This moment is an opportunity to heal old wounds.
Many are experiencing grief, fear, and feelings of being marginalized. Much old trauma has been awakened in us throughout this election season. Our collective consciousness has spoken, and we don't all appreciate what we think it's saying.
For every one of us who has been grabbed by the pussy one too many times, who has darker than creamy white skin, who is in a same sex relationship, or just wants access to medical treatment- for each one of us, there is someone else who voted another way, and it's breaking our hearts.
BUT THIS IS NOT ABOUT YOU. The way people voted is not about you. It affects you, but it isn't about you.
That's what you need to understand in order to heal. Those wounds (and many others) are up for you to heal. That's what's about you. That's what's yours. That's what's mine.
Our brothers and sisters who voted Mr. Trump in as the president-elect, well they have their own traumas to heal, and this decision is empowering them to do just that. They are not against you, they are for themselves. And that's okay. They are tired of feeling marginalized too, and he made them feel empowered in some way.
I don't believe that hate and racism won last night. In a strange way, hope won again. That's what I believe people were thinking when they voted. The hope that America can become the ideal she's never quite lived up to. Hope that if a "regular" guy like Donald Trump can break in to politics, then maybe something can change, and maybe we, the little guy, will STOP being marginalized and having to live in fear.
You see, we all want basically the same things. We all want to be loved. We all want to belong. We all need to feel hope for the future. And we all voted for who we thought could best help us with those things, at the level of consciousness we are each functioning from, based on our own individual priorities and need to heal.
So let's heal.
Let's use this as an opportunity to come together in love, regardless of who our candidate of choice was. Let's assume the best about one another. This is a time to stand together.
We must rise, and guide this wave of change in the direction of love. There is no other acceptable choice. Division is not a viable option.
Take a deep breath and be the love you are.
Vow to remain vigilant - as love - and not bitter.
Strength of character is not built in easy times. Who you are right now, in this moment of uncertainty and fear, is showing - and building - your character, for better or worse. When we speak of what to tell our children, be mindful of that. Be love. Strengthen your character in love, as love, through love, and with love. Shift your mindset to how you can rise and lift up your brothers and sisters in humanity with you.
Everything is as it should be (because it's a representative of the collective consciousness we are), and when we, as a collective, are done with these lessons, something else will rise from that wisdom. Whether that is based in love or in fear is up to us.
Will you strengthen yourself by standing in love, or barricade yourself in fear and bitterness?
The choice is always yours.
I've devoted my life to personal growth and abuse recovery, first to help myself, then to help others. The story I share in this video is one of the easier stories to tell, but it highlights the ugly lies we are told about love when we are young. EmbraceYourHumanity.com and my book #glowingsoulguide are about remembering the real kind of love, unconditional love, that exists for all of us in every moment, regardless of what we've done, or what's been done to us.
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