This changes us: as a nation and individually. This changes us. It has to.
I woke up Wednesday morning to the news that we elected a new President. One who has expressed views and intentions that are racist, xenophobic, homophobic, misogynistic, etc. With a rock in the pit of my stomach, I started journaling. The first thing I wrote: “I don’t know who or how to be in this moment.”
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The answer came to me from a time over a week ago, advice from a friend: You be you.
This comes at a time when I’ve been facing my own darkness, working through my blocks, becoming a better version of myself, stepping into my life purpose (see my previous post “Mirror, Mirror“). I wasn’t feeling quite finished, I sure wasn’t ready for this. Ready or not, the time has come. This is what my guides are telling me: It’s time for you to step up, to step into your power. Ready or not. The time has come for you to step up, bigger and more than you were expecting.
This is a wake-up call for all of us.
Donald Trump did not originate, create, or cause racism, misogyny, homophobia, xenophobia, etc. He brought it into the light. In a really big way. He said what he said, he expressed his views, and he was elected president. Which to some people meant that what he said is okay. But it’s not. With his speech and intended actions, he brought this darkness into the light. This is hitting us like a huge fear bomb.
There is a lot wrong in our nation, a lot wrong in the world. There is a lot that needs to be changed. We know that. This election has been all about that, loudly and emotionally. A lot of us would probably prefer to take our change a little more gently, a little more gradually. I know I would. But that’s not how we’re getting it. A huge fear bomb just went off.
Fear is really what is at the bottom of all of this: the protests, the hate speech, hate crimes, the violence on all sides. The root of all of this is fear. We haven’t paid enough attention, so it’s been brought into the light somewhat explosively.
The darkness has been brought into the light to be healed.
The opposite of fear is love and love heals everything.
I’ve come to my own peace and understanding about where to go from here. I’m here to be a teacher, a voice, for love. I need to raise my vibration, to bring my own darkness into light to be healed, to get out of fear. I need to get into my love bubble and I’m inviting you to join me.
To be clear, the love bubble is NOT a cloud of denial. It is not a place of rainbows and unicorns where nothing bad ever happens. I’m not suggesting we sit around creating our vision boards and ignore what is going on in the world. In the love bubble, we are aware of what’s going on. We see the darkness. But we also know that the darkness has been brought into the light to be healed, and we can only heal from a place of love.
In real life, being in the love bubble means being aware of what’s going on and being ready to take whatever action is needed from a place of love instead of fear. It means holding a vision for the world that I want to live in and taking inspired action to make positive change. It means continuing my life, continuing to find joy, feel happiness, love and be loved. It means opening my heart more, being more loving. It means being the example and voice of love.
There has been a lot of sharing on social media about what we fear the next President can do. It’s scary. We need to move into the belief that we, the people, have the power to keep the worst from happening.
We do it in big and small ways. We stand with our loved ones, we stand up against bullies, we show our support. We become the change we wish to see. We are the example of love and compassion.
The time for blame is over. It doesn’t matter who you voted for if you are ready to stand together in love to heal the darkness.
This is our wake-up call. The time is now. It’s time to step into your power and life purpose. We do this together and we start now.
We, the people, transmute the darkness with our light. We, the people, drive out hate with our love.