“Sacred activism is the fusion of the mystic’s passion for God with the activist’s passion for justice — creating a third fire, which is the burning sacred heart that longs to help, preserve, and nurture every living thing.” –Andrew HarveyIn a world of unholy wars dubbed holy wars and media claptrap passed as truth, there has never been a more important time to rise above the hogwash of the status quo.
We are everywhere surrounded by fraudulence. We are immersed in the pink goop of the MATRIX to such an extent that we can’t even see the forest for the trees.
I often tell people, “I’m a force of nature first, a man second.” And they scratch their heads wondering what on earth I could mean by such a strange statement. I mean exactly what Rainer Maria Rilke said in his quote. The essence of the earth has indeed risen again. It has risen inside me. It has the potential to rise inside you, as it resides within us all.
This is the essence of sacred activism (Universal Spiritual Awakening). This is the lighting of the third fire: each of us realizing that we are a force of nature first and a person second. The lighting of the third fire is the awakening of our own sacred activism. It is a switch inside us all. It’s a potential bonfire inside every heart.
Like the immortal Tolstoy brilliantly opined, “Just as one candle lights another and can light thousands of other candles, so one heart illuminates another and can illuminate thousands of other hearts.” That’s what Albert Camus meant when he said, “I rebel; therefore we exist.” Each and every act of sacred activism is a lighting of another fire.