Election 2012. Hundreds of millions of advertising dollars are aimed squarely at you with one objective: to influence your choice.
Do you really have a choice?
On election day (or before if you're worried about your toilet overflowing) you'll vote for our current president or the shiny new wannabe. One of them will take the throne for at least four years and the same media voices that are bringing you exhausting details of the soap opera intrigue leading up to the election will bring you exhausting details of the soap opera intrigue of the results, complete with hand wringing, victory laps, tears and projectile assurances that tomorrow will now be better (or worse) than yesterday.
The problem is, it's not much of a choice. Both candidates are sleep- walking. They're equally oblivious of the truth.
What truth? It's been referred to in various ways: The oneness of heaven and earth... be the change you wish to see in the world... the problems created by one level of consciousness can't be solved by the same level of consciousness... the Father and I are one ... a small group of thoughtful people can change the world. Etc.
Some of these references are religious, some come from modern politicians, scientists, and sociologists. There are thousands of them, each in their own way describing a multi-faceted Truth that is thoroughly ignored by these two men and their handlers who appeal only to the drug of selfishness.
The real question is not, "Who will you vote for?" It's, "Who are you choosing to be?" On the one hand, you're a citizen, a resident, someone who depends on leaders and government to improve your life, or not. On the other hand, you're empowered. Someone who is accepting personal responsibility for your own life, one choice at a time, with the first one being to refuse to surrender your sovereignty to anyone else, including a President and his supporting cast, no matter what they offer.
Imagine choosing, not for the candidate that promises you the most, but from a concern for the well being of all beings (human and otherwise). Greed – out the window. Fear, scarcity thinking – resigned to yesteryear. Frustration – be the change you wish to see. And, now, imagine winning this election... for yourself!
On election day, cast your vote as an empowered change- maker. Expect no one to solve your problems, blame no one for them. And then don't sit back to see what happens. Continue to make choices that reveal your real party affiliation, your membership in the party of One.
We are One, you've heard that before. It's a new age slogan. Truthfully, we are! Republicans, Democrats, Independents... those are just minor differences, really. At the most fundamental level - and where it really counts - we're all human beings sharing the same home planet. More precisely, we are all divine beings in human bodies, waking up to who we really are. That realization dwarfs our differences. And it's something authentic leaders offer - guidance in waking up to the truth.
Do you really have a choice? Absolutely. And this is it, to "vote" for personal transformation. How do you do that? Not with theories and opinions, not with promises. What's your demonstrated action? How about more kindness, more love, more compassion and forgiveness? Anyone... more generosity? More peace?
It's not rocket science. All of us know the ingredients for a genuinely better world. Let's choose to be the change we wish to see in the world and see what difference that makes in America!