When we are outraged on behalf of another person, group, etc, it is a deflection of something we are not looking at within ourselves, taking responsibility for within ourselves. This is not to say that we shouldn’t feel immoral behavior is wrong, or work to fix it, but when it causes us to lose our peace then our opportunity is to look at what in this is ours. Where are we feeling powerless, abused, steamrollered, etc, in our own lives?
Once we know what it is, then we have the opportunity to heal it.
We heal it by acknowledging the underlying energy pattern that perpetuates it, honoring the underlying energy pattern, and giving the energy pattern back to the highest original source. It is not ours to carry. This releases the energy, and creates more space for us to carry that which is ours to carry.
When we create that space, we will hear more clearly when we are out of this alignment. We may need to make changes in our own lives to reflect the truth we see more clearly. That’s ok, at least we are taking responsibility for our own lives - which external outrage can be a deflection, distraction from addressing.
And then, once we get into right relationship with the dynamics within our own lives, we have a cleaner perspective from which to address the problems in the world.
This isn’t advocating doing either our inner work, or the outer work, or not doing the outer work. It is advocating doing both - but in right order. The internal clean-up comes first, and the external work comes second.
It cannot change on the outside unless it changes first on the inside.
Norma Van Horn