What Does “Heal The Divide” Mean?
The idea of healing the divide is based on a belief that we humans are spiritual beings born into a physical experience. As spiritual beings, we are all, at our divine essence, loving awareness. We are conscious beings of pure, untethered, unconditional love and we are connected, joined and one in Love.
When we are born into physical form, we are neurobiologically designed to preserve our survival. Our absorption of information and our expression of needs, physical and emotional, are optimized to increase the likelihood of our continued survival. We are helpless and wordless for our first years, linking our survival to our relationship with others. We learn who we are and how we survive from these first relationships.
The survival we are learning is less how to survive physically as most (though not all) of us are born into environments that are physically safe. We are mostly learning how to survive emotionally and psychologically in relationships with others and developing our identity as separate human beings.
We learn, through our early relationships on which our survival depends, what expressions and behaviors are rewarded and which are discouraged, which needs will be met and which won’t, what should be acknowledged and attended to and what shouldn’t, what’s OK and what’s not, what’s safe and what’s not, what attributes are valued and which aren’t, who we are and where we stand in relationship to others, From these earliest relationships, in our biological drive to survive, we lose our conscious connection to source. We develop a separate identity, shaped by our relationships. We become divided from our essence, Love.
Healing the Divide is about reconnecting us to our divine essence. We reconnect to our essence when we begin to see the ways in which we separate ourselves from others through judgment and blame, anger and fear, abuse and neglect and disconnection of all kinds. The ways in which we are separate from others mirror the ways in which we are divided and separate from ourselves and our essence.
When we can see, allow, accept and be with the parts of ourselves that separate us from others, we begin to accept complete responsibility for our experience. And when we cultivate mindfulness, love, generosity, forgiveness, and compassion toward ourselves and others, we can begin to return and reconnect with our true nature.