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Variety Is The Spice Of Life

Perspective is as diverse as the observer.  Each individual is unique on to themself.  And with that said consciousness also tends to group with like perspectives attracting like.  Thus we have Tennis Clubs, Christian bookstores, and Alcoholics Anonymous.  Gender and Sexuality are no different.  Those of like mind tend to socialize together with each person adding their own unique perspective.

Gender Identity is one’s own personal, inner perspective of who they are in terms of gender, i.e. man, woman, or other.  Gender is best described as a spectrum or scale.  Just as a rainbow has many colors, shades and grades so does gender.  This also works for sexual orientation, while physical sex is more concrete, however even this is a spectrum too.  Human beings are complex creatures indeed!

When a child is born the doctor looks between the legs and declares male, female or gee I don’t know!  It is not till DNA chromosome and other medical testing is done does the doctor know if the child is truly male, female or intersex.  The external genitalia are sometimes ambiguous, or not fully developed.  The genetic, physical and mental traits this child is born with are the filter through which they see the world – their perspective!  As this child grows into adulthood the filter is constantly being shaped and polished by the world.  The amazing fact is that it is less the world outside this person that shapes them than it is the individual’s responses, reactions, and thoughts.

The important factor to understand and always remember is that each person is individual and offers something unique to every situation.  It is your job as an individual to listen and learn who this person is and then honor them for the uniqueness they represent.  Accept them for their perspective and refrain from pushing yours on them.  This is a free will society so you are certainly free to offer your perspective and in fact you are obligated to do so, however whether and what others do with this perspective is entirely up to them.

Some may see you as a crossdressing gay male, others as transgender woman, all while you identify as a transsexual.  Others may simply think that you are crazy.  Each person will see you as they choose and understand.  This does not change who you are, although it may have you questioning who you are, which is a good thing, because part of the human experience is constantly questioning reality.

One last point here is groups that think alike can sometimes have beliefs that seem opposed to other groups.  If some believe that chromosomes and genitalia determine a person’s gender then it is their right to believe that.  It is other group’s obligation to share their perspective so that each individual can more intelligently determine which group they are aligned with.  This is not about right or wrong, because that does not exist.  It is about expressing individual uniqueness in a way that is constructive to the greater whole of society and life on earth.  We all know that variety is the spice of life!

🙂 Sequoia Elisabeth

Unity in Gender Diversity

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Transition is a journey of perspectives that includes yours and theirs.  The only way to truly know your perspective though is to place it up next to other perspectives.  When combined they all make up the whole or the big picture.  No one person ever sees the big picture, however you can get an idea of the big picture and see a bigger picture with intention and practice.

Seeing the world through the eyes of those you encounter is one of the greatest gifts you can receive.  Not that your perspective is not important, but as I said, it is other perspectives that give yours meaning.  Let’s look at some examples so you can get a better idea of what I am talking about.  Let’s just say you are watching a movie about a topic that is close to your heart.  You are looking at someone else’s perspective of a topic you are excited about and if you like the movie that means that their perspective is close to yours or at least that you can relate it to yours. 

You may remember me talking about the mirror effect and that everything you see in the world is of your own creation.  It is a reflection of who you are.  It is important to honor others perspectives because they are inadvertently showing you an aspect of who you are.  Of course you are more than what you may see in a movie, or at a sporting event, but this is one way to see things. 

What if everything you have ever experienced is a gift from you to you?  Something to consider, yes?  The other thing I would like to point out about perspective is that when you put yourself in someone else’s shoes and see things as they do, it gives you so much more understanding and information on what is actually occurring.  We refer to this as point of view which is different than perspective.  A point of view is a person vantage point, a culmination of experiences put a person in a certain place to view from.  A perspective is more of a situational choice of what to believe about the experience.  Perspective is how you see things and a point of view is more like why you see things the way you do. 

A person who has been discriminated against all their life is going to have a different point of view on equal rights than someone who has never been questioned or discriminated against.  The two can have similar perspectives though if they both are choosing to.  A positive social perspective can be the same for each individual, but their point of view must be different.  When I share my ideas and points of view here in this blog it is in order to give you another perspective to see things by.  In doing so we are both deepened in our understandings of the workings of the world. 

🙂 Sequoia Elisabeth

Unity in Gender Diversity

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