How do people on a conscious spiritual path embrace our spiritual power in a time of great fear and divisiveness?
What is the middle way, between falling victim to fear on the one hand, and spiritual bypassing on the other?
Here are two perspectives from wise American teachers:
- Marianne Williamson, author of Return to Love and Healing the Soul of America (1998), speaks on wise engagement as citizens in a democracy, from the point of view of A Course in Miracles, here. This talk includes a challenge for New Thought people to take a hard look at the temptation to avoid difficult topics by judging them as “negative.” She says now is an opportunity for “girls to become women and boys to become men” in our spiritual lives. (video)
- Tara Brach, spiritual director at the Insight Meditation Center in Washington, DC, suggests how we can “Play a Greater Part,” in a post-retreat talk here. (audio)