I know that this stuff probably doesn’t sound fun to read in the middle of a summer’s day, but being conscious is the capital “T” truth. It’s about the real value of life before death. Simple awareness of what is so real and so precious, that we have to keep reminding yourself of it over and over.
Truth or dare
The original theme of the game “Truth or Dare” is “conscious raising,” a psychology of liberation, unbeknownst to most that play it. The game is about limiting the “censor” in us who is afraid to speak up and out, to stop locking ourselves up in a holding cell afraid of those in power, or to stop hiding and not responding at all so you take the “dare” instead.
How the game is played
You are asked to choose first to tell the ‘truth,’ to any question that will be asked from the group of players, or to take the ‘dare,’ instead because the truth may be too daunting, expose too much, put your at risk of judgment or be dismantled. Reality is much deeper, and more complex than it appears. You can swim it, but you can’t measure it.
The moral of the game, is the challenge, the real truth or dare, is to always tell the truth. What is sacred manifests. What is sacred is not something outside of this world but in human beings in the communities and culture we create. Each has inherent value that can’t be ranked or compared. Worth does not have to be earned, acquired or proven; it is inherent in or existence.
Woman-body, man-body, child-body, animal-body, earth-body
We are to value each person’s truth. Spirit is immanent and everything is interconnected. All beings of the world are in constant communication on many levels and dimensions. The times may demand courage and self- sacrifice, but we have no spiritual need for martyrdom. The celebration of life is our value.
There are some who try to regulate that kinship, woman-body, man-body, child-body, animal-body, earth-body, sabotaging the power from within us. For the power within us depends on a moving living balance of the energies that sustain interconnectedness. To misuse it is to lose it. Energy, like water has the power to shape only when it is in motion.
Liberation psychology, the truth, is the way to creating communal healing and collective change. Because it is our responsibility to bring into being a culture that will nourish, heal and sustain freedom. Unless you are aware you cannot see the kingdom.