Humanity has reached a point of stereotypes, perspectives and generalizations. It is time to retreat from generic points of view and take things on a case-by-base basis.
Each and every one of us experiences life and situations that shift our perspectives and perceptions. From a spiritual lens, I believe that our vibrational frequency, divine purpose and belief systems shift our perspectives.
A child or young adult will have no fear on conquering something adventurous like bungee jumping or rock climbing compared to an adult with some life experience that understands the risk and dangers of this sport.
Have you ever noticed while relaxing on a beach that time seems to slow down? Have you ever wondered why when attending nonstop work meetings the day seems to pass quickly? Time has no limit and those with psychic abilities can tap into the past or the future.
A person who is blinded by drugs, sex and alcohol will have a different perspective on life than a spiritual person who prays to God, connects to nature or lives a pure life.
Life is an incarnation of polarities, or a battle between the light and the dark. Every spiritual theory, text or lineage discusses the battles between the light and the dark, or the physical and spiritual world.
Anything and everything on or in this planet can help or hinder humanity.
Technology, money, exercise, food – everything has a light and dark side to it.
Let’s examine several examples.
Exercise makes people feel good and keeps us strong physically and mentally. The flip side is that exercise can be abused. People can workout for hours everyday in fear of getting fat or to boost their self-esteem. Overtraining and breaking down is possible when exercising too much or for the wrong reasons.
Technology helps humanity stay connected and the advancement of prosthetics have aided hundreds of humans and even animals. That’s a good thing. But, when our governments use technology for spying, or behemoth tech firms use technology to manipulate the mind or keep us addicted to consumerism, that does not benefit humanity.
Sex can be immoral or the most magical moment in someone’s day. It’s the act that results in procreation and building a family, which on the flip side can be the worst news, especially to teenage girls.
In terms of sex, why are people choosing these certain acts? Sex with a husband for procreation builds up our spirit and the respect to share our knowledge to a newly incarnated soul. On the flip side, those who use sex for power or control, or have sex with people to build their confidence are using other souls to build up their own spirit and character. They use sex as an energy sucker or vacuum.
Politically, everyone has a different opinion and perspective. Most people who think cops are pigs do not have the same perspective as those who grow up dreaming of becoming a cop to help his or her community.
The very act of the current US presidency indicates people’s perspectives on various issues. Some people believe that the president is the worst human being to ever be alive and others see him as the best president since Reagan or JFK.
Most people do not have the emotional maturity to realize that the darkness can bring out the light in us, similar to a blessing in disguise. Sometimes darkness must rise in order for the light to combust the dark.
Like a bubbling volcano, sometimes the ugliness has to explode and deteriorate in order for something amazing to grow, or mature, from that destruction.
What does this have to do with the spiritual laws on perspective?
When we exit our echo chamber and listen to other people’s perspectives and perceptions we become more empathetic and understanding. This in turn increases our spiritual understanding and reasoning. It forces us to work together and compromise with one another.
As a health coach, I detached from my own ideologies and became neutral to help clients reach their goals. In turn, I detached from any one thing and listened to both sides of every story or situation. From there, I empathize, process and create a conclusion.
A spiritual approach is a more mature approach to life. Nothing can be resolved when clouded with emotions and drama. Spiritual perspectives allow us to see the light and the dark in every situation and not be so fixed on our own ideology.
Some of the biggest global problems root to an ideology – a border free society, political correctness, religious/world domination, the craving for more power and money – whatever it is, if this trend continues we will eventually need to hit rock bottom.
Is it possible to avoid rock bottom? I believe so, but these changes must come from WITHIN. Everyday we are faced with choices. We can do something good, or follow the corrupt path.
Hopefully, through a spiritual perspective on life we will shed more light on humanity. There are many natural laws to life and the spiritual perspective includes a balance of "what goes down must come up" and the reminder that "everything comes in full circle."
Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com