. This does not mean ignoring everything that was said by others only that we hear in relation in what feels right to us.

Politics is a reality we have to live with. We have to live with the physical consequences of politics. If we ignore politics and end up in a world we do not like we cannot complain. Many things can be changed if we have the will, and even if we fail we have succeeded if we have fulfilled our spiritual being as best we can.There is the illusion that in Australia we live in a democracy. We do not. Voting does not make a democracy unless politicians tell the truth. All that happens is that we vote for lies with no idea what the outcome will be.This is spirituality comes into politics. It is not a case of being a spiritual way to vote or not vote, but asking the question ‘Are being told the truth?’

There is the illusion that in Australia we live in a democracy. We do not. Voting does not make a democracy unless politicians tell the truth. All that happens is that we vote for lies with no idea what the outcome will be.This is spirituality comes into politics. It is not a case of being a spiritual way to vote or not vote, but asking the question ‘Are being told the truth?’

This is spirituality comes into politics. It is not a case of being a spiritual way to vote or not vote, but asking the question ‘Are being told the truth?’ In the physical world truth is a rare commodity.

In the physical world truth is a rare commodity. We have Politicians telling us their version of the truth that is distorted to fit the out comes they want, which may or may not be for the common good.

In my book Alternative Genesis I raise the issue of a very common way politicians tell lies. This is accomplished by telling lies in a way that cannot be shown to be a lie so that people will accept the lie as truth in the absence of proof to the contrary. This was the basic format used by the Spanish Inquisition.  As you read this try to find a way of proving you are not a Witch. You are probably not a Witch, or at least not the type that flies around on a broomstick. But can you prove it?

The basic format of the Spanish Inquisition was to start with a campaign of lies and misinformation, raise the level of lies and misinformation to fear and loathing, and then destroy. The crucial element is that there must never be a means by which the lies and misinformation can be proved to be untrue and that the lies must be repeated over and over to normalise them. The lies need to become ‘common knowledge.’ That sums up Australian Politics at this time. Lie after lie repeated over and over with no scrutiny as to if they can be supported in any way.

The answers to this form of political distortion come from within. Ask yourself if the statements made by politicians can be supported. Don’t be surprised if you answer does not conform to the herds of people believing that repetition equals truth. This is how it is with thinking spiritually. Often what you know is opposite to external ‘wisdoms.’

A related problem is that the Spanish Inquisition leads to polarisation. Everything becomes ‘either or.’ The Carbon Tax will either save the planet or destroy the Australian economy. The probability is that neither is true. When faced with a similar problem, reducing carbon emissions from motor vehicles the solution was to write an Australian Standard. Why not do the same for power generation?

The reason for that example was to show that no real choice is ‘either or’. When we get rid of dogma from politics there are many possibilities. Prof Garnaut is an economist and so it was inevitable that his report on climate change should be based on economics. If a scientist or an engineer had prepared the report the report would have been different.
All have there place in finding ways of making this planet capable of sustaining the human race. If we do not the human race become extinct. Politics in Australia in its present form is not helping. A spiritual approach to politics involves listening to everyone, dismissing what cannot be substantiated and listening to what comes from within. Spirituality is listening to what comes from within. None of us has all the answers and there is no system that is right for everyone. Answers in all things come from the collective consciousness and spirituality of us all.

A spiritual approach to politics involves listening to everyone, dismissing what cannot be substantiated and listening to what comes from within. Spirituality is listening to what comes from within. None of us has all the answers and there is no system that is right for everyone. Answers in all things come from the collective consciousness and spirituality of us all.

Politics in Australia in its present form is diametrically opposed to these principals. Politics have become self-serving for the good of politicians, not for the collective good of the electorate. This can change if we listen to what comes from within and apply that to the external world.

Source by Yosef Albric

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