When we are deeply flawed

…like the current U.S. President; and we do not see our government (meaning Congress) stand against his stupidity and his continued, willful alienation of our allies; it is hard to practice forgiveness for him and his cronies.  My heart tells me that Trump’s past is catching up to him and that he is crazy scared.   I  do believe that he will eventually be held accountable, but in the meantime life for those of us without a golden parachute is scary, too.

My life has been such that I cannot believe I am still alive, and for that I thank my guardian angels because I have put myself in harm’s way with thoughtless abandon.  During the early 1990s I began practicing forgiveness of those who had pushed me against a wall so that I had nowhere to run.  Slowly my shadow began to clear. I loved the St. Germain Foundation teachings begun in the 1920s and that is where I started to do my personal healing.  I began to see the patterns that distorted my view of myself and the world.  When I began to forgive myself I realized that forgiveness is just one step forward.

Now, it is doubtful that someone like Trump would think about forgiveness as positive. When, not if, he is held accountable for his corrupt business practices he will likely feel that it is unfair that he is singled out.  Trump has become a victim to his darker nature, that part of him that secretly enjoys being able to humiliate others because he feels better about himself when he lashes out at others.  He may even be paranoid. 

Certainly, he is a flawed human being. Sadly, there are few in our Congress who are willing to make him accountable for the stupidity of his choices on the global stage. Tragically, he is going to take so many of us down with him.  Think about it.  It’s the people who suffer under poor and dishonest leadership.

Why should we forgive him, you might ask?  It is simple.  We become complicit in his destruction if we do not and that will have the energy to pull the United States of America into another depression; or we will feel abused and our hearts will harden against those who make us feel like victims even when we are not.  We don’t have to understand why this point in time is what it is.  Simply know that we are and we have to choose, individually, how we are going to cope.

As much as I dislike everything I have seen this man be a party to I am going to forgive him for his personality flaws, and his lack of vision, and his unwillingness to accept that he cannot act like a King in America.  King’s don’t necessarily confer with their attendants before making a decision.  That is what eventually led to the demise of this antiquated system. King Trump will never be real, just a fantasy in his mind. However much he loves the thought, some day he is going to be knocked off his throne.   Those who supported him for whatever reason will also fall from grace.

His story isn’t  necessarily one of judgement so much as a cautionary tale. Judgement, too, poisons those who engage it.  I believe that Trump can’t help himself anymore.  His life has been a lie, the lies are catching up to him and still he persists in believing that he is great at everything he touches.  He is delusional, but like a working drunk, he is still able (barely) to rally his loyal sycophants and pretend that he is working toward the good of the whole.

Dear Hearts,

The collective energy of resistance comes through our forgiveness of his personal flaws, though they be many. Consider that if we put a positive energy into the office of the president, as an example, it may help drive him out of office.  We do not have to attack him as he does to others.  We can empower his office with positive attributes like:  honesty, partnership, power-with instead of over people, expose corruption, release evil intention…you see where I am going.

Let’s turn this situation around and bless us all in the process.  Namaste.

 

 

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members

This is where you go to find out who your Senator and State Representative of the House are, and how you can contact them and also find out more information about their activities.

I want to tell you how I get my information, as full disclosure is important.  I am not experienced enough to bring you the highlights of what is going on behind the political scenes, but Rachel Maddow on MSNBC does each weekday evening and I pay attention to her because she is highly educated, and has been doing news for quite a long time.  In addition, she provides information that gives her audience what only she can give, background information, proof if there is a doubt, and she apologizes if she gets something wrong.  I like that.  She’s human, but she’s also professional.  At 15 I wanted to be a writer for a national newspaper.  Maybe I’m fan crushing on her.  Don’t care.  Here is what she shared with us Tuesday evening.

What Congress can do to get us out of the mess our president has made in the past two weeks:

