For the past few days I have asked myself over and over again, what can I do to assist my fellow humans in Iran or other countries slow to make change in modern times? Not being a well known celebrity or political figure, I feel powerless. I've tried to come up with some ideas. I feel like one small person without the ability to influence others or to move people to take action. So I need to ask for your help. What ideas do you have that we could try?
I have been looking for an address to write to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, but have been unsuccessful. If anyone knows where this can be found, please let me know. I thought some of us could write letters to him to send in the mail, not as Americans or other countrymen, not as Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, etc., but as fellow humans. Without an air of anger, we could write diplomatically asking him to allow Iran's citizens more freedom of expression and equality. I think kindness and civility can accomplish more than anger. Sometimes when you ask nicely, you may be surprised.
I received an email about the previous blog post regarding the forum. The forum I spoke of is not the forum I started in April. The link to that forum is on the left of my blog.
I left the Rosicrucianism forum in which the main contributor - and hence seeming representative - supports the oppression in Iran, as well as supports the cruelty that is being inflicted upon the protesters. Also, it appears that equality for women is not important, and there are many excuses as to why things shouldn't change. The owner of the forum seems to agree by his actions, and I will no longer be associated with that forum.
Tradition is out of style. New Rosicrucianism is IN. I will put in much effort to see that Rosicrucianism is universal in its approach. The New Rosicrucianism is all about Universal Mysticism. It is about Rosicrucianism as it applies to our lives TODAY, not hundreds of years ago. In this New Rosicrucianism, we are supporters of human rights for everyone around the globe, as well as equality.
Freemasons, you are not excluded from this movement. It's time you cease being so old-fashioned and let the women into your lodges. Your tradition of male exclusivity is outdated. This is 2009. Your lodges are starving for new members, so it is time you make some changes. Do this and you will see your membership numbers improve. The "secrets" are ready to be open for all in this age. Stop hoarding secrets out of your need to feel spiritually superior to others. Stop the selfishness.
I am keeping my cool, the fire burns but it is under control.
I have avoided political topics on my blogs since I started blogging five years ago.
I have avoided religious or political debates online.
Tonight, I am breaking my rules. Inaction, or trying to sit peacefully and idly by in the name of being spiritual is not going to get anything done when there is business that needs to be done.
It's been over a month since I posted to my blog and I feel this is a worthy topic so here I am tonight, posting once more.
The below message is one I have just published to a group I have belonged to for over a year. I am posting it here on this blog because I feel it carries a very important message.
I spent a lot of time today in contemplation (i.e. thought)... and I
started to wonder, "What am I doing here?"
Some of you have surprised me by brushing off the NEED of women in
other countries to have equality with men. Someone has said that
there are jobs in the US that women can't work because of strength
issues, or to leave it to the Ayatollah to make the rules. What has
strength got to do with human rights? Does a woman have to be
physically strong to run for president? Is it because she is weak
that she is forced to wear burdensome clothing and head covering in
the sweltering heat? Is it because she is weak that she can not
inherit property? Why is the woman the one that is stoned to death
when she is found alone with a male or even raped by a man?
I'm not asking for us to all go join the Peace Corps or anything, just
asking for those who represent this forum (i.e. the one who does the
most talking) to at LEAST show me a sign of the spark.
I am not a feminist claiming female supremacy. Quit making excuses
for those who oppress women. All I want to see is equality and NO
Where are the elder Rosicrucian role models, because when I signed on
to studying Rosicrucianism I had just assumed they all know we all
carry the same Divinity as the same Divinity carries us.
A couple or few of you have really surprised me and I am deeply
disappointed. This is something I feel passionate about and I can not
accept spiritual teachings and/or affiliation with a spiritual group
who does not at least start on grounds that all are equal.
This may very well be my ego speaking in a fiery mood tonight but it
is no doubt inspired by my Higher Self which KNOWS who we are and says
NO excuses. I see no signs of love in those that make excuses for the
lack of equality all around the world and the last thing I want to see
is a supposed Rosicrucian making excuses for oppression.
I respect the elders, but I will not agree to accepting this opinion.