Awhile back, the New Age community spent a fair amount of time debating over Doreen Virtue’s revelation that she’s now a baptized Christian, having renounced much of her past teachings. This includes tarot and mediumship, in favor of a singular focus on Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and Biblical teachings.
In some circles, her transition was polarizing, like many other issues in the world. The public consensus seemed to fall into two distinct and vocal camps:
- She’s a fraud and she should refund the money her students paid for her now-denounced courses, certifications, cards, and books.
- She’s entitled to her own path and it’s no one’s business what she believes anyway.
While many see only these two perspectives, I see a third option. I see her transition as symbolic of all that’s happening in the world around us. Doreen Virtue leaving the scene is a major wake up call to all of us about the often invisible labels that allow us to segregate each other and hinder our ability to see our own worth.
Everywhere we look, these labels are being stripped away, sometimes violently. People are waking up, tired of being oppressed, and refusing to play the victim anymore. They’re demanding their rights. They’re demanding to be recognized for who they are, not as some politically, societally, or religiously correct label.
People are demanding that we strip away labels so that all of us can be seen as HUMAN and therefore WORTHY. Worthy of basic necessities and needs being met. Worthy to marry who we love. Worthy to raise and enjoy our families without fear of retribution. Worthy to drive down the street without fear of being shot.