Several years ago I made a personal vow that I would no longer render any public political or religious opinions. Since that time of vowing to “hold my peace” I have indeed experienced a great deal of peace. 🙂 I especially enjoy no longer having to anxiously and repeatedly check my FaceBook to see what scathing comments may have been left in reply. 🙂
That said, I feel it prudent to offer a few thoughts concerning the current election as a means of addressing the very heightened anxiety and depression reactions that we Clinicians are seeing that are tied to current political events. This situation has reached such severity as to prompt the American Psychological Association (APA) to release a warning regarding this threat to the health and wellbeing of our citizens.
Therefore, I will “break-protocol” a bit and offer some thoughts regarding the current state of affairs in our country and world. Please note that I offer all of this merely as “food for thought” to be applied or discarded as each of you sees fit. This is, after all, still a Democratic Republic where thoughts and opinions are our own. Correct?
And with that you have my first thought: How far have we deviated from the original plan for this country that was laid out by very enlightened men and women who had themselves directly experienced the “plights of tyranny?” Imagine the fear and anxiety that these earlier Monarchies and Despotisms created within persons, and consider how they recycle again and again.
It really is “the same old story” repeating over and over. Self-appointed Elitists cloaked within false personas and motivated by depraved values prey upon a people who are managed En masse and limited to a certain range of success under a guise known as “equal opportunity.”
In the Old World this meant a daily struggle for survival, in the New World it means barely “getting by.” Old World Monarchies to New World Oligarchies. Same game, different players, similar results.
In America, Democrat and Republican are simply individual names for the contending oligarchies who are in a perpetual battle for power and control. For the everyday citizen, they are merely two sides of the same coin. Modern persons are now left to vote based upon the “lesser of two evils” as compared to their own personal values, needs, and desires.
And so the story has gone, and so it will continue to go . . . UNTIL . . .
I continue to hold fast to the idea that collective change begins with individual change. Only by appealing to individual consciences can we hope to manifest the collective consciousness that is needed to create a political environment based upon authentic equity and justice. This change will come when the minds of persons are set free from the primitive impulses of the past and the technologically induced delusions of the present so that we will be free to evolve from base animals who prey upon one another to fully enlightened humans who truly love and bless one another.
The good news is that we are well on our way. The less good news is that we still have quite a distance to go.
My encouragement rests in the fact that we have indeed come very far in this collective journey, and that we have indeed crossed a threshold that can carry us forward at a more accelerated pace. More minds are awakening and more Souls are enlightening in our world today, and we are therefore seeing the beginnings of a new consciousness taking form.
We can draw strength from holding the vision of the world to come – a world free of war, hunger, cruelty, greed, deception, and disease. We can also find peace in knowing that we are daily doing our part to bring this world into manifestation: A world where authentic justice, compassion, equity, and contentment rule from within the hearts of all. A world where persons will be regulated and guided from within and will therefore no longer need to be controlled and directed from without.
So, how to vote? According to your own HIGHER conscience regarding which candidate you DISCERN is most capable of taking us in the direction we truly need to go, and who will be capable of assisting the evolution of a truly free, just, and responsible nation and world.
We can also continue to pray and intend for more evolved and enlightened candidates in the future, and that we will one day break out of the duality of the Two Party System in order to have more options and better choices. Until then, we must continue to do our absolute best with where we are and what we have.
And there you have it, my first and only Blog on the topic of “Election 2016.” My prayer is that we remain focused, optimistic, and determined to bring about the highest and best in humanity as soon as possible. May we each do our part by first being, then sharing the change our world so desperately needs. In the mean-time, let us continue to pray and work to make the best of each and every situation until such a time when our current best reaches its true “highest and best.”
May God bless America, and may she be restored to and remain the Beacon of Light she was and is intended to be in our world.