It 'others' us, it creates in-groups and out-groups. It says some people are ok and some are not, or some parts of us are ok and some are not. This belief controls us and makes us edit our own behavior. It makes us judge and question our truth, and it makes us small.
The belief is a contruct of man, it is made up. And, it is fear based, stemming from a core belief that we are disconnected from our own innate divinity, our innate wholeness, our innate inner peace.
The deeper truth is that we are all innately perfect, innately whole, innately peaceful, and innately divine.
We are all aspects of the Great Creator, of the Divine Source of All. It takes an incredible amount of diversity to comprise and represent the whole of all, and every aspect of everything, everywhere (seen and unseen) is an aspect of the same Source. And so we are all, ALL, divine, all the time.
In my ReWilding work, I take people into the woods where we explore energy practices to remember how to listen to our deepest truth again. A woman from a nearby city recently came out with her friend. She shared that she is a highly functioning autistic person, and that she works with high special-needs students in a public high school, where her students are mentally, physically, and emotionally 'disabled.' She is regularly struck/harmed while doing her work, but the unique way that her brain works makes her a perfect fit for this work because she could understand her students and not take their behavior personally. She thrives in this environment, and calls work her 'happy place.'
As further evidence of this fit - the turnover in her department is 100% every year, however she has been there 10 years with no plans to leave.
This is extraordinary, and a perfect example that there is a place for everyone, and we need everyone's unique talents and truths to be fully unleashed and available into the world for the whole to be healthier and stronger, so that we can all be all that we can be.
The opportunity is to release all labels, identities, judgements and fears that are created through the belief of our disconnection, and instead choose to restore our connection with our inner truth*, with our innate wholeness, and with our innate inter-connection with the life that is happening all around us. And then simply trust ourselves, and do the next right thing.
It's pretty simple, actually.
In a world that teaches us not to trust our truth, it is a radical act of love to trust ourselves, and to share that truth generatively and generously with the world.
And it feels so damn good.
*The Embodied Root Wholeness process is one way of restoring our connection. If this resonates and sparks within you, please reach out for a free 15 minute chat. I'd love to connect.
Norma Van Horn