Our recent Presidential election can be seen as a wake-up call of the highest order. Had Hillary Clinton clinched the deal, many speculate that things would be business as usual and we could have continued sleep-walking through life. Not so with our current President-elect, Donald Trump. While it is easy to project our power on the President and expect trickle-down change, we’ve all seen the dismal results this approach delivers. I propose a radical idea that actually, I cannot claim: Change begins with you and me. Yes, change starts with grass-roots. It’s bottom up. Never, top down. That’s us, folks.
Funny how we fall for this wishful thinking scam every four years when we buy into corporate marketing thinly disguised as campaign promises. Mr. Snowden reminds us to be cautious about putting too much faith or fear in a President. Candidates say whatever they think will win them the election. We know this. Yet, we still continue to fall for it. We continue to be angry and disappointed when it doesn’t work. We forget that it never works–because the real work is our job. Change begins with you and me.
Given that life is a mirror, our President reflects our individual consciousness. It seems we’ve got a lot of work to do ahead. Where to begin? Perhaps with self-reflection: Where am I prejudiced? How am I self-absorbed? Where might I lack compassion? How am I manipulative? Where can I practice a little more kindness? Perhaps it is time for us to take a ‘fearless moral inventory’ and stop looking to a political figure to do it for us. Along with transforming our inner landscape, here are some ways you can you use your energy for positive outcome in the world:
Get involved in politics at a local level. Help get progressives elected. Our local elections influence our lives more than national elections do. It’s a great place to put your energy. Knowing that you are doing your part is an awesome feeling.
*Stay Present in the Moment
How Will You Know? When you’re feeling anxious or fearful, let that be a reminder that you have slipped out of the now. Avoid ‘chicken-little’ thinking. Breathe. Come back to the moment. It will restore your perspective.
*Be Curious About Your Charges
When you get triggered by other opinions, take the high road. Teach respect by your actions. Remember that you do not need agreement from anyone. When you get activated by the news, put down the article or turn off the TV. Breathe. Ask yourself what inside is being activated from your own life? Find the message it may hold for you.
Imagine and hold your desired outcome. Imagination is more powerful than thought. Visualize the world you want to live in and remember to be the change you want to see in the world. “Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me,” is our golden opportunity at this critical time in history. Imagine what we could create together…
To get Wendy Kennedy’s perspective on the election: click here to view You Tube link
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