  1.  Did anyone know that the Cyber Security Chief had been fired on Trump’s watch?  This was done one month before the beginning of the mid-term election cycle began.  Isn’t that odd?  Here we are having been hacked by Russia starting when Trump was still on the campaign trail; Russia’s 12 spies, all trained cyber hackers, have recently been indicted by our Justice Department, and this week another one was arrested for conspiracy (see #11).  But isn’t it curious that Trump wanted the Cyber Security Chief gone and that the position hasn’t been filled since?  Congress should consider investigating this series of events and follow the timeline to our recent legal tangles with Russia.
  2. Nobody knows exactly what was said during that two-hour meeting between Trump and Putin but there was an American interpreter there.  Shouldn’t Congress at least call her in to see what she may remember?  Related to this, this week a supposed agreement between Trump and Putin regarding a campaign evidence for/against Syria was broadcast in Russia by Putin.  No one here, except Trump had a clue that this had been discussed.  As usual, our president was off-the-cuff and fast to shoot his own foot when asked by the press about this new development.  Shouldn’t Congress demand to know what the President and Putin discussed during an Executive Session?
  3. In March of this year we have proof that Russian cyber teams were sniffing around our energy sectors, which could disable us if they were to penetrate any of the existing systems that are lifelines to the citizens of this country; not to mention the danger inherent in hacking any of our nuclear plants live systems.  Surely that deserves an investigation by Congress.  They know the full scope of the hacking probe and they do nothing to ensure a breach cannot occur?
  4. You may remember that Pres. Trump agreed to cease joint military exercise’s with Korea after visiting Leader Kim, but did you know that Vladimir Putin has been pushing for that same thing?  Another example of Trump acting in conjunction with the wishes of the Russian dictator, Putin is  the next issue, #5.
  5. While on the NATO, and England trip and without consultation with anyone else in his government, Trump announced in front of cameras and news crews that he thinks Russia should be allowed back into NATO, creating the conference of G8 again.  He did not consult with his security team about this. Of course, Putin has been lobbying for this with Trump each time they communicate, and who knows how many times they have and the world just hasn’t heard of their tight relationship?   Surely Congress should have members take a meeting with the president and warn him of talking off the cuff anymore.  But have they?  Not that we know about.  
  6. Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner had a meeting with a sanctioned bank out of Russia, which is illegal and yet Congress has not taken steps to bring Jared in to have him disclose why he took such a drastic, and known illegal step.
  7. On Tuesday a Democrat Senator asked to suspend the current business at hand and focus on calling an Executive Session regarding evidence that has been mentioned in one of the filings from the Justice Dept. in order to clarify what this evidence might be.  But the Democrat was denied.
  8. Recently a congressman asked for and received incriminating information that could be used against his opponent, information that had been hacked by the Russians.  This stolen information was given to the unnamed Congressman.  Shouldn’t Congress begin an investigation into finding out who this man or woman is?  What was done is against the law.
  9. Election security for the upcoming Nov. 2018 mid-terms needs to be enhanced and money needs to be made available to every state so that we have a chance of no interference in our next cycle of elections.  Congress hasn’t agreed to discuss this subject yet.  I’m not sure if it’s on the docket, but it is worth a call to make sure that it get’s on the docket in time to protect our elections.
  10.  Trump’s brand new team at the White House began on day one to strategize how to get sanctions lifted from Russia.  Day One!  And over the year+ he’s been in office Trump has shown deferential treatment for all things Putin.  Surely that is something that should be discussed in Congress?
  11.  But this last one is the kicker for me:  Just this week the Treasury Department has made a new rule regarding the donors to the NRA.  They use to have to report each donor and the amount, but after coming back from Helsinki and after the Justice Department filed a new subpoena against a Russian female spy who was working on behalf of the NRA and taking orders from her handler, in Russia; guess who could now use the NRA to funnel illegal money into America during election cycles to support the candidates Putin believes may be positioned to help Russia’s agenda take place?

Here is a short lead into your phone call that may help you to feel comfortable calling your Senator or Representative.

Hello.  Senator/Representative ___________ serves my area and I would like to know his position on  (choose from one of the above or your own area of concern). Please connect me to the staffer who is most familiar with the Senator/Representative’s position on this subject.

Big Thank You to Bob of Bob/Noel who shared with us his best way to get the attention of his legislators.  HUGS to you both!

Social change takes place when we move from thought to action in ways small and large

I am so grateful today.  Let me tell you why.  I am privileged to be part of  The Milagro World Center Community.  Here is what co-founder Nina Patrick says about their community:

We are a deeply connected community space For Co-Creative Visionary Leaders~Stewards of an Emerging, New World~ Messengers of an Evolving Culture.  Each weekly call is a strong thread in the fabric of our growing community.  Join Us! 

We are on Facebook and I encourage my readers to go to this page: The Milagro World Center Community.

Sign  up to join our weekly calls and I believe you will not regret it.  We are a warm and welcoming diverse group of people of all ages and histories who share the spiritual belief that we all have a purpose in our lives, and we seek to become the best people that we can be and thereby live a life that is a blessing to all.

