And I am once again being Guided to share my thoughts, feelings and beliefs with ‘everyone’/publicly thru this blog. It is not something I take lightly and it is not easy to share. I have learned to follow the Guidance and so here we go:
In answer to that question, which I, for one, have been wrestling with ever since the emergence of the person called Donald Trump onto the political scene: It seems to me, at the ‘macro’ level, what is happening is that we as a nation are being exposed. That is, our proverbial ugly ‘underbelly’ is being shown to the whole world. This country that proclaims to be the land of the free, where everyone is treated equally and fairly and where our ‘entry harbor’ contains a statue that reads “bring us your ……….. ‘ – just might not be as advertised. That we are, at some level, lying to the world. And to ourselves. Yes, I think that is the real purpose of what is going on – it is an opportunity for us to self-examine. There is now a mirror in front of each of us that we cannot ignore. We must confront the truth of what we are seeing, for we cannot see that which is not already so for us. In each of us lives some element of what the man called Trump is exhibiting. And so I have done my best to look at my own thoughts, beliefs, and feelings – admit the traces of racism that reside within me and all my victim-like thoughts about what the world is doing to me – how ‘unfairly’ I am being treated, etc, etc, etc.
Yesterday I watched an interview that was posted on FB and this morning these words flowed out into my journal, along with the guidance to share them here in this blog. Yes, here we go again ^_^
As I watched, this is what I saw and thought – he never did answer the question he was asked. Instead he said “we are building a wall, ok?” as many times as can be fit into a 3-5 minute interview. I mean, he is not only non-qualified, he is unqualified for the ‘most important job in the world’. As in -not only is he lacking the ‘right qualities’, he has ‘qualities and characteristics’ that are “wrong”!
Our country was founded on the “right” ideals, and has taken a very “bad” turn to the “left” at some point – AND I AM NOT TALKING IN STUPID POLITICAL TERMINOLOGY (I don’t even know what left and right mean politically!) It has become not about “the pursuit of happiness” we live and stand for – but the pursuit of the “almighty dollar”, for we have misplaced our faith and put it into the belief in all ‘things out there’ and turned our backs on what & where true Happiness lives. :( We abandon our loved ones and kill our neighbors in the pursuit and/or protection of money & things. I am actually moved to tears as I write and I believe when that happens I have ‘struck a chord’ – at least for me.
Yes, there is an element of ‘making money’ in what I do – it is a fact of this current reality that money is required to maintain my life “conditions” as well as the business. I cannot, however, get lost in that realm – I must keep my focus and attention and intention on “how can I serve?”, “what can I give/provide?”. I once made the declaration of who I am as “a world that works for everyone” and more recently, in terms of ‘purpose’ that “I am a mirror for Love and Beauty”. When my attention moves away from that and onto only dollars, my life becomes a struggle, full of unhappiness and often loss. And, yes, when I make those statements and delcarations of who I am, that voice in there screams with all the nastiness it can muster – “who do you think you are?!” As I write this and with a smile I can say, “I just told you”!! :) And, yes, I am smiling from ‘ear to ear’.🙂
And now back to Trump – had he answered that simple ‘yes or no’ question authentically/truthfully, his answer would have been just one word – ‘yes’. He chose to not answer truthfully and thus had to attempt to convince us that his lie (no) was true and did so with something very close to “jibberish” – words spewing nearly incoherently and actually cutting off the interviewer each time he attempted to respond – words that had nothing to do with any question asked. Kinda like we all do when we are lying – as lying is not our true nature and therefore words do not flow easily and coherently sometimes and seldom stay ‘on topic’ – a tactic employed to get the questioner distracted from their original intent/question. Seems to me “we’re going to build a wall, ok?” IS another way of saying, “yes, I am a racist”! Why else would you want to keep people of a different “race” from “your land”?
As long as we are speaking ‘different’ and meaning ‘separate’ we shall continue to divide and build walls of every nature and we shall destroy both our Mother Earth and everything on it (including ourselves) in the process, for it is true – “a house divided cannot stand”. It is not easy admitting to and looking for traces of all those ‘bad’ adjectives I have heard added to the man called Trump. It is, however, vital to my very life to do so and I invite anyone reading this to do the same – just don’t forget to love yourself as you do. ^_^