I say a resounding YES!! I know, I hear the laughing and guffawing in the background. Rolling on the floor saying “This guys as crazy as she is”. Well maybe I am but here’s why I
believe she has.
First of all let me give you a little background. I had a spiritual awakening of my own in 2000 when my estranged wife died leaving me with 3 teenagers. It was a pretty traumatic time for all of us because she didn't die of natural causes. Her death also revealed that she was leading a whole other secret life away from the home that none of us knew about until she died.
There was lots of details I found out that made me pretty wild with anger and really shook me to the core. Then in one instant, a few days after she died when the whole family had basically decided that we wouldn't even attend the funeral, I was hit between the eyes with a realization of how I and we were acting. My perspective completely changed and I convinced everyone that I was wrong in reacting with anger. I got them all to look at the past happenings from my new perspective of love and forgiveness. I won't go into any more details as this blog isn’t about me it’s about Paris Hilton. Suffice it so say we all went to the funeral and I got up and spoke about the positive things she had done and all was well, kind of well.
From there I was a totally new person. Everything changed in my life. My priorities were turned totally upside down. I devoured anything to do with spirit or god or love. I used to be all about sports and business and competition. All the “normal” things guys are usually into.
My diet changed. My habits changed. My attitude toward everything was totally slanted to a perspective of love for all things. I totally cleaned house, literally, throwing stuff out, giving things away, not feeling any value in “stuff”. I had a burning desire to rid myself of any attachments. All I wanted was to help humanity get to what I believed and believe is the next step in human evolution.
Pretty weird huh? Sound familiar? Seems like Paris said similar things to Barbara Walters a few days into her return to prison.
See, I believe that we are, have or will go through a “spiritual awakening”. I believe we will change our attitudes from “make money” and “amass stuff” and “beat the competition” and “win at all costs” and “every man for himself” and “he’s not the same skin color so he isn’t as good or doesn’t belong” to one of unity, integrity and love. We’ll quit chasing the almighty dollar to pay for the things we “think” we need while sacrificing the things that can really fulfill us and give us enjoyment. Isn’t life meant to be enjoyable?
I know that it is in times of extreme chaos and trauma that our true selves come out. Whether it’s the death of a loved one or a car accident or a disease diagnosis or a relationship break-up or a person like Paris Hilton going to jail. It’s these times of extreme shake-up that we stop and examine our lives and ask the questions of why we do things and what is it all about. We examine our priorities and usually take a hard honest look at ourselves. This self examination is going on daily in the world but mostly without the media frenzy that Paris Hilton is experiencing.
When I saw her in the car getting hauled back to jail and she was crying uncontrollably, not caring who was looking and how she looked, I knew that she was being shaken to the soul. Then when I heard about the Barbara Walters phone call with her I knew that she was going through a spiritual awakening.
Now, of course I could be wrong. And I am sure I am in the minority of people who believe that she was sincere in what she said. Likely most considered it an act and when she gets out she’ll be the same spoiled rich kid but I’m not most. I believe that she will be a totally new person. I guess as they say time will tell and some will say “who cares”. I do. I look for these things that validate to me that humanity is changing. I see it every day in every facet of society. We are changing. It’s easy to just look at the “negative” items in the news but there is lots of examples that I could give you to show you that it is happening. It’s happening in our lifetime. It’s happening to people every day.
So I say “Way to go Paris!” “You go girl!” I’m cheering for you! Surprise the world. Be an example of the good things that can come from the “bad” experiences in life. Show all the cynics that you really did have a spiritual awakening. Let me be one of the first to welcome you to a new world.
p.s. It has been 4 months since I wrote this. She still hasn't proved me wrong. Off to Africa. Trying to make a difference. Sounds to me like a new Paris Hilton. I'll keep watching.