We are living in times of extreme religious divisivness, but then we
always have. It’s interesting that all religions teach the same
message: love, compassion, tolerance, brotherhood, generosity. All
religions teach us to aspire to our higher selves while conquering
our dark sides.
Since the beginning of history, the dark side has emerged and man
has used and abused religion for power, and pitted one religion
against another thereby creating hatred, intolerance, and greed.
This is nothing new, but I wonder if there’s something we can do to
make it a thing of the past.
Every religion has a symbol, but I don’t think there’s a symbol for
some sort of universal “connectedness”. Not a symbol to replace a
Christian cross or Star of David e.g., but to wear with, or possibly
incorporate into. A symbol with the message that we are all one on
a spiritual plane.
I cannot imagine a better group to design such a symbol, and to
introduce it to the world. We Orchidians are artists across the
globe, representing probably every religion there is. We seem to be
of one mind in this group. While we hold each other to a high
standard, we unconditionally support each other.
Lets think about the possibilities heRe: it could be something with
a dove, which is a symbol of peace, and also the holy spirit, in the
metaphysical realm. Or something possibly more geometric, or
something with interwoven or concentric circles to signify the
connectedness of us all. What should it be called?
I challenge you all to give this some serious thought. I believe if
any group can start a totally new concept such as this it is us. We
have the creativity, the diversity and the forum to “give it legs”.
It’s an opportunity for us to make a difference.