Do You Respect Freedom? – Day 189 of 365 Days to a Better You

Freedom. It’s a fascinating concept with a checkered past in human history. Presumedly, before we had city-states and division of labor, people were free from laws other than their obligations within their small groups.

Eventually, the powerful centralizing force of civilization, with few exceptions, placed the power to decide in fewer and fewer hands. Over the past 500 years or so, there has been a massive push toward granting the individual more autonomy over his or her life. It’s been a bloody struggle filled with periods of two steps forward and one step back.

By the dawn of the 20th century at least politically if not economically, people in the “western democracies” achieved a level of freedom unparalleled in human history. It wasn’t and isn’t perfect. We still have fallen short of gender and racial fairness, but the leaps forward, compared with most of human history, are amazing.

However, our success in carving out space for the individual and the relative prosperity that has accompanied it, have spawned mindsets that threaten the very principles upon which that freedom is based.

Every one is very familiar with his or her rights and we have expanded that conception so much that, for some, it now means the freedom not to encounter any idea not compatible with one’s own conception of the world. A span of concepts from political and religious exceptionalism to hair-trigger offense mechanism have breached the basic contract upon which individual freedom is written. That is that you can have as much freedom as you’ll allow for others.

In this freest time in human history, many are now willing to use the heavy hand of the state to silence, censor, and curtail the freedom of people for the mere sin of disagreeing with them.

This has brought us to a crossroads. Do we truly believe in the freedom to disagree and will individual freedom be a feature of human society in the future or will our selfishness and need to have a world white-washed of all opposing views and lifestyles plunge us back into the darkness of a tyranny where those choices are made for all by a few societal arbiters?

This question will be answered by all of us and each of us. It comes down to the ways in which you interact with your world every day. Do you support freedom even for those you oppose or despise or do you reach for the easy button of shutting them down? is the principle of freedom alive enough in you to see that the only way any of us can have it is to allow all of us to have it?

A better you is often hamstrung by the culture you live in and we are creating that culture every single day with every single interaction. What kind of culture are you choosing?

I LOVE ALL of you and I support your right to be you. Thanks for stopping by and for challenging your paradigms!

Have a GREAT Tuesday!

Ray

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Political Aspirations – Day 174 of 365 Days to a Better You

There’s an old political adage that says, “You get the politics you deserve.” While that seems kind of harsh, given the politics we have, there’s a lot of truth in it.

Our politics, in the western democracies, is a mess. We’re supposed to be beacons of human freedom and peace and justice, but we are less and less so all the time. Those high vibration ideals are often drowned out by lowest vibration politics that panders to fear, division, and avarice.

As the situation progresses, many well-meaning people tune out of politics, considering it wasted energy and not an avenue for addressing their needs or powering their aspirations. This only pours more fuel on the fire as it powers low vibration actors across the spectrum.

At it simplest level, politics is simply the means by which a civilized society shares ideas, shifts paradigms, and makes decisions. In a democracy or a democratic republic, those decisions are supposed to represent the will of the people. The truth is today they reflect powerful special interests that use their domination of the economic, political, and media systems to sell narratives to the populace, again using those lowest vibration arguments. The net of this is the will of the people is subverted by fear and misinformation.

Power Hack: Here’s why I agree with that old adage, though. You and I and our fellow citizens could change this situation in an instant, like a dog shaking off water, if we were able to organize around our common interests, cease our divisions, and turn our attention to those subverting the dialogue.

That can only happen one person at a time and it can only happen to you if you weed out all the lowest vibration energy in you. Those are the energies that react to and resonate with messages aimed at lowest vibration human vulnerabilities.

We must immunize ourselves against those messages by doing the work to weed them out in ourselves. We must demand politicians who speak to highest vibration energies like love, compassion, freedom, and peace. When we don’t have them, we must stop electing them and elect candidates who do speak the the best in humanity.

