Well, it seems the “powers that be” got what they wanted – a nation that is distracted and divided. It seems no matter how people speak about the outcome of the U.S. presidential election and the transition from one “leader” to another, someone gets pissed off. On Facebook, for example, I recently mentioned the grief some are feeling over the Obama’s departure, and all hell broke loose. Then I dared to mention that we are entering into a time of uncertainty and I got hate emails from those who took my comments as an insult against their presidential choice, which was certainly not my intention!
As it turns out, division is a choice. We decide if we are going to hate our fellow Americans simply because of their vote. We are also the ones who decide if we are offended or insulted by another person who is choosing to share their personal beliefs, perspectives or even their personal experience. We decide!
I am choosing NOT to be divided, because, in the immortal words of our sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln, “a house divided against itself cannot stand.” I am also making this choice because division is exactly what the powers that be want. If we are divided, then we will remain distracted from the evils the “puppet masters” are accomplishing in the world – destroying our environment, putting thousands (millions) of people out of work, depriving people of quality and affordable health care, undermining our educational system, destroying the air that we breathe, the water that we drink and the soil in which we need to grow our crops, raping foreign countries for their cheap labor and oil, while watching those countries destroy their own environments with toxic chemicals, pollution and deforestation.
All of this, they are accomplishing, not for our benefit, but for the sake of their greedy quest for wealth, power and control. We are all suffering because of the actions of the very few (1% of the 1%). And if they continue on this course, and are able to do so because we are too busy fighting amongst ourselves to see or care about what they are doing, then our entire world will be destroyed. What they don’t know is that if they destroy the world in their unending quest for power, they will also be destroying themselves (unless they have some space station set up for their escape after they are done destroying this world).
If we want to survive as a species, we HAVE to find a way to look beyond the division brought about by this election and toward unification. Unification does not mean you have to change your beliefs or the policies that you stand for. Unification means we look beyond our (perceived) differences toward the goals we hold in common:
- Food on our table.
- A roof over our head.
- Clothes on our back.
- The feeling of being safe.
- A quality education.
- Affordable and quality healthcare for ourselves and our families.
- Meaningful work which supports our need for survival.
- Loving relationships.
- Clean water to drink, clean air to breathe, healthy food to nourish our bodies and our souls.
- The opportunity to enjoy our time on this planet and to enjoy the beauty of the world we were given to care for.
THESE are the issues that really matter. These are the issues that will determine if we live or die or if we are able to survive as a species. And these are the issues we all care about. Whether you call yourself Republican, Democrat, Green Party, Libertarian, Socialist, Communist, Bleeding Heart Liberal, Hippie, Black Panther, or anything in between….our foundational needs and desires are the same. Focusing on THIS, we will move beyond the distractions, beyond the perceived division and toward the unified effort that will deprive the 1% of the 1% of their power and make OUR WORLD the great planet it was meant to be!
If you are interested in setting aside perceived division and entering into a process of building a new world built on oneness, check out our weekly service Monday evenings at 6:30 pm. Please also check out other programs and services of Authentic Freedom Academy – local gatherings and classes, online courses, one-on-one mentoring services, books and more.