By today’s standards, the concept of being “at risk” is usually applied to those individuals who tend to be on the “endangered” list for exposure to poor or disastrous life outcomes. These poor outcomes are described as “exposures” to such things as disease, lack of parental or familial guidance, improper health care, age related illnesses, violent environments, low income environments, poor dietary choices, lack of exercise, high crime rate living conditions, high toxicity environments, polluted natural environments, the effects of drug and alcohol abuse, etc.
These categories are determined by agencies such as the US Department of Health and Human Services, National Response Framework (NRF), and Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). [You may want to check out the latest online USDA fact sheet for “at risk” groups posted on August 3, 2021.] While there are subtle definitional differences describing “at risk” groups, what we have listed above are certainly representative of “at risk” populations.
However, the “at risk” group we’re blogging about today is much broader and more inclusive. As Unity ministers, the “at risk” group we’re most concerned about is humankind in general. And the chief “at risk” factor is the collective unawareness of our innate divinity.
It is not an exaggeration to say that humankind’s exposure to ‘disastrous life outcomes’ is a direct result of an unawareness of, or outright denial of, our divine nature. We believe the world will be a much more loving place when seven billion people recognize, and then honor, the divinity in all of their seven billion “relatives.” After all, we all come from the same Source!
“At risk” environments are an unenlightened human invention. They are created, and then perpetuated, by human ignorance, arrogance, and greed.
Fortunately, there’s a solution to the “at risk” human environments we’ve created. That solution is a spiritual one. It’s grounded in seven simple, but powerful words – “I lovingly behold the divinity in you.”
When all of us (to the 7 billionth power) adopt that enlightened perspective, that will be the second time fire has been discovered. It will be an inner fire that will warm the hearts of a human family who will have created Heaven on Earth.About the author: Rev. Dr. Bil Holton is a metaphysician, prolific author, and dynamic speaker. Learn more by visiting him at www.TheMetaphysicalWebsite.com