As for politician feigning their allegiance to such ideals but not in actions, we must hold them accountable and remove them from office as well. I would argue these considerations, if we want a higher vibration world and higher vibration outcomes, is more important than party, more important than race, more important than gender, more important than political ideology.

Widespread support for leaders who speak for and act on higher vibration ideals, can and will transform our system into something that not only ends our immediate negative outcomes, but builds a foundation on which to build a different future for us all.

Don’t give up! Real political change is possible when we make it possible in ourselves.

Ray

 

 

Crisis Mode – Day 139 of 365 Days to a Better You

It’s often been noted that human beings have an amazing ability to come together in a crisis. Our compassion is elevated. We remember how miraculous and fragile our existence is. We express gratitude for what we have and a willingness to share it with others. It’s an amazing thing to observe.

Here’s the question. Why does there have to be a crisis for us to elevate ourselves and each other to that level? If it’s within us in moments of crisis, it’s there all the time.

That said, if you require a crisis to bring those noble qualities out in you, I have a crisis for you. We have created a crisis of personal, national, and global proportions. We’ve forgotten, if we ever truly knew, how to be civil to each other. We’ve forgotten how to work together. We’ve forgotten how to love one another as we love ourselves.

Power Hack: Here’s the good news. When you really think about it, this problem isn’t hard to solve. We don’t have to agree on everything to shift this vibration. We only have to agree on a few easy to agree upon premises that we pledge live by. Try these on for size.

  1. Allow every human being the space to breathe in and breathe out freely.
  2. Make today better than yesterday.
  3. Allow every human being access to the benefits of the abundant society we have strived for centuries to achieve.
  4. Ensure tomorrow is better than today for our children and grandchildren.

That easy, you might question? Yes. These premises are the simple WHAT that any person of good will can agree upon. Together we can and we must work on the HOWs.

We simply need to begin thinking, acting, and interacting in ways that promote building something rather than burning it all down. Every one of us can and does have a platform to the world today, with the tools at our disposal, to change the vibe in the world.

How are you using yours? Are you building or burning down? Are you contributing to meeting the four common sense objectives above or are you busy trying to score points and win arguments?

We will measure the results in terms of peace rather than war, universal abundance rather the mass disparity, and every human being striving to become the highest version of himself or herself.

If we can’t come together in a compact to achieve these four objectives, then what difference will all the political points or winning arguments make?

The world you and I live in is our creation. We create and recreate it every day. Sure there are negative players. Sure there are disagreements on the HOWs. We don’t need everybody to come along to make it work. We only need a critical mass committed to birthing that world.

Don’t be surprised when I tell you that critical mass begins right here with you and I.

Stay the course! You are making a difference!

Ray

 

Tulsi Gabbard’s Positive Vision

Greetings, my friends. There are many people in the motivational field who fear to tread into the political world. I suppose it shouldn’t be surprising, given the political mindsets that permeate our debate today and the broader societal desire “not to talk about those things.” That’s precisely why I do, occasionally, talk about them on this blog.

Going back to 2008, I’ve written supportively of politicians as diverse as Ron Paul, Dennis Kucinich, Bernie Sanders, Tulsi Gabbard, and Marianne Williamson. These candidates, if you dig a little, have a few things in common.

They’re outsiders in the truest sense, they bring unique perspectives, they’re authentic, and they’re people-focused. They are not bought into the DC-NY-LA nexus that seeks to run The United States by divisive, false narratives that ultimately benefit the few of over the many and have made our foreign policy a complete disaster.

I have not chosen a candidate yet for 2020. However, as I see candidates giving speeches or presenting visions that I view to be forward-looking, game-changing and authentic, I will be sharing those messages and commenting on them.

Yesterday Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) gave a speech and took questions from a crowd in San Francisco. I find Tulsi’s zen and cerebral demeanor a great starting point, but it’s what she says that matters. Because she is challenging mainstream thinking, they’ve spared no effort in trying smear and corner her when she’s gone on mainstream news and entertainment shows. She’s kept her cool and continued to make her astute points.

