The Enlightened Rebel: FROM ANGER TO ACTION

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In 2007, I attended a weekend retreat at Omega Institute with six Nobel Peace Laureates.

During this retreat, the 800+ people in attendance were updated about various situations that were currently occurring in the world. I listened to Nobel Laureates’ stories and felt their experiences and pain, as some described how they had risked their lives for the greater good of humanity.

At first, I questioned if I, Temple Hayes, was even making any difference at all for humanity. As I listened and processed what was shared, I became angry about our cultural values that condone greed and need. However, when I reflected and allowed myself to look at these talks from an Enlightened Rebel perspective, I began to see a common thread. I realized the “missing” within our society today is we have become desensitized to Life Rights. We are forgetting to teach our children the value of life in all living things. We need to engage ourselves in teaching our children the value of nature and life. We have policies that dominate over principles. We are bombarded with similar and repeated events in the news media that can leave even the most Enlightened Rebel feeling powerless, overwhelmed, and apathetic.

We New Thought people cannot keep this amazing teaching to ourselves. We can be engaged with spiritual activism while concurrently holding an optimistic and peaceful space. Science of Mind and Unity movements were both created by Enlightened Rebels who saw a need for change. Ernest Holmes, Myrtle Fillmore, and Charles Fillmore heeded the call. Isn’t it time for us to too?

A woman saw a farmer standing in the field and asked him, “What are you doing?” He replied, “I am out standing in my field.” She asked, “why are you doing that? He told her he had heard in order to win a Nobel Peace Prize you must be out standing in your field.

We must be outstanding in our field. Our teachings are part of the answer, and yet much more of the world needs to know about these positive teachings. More than blogs, or videos, books, or social media, we must live these Truth Principles in our daily lives, in our own communities. We do not have to wait for the Nobel Laureates to do this work.

We can be the Enlightened Rebels in our own schools, churches, families, and communities and be a Difference Maker. We need to act now and walk our truth.

This article is an excerpt from my new book: Being A Difference Maker: A Guide For Living Life Out Loud.

Loving Life,

In her latest offering of spiritual treasures, Rev. Dr. Temple Hayes sets out to energize readers in coming alive with passion in "Being a Difference Maker: A Guide for Living Life Out Loud."

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