I have heard this expression for more than two years now, and I remain not at all enamored by it.
However, after I left my apartment building to begin my day, running errands and such, I finally realized why this statement bothers me so much.
I have no hate in my complete Being for anyone. And, I feel that as a Spiritual person, as well as someone on a High Spiritual Path, I cannot afford, in every way, shape, or form to allow hatred in my complete Being.
Now, does this mean I AM going to invite rapists, pedophiles, serial killers and mass murderers to my home for dinner and dessert? To paraphrase one of Tyler Perry’s characters, “Hell to the fucking NO!”
Today, I do, however, invite all of you to look at where you may be harboring hate, or intolerance, in the name of your religion or Spiritual Practice.
Personally, I AM a Happily-Recovered-Catholic, and a Moon Magick Witch, with a strong connection to the Ancient Egyptian, Afro-Caribbean and Vodou Pantheons. I have engaged and even led and co-led Rituals with various Magickal groups, and worked with various Deities of other Pantheons.
And not once, when I was a Catholic, in name only, or in my Spiritual Practice, or in my Practice of the Art and Craft of the Wise, have I harbored hatred; not toward myself, nor toward another.
Now, let me clarify something, especially for those of you who have not met me in person, and/or are new to this blog. I have A LOT of reasons to hate people, I have a lot of reasons to hate life, I have a lot of reasons to be mentally deranged, and go on a killing spree. Do I? No, I do not.
Why? Frankly, the answer is simple: I do not want to do that.
I want to have a life Divinely Abundant with “Peace, Health and Plenty” with some Love, Adoration, Wealth and outstanding Success added to the mix, as well.
And that means that I have no time, no desire to cultivate, no intention of welcoming hate into my life.
Everyone is different. So many of us have different religions and Spiritual Paths. We all have preferences and things we enjoy in others (for me, it is usually hot coffee, iced tea, pasta and pastries, and in men, usually, hairy and Latino!).
Am I better than you? Not for a second! Do I want to be better than you? No. Please, my schedule is busy enough!
However, I invite all of you to look at what you may be harboring, either against yourself or another. If you do, why? Is it because of something you are, or something someone else is, or because of something you or someone else said, did not say, did, did not do? Or, is it because of something you were taught to believe?
Before I close, I wish to acknowledge my newest blog follower, “sarahleelopez4377.” Thank you for being one of the wonderful straight allies the LGBT community has in ever-increasing numbers. May you receive great Healing, great Empowering and great PRIDE from following “This Gay Man’s Life…”
And for those of you already following or reading “This Gay Man’s Life…” thank you for honoring who you are and what you do.