“I cannot defend my family, if everybody is my family. I cannot help my brother, if everybody is my brother.”
- Justin “Master Chim” Garcia
In times past, charity and service first towards one’s family, and then extended outwards to their fellowship/tribe, their community, their folk and their nation, was seen as virtuous and selfless. Now, it is seen as virtuous for us (particularly those of European descent) to give our energy and resources to peoples that are as far from being like us or connected to us, as possible. At the same time we are indoctrinated with the belief that if those we are “looking out” for are organically connected to us or anything like us at all, we are practicing selfishness, xenophobia and racism.
This is what happens when we allow virtue to be governed purely by emotion. Emotions are easily manipulated.
This is what happens when strong societies become weak through degnerate decadence and internal resentments.
When we incarnate, our “mission” is to unlock the full potential of this version of ourselves. In order to achieve this, we seek to amplify the strengths of both the physical and psychic (mental, emotional, etc.) bodies and the genetic and metagenetic factors unique to us and this incarnation and the land and people that includes within our sphere of influence.
One of these strengths would be the strength gained through being in integrity with ourselves and those we have given some sort of oath of service and alliance with (spoken or unspoken). Outside of some sort of emotional schism or trauma, we will naturally seek to help those we are personally connected to.
If some sort of trauma has taken place, however, these traumas and the resulting beliefs and habits created, can essentially serve as “light blockers”- things that interfere with the natural expression of Self and soul. These things that obfuscate, dim, or block the natural expression of light come from a variety of places- family, friends, teachers/education system, the mass media, the mass mind… They create schisms between and resentment towards family, friends, communities, nations, races (outwardly and inwardly), and even nature itself.
Resentments towards our family, tribe, race, etc. are things that need to be worked through and transmuted for us to be functional, as resentment is psycho-spiritual poison.
We function best when we follow deep nature. And man’s deep nature is that of a living, breathing, speaking, and miniature sun. The Self which physically resides in the solar plexus, acts as our internal sun, and is who we truly are. And like the sun, our light, warmth and heat (of ALL kinds) naturally extends outwards, with the most warmth and light given the closer in proximity it is.
Extending outward from body and Self, we have the outward extending natural feelings of closeness and sense of responsibility of immediate family, tribe, community, nation and/or folk. This is part of the function of incarnation. And to be functional, we give of ourselves proportionately according to whom is closest the incarnated sun that each human is.
These people and our relationships with them, become our personal “solar system”, with which we are charged with maintaining and strengthening the bonds within as much as we are capable (and they are willing).
Through right action in our localized spheres, we extend goodness to the entirety of humanity and the Earth. But when we start deviating from that natural hierarchy of responsibilities, we become dysfunctional in our priorities. This epidemic of misplaced and dysfunctional altruism coupled with internal resentment of things like family, nation and race (with white people in particular) has become a great bane on western society.
We are giving housing and resources to people coming from other lands, who have no loyalties to us. Meanwhile there are those in our own community, in our own nation, maybe even in our own family, who are sick, hungry, homeless, and in physical danger.
This is not functional. This is not virtuous.
Most of us need to be honest with ourselves and admit that we primarily feel compelled to help the unknown and unseen foreigner due to our emotions, rather than due to some “higher calling“. We see the pictures and videos. We read the stories. We respond to them. We believe them. And if the story/image is potent enough, we can become traumatized by them (even if we may not realize it). We get an inevitable emotional reaction because in that moment we are imagining somehow, some way, we are there. Maybe we even see ourselves as them.
This is the magic of empathy. This is also the danger of it.
If we don’t know how, or we find ourselves unable to transmute these emotions, we can become stuck in reaction/trauma mind. Thus any resulting “altruism” becomes tainted by unbalanced, reactionary, selfish and self-seeking motivates. Immature emotionally and spiritually, the average mainline Christian or the secular “white savior” really just wants to stop the pain these unresolved feelings of empathy creates. This scramble to soothe the pain, overrides logical processes such as seriously thinking of the long-term effects of what he or she is getting behind, or whether there is a better, more functional outlet for their compassion.
These people are virtuous because they care about someone other than themselves- but I would argue that their compassion, and perhaps more importantly, the energy and resources inspired by that compassion, is quite often misplaced.
This unresolved story-driven emotional empathy can become toxic and lead to toxic emotions like resentment. Many well-meaning “white allies” of causes/organizations like “Black Lives Matter” often tend to “share in the struggle” with these groups in a mental and emotional sense. This emotion-driven empathy, more often than not, seems to extend to resentment towards those the “disadvantaged” would say caused them to be so. This sort of resentment has caused much social conflict and societal damage in the post-WWII western world.
This is why it is important for us to be grounded in function and know and understand our connections of blood, bond and soil. This way we are not led and bled as individuals and as societies, by the fickle, easily-manipulated, and often quite self-serving pull of the emotions.
We are ALL part of The ONE- but that ONE expresses itself in localized groups and individuations. We need to work within the framework set for us, rather than do what “makes us feel good” because we can. Conscious “free will” means that we have the power to choose to go against Natural Law- but that doesn’t mean we should.
Yes, we can and should keep the elevation of ALL of humanity as a focus in our thoughts, deeds, and prayers. But when we work in the world of time and space, our capabilities are going to inherently be limited. We can’t help every individual everywhere in a direct manner- and that’s okay, because we don’t need to. We just need to worry about keeping our side of the street in order and lead humanity by example.
There is a bumper sticker saying that goes “Think globally. Act Locally“. As best as my finite mind can comprehend the evolutionary process of the entirety of humanity, I hope to contribute to it in a positive manner. And the way I primarily work is through service those I am bound to, who in turn, work to those they are bound to, and the love created by that web extends outwards to the entirety of humanity, in one way or another.
Through deeply loving one person, you love all people as that love will inevitably radiate out to all it comes in contact with; unless their hearts are closed to it.
And just because one loves and seeks to take care of their tribe first, this does NOT automatically mean hate or wish to subjugate, oppress, and genocide others. This is a belief founded on what is just bad history; Marxist Hollywood spectacle history.
I want to see you and yours (whoever that may be), be the greatest and highest potential incarnations of your-Self and your tribe that you all can be.
Honor and serve blood, bond and soil.
Namaste and WRA-ALDA’s Blessings.