Fear and Loathing in Politics
11/10/2016 - 10:45 Submitted by Lola Jones
Fear and Loathing in Politics -- a Vibrational, Non-Partisan Perspective
by Lola Jones
Enjoy the hour-long video of the recent community webinar Lola gave to soothe and inspire people who are concerned about political issues. Then read the additional thoughts in this article. Lola gave the webinar
Or just read on below if you have less time....
Important for the future as well as the current situation, here are some observations and inspirations on the subject of politics and world events, from a vibrational, non-partisan perspective.
I decided to "get more informed about politics this year" from a physical world perspective, especially since it's an interest of my fiance, Scott.
Boy, that got dicey.
Our minds say, "What could be more important than who holds the most powerful office in the world?"
I got so involved in the "worldwide importance" of it, I temporarily forgot that it doesn't create my reality. I've known that about politics (and everything) for a long time, but when we focus intensely on something it can get out of proportion. It can take over our attention.
Stay in the Larger perspective, as is wise in every other area of life. Stay focused on what you want. Hold your vision. Play a game: see how little you can focus on what you don't want, or what or who is wrong. Use your energy and imagination to find ways to feel good about it, for then you are aligned with your Source.
Don't make what you see out there too important!
Don't get attached to what the results look like right now. Polls are the ultimate temptation to get into "what is."
Don't make what "they" do or don't do too important.
A visionary can and must be willing to hold a vision
that may not fully manifest in their lifetime.
Look at it as a process, an evolution, not as right or wrong. Keep the nose tipped up, stay happy, and celebrate progress rather than waiting for perfection.
Start with you: notice your vibration about politics. Where is it on the Instrument Panel? At the bottom is apathy and powerlessness. Apathy is just an excuse to go numb and do nothing. If you don't exercise your right to choose, and you don't like the results, what can you say? While it has been steadily on the rise since 1788, still less than 45% of eligible American voters actually vote.
- Respect the choices and preferences of others.
- Stretch into your Large Self. Look for the best in your opponents.
- No one is "all" right or "all" wrong, and your Large Self won't join you in making anyone wrong or bad.
Vibration first, action second. Raise your vibration about the political process to a place higher on the Instrument Panel. While politics doesn't create your reality (you create your reality) you can participate in creating the shared, collective reality by being involved in the democratic process.
- Notice the vibration of the candidate. Where are they most of the time on the Instrument Panel?
- Note where on the Instrument Panel the candidate and their message is: fear, division, conflict, judgment, and hate, or does it promote vibrations higher on the Instrument Panel like respect, cooperation, compassion, teamwork, and love?
- How does the message make you feel?
- Does the candidate speak from Large Self or small self?
- Does the candidate attract high or low vibration people to their cause?
Use your familiarity with the Instrument Panel to observe, not judge:
One of the 2016 candidates has a long-standing victim vibration, although that candidate is strong enough to keep fighting and still functions at a high level. Her story is mixed between being successful, and being one who fights back after being victimized. Because of it, that candidate has been successfully attacked and politically damaged for decades in spite of attempts to do good. Good people can attract victimhood. Observe and ponder this.
One candidate has an extremely high self estimate, and has a strong story about being a winner. That candidate looks in the mirror and sees only perfection and cannot see any need for improvement or change. All humans are self-interested, but that candidate is unusually motivated by self-interest, and that is a strong vibration for self preservation and winning.
If you step back from judgment you see the vibrational strengths and both.
You see that being good doesn't determine who wins.
So how do you know what's true?
- Get educated by non-partisan sources.
- Follow the fact-checkers and serious experts rather than the "media commentators" and Facebook. Don't believe everything you read. Much of it is distorted or downright untrue.
- A good fact-checking site: http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/fact-check-2016-tall-tale…, or tweet your questions to #factcheck2016 and the team will find the facts.
- The mainstream media encourages fear and over-dramatizes issues to keep you watching. It is not always the most accurate perspective, but you come to know which commentators are the most authentic and reliable.
- Participate in the democratic process. Vote in all elections after studying the issues and talking with knowledgable people.
- I have friends who give political discussion parties where people don't argue or push their opinion--they socialize, discuss, share facts, and they fact-check before spreading information. Some mainstream media is not diligent about fact-checking! Some politicians are basically "fact-free."
- World perspective: while we may prefer peace, sometimes war is necessary to bring a country out of fear, oppression, and powerlessness. Contrast and anger is their bridge to getting their power back. Anger is a bridge to getting your power back. Just don't get stuck there.
- Some people love war, and that is allowed in a Free Will universe.
Interesting note: an elected leader, for better or worse, reflects the vibration of the majority of the voters. Helpful to know when your candidate doesn't win.
How we make a difference. By raising consciousness I know it has an ultimate effect on politics, as well as everything else, and that feels good to me. You contribute to the collective with your vibration. Hating the opponent just radiates hate, adds more hate to the collective.
Contrast works. It makes us want change more. We are thrown out of our comfort zone. We get so uncomfortable in our comfort zone that we're willing to change, willing do something.
Things that look bad at first often have positive consequences in the end. Here are just a few examples, and more will emerge:
- The extreme contrast of this election is causing a historic spike in political interest, attention to important issues, debate viewing, voter registration, activism, and involvement. Fascism takes hold when democracy is weak. When the people are willing to give away their power rather than be educated and involved, they won't like what happens, then things will change.
- This election is shaking up both parties. Dysfunction eventually breaks down under its own oppressive weight and becomes extinct, much like a brontosaurus.
- It's an opportunity to find your capacity for love and compassion in an unlikely place.
- It's a reminder that politics doesn't create our reality!
Voting is a celebration of your right to choose freely. But so many choices in your life are more important.
Your vibration is most important.
Don't let the political process bring you down--it's not worth it. If you can't keep the nose tipped up while looking at it, don't look at it.
Nothing and no one creates your reality except you. Don't give your power away to politics.
Create your reality.
Love and Grace,
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