By Debra Taitel
The world we live in is changing rapidly and it is a challenge knowing how and when to respond when we see something we know is not right.
In the past, we may have silently sent love and light. We may have silently said prayers. Now, even though we must seemingly navigate in the dark without a clear guide, we cannot remain silent.
The following is a Facebook post by my friend, renowned Numerologist Alison Baughman. I echo her sentiments and wanted to share this important message.
“Recently I made a comment on Twitter after I read dozens of mean tweets about another person who happened to voice their opinion about Donald Trump. The only thing I said was that I was saddened by how uncivil the conversation was.
In a matter of a 24 hours, I was personally attacked and for whatever reasons these people felt the need to attack my looks, my work and my integrity. I wonder if people realize that words create Karma just as anything else we do? Social Media, coupled with a mentality stemming directly from this divisive election has become a cesspool. Many of us are saddened to our core about the negativity that seems to be intensifying and we struggle with how to conduct ourselves.
There comes a time where silence equates acceptance and agreement.
There comes a time where sending love and prayers is not enough. There comes a time where you have to stand up for what you believe in and become a spiritual warrior and fight the good fight.
We can start by standing up and being a voice against this bully mentality and if we see someone being berated on Social Media, do not pass by the conversation.
“Don’t turn your face away.
Once you’ve seen, you can no longer act like you don’t know.
Open your eyes to the truth. It’s all around you.
Don’t deny what the eyes to your soul have revealed to you.
Now that you know, you cannot feign ignorance.
Now that you’re aware of the problem, you cannot pretend you don’t care.
To be concerned is to be human.
To act is to care.” ~Vashti Quiroz-Vega
I hope you will consider forwarding this piece to your circles. We need each other and we must speak up and meet bullies with love. As Alison said “if we see someone being berated on Social Media, [I will also add-if you see someone berated in public] do not pass by the conversation.”
Ask for the help of those around you. Just today I saw another post where someone spoke up and asked for help from those around him. He said he felt like he had bonded with the others who immediately supported him.
It’s really true that once you’ve seen, you can no longer act as if you don’t know and it’s also true that once you are aware of the problem, you cannot pretend you don’t care. This is no longer a world where we have the luxury of not getting involved. It is no longer someone else’s problem. We must meet the bullying, berating and hate head on by speaking up with awareness, compassion and love.
Of course, speaking up is scary but as my dear friend Jackie pointed out “To ask for help is courageous. To receive the help gives strength.” Yes, we are navigating on unfamiliar ground but it’s not really dark. There are lots of stars to light our way.
If you feel like you need help and support, reach out to me. Reach out to Alison. We are here to support your journey.
~Shine Your Light, Debbie
Debra Taitel is a gifted Clairvoyant Visionary, Energy Healer, Author, and Intuitive Business Consultant providing insight and guidance to clients around the world. In addition to her clairvoyant readings, business consulting and healing work Debra also offers one to one personal empowerment sessions and leads meditation workshops to help people heal and awaken to their own truth and spiritual gifts.
Alison Baughman is a professional Numerologist, author, lecturer and hosted “Visible By Numbers”, a weekly talk radio show about Numerology on BBS Radio. Besides a lifelong study of Numerology, Alison has continued her studies with a wide range of Metaphysical subjects. She is a Reiki Master and author of the best seller “Speaking to Your Soul Through Numerology” available on Amazon. You can reach Alison via her websites www.visiblebynumbers.com or www.gethisnumber.com