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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“The Vision Thing”

Today’s Affirmation:

I am a visionary. I see things well ahead of the pack!”

“The vision thing” was a phrase that became popular in political circles in 1987. During an interview with Time Magazine, Vice-president George H.W. Bush answered questions about his inability to clearly articulate his policy positions with a frustrated, “Oh, that vision thing.”

Having a vision is important. It’s important in clarifying our goals and in attracting the help other people in achieving them. People gravitate to people of vision, largely because many of us go through life without one.

Do you have one?

President John F. Kennedy was someone who, in his best moments, could lay out a vision like few other leaders in our history. In 1962, he gave a speech at Rice University (excerpt below) in which he committed The United States to landing a man on the moon before 1960s were over. When he laid out this vision, much of the needed science was more science fiction than science. Yet, Kennedy’s vision and powerful articulation of it galvanized a nation and the kept the vision on track even after his untimely assassination.

What is your vision? It doesn’t have to be as grandiose as going to the moon. It can be as modest or as grand as you wish. Just have one and be ready and able to articulate it when the winds of opportunity come knocking.

Follow your bliss. Experience your bliss. Become your bliss.

Ray Davis is the founder of The Affirmation Spot. He’s spent more than 25 years studying personal development and especially writing, recording, and using affirmations to achieve his goals. His eBook – The Power to Be You – offers 416 life-changing and original quotes, ideas, and affirmations to take you to new levels of achievement and reflection.

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White House Correspondent Maria Love is on to the story of her life and with the help of an Anunnaki leader seeks to unravel and reveal history’s biggest conspiracy. The Awakening has begun!

Is it fact or is it fiction? You decide!

 

Freedom Vs. Control

Electrons revolve around the brain. Concept of idea.Every time you give your power to decide your path or to be who you are away, you are disempowered.

Freedom struggles in the face of controlling paradigms because many lack a strong enough impulse to be autonomous.

It is as though much or our species lives in a traumatized state that seeks someone to fill in the blanks for us. Religion, government and other institutions have successfully stepped into the void for thousands of years to fill for us.

In our time modern times, mass media has ushered in an era of control through “cool”. People have learned that they are empowered by being like someone else, rather than finding the unique qualities and purposes that make them who they are.

It is not a cult of the like-minded and conditioned by centralized authority that leads to the Nirvana we seek. Some see this centralized control – often through government – as the only means for solving a nation’s or the planet’s problems. But I believe, it is a planet filled with autonomous, self-empowered individuals that choose to work together for the common good.

The former is our weak-minded, easy-way-out attempt to reach the same end. The latter must be our goal.

That is not to say we can operate in a selfish bubble. Nothing we do is without links and impacts on everything and everyone around us. A free empowered individual is one who creates bonds of choice and mutual benefit rather than being forced.

I think it is an innate mistrust in humanity driven by constant examples of reasons to doubt the motivations of those around us and our secret feelings of inadequacy and uncertainty that drive us to concede our potential to some outside authority that “knows better”.

The challenges are many in going from where we are now this state of empowered autonomy linked to a commitment to the common interest. There is probably not even agreement on what that human being looks like and some will deny it’s even possible. Some would surely use their increased empowerment for destructive ends, like a teenager experiencing the first taste of freedom. We shall not have that answer until we set its attainment as our priority. None of these can be a reason not begin down this enlightened road.

The how is uncertain and this is what frightens the powers that be on the planet. Because they have interests to protect. They have come to value order over any other virtue.

How can you begin? You can begin each and every day by being aware of who and how you give your power away. You can strive to use the power you do have judiciously, positively towards your interests, but not selfishly or abusively against others. You can mentor those in your sphere of influence to do the same.

You can begin to see that institutions are there to serve our needs and not the other way around. Understand that their authority and relevancy comes from the people they serve. You can pull yourself in the direction of freedom and autonomy one decision at at time, until any other approach seems foreign to you.

Follow your bliss. Experience your bliss. Become your bliss.

Ray

Ray Davis is the founder of The Affirmation Spot and an advocate for the potential of the human race.  He’s the author of the breakthrough novel Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation – order your signed copy today at AATrilogy.com

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White House Correspondent Maria Love is on to the story of her life and with the help of an Anunnaki leaders seeks to unravel and reveal history’s biggest conspiracy. The Awakening has begun!

52 Reflections on “Us” vs. “Them”

There is a dangerous virus that pervades many minds on this planet. It is so woven into the fabric of our conditioning that many don’t even recognize it in themselves. The assumption that “We’re right” and “They’re wrong” is a given to many people on this planet. There are the true believers who believe that their race, religion, political affiliation, nation, ethnic group, or point of view are unquestionably superior.

This virus is ancient and it is persistent. Do you remember this scene from 2001: A Space Odyssey? How different are many of our actions today from this primitive display?

Then there are many who fall into this mindset simply from conditioning of one kind or another. They come not to recognize the bias any more. There are also those otherwise happy, positive people who, because of some traumatic or horrific event, have found justification for giving another group globalized characteristics. There are some who just flat believe humanity cannot change.

