Building a Bridge between Spirituality and Social Action

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Many of us engage in spirituality for our own benefit. Spirituality allows us to feel connected to something larger than us, and to a community of others with similar values. It helps us deal with stress, heal from trauma in our pasts, and become more whole.

When we combine spiritual practice with social activism, power and possibility for change is unleashed. For this month’s New Moon Action, we invite you to build a bridge between Spirituality and Social Action.

Why Spirituality and Activism Go Together

With so many problems in the world, it can be easy to question the value of ‘selfish spirituality,’ when we could be focusing on helping others. Common images of people retreating from the problems of the world to meditate have given spirituality a reputation for being escapist, but it doesn’t have to be.

In our conversation with Charles Eisenstein earlier this year, he spoke to the tension between spirituality and activism. He argued that spirituality and activism are actually one and the same. The spiritual world is the same as the physical world in which the world’s problems exist and these two worlds impact one another.

Dreamshifting For the World

In our new eGuide, Sacred Spaces for Dreamshifting, written by our co-founder John Perkins, we introduce the idea of Dreamshifting, a shamanic journeying practice where you take yourself into a deep altered state of mind to find the answers to your questions and impact the world around you. Perkins explains that you can use this power not only to guide yourself for your own needs, but for the needs of others as well.

So this month, honor the interconnectedness of spirituality and social action. If you have a regular spiritual practice, find a way to incorporate a social commitment into it, or experiment with Dreamshifting as a way to impact the world.

If you are already involved in social justice work, you can add a spiritual element to it, such as opening sacred space, and try Dreamshifting deep inside yourself to find solutions to the social problems you seek to solve.

Download the full, free Dreamshifting 101 e-guide

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