“If we really want to be full and generous in spirit, we have no choice but to trust at some level.” Rita Dove
When you make a choice, do you think about the consequences? Do you think about how your choices will impact those around you? What do you expect our country’s leaders to base their choices on?
The Balance of Power Has Shifted
Yesterday was a game-changing day for the United States. Barack Obama was re-elected as president, but who elected him is as significant as the victory itself. Something is shifting in this country. Ninety-three percent of African-American voters voted for him. Seventy-one percent of Hispanic voters voted for him, and fifty-five percent of women voted for Obama.
These groups of people, who during my lifetime have struggled for equality in the system, are finally stepping into their own power. Now the numbers are great enough to influence change in this country, and I think that’s a good thing. Their choices count in a way they never have before.
We are fortunate to live in a country where we have a system that allows us to choose the people who run the country. The choices we make on Election Day are significant, but the choices we make each day of our lives can also bring about huge changes. The diversity in this country will not go away. We have only one choice—learn to live with people who are different from us.
We Must Choose To Trust One Another
To be the spiritual beings we truly are, we must be willing to trust. To do that, we have to give up the need to be “right” all the time. Our need to be “right” keeps us attached to issues that need to be released. In Rasha’s Oneness, Oneness says “When you are able to let go of the need for ego validation on the issues that help define the history of this lifetime, you have taken the tentative first steps toward liberation from those patterns.” This is how we become unstuck.
Fear Beneath the Need To Be Right
Have you ever made a decision to prove you were right only to have it blow up in your face? When we let our egos run our lives, we often miss making the wisest choices. When we feel the urge to prove we are right, we need to look for the fear beneath that need and deal with that first. Releasing the fear frees us to act from a deeper place and calms the ego.
Likewise, our leaders need to stop worrying about whether the vote on an issue is won by the Republicans or the Democrats. This isn’t a football game. The only thing that matters is did they do what is best for the majority of the people? Will this decision help people to live better lives? Our leaders must choose to be trustworthy so that they can trust each other and the people can trust them. Too often, good ideas have been dropped because one side couldn’t stand to see the other “win” and blocked the law’s passage.
Act For the Highest Good Of All
The question then is not “Am I right? Did I win?” The only question we ever need to ask when making a decision is “Is this for the highest good of all?” If it isn’t, the decision isn’t the right one. Our decisions are energy flowing into the cosmic ocean to support its life or to pollute it. When we act out of love and generosity, our spiritual energy feeds the whole. We should expect no less from our leaders.
As Oneness says, “All the rules are changing now. Your world, as you have been schooled to understand it, has already ceased to be. The cellular structure of every life form on your planet has been altered. The resonant vibration of every living thing has been augmented. And the attunement of all consciousness to heightened levels has been achieved. As a race, the human population has opened itself to receive the gift of Grace. And even though precious few are aware of that shift, all are manifesting the result, in one form or another.” (Page 104) One result of this shift is that we are no longer in control. Resistance to the change taking place is pointless.
Those who are creating the positive changes in our society are the ones who are aware and are leading the way for the rest of us. Because of these changes, we need to make better choices in our own lives and insist that our leaders make better choices that will create a life that will uplift and enrich us all. We all deserve a life that is “full and generous in spirit.”
© 2012 Georganne Spruce ZQT4PQ5ZN7F5
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