Some thoughts about the election results and what may be happening from a psycho-spiritual perspective. The culture wars continue. They've been around like this since what the 1960's? The divide of personal versus collective interests, ego versus interdependence, patriarchy versus the feminine. This appears to be the collective shadow rising up like a big boil on the face of America and the world. It is getting lanced right now and we are all swimming in the blood and puss. We all need to taste this poison and to understand each other more. The country has been taken over by a sociopathic narcissist, and all those thugs who are going to be coming into power seem to be willing to continue the traumas of people in the margins..how intentionally sadistic it is I'm not sure, but it shows most definitely an abhorrent lack of awareness and care. My life's work is to help heal the traumas of women and minorities affected by patriarchal power structures (actually everyone on the planet's been affected) and to hold space and light and healing for people instead of getting consumed in the fires of fear, hatred, and chaos. Holding this space is indeed challenging, but this is the work of us all, however we offer our unique voice to the world.
We need to address our shadows both collectively and personally...looking at our personal shadows is deeply humbling and transformational. We keep peeling back layers of the onion of ourselves and other and then we realize that the other person is us, and what's left is overwhelming compassion and greater awakening to the nature of things. With righteous and well-placed anger and powerful and skilled voices, that's the direction I'm encouraging everyone to go. I think that if we don't do this kind of work as a species, we will die. I feel strongly that a lot of humanity is not currently aligned with natural laws, and Mama will flick us off her like a bug if more and more people don't begin to wake up to that. We need to hold all of our teachers and wisdom traditions very close. Those teachings are here for us, and as Clarissa Pinkola Estes so powerfully says..."Do not lose heart. We were made for times like these." We are all very powerful and we all need each other. http://www.grahameb.com/pinkola_estes.htm