Ever hear the traditional Chinese saying about “Three Wise Monkeys”? Now it’s so obsolete. Moral culpability means saying what is wrong or doing what is wrong. Or withdrawing from necessary action.
We can find a wiser course than to “See no evil. Hear no evil. Speak no evil.” Find a greater wisdom than “Hold our noses at moral culpability.” Sure, what’s happening in America today is sad, even tragic. Nonetheless, we can do better than the old monkeys routine.
For Starters, Please Find Some Joy Today
Here in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., the skies are cold. The temperature, grey.
In honor of grey slime, perhaps. Grey slime gets stuck in auras as a byproduct of moral culpability. Occurring after people have slammed their minds shut. Polished up their opinions. Hunkered down along with others who also “Know Everything.” Righteously closing the creaky door to their hearts.
By contrast, your hearts are warm, Blog-Buddies. Your minds are clear. I know it. And your soul stands at attention. You aim to make a difference in this world. Well, today’s your chance. Every tomorrow will supply you and me with another bright chance.
We need all those chances. We don’t have to know everything, so long as we’re willing to keep on learning. Then we can put the best we know into action.
Where Has Moral Culpability Brought the Country I Love?
On this historic day, Donald Trump is being inaugurated as president. According to research I’ve done with Stage Three Energetic Literacy,
Trump is living in extreme spiritual addiction. In essence, the man’s a puppet, run by astral beings. So are wife Melania, Veep Mike Pence, House Speaker Ryan (new to this particular energetic ailment), even Trump’s inauguration singer Jackie Evancho.
Trump’s advisors and cabinet choices could audition for movie roles. Maybe a casting call for actors to play the staff of Slytherin? For a starring role, I nominate Steve Bannon, of Breitbart fame. Not only does he live in extreme spiritual addiction. The man is wickedness on steroids.
So it won’t be enough for us to lift up our hearts. Although that’s a start. Because people don’t just slip on a banana peel, then fall into extreme spiritual addiction. Or spiritual shutdown. Or spiritual addiction.
Instead, by making one choice after another, we develop a consciousness lifestyle. Unless we cross the line into extreme spiritual addiction, we can always come back into a joyful life, moving forward in spiritual evolution. And uplifting the world as we go.
Speaking of which, here are five alternatives to the collective moral culpability that has brought us here.
Moral Culpability Balancer #1: Speak Respectfully
Hey, sometimes you gnash your teeth. So what? Nobody’s teeth must be perfect. Neither must our personal feelings and thoughts be perfect.
Spiritually, your inner life is private. Furthermore it is, I believe, a kind of karma-free zone.
What matters is what you choose to say out loud. Plus what you choose to do. With sleazy little choices, moral culpability begins.
Alternatively, your speech and actions can hasten the forward progress of personal growth, spiritual awakening.
Many Trump supporters praise the man for being “Down to earth.” And “authentic.” Really? Or has he simply acted rudely, appealing to the lowest common denounc-i-ator?
Nasty, racist, insulting words. Have you been seeing them on Facebook? When people post hatred, they know it’s wrong. Even if they were raised by wolves, or the human equivalent.
FB posts that I never would have believed possible! Oh well. All the more reason to do my human best, both on FB and off.
Civility is a brave alternative to the moral culpability around us.
Moral Culpability Balancer #2: Demonstrate Honor Through Your Work
Helping people. Isn’t all work about that, ultimately?
Except for work attitudes when a person’s approach results in moral culpability. For instance, I’m a fan of country music. Nonetheless, I’ve noticed certain troubling themes.
- Hating “this stupid job.”
- Getting drunk whenever possible.
- Giving up, including the lovely-sounding idea that somehow it’s best to victim up and let Jesus “take the wheel.”
- And ugh! A language thing: Purposely misusing our English language in a vain show of authenticity.
Lazy choices add up, both individually and in collective consciousness.
Let’s keep making different choices. Ones that add up to something good. We can always find work, volunteer if not being paid. Moreover, whatever work we do find, let us resolve to season that day’s work with honor.
