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Moving Forward Gracefully in the Age of Aquarius

Age of Aquarius living compared to an airport's moving walkway

Age of Aquarius living compared to an airport’s moving walkway

Living today, it’s like walking forward on a fast moving walkway. The momentum for speed carries us forward like one of those motorized thingies they have at airports. Even if you stand still, clutching your suitcase, another passenger may pass you by, moving even faster.

Good luck staying comfortable, no matter how fast or slowly you wish to go.

That’s life in this Age of Aquarius, where collective consciousness all over the world is evolving so fast. In the country I know best, America, this has been a month of such social and political change.

  • A huge victory for gay rights and a hideous defeat for the opposers.
  • A humiliating loss for those who are now stockpiling Confederate flags like crazy, while they can still get them.
  • Fuming rage or frustrated incredulity for those who support gun control, at watching yet another murder.
  • Horror that the Affordable Care Act is still the law of the land.
  • Buttons pushed first by Caityn Jenner, then by Rachel Dolezal.
  • And all that’s just America. What anybody concerned about financial security who lives right now in Greece? Or marriage conservatives in Ireland? What about so much more….

Aura Reading Rachel Dolezal, Pushing the Boundaries of Racial Identity

How much does skin color have to matter to you?

How much does skin color have to matter to you?

Nobody said living now would be easy. But really, how flexible does a person have to be? Geesh!

As if it weren’t enough that a national conversation was thrust upon us by Caitlin (formerly Bruce) Jenner! Now a scandal has erupted over Rachel Dolezal, who announced her resignation Monday as head of the NAACP chapter in Spokane, Washington. So many people are so very upset because this white woman has identified as black, and lived accordingly.

In her professional life, Rachel Dolezal has chosen to advance the lives of African-Americans.

Her son has told her, “Mom, racially you’re human and culturally you’re black.” Rachel Dolezal reports that, as a girl, she drew self-portraits “using brown crayon, rather than peach, to portray herself, and drawing herself with black, curly hair, not the straight, blonde locks she grew up with.”

While her indignant mother has told the media, “She did not ever refer to herself or draw pictures (like the described self-portraits) or do anything that indicated she thought she was black.” 

Seems to me “ever” is a pretty impressive word for a person to use when describing somebody else’s behavior. I wonder if this mother, Ruthanne Dolezal, also happens to be omnipresent and omniscient. 😉

Certainly it’s indisputible that, unlike Caitlin Jenner, Rachel Dolezal has not sought the spotlight. Yet here it is anyway, and many people have expressed rage, outrage, indignation, and more.

Is she crazy, as her biological parents proclaim to the media? Or is she no more crazy than any transgendered person or cross-dresser, or person who speaks in an accent that doesn’t come from how she was raised? Is it crazy to be a social climber? Or a political activist for a group into which you haven’t been born?

Is it deeply dishonest to exchange a name that doesn’t fit you for a name that aligns with your soul?

What do you Blog-Buddies think? Because a lot of us have skin in this game, literally or figuratively or both.