The blame game that seems prevalent in US politics is wearing very, very thin. What happened to leaders who would say “The buck stops here” and “Whatever shows up is of my own doing”?
As I watch people in leadership positions set themselves in opposition rather than looking for a solution that will be the best for all of our country, I wonder how well I am taking responsibility for what I create around me.
We draw to us what we think
It’s a very powerful premise to know that what we focus on, we get more of. If I think bad things are going to happen, they will. If I look for the beauty in everything, that’s exactly what I’ll see.
It’s that simple. The buck stops here. I create my own reality by what I say and do, what I think about and what I expect to happen. We have great power over our own life.
What fills your world?
I’m working very hard not to be afraid. I have a tendency to feel helpless, and particularly at the effect of the beliefs and actions of people who seem to be in a position of power that are so non-aligned with mine.
It’s not a fear of change, it’s a fear of continued division and intolerance for our natural and powerful diversity. It’s a fear for the well-being of our environment. It’s a fear for the existence of our planet. Major stuff.
And I need to stop being fearful because it’s not what I want. I have to focus on inclusiveness and empathy. I can do that.
How do you change?
You change by shifting your focus. As I look for people focused on peace and oneness and environmental well-being, I find them —in droves — all over the world. And I know that by joining my energy with theirs to focus on what I want, collectively we have tremendous power to change our world.
Focus on the positive, not the negative. Don’t ignore the negative but use it to build your positive viewpoint.
As I failed to anticipate or understand the negativity that has emerged from the US political choices, I look very, very carefully, to make certain that somehow I can hold those negative and vengeful people in compassion. I’m working hard on that. It’s not easy.
I watch the bullying at Standing Rock and participate in group meditations and online activities. I read that global warming will create huge numbers of refugees in the coming years and I look at specific ways I can personally stop contributing to global warming. The next step will be to encourage others to do the same and more. Sometimes we simply do what we can and know that every bit helps.
Join energetically and mentally with others
Thanks to the internet, we can join with people all over the world in Earth Day meditations and World Peace meditations and Environmental meditations. Those of us who participate in consciously focused group energy do not make up a very large percentage of the population but we live all over the world and our collective energy has worldwide impact.
So, here I am, at 84, sitting in my apartment, sending energy in my daily practice, joining with activities on The Shift Network and see if I can make the buck stop here. Can I take responsibility for everything in this world? Can I watch the refugees from wherever they’re fleeing, and hold their well-being in my thoughts and send them wholing energy in my daily energy work? Do I hold in my heart the belief that we, as energy workers, can see and salvage and even heal our planet?
We can’t pass it off to others. And we can’t do it all by ourselves. But we can mentally and energetically join with like-minded peace-keepers all over the world and shine our light on the path to give hope and guidance to those who are lost or less aware or even afraid.
You are a “light being.” Shine. Shine with empathy. Shine with knowledge. Shine as an example of what is possible when we each say, “The buck stops here.”
Change yourself. Change the world. Monitor your human participation and live more deeply from your inner universe of total connection with all.
To Sing a Deeper Song consider:
How Choosing the Right Word will Clarify your Choices
Why We Are Afraid of Change
Why Do You Believe What You Do?
Our Work in the World
How to Hold the Space for the New Vision to Emerge