Moral Culpability Balancer #3: Follow the New Rules for Effective Living
New rules for moral rightness apply in this Age of Awakening. Such different rules, compared to what we were taught growing up!
Part of my self-help book “The New Strong” is a practical education in today’s New Rules. How radically they differ from Old Rules for success that applied before the Shift into this Age of Awakening.
Living today we have a new vibrational freedom, regarding our consciousness.
When it comes to avoiding moral capability, what is a simple way to put it? (Which will make a lot more sense if you read “The New Strong.”) Don’t substitute your feelings and opinions for taking action in reality.
Petula Dvorak’s recent column in the Washington Post, Advice for Womens March Participants: Less pink, more grit., was a great example. To paraphrase, “If you’re going to the Women’s March on 1/21/17, don’t wear a pink hat to express your feelings. In reality, this will expose you to ridicule. Instead, demonstrate in a way that brings respect to your cause.”
The “Three Wise Monkeys” of yore were so Age of Faith.
In this Age of Awakening, we can’t get away with feeling righteous inside, then trusting that somehow our so-precious feelings alone… can make a difference in reality.
Moral Culpability Balancer #4: Bathe Daily (Energetically)
Please don’t spend your day “Grounding and Shielding.” What, you don’t know why not? Again, I urge you to read “The New Strong.”
One change since that book was published, less than a year ago.
Sigh! A change related to the energetic mess brought on by moral culpability and rampant misuse of our new vibrational freedom…
In that book I teach how to do a Remote Negative Thought Form Healing. There, I advise you to do it every couple of months.
Well, times have changed rapidly. Therefore, it’s now recommended that you do self-healing in that way… every 1-3 days.
Just a word to the wise.
Wise people choose smart ways to cleanse themselves energetically. And not just for our personal growth.
Wise choices make us less prone to slip into moral culpability.
Moral Culpability Balancer #5: Be Relentless in Your Search for Goodness
Don’t despair just because we live in a world of shared karmas, including today’s “Orange-Colored Soup du Jour.”
Everyone in America reading this post, and all you readers who care about America, take heart. Then do the rest of the job required to lift yourself up.
- Notice beautiful things, inspiring things (in objective reality). Not just warm, fuzzy feelings….
- Create every day, with music or dance or writing or crafts or carpentry. Do the creative act, rather than just visualizing a perfect day when you’ll actually pick up a paintbrush.
- Prayer can make a big difference — including the series I’ve started writing, one post at a time.
Caution: Regarding all these good things, remember. None of them is a substitute for honorable speech and action.
Rather, the beautiful and good can lift you up. Strengthening you to do your reasonable best.
Postscript about Moral Culpability
Have you been wondering about this too? How does moral culpability happen?
I’ve thought about that a lot, especially since the election. Here are my thoughts, and I’d love to read yours. So, as always, comment away. Okay, here I go, sharing my latest thinking.
Moral culpability is an outcome of accumulated choices. Such as under-performing and then blaming others. Or lying to oneself and others. Worst of all, enjoying the cheap pleasures of malice.
When people cannot find the strength to do their best in life, they slip into mistakes.
I’ve been there. Perhaps you’ve been there, too.
But here’s the deal.
Every Day We Make Countless Moral Choices. New Ones.
In that way we can turn around any past offences in moral culpability.
Case in point: It’s no good, pasting a bumper sticker on your car, “Don’t blame me. I voted for Bernie.”
Each of us has a moral compass. Deep down, we know when we’re lying to ourselves.
If old enough to vote, and we still vote like teenagers, deep down we know that we could do better.
Making Sound Moral Choices Can Become a Habit
Either we live with honor or we choose moral culpability.
Human beings vote morally by making one choice at a time. Speaking one word at a time. Doing one deed at a time. Living one day at a time, as though that day were a brand new opportunity. (Which, of course, it can be.)
To quote one of my heroes, a man of audacity and purposeful action, “Yes we can.”
Yes, every day we can live with honor.
May we never fall into either despair or indifference, Blog-Buddies.
What can keep us safe during the triumph of Trump? Every single day, let us add to the goodness of life here on earth.