Not even 48 hours later, and some of the heated furor over the presidential election continues. At least I think it does based on the few minutes I allowed myself to even listen to the news.
While that political scene foments, the protests and mistreatment of the mostly Native American protestors continues. I do not intend to report on this every day, but I will provide a link here that appraises the situation accurately: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/26/donald-trump-dakota-access-pipeline-investment-energy-transfer-partners.
Why do I bring this up again, besides the fact that I will expose the egoic forces of power elite structures as long as they take away freedom of people to live life Purpose? Because people need to have ways to cope with such upsetting situations — the immoral and illegal thrust of the Dakota Access Pipeline and its parent company Energy Transfer Partners and the election day results.
I will say this: lessons can be learned from negative acts of ego, from the workers of those acts, things that may be impossible to learn anywhere else. However, their injustices will be exposed some way or another.
In the meantime, those affected by such events could use some understanding, insight, and peace. I offer what I know to be true for me, the foundations of my philosophy. Let me make it clear, though, this is not theoretical crap I say I believe and then act like it doesn’t matter in everyday life. I live this, and I know peace because of it. I work my way to peace through it.
If we want peace, we must shift our thoughts away from that which is creating turmoil. As humans, we don’t do well simply turning away — we need something to turn towards, something to shift our attention to. In other words, we must consider the positive that correlates directly to that which upsets us.
In this case, whether Native Americans at Standing Rock and around the nation or voters, we have been manipulated, controlled for purposes not designed for our good. If you don’t think that to be true, then why does all this healing the divisiveness need to begin? Because the goal was getting elected, our benefit was not an issue. Oh, the politicians can say they had to get into office to do good for us, but do the ends justify the means? Not to me.
Here’s what I need to know and do. We must turn into the quietness and solitude of our own Hearts. We must silence Ego, that part of us energizing our minds and souls to engage in battle on the oppressors’ or offenders’ terms. To know how to engage, we need to turn our mind and soul and tune them to hear Heart.
I can’t tell anyone else what Heart says to them because its their own essence, core Self. This is your positive shift. Discover and access who you truly are. Identify that self; that essence is there waiting for us to come to that place, that Self, who has always been there, pleading, waiting for discovery. You must discover YOU so that you don’t keep listening to THEM: Step 1.
When you discover YOU, you will be inexorably drawn to create life Purpose because that’s the reason you have a Heart, a YOU. Life Purpose provides vision and motive that gets us off our asses and doing the things that will bring us a sense of accomplishment and achievement in the face of what may be feeling like helplessness and hopelessness: Step 2.
Wallowing in Ego, licking wounds and sobbing over something we didn’t create through our own Heart offers absolutely NO relief. If you say you don’t want anything different, that you want to wallow, that’s fine. You will hurt and become ineffectual and ineffective in terms of life Purpose, because not wanting relief is all Ego.
Relief comes in two steps: 1. Discover core Self. 2. Create and engage in life Purpose. When we engage in anything related to Purpose, we experience a plethora of positive results. Most importantly in reference to the things I discussed, we will know what to do to feel better and how to respond to unscrupulous assholes in organizations like Energy Transfer Partners and Dakota Pipeline Access or the American political system.
My hope is that we all can feel better, and that my Native American friends will prevail. I am thankful to them for exposing darkness.
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Questions to consider:
How many times have you asked yourself or simply thought about the following questions?
Who am I, really?
What is my truth?
How do my actions reveal what I really feel and believe?
What would I do with my life if I could do anything?
What is my passion?
Why am I here?
How can I discover answers to any of these questions?
If you have considered any of these questions, I hope that my experiences and writing will give you some guidance. Please read my blog and comment and share your thoughts. I would love to hear from you!