She’s seen first-hand the devastation caused by a foreign policy that no one in DC-NY-LA even questions any more. She speaks passionately and with great vision on this topic. She’s talking about nothing less than the peace dividend promised to the American people at the end of the fist Cold War, but deferred back to the Military Industrial Complex to fight the “War on Terror.”

I dare you to listen to this talk with an open-mind and not find yourself nodding in agreement throughout. As I said, I haven’t picked my candidate for 2020 yet. However, you can can count me as a fan of Tulsi Gabbard and her message of Aloha!

Ray Davis

Ray is the founder of The Affirmation Spot, co-founder of 6 Sense Media, and author Anunnaki Awakening.

Random Thought #16

We shouldn’t be surprised that dystopian visions rule our mass media when so many people dismiss raising our vibrations and our thoughts as merely platitudes. We must stop sipping poisonous thoughts as though they are the enlightened, educated perspective, if we are to move forward as a species.

The dystopia is nothing more and nothing less than an attempt by forces that don’t really want an awakened humanity to keep our vibrations low. We must raise them anyway! We decide our future and it’s time we start acting like it!

 

#Tulsi & #Marianne: Two 2020 Candidates Doing it Right

I don’t write about politics often on this blog. I have an outlet for that kind of analysis on the 6 Sense Media platform I run with my friend and partner Dennis Nappi II. However, I do understand and believe that politics is important. It’s the way our civilization makes decisions. Not to hit this too hard here, but that process has been devastatingly broken for a long time now and it’s easy to see the negative results of it in our political discourse and our inability to tackle critical issues for our country.

I’ve always said that if our politics and politicians don’t speak to our highest aspirations, our politics devolves into our lowest impulses. Therefore, I think it’s important to call out and extoll politicians who seem to be speaking to those highest aspirations.

Whether or not you agree with their solutions Iraq war veteran and Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard and best-selling author and voice of conscience in America Marianne Williamson are putting forward, I wanted to call them out and congratulate them on seeking that higher ground, that saner dialogue, and for courageously talking about the challenges we face and why what we’re doing now is not working.

Here are a couple of examples of this from each of them. I hope you’ll take a few moments to hear them. Whether either of them is your candidate or not, it’s so important to demand more vision and positivity from our politicians. That’s what serves all of us and will deliver the future we all want.

 Tulsi

Marianne

This was her exploratory committee video, but it was powerful.

We Americans and we citizens of the world have a right to political leaders who speak truth and who will stand up for the people because we don’t have that right now. We have a system that listens to big money, serves big money, and we see the results everywhere.

To be an incredible leader, you must first be a credible leader. I believe these two women have the character, the courage, and the message to lead us in better directions.

I’d love to hear your thoughts below.

Hold out for a system that supports our highest aspirations. It IS possible.

Ray

Changing No to Yes

yes_naysayersOne of the great misunderstandings of our moment is that so many people equate being against everything with being for something. Nothing could be further from the truth. Don’t get me wrong, there’s plenty of treachery, violence, and manipulation to be against in this world.

We all have our fist-shaking moments, as we watch events unfold in this world to the detriment of the truth, justice, and true human freedom. It’s not enough, though.

Charting a brand new course for human destiny will require more than anger and the lazy thinking that says everything is a lie. It requires inspired, innovative thinking at level beyond what has gone before. It requires us to truly use the full potential of our minds Ir demands that we see a bigger picture until that picture grows too small and then to invent a still bigger picture.

The for-against push and pull is part of the system that keeps us trapped and mired our history to this point and it’s precisely what make us malleable to manipulation by events, the news, the government, and the forces who wish humankind ill.

Shake your fist, but don’t forget to work your mind and move your hands and feet toward a bigger future. Creative visions you can say YES to.

Keep seeking, my friends!

Ray

Ray Davis is the author of Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation – order your signed copy today at AATrilogy.com – founder of The Affirmation Spot and an advocate for the potential of the human race. He’s life-long history buff and holds a B.S. in History Education. He’s always been fascinated by alternative views of history.

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