To me, this mindset limits us, keeps us in perpetual cycles of fear and violence. We feel justified, even righteous in shouting down or shooting down “Them”. I don’t pretend that this post is going to change all of this. My goal is to simply make you reflect on the degree to which you subscribe to an “Us” vs. “Them” mindset in your life.

These are a combination of Tweets from the past few years and some new thoughts as well. May we all continue to grow and transform this mindset in our lives.

  1. When the labels start, the critical thinking has stopped.
  2. Those who live in a world of “Us” vs. “Them” never contemplate that they are someone else’s “Them”.
  3. How arbitrary and fate-driven are the things that divide us. How conscious and choice-driven are the things that unite us.
  4. There is no greater impediment to the world we seek than the refrain, “But they…”.
  5. The tribe says, “Pick a side”. The wise say, “Been there. Tried that.”
  6. As long as your mind is divided into “Us” and “Them”, your world will be too!
  7. Those who divide the world into “Us” vs. “Them” miss the point. It always “Us” vs. “Us”
  8. Leaders who use “Us” vs. “Them” to secure their power deserve neither leadership, nor power.
  9. Hatred is a fire and its first victim is the hater.
  10. “Us” and “Them” are tyranny’s two favorite constituencies.
  11. “Us” vs. “Them” is a fear-centered world. A fear-centered world disempowers all of us.
  12. “They started it!” Two-year-olds in the sandbox or the mantra of world leaders in the “Us” vs. “Them” paradigm?
  13. The borders in our minds and the borders in our world are built of fears.
  14. Labels are toxic mental residue masquerading as critical thinking.
  15. There is no difference between a fundamentalist “Us” and a fundamentalist “Them”.
  16. “Us” vs. “Them” is a dead end mindset…literally.
  17. Whatever anger rules, anger destroys.
  18. Every time you think of the world in terms of “Us” vs. “Them”, you are empowering the dividers.
  19. Who you are born is fate. Who they are born is fate. Who we become is a choice.
  20. Many a king has kept “Us” together by creating a frightening “Them”.
  21. Those who divide the world into “Good Us” and “Evil Them”, must always avoid looking into mirrors.
  22. “Tastes Great” vs. “Less Filling” politics only conditions the mind of the people, robbing them of half their right to vote.
  23. The divisions we grow in our minds are the divisions we find in our world.
  24. We label what we refuse to understand.
  25. We live on a tiny blue ball in a great black vastness. How do we manage to convert that into division, rather than togetherness?
  26. In the mindset of “Us” vs. “Them”, peace is impossible and war is inevitable.
  27. But for fate, “They” would be “Us” and “We” would be “Them”.
  28. Every dogma that you hold, holds you. Every grudge that you hold, holds you.
  29. When you look for evil in others, you find it. When you look for goodness in others, you find it. That change is not in them. That change is in you.
  30. Labels are mental blocks that stifle discussion and critical thought, beginning in the mind and continuing out into the world.
  31. Open your mind to “Their” perspective. Walk a mile in the “Their” shoes. Read something you don’t agree with.
  32. Focus on seeing the “Us” in “Them” and the “Them” in “Us”. Soon you forget who is who.
  33. The unconscious superstructure underlying “Us” vs. “Them” is that I am part of “Us”. That, by default, makes “Us” right and “Them” wrong.
  34. As long as there are borders in our minds, there will be borders on our maps.
  35. See the world as “Us” and “Them and it is. See the world as We and it is.
  36. In the mindset of “Us” vs. “Them”, their evil justifies ours.
  37. Never was a greater money maker devised than war. Never was a simpler trigger for war devised than “Us” vs. “Them”.
  38. Every division on this planet is human-made and can be human-unmade.
  39. Let us transform fear into love and division into common purpose.
  40. Let us come out from behind our masks; come out from behind our labels; and live in peace as human beings.
  41. Let us create a world where fearing each other is ridiculous and loving each other is as expected as the next breath.
  42. Let us create a world where the adjective we are all most proud of is human being.
  43. Let us create a world where we love each other for our commonalities, rather than despising each other for our differences.
  44. Let us create a world where kindness is seen as a strength and violence is seen as a failure.
  45. Let us create a world where living in peace is as expected as the next breath.
  46. Let us get beyond our petty differences and move on to life’s bigger questions.
  47. Let us create a world where respecting our differences is as expected as the next breath.
  48. Let us each listen to our own heart and to the collective heart; both of which are calling us to greater things.
  49. Let us be quicker to love and slower to judge.
  50. Let each of us commit our lives to mending fences, rather than building walls.
  51. Let us live according to our hopes for each other, rather than our fears of each other.
  52. Let us remember the commonality of our human predicament and the things that connect us rather than those that divide us.

Follow your bliss. Experience your bliss. Become your bliss.

Ray

Ray Davis is the founder of The Affirmation Spot and an advocate for the potential of the human race.  He’s the author of the breakthrough novel Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation – order your signed copy today at AATrilogy.com

anunnaki_cover_full_colorAnunnaki Awakening: Revelation is turning heads and opening minds. Humanity’s past is checkered, secret, and dangerous.

White House Correspondent Maria Love is on to the story of her life and with the help of an Anunnaki leaders seeks to unravel and reveal history’s biggest conspiracy. The Awakening has begun!