If you are an outsider, a minority, an outcast, etc. You have been blessed with a tremendous gift, yet you might know it as a burden.
There is always a norm. No matter where you live, where you come from, or where you are going. You will almost certainly find a common idea of a limited spectrum of what or who to be, and the regions outside that spectrum of what not to be. Be it skin color, spiritually differing beliefs, sexual orientation, personality, ideals, hopes or dreams… there will always be something, and those people who cannot help but be the unacceptable.
An evident truth about living beings is evolution. We learn through education the large-scale ideas of evolution, but there is also a smaller scale idea of individual evolution. It can also be described as an expansion of sorts. A seed becomes a tree, an embryo becomes a fully grown adult of whatever species it is, etc. There is also growth, the seeking of transformation into a state in which it can be most beneficial to itself and its society. A seed cannot bear fruit or consume light for photosynthesis, but a tree can. An embryo cannot feed itself, build shelter, or support a community, but a fully grown adult can. And, if we look at specials as collectives, they all come their long ways to becoming stable, prosperous, and harmonious with life and the planet.
Humans are a unique story, mainly because of our intellect. We have powerful, infinite gratitude-worthy consciousness that allows us to experience life in previously (as far as we know) unexplored territory. We can recognize ourselves, form and destroy identity, construct entire cities, and experience the non-physical realms of life on immense levels. I do believe that there is a collective, cultivating consciousness harboring humanity. Call it God, call it the Universe, or even call it All. But, I do say that it is evident that humanity is striving toward something, expanding, and building on itself in effort to reach a new point of life.
In every specimen studied, there have appeared evolutionary, differing traits that allowed a species to thrive as its surroundings changed. Adaptation. Or, expansion to become suitable for new life. I find humanities “differing and new traits”, ones that may proclaim an individual to be an outcast or an outsider, to fit powerfully in the tale of humanity’s “quest” for whatever it is searching for. To put it absolutely simply, if I had to make a guess. I would put my money on the idea that Humanity is searching to Love itself. We’re looking for Love. A homecoming of sorts.
How could a collective learn to Love itself? I would say by being introduced to new, challenging specimens of itself to love. Let’s talk about Gay people. Jordan Bach, an incredible and well-established life coach and spiritual teacher following principals of A Course in Miracles, says that being Gay is a gift from God, because it expands the ability of Love. It’s a declaration of sorts that grows where love can exist. I also believe that gay people provide an opportunity for the people around them to expand their own capabilities of Love. Can a person who believes that homosexuality is an abomination expand their own limits of Love to also encompass one they believe or believed to be unacceptable? When the opportunity is taken for the expansion of love and acceptance, I believe humanity is expanding their capability to Love. And the only way humanity can reach its collective goal of loving itself is through those smaller movements forward. This goes for any type of human being outside of the spectrum of acceptable. Can that person expand their own capabilities of love to love their selves, and can those around them expand their capabilities as well.
The power that lies within those outside the spectrum of normal is monumental because they are THE opportunities of forward movement. They are the evolutionary differences that provide opportunity for instability to find more stability by means of love, compassion, and acceptance. For those, specifically, who reside outside the spectrum of normal, I declare this to you: When you, with fully embrace and confidence, come into unconditional and actualized Love for yourself in totality, you have made history and have taken one step for all.
The great benefit of this is what happens with those around you. Things change drastically in your own world. You see yourself as not limited, but unlimited. People look at you differently, even curiously. While retaliation may occur, there is a noticeable difference in your invulnerability to negotiate your worth. Despite an argument over your being, the case has been won because you made the declaration of your beingness. While there was seen to be no seat at the table for you, you defied the laws of the “norm” and expanded the space and made your own seat. Perhaps you made a new table all together.
In high volume words, you authenticated and accepted your God given power: By giving to you the gift of yourself, you have opened the gateway for all seeing your experience into a grand Love. It’s magnetic, vulnerable yet invulnerable, brave, and mountain moving. It changes the game, brings great questions into the field of vision for others, and authenticates the truth that if you are here, the idea that you do not belong is delusional. Your differences have been rightfully proclaimed as what they are, new territory to expand love into. You are the space we need, as we learn to fill our own space with acceptance. As you embrace you, we are shown and gifted, as byproduct, influence to open our ideas on our prior limitations of Love.
Love and Blessings,
Your Friend Justin