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.
Today’s affirmation focuses on you and I becoming the center for peace spreading through our lives and through our world today.
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.
- Allow every human being the space to breathe in and breathe out freely.
- Make today better than yesterday.
- Allow every human being access to the benefits of the abundant society we have strived for centuries to achieve.
- 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!
There’s enlightenment in other views.
Few skills are as unappreciated in our world as the ability to see all sides in a discussion. In business, politics, religion, and life we have a huge bias toward the happy simplicity of dogma. Dogma becomes “culture” and culture becomes the groupthink that perpetuates it.
I’m not sure if it’s the accident of my birth as a Libra or the accumulated realization of my life experiences that grants me this annoying penchant for seeing the grain of truth and good in most ideas, as well as their flaws.
The gravity of dogma in institutions at every level from relationships to families to companies to countries to the world is a palpable block to wisdom and progress.
It presupposes that “WE” have correctly deciphered the obscure truths of the universe in their purest distillation and everyone else has it completely wrong. Just a moment’s reflection on the insanity of that stance tells you why we have conflict, war, and dehumanization at the behest of our must-be-completely-right spiritual, economic, and political ideologies.
This is foolishness, but it’s the dominant state of human consciousness today. If you’re immersed in whatever flow your culture dictates, you might never notice this tension. It’s simple and clear. We’re right and they’re wrong. Our company is nobly-intentioned and our competitors are eager to take advantage of you. Our vision of what an economy must look like is correct and theirs is a threat. Our vision of God is good and right and theirs is evil and wrong.
For someone like me, who sees the value in different ideas, it’s easier to see the tension, the missed opportunities, and the anti-wisdom of these unquestioned moral imperatives.
Aristotle stated, “It’s the mark of an educated mind to entertain an idea without accepting it.” In our world today, many refuse to even consider ideas for fear of contamination, as if ideas are viruses.
Power Hack: So what am I asking you to do? Challenge the consensus, the groupthink, the conventional wisdom where you encounter it. Ask WHY.
Your reward may be to be regarded as out there, rebellious, or dangerous. However, in those moments when your willingness to think differently and with balance succeeds, you’ll move the ball forward for your family, your company, your country, or humanity. You may not receive the credit you deserve as your contribution is absorbed into the consensus as if it had always been a part of the dogma.
Your recourse is to go back and do it again on another topic. “A leader,” Lao Tzu counseled, “is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.”
It’s the thankless, selfless work of the heroic sage to hold the mirror up to the culture and help it discover the Enlightenment of Balance.
If that’s a journey you’re willing to pursue, you WILL make your dent in this universe.
Do you believe in humanity’s potential?
I’m surprised at the dim view so many people have of our human race. Even many people who pursue a spiritual or personal development path look at the world and shake their heads.
It’s always seemed like a contradiction to me to believe that you can better yourself through techniques, practices, and ideas, but not see that the same is possible and necessary for the species as a whole.
Life experience and the news have skewed many of us to believe we are a hopeless, maybe sinful, maybe unenlightened lot without hope of change. I believe that mindset has sunk in so deeply for so many that they have given up on trying to better the world. They pursue their path for themselves and leave the world to itself.
To me, this negative view of humanity is the result of garbage in, garbage out. We have been fed garbage thinking about ourselves for so long that we don’t know how to see humanity any other way. What if we fueled our minds with better visions?
I want you to imagine for a moment a world where 7 billion people had their basic needs met and were allowed to fly after their dreams. What if everyone had the time, the opportunity, and encouragement to do what you’re doing for yourself?
As powerful as your own transformation is, wouldn’t it be amazing to live a world where everyone had that vibe, that energy, and that intention?
Many of our political and religious philosophies claim this not possible. By their reckoning, we are forever doomed to be 7 billion fragments of a whole pursuing only what gratifies us in this moment and creating conflict when what we want crosses what someone else wants.
I wonder. I’ve always believed this is a game of critical mass. It is the critical mass of our collective thinking, actions, and beliefs that have in EVERY SINGLE way created the world we have.
- What if we simply chose better thinking, actions, and beliefs?
- What if we stopped believing that peace is impossible and acted as though it is inevitable?
- What if we started acting as if there’s plenty for everyone (which there is) instead of hoarding ours like a wolf at the pack’s kill?
- What if we looked across race, gender, religion, and every other difference and saw ourselves rather than THE other?
- What if we invested our energy as a species in building the future together rather than tearing apart our present?
“Ray, Ray, Ray. That all sounds nice. It’s a beautiful but naive Utopia. What a magnificent and impossible vision. ‘They’ would never go for it.”
Would you? This isn’t really about any proverbial “them” that would never agree to live that way. It begins with us – you and me.
Are we willing to go to the mat for that kind of a world rather than staying stuck in the trap of self-identification and difference? Are we willing to stop scapegoating others and make the changes we need to make to see that through?
If you believe, as I assume you do if you’re reading this blog, that what you think can transform your life; then why can’t what WE think transform our world?
There is no law or decree that says we must live in chaos, conflict, and suffering. We can choose different thoughts, different actions, and different results.
It all starts with you and me! Fear and habit are all that stand in our way.
Have an awesome day! I love all of you!
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One 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 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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