Like all of you, I too have been caught up in the tumultuous happenings in world and naturally, especially, those right here in our own beloved country. As time has gone on and on and on, (it seems like forever), I kept thinking I would feel better if only I could make some sort of sense about what it all means.
Of course, there is the ‘we are transitioning to a new age’, namely, from the old Piscean to the Aquarian. The later being more group oriented is being resisted by the Piscean. In essence the struggle between the old, outgoing energy and the incoming new energy. The process requires the breaking down of old concretized forms and that is usually pretty messy. Even if one accepts that idea, and I do, it simply does not satisfy my inner mantra of ‘what is this about’, more specifically.
Then one day after a conversation with someone, I don’t remember who, something started me thinking in a different direction. I thought about the process when one is in counseling. It usually involves looking deeply inward. That can bring up painful, scary, even ugly things we keep out of sight and buried. That is, until there comes a moment where we simply feel the strong urge to plunge into the abyss rather than keep skating only on the surface of our life. We feel almost driven to uncover, clear out and evolve.
It occured to me that it’s like that with our nation. And for its evolution, at least two, more or less buried issues have been placed before us to be resolved. The first was triggered by the election of our president. We recognized clearly and fairly quickly that racism is rampant in our country. The second is the current election process we have all been suffering through. And what this brought to the surface is so ugly, so fear and anxiety producing, so repulsive that we just want it all to go way. Like in the therapeutic process for the individual, these are the underlying festering parts of our nation that need clearing out. It is an infecction, a boil that needs to be lanced and cleaned, for starters. We need to expose it all to the air, the sun. Our country cannot evolve till we deal with at least these two issues. (Friends, I can hear some of you saying, we better tend to climate change or non of this will matter. Just for the record, I see it all intertwined but don’t want to get too far afield of the main points.)
It’s too bad that things have to get so extreme to really get our attention. But having been shaken at least partially awake, let us now dedicate ourselves to looking for solutions. I’m not sure what they are but, compassion for all sides and points of view must be honored. Wow, now there is the first challenge. Till we genuinely realize that we truly are ONE, that everything we love and hate when we look around, is a reflection of us all, we remain stuck. I honestly think that as a nation we are tired of ‘stuck’. So it is up to each of us to put our all into taking those steps we feel guided to take. Even just being kind to those around us may be a good beginning. Actually listening to those with different views and doing our best to understand how they may have arrived at their positions, is another step.( I am genuinely curious about how people come to believe what they do). It’s most likely that we are, right now, where and with whom we can be of service to deal with the challenges the nation faces.
Ultimately, we need to stand with the Light and be strengthened by it, creating a counter balance to the destructive forces. Spouting ugliness and hate is simply nourishment for those very things. That to which we give energy is what grows larger and survives. Let us choose wisely. And absolutely necessary, from my point of view, is to have companions. I mean, working on the process of expanding the consciousness of a nation is no small assignment and requires at least a few with whom we can travel on this great undertaking.
Let us take heart in knowing that we are being shown so clearly, even if painful, the task before us. May we consider this a wake up call. Let us keep each other from going back to sleep out of sheer exhaustion. I say, let us rest a little and then band together, giving our all to the challenge of these times. Above all, I trust that we have access to Divine direction. All we need to do is ask and then listen and follow through.
Tell me what you think of all this. So much gets lost in writing things down. I’ll gladly follow up on anything.
I’m grateful for your companionship.
In Light and Love, Hedi