In the weeks since the U.S. election, I’ve talked with many people who feel confused, stuck, angry.
Talking with them has made me dig deep… What do I believe about the way the world works?
What do I believe it means to be alive at this particular time in history?
There’s plenty of evidence that the world is in a swirling chaos.
A whirlwind plants new seeds.
Chaos leads to reordering and reinvention.
Anger is a symptom of deep pain.
Love is the most powerful force on earth.
The U.S. President, no matter who they are, is not a savior.
We can’t depend on a limited and divisive political system to fix things.
Our choices are not limited to
Commiserating or Conflict.
Hiding or Hating.
IT’S TIME TO WAKE UP
There’s a reason we are alive at this time in history.
Some of us came here to help bring in a new world that works for everyone.
WE are the ones we’ve been waiting for.
We are the First Responders.
What do First Responders do when we receive the call?
We bring a calm determination to make things better. We reach out a hand to those who need hope. We work together.
We ask: What IS the world we want the children to grow up in?
Then we find or form a group of people who are actively seeking solutions.
We join together to create a new world built on integrity, compassion and possibility.
I will not bully those people who voted for someone other than the person I supported. Instead, I will choose to see them through the eyes of love. Because without love, nothing heals.
I refuse to live in the shadow of worst-case-scenarios. I will not be bullied or shamed into hiding by people who are drowning in fear. When I need to stand against the tide of injustice that could present itself, I will stand with dignity and a fierce love that will shatter the darkness.
We’ve just seen a stunning example of a collective truth — we create the future every minute.
As humans, we’ve been trained that we can’t trust ourselves. Then our faith gets rattled by external events. We give away our faith and hope and power too easily. Never let one person – your best friend, husband, wife, boss, government, or teacher – rob you of your faith. Never give anyone or anything that kind of power over your brilliance, your belief, your intuition.
That brilliance is precious, and is yours to use.
It’s possible that we will look back on this time and say,
That was the best thing that could have ever happened.
Instead of playing Pollyanna or sticking my head in the sand, I am moving forward toward new possibilities.
I choose invention and innovation, expansion and growth. I choose education over force, love over fear.
I choose a brilliant and inspired future, bright with opportunities.
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