This group is an inspiration to me every week, and as I grow stronger in my commitment to them, theirs in turn grows toward me.  We are currently discussing how each of us might want to consider supporting people and projects  in the world who are serving toward the good of the whole.  

Our country is experiencing a push-pull of emotions since the onset of our new president’s term.  It has been my honor to provide my readers with the names of social action groups and their contact pages with the belief that each of us has a moment when we simply must speak up, or write a letter, or protest with others regarding an intolerable policy, such as the zero tolerance immigration policy which has been an abomination of causal suffering for parents and children alike.

Toward my goal, today I want to offer you another few websites for groups I have stumbled upon, almost literally.  I search the web for communities who are devoted to the healing of our broken social systems, as defined initially by Barbara Marx Hubbard, but not limited to her wise council.  I personally am devoted to co-creating with others actions which push back against unfair government policy and legislation across the land. 

I am very clear that “we the people” can create enough pressure on our congressmen and congresswomen to push them off their complacency and write law toward the goal of reform.  Over the past several decades corruption has all but stifled creative problem solving.  We need fresh voices, and committed people to rethink and envision a healthier government that can work for everyone!

Recommendations:

TheFreethoughtProject.com 

OpenSocietyFoundations.org

MettaCenter.org

Thank you, my friends and followers.  Your heart and civic mindset separates you from those who are contributing to the problem instead of becoming a valued part of the solution.  May peace be upon you and your  social service be rewarded.

 

From a humble heart comes wisdom for the ages; but it ain’t me, babe

“We will take direct action against injustice without waiting for other agencies to act.  We will not obey unjust laws or submit to unjust practices.  We will do this peacefully, openly, cheerfully because our aim is to persuade. We adopt the means of nonviolence because our end is a community at peace with itself…” The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hello, dear hearts.  It is again time for me to speak from my heart to yours.  Tonight a new nominee for Supreme Court Justice was selected and soon the rounds of interviews with congress people will inform us  if he is likely to be confirmed or denied.  Judge Brett Kavanaugh is his name.  If you research him you will understand immediately why Trump chose him.  

And so the drama continues. I don’t know why anyone would be surprised because a huckster will always stay true to form and our current president is well practiced in the art of the deal, the deal that he makes may not be legal, but he has little respect for the law of the land. Well, now that I’ve gotten that out of my system let me move on to share with you my thoughts on why we must stay calm amidst the turmoil that always seems to remain in the president’s wake.

The good news is that people, good and decent people, have stood up against the insane zero-tolerance immigration. No one could mistake the disgust we all shared for a current administration capable of using the type of deterrent that snatches babies out of the arms of mothers. But worse, then we find out they have also lost some of the parents of the children who are interred and so DNA testing won’t lead to a match with those adults also interred.  Oh, add to all of that, they also missed the court ordered deadlines for having children under 5 back with their parent(s) and the secondary order to match older children with their parents who have sometimes been separated for months already.

H-m-m-m, didn’t I say that we should remain calm in the face of this lunacy?  Yes, I did.  If we add to the chaos we do nothing to help diffuse the results of this man’s efforts to leave his mark on the office of the president.  When I am anchored in my heart’s resonance it is easy to calm down after hearing of another blunder on his part.  This week will bring more of the news cycle into clarity if we are lucky and we will at least get to the truth of what is really going on in the world.  In the meantime I suggest that you learn a new method of calming one’s self.  I’m using cd’s that help link the left and right hemispheres of my brain, to entrain my frequency resonance through the use of lovely music; it works and I stay focused in my heart instead of my head.  YouTube has a lot of pick’s for your listening pleasure.

This week the president goes to the United Nations.  Who knows what might happen there. Then he attends meetings with our allies, oh sorry, our ex-allies since he began raising  trade tariffs on them. Meanwhile, The Secretary of State has returned from North Korea where the little dictator says he never made an agreement to disarm, in fact he’s ramping up  the nukes more than before.  Gee, I guess Trump’s handshake wasn’t good enough, gentleman to gentleman.  Well if either of them were that it would still not turn out well for the USA. Finally, he flies to Russia for a one-on-one talk with Putin.  No witnesses on the US side, but I’m sure someone will leak the content from the Russian side because our president is bound to misspeak again.  Everywhere this man goes he leaves a trail of chaos, and yet his poll numbers are still good.  And that brings me to another method to stay calm. Tequila, anyone?

Only kidding!