Mars in the Margins
My dear friend Sandy Richardson shares very important perspectives and thoughts about Mars and light working in under served populations. Her beautiful art and words are featured in this post.
Full Disclosure: I do not claim to have the answers to the following discussion prompt. My intent in posing the main questions and subsequent answers are a reflection of me and my soul. I am all about honoring the Soul and strive to be transparent in my work. I live and lead to the best of my ability but acknowledge whole-heartedly that I am marred by life experiences and imperfect.
- Sandy Richardson
How do light workers reach folks whom are marginalized and plagued by racism, sexism, illness, poverty?
How, in this time of racial strife, COVID, and government divide, can we get in the briar patch of our society and do the work where it really counts?
Those questions come to mind when I think of Mars Energy and the bigger picture. They are all very, very, very deep rooted issues. The roots are deep. Like 400 years-old deep. It isn’t surface stuff, nor is it philosophy.
1) How does one productively and efficiently burn and work through this Mars in Aries energy when they might live in poverty and don’t know where their next meal will come from?
Or cannot pay their bills?
Or lost their job?
2) How can those that have lost children, parents, neighbors, and students to COVID or gun violence have the resolve to even focus on Mars Energy?
3) Or those that have been on the receiving end of gender, racial, cultural, economic disparities?
How can we, as light workers, spiritually advise those disparaged, mourning and in the throws of pandemic ground zero, in a way that reaches the soul at its core?
When we do not hear the whispers, the whispers turn to a voice, the voice turns to a shout, the shout turns to a shove, and the shove turns into a crisis. That’s where we are.
From a non-astrological perspective, productively dealing with Mars in the margins of society is going to take guts and grit. It’s walking the walk and not just talking the talk.
#BlackLivesMatter. ALL Lives CAN’T matter, until Black Lives Matter.
#COVID is real - not a hoax.
Saying it out loud is a start, and then add the hashtag to social media posts. Draw your spiritual bows and hit where it is needed.
What helps me is not only finding like-minded people I can talk to, but finding people different than me I can talk to.
I Smile. I smile at EVERYONE. In fact, I go out of my way to find someone who needs my smile at least once a day. And typically not someone who looks like me.
True Story: I lead by example. I Model inclusive behavior.
I pay attention to others' contradicting attitudes, and don’t always challenge them. Sometimes I walk away. That’s okay, too.
I wear a mask.
I wash my hands.
I live transparently with integrity.
“I was born by the river in a little tent
Oh, and just like the river I've been running ever since
It's been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change gon' come, oh yes it will…”
- Sam Cooke
Sandy is a fellow light worker, a wife, a mother of 3, and is a creator and curator of soulful living.
Sandy has worked the bulk of her career in human services and works as an Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor in a Maximum Security Prison. She and her husband have spent many years in the creative arts in their spare time.
Sandy enjoys her creative adventures in painting, crochet, herb gardening, refinishing old furniture and drawing mandalas, to name just a few. She also loves to read and some of her favorites are works by world renowned author Thomas Moore, at ThomasMooreSoul.com. Moore’s soulful writing has made a tremendous impact on Sandy’s craft.
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