From the day that Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, my business took a HUGE hit. Seemingly overnight, my business went from somewhat sustainable to me having to get a part-time “real” job. When it would seem as if the opposite should be true – that people would be clamoring to my door in search of support, they have not. Instead, it seems that those who were looking forward to more of the same in Hilary or Bernie retreated into their respective hidey-holes. In shock and afraid, instead of coming forward in support of their desire for a new world, they beat a loud retreat. Screaming from their half-opened door all they hate about Donald Trump and the “conservative regime,” while doing little to bring forth the new world they say they want.
Admittedly, I was initially one of those people. But after giving myself over to the shock, I went deep within myself for an answer to my quandary – “How and why did this happen?” The answer came quickly and clearly, and for this I must offer a heart-felt thank you to all those who supported the Republican platform by voting for Trump. In clear and concise terms, I was told that Donald Trump was elected so that he could fulfill his mission as “Angel of Death” (Cue Prince of Egypt). Again, I offer a heart-felt thank you for those who have supported Donald Trump because since the moment he took office the veil has been parted, revealing one shadow after another after another of the dying world. From political corruption to child sex trafficking, to #MeToo, to corporate corruption, to inequalities in taxation, to the system that supports the rich getting richer on the backs of the poor, to corporate enslavement to the racism, sexism, nationalism, prejudice, and pride that seems to run our nation and its capitalistic agenda.
While I personally find Donald Trump to be a despicable human being, I can see beyond the person, the shock and the trauma into the higher purpose of his presidency. If ever given a chance, I would personally thank him for what he has done to show us the shadow of Western culture. In short – WE SUCK! In our relentless pursuit of wealth, power and fame, we are destroying our world. I could go on and on and one about all the ways this has shown itself to be true, but if you’ve read this far, you know how this has shown itself and this is NOT the point of my post.
The point is that Donald Trump has accomplished his mission.
NOW IT IS TIME FOR US TO AWAKEN OUT OF OUR COLLECTIVE PARALYSIS
…and get to work building the new world!
But first some words of comfort:
Building a new world does not mean anarchy;
Neither does it require revolution – not of a violent kind anyway.
I will add, however, that the extent to which we are uncomfortable or afraid of the new world is proportional to how much we are clinging to what we know and to what we have believed would sustain us. This is true for conservatives, progressives, and liberals alike. What is true in the natural world is true for us – In order to bring forth the new, something must to die – and that death is likely to be something we have made familiar and in which we have placed our beliefs (like the caterpillar before died to become the butterfly). Grief is assured as we let go of the old to make way for the new, and I (and many others like me) am here to help support you as you let go of that which no longer serves to help make way for the new.
But back to the original message. If we say we want change in our world. If we believe it is time for the old to pass away to make way for the new. Then it is time for us to WAKE UP out of our paralysis and get to work. But, here’s the deal:
Building the new world has NOTHING to do with what is “out there.”
Building the new world is 100% an inside job!
We cannot bring forth the new world that we yearn for in our collective souls without first anchoring that world within ourselves – and that is no easy task. It requires that we, like our nation/world, pull back the veil of all that we have hidden from ourselves:
- Our fears.
- Our wounds.
- Our past traumas.
- Our privilege.
- The true source of our comfort.
- And everything within and outside of us that separates us from others (conditioning).
Then we have to FEEL the reality of this separation. We must feel and face our fears, our wounds, and our traumas and bring them into the cauldron of transformation that resides within us. We must be willing to be freed of these fears, etc. and the “benefits” we get from remaining in that fear. Then we are required to identify all the ways in which we benefit from a culture of separation and “let that shit go.” All of this is easier said than done which is why in the past, very few have been up to that task. But, if we are serious about wanting a new world and wanting to be part of bringing that forth, unless we do this deep, inner work, WE WILL FAIL. Period.
But this time we do not need to fail. We have the tools, the resources and access to the ancient teachings which support us in healing from the wound of separation so that we can once again live in the world as it was meant to be:
Who is with me?
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