And so, I shall take a deep breath and do as it feels I am being guided to do – to once again share what poured out onto the pages of my morning journal.  The truth is tho, that it’s not the first time I’ve written or spoken about this – just seems to have shown up more emphatically and with a stronger urge to write here this time. I am going to write pretty much as the words were written on the journal pages.  So – here we go:

I just found myself kind of ‘frozen’ (hah, now reminded of the movie! So many messages You are sending us about Love) as my mind was distracted into the political debacle by the old phrase “the lesser of two evils” and the scary realization that there is no “lesser” – seems just a lose/lose this time. 😦  Somehow, I do think Bernie the only ‘sane’ option, BUT – that is not an educated choice – gut feeling at best.  Hillery a ‘corporate puppet’ I fear and ALL Republicans way worse, with Trump an authentic mental case!  In the most dangerous sense!  Scary!! 

There is only one way thru and that is the path of Love.  It may be true, as some ancient Eastern ‘religions’ claim, that we have  done this many times – come to this point and continued down the path of self-destruction – I don’t know and (if true) can only pray we breakthru this time.  Everything in the Spiritual community points in the direction of breakthru.  And the only thing I know is – the ONLY place I have any power is in here – in myself.  I must choose to heal any and all traces of all that Trump seems to represent – racism, bigotry, greed, hate, etc.  Since I cannot even see what is not still ‘true’ for me – that is, what I don’t already know and believe – then  all I can do is remain vigilant – pay attention to my own thinking and speaking – all the knee-jerk reactions, all the judgements and accompanying unkind thoughts/words/feelings – those times on the highway when I sound just like Trump!  All the ways I judge as I sit at the quilt shows watching the ‘parade’ of people passing by – as well as those who enter and say “stupid things”.  😦  The impatience and judgmental thoughts as I wait in line at the bank or grocery – or toward the person whose cart is in MY way, or whose child is annoying.  It is time for every person on this planet to begin practicing “non-violence and loving-kindness” at every level of their being!  It is our negative energy that has coalesced and formed the person we call Trump.  He is the personification of all the negative energy we have sent out, and we continue to feed that creation thru our negative reactions toward him.  We must stop looking out there and judging – we must take what we see and know it as the mirror it is and then look inside at what WE must heal within ourselves.  Yes, Trump is scary – but, to be in reaction to him only adds more negative energy – like attempting to put out a fire by throwing gasoline on it.

Those thoughts and similar words showed up last week when I realized that I had to find a different way to hold/view all of what appears so awful – I know it’s all a mirror; I know we are always being shown something about ourselves so we can heal and move on to what we truly want in our lives.  These thoughts make logical sense to me – what is happening out there looks totally crazy and scary as viewed from their level.  I had to find another/new way.  In support of that idea I give you these quotes:

“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”                                                                                                                                               Dr. Wayne Dyer

“No revolution of outer circumstances is possible without first a revolution in one’s inner way of being.”                                                                          The I Ching

“When you SEE things differently, you will begin to ACT differently.”  Unknown