So here we are. Post election. Don’t worry this is NOT another political hate post. Bare with me here. I promise you may be pleasantly surprised by what I have to say. I humbly ask for you to set aside however you feel about it all, read it through and consider what I offer.
I would like to offer another perspective on the collective energies afoot at the moment.
For those of you who have known me or my work for a long time, you know I have always taken the perspective of healing, or I have at least tried to do so. This will be no different.
There is a disturbing trend happening lately on social media. A trend to discredit other people, damage their reputations, insult their work and opinions. A trend that puts other people down, in an effort to dissect lives to find something wrong so they can be publicly shamed. Is this who we have become as a species? Many of the social media memes out there right now are about pointing the finger, blaming and shaming others, and it adds to those who hate Trump as they become the very hate they seek to eradicate.
Trump has now assumed the role of a collective leader, and in doing so has taken on a collective archetype.
So let’s look at this as a micro/macro field.
I teach that the macro reflects our micro and vice versa. I am not the only one who teaches this and the concept has flourished in many spiritual realms. I have been accused of being to hippie dipped with my spiritual reflections in my work, and to those who say this I say, study the mirror my friend.
I don’t believe the hype, never have. In fact I do not choose to ignore it either. I see through it without getting attached and I feel this is where our strength lies. Can we observe without getting attached to what we are observing? In Shamanic cultures this skill is key to navigating the unseen realms as well.
Ok, enough of that. Here is how I see what is happening now, post election.
To all the men and women hating on Trump. When was the last time YOU were rude to a woman, or racist towards someone of another color, even if in your own thoughts!? Anyone pointing the finger at another person with accusations or condemnations should carefully discern within themselves their own behavior first. The ‘other’ triggers us inside when there is something for us to better understand about ourselves. That doesn’t mean never point anything out, it means just be ready to do the self reflective work that comes with it.
Every time you have a single thought, or voice a derogatory statement, mockery or insult about a woman, any woman, you are Trump. Every time you put a woman down for her body, her words, her spiritual thoughts, her experiences, you are Trump. Every time you shame a woman publicly or privately, you are Trump. Every time you think a thought that is biased or racist towards any other human being anywhere, you are Trump. Every time you post a snide remark or post a hate filled comment on Facebook – no matter what the reason – you are Trump. Anytime you misuse a womans sexual energy, in anyway, you are Trump.
I had written a piece about healing our Hillary issues pre-election. I even changed my name on social media to get out of the energy circulating around it all. It worked for me because I shed the old Hillary energy, that energy that no longer serves me and my highest heart path. I shed the wounds associated with it and got real about what the mirror was. I suggested others do the same, and ……. it was crickets. Hillary lost. The world wasn’t ready for an unhealed feminine energy to take the seat of power. There is a certain kind of feminine energy the world is in need of and it doesn’t include the power plays of old, or the stab you in the back kind of woman power it often takes to thrive in politics anywhere, even in families.
Now we have to deal with our Trump issues.
The issues we are all responsible for collectively. So let’s look at your actions, dissect them, put them on display and analyze them with focused attention and complete 100% honesty with self.
Have you ever hurt a woman in anyway?
Called her a bitch, whore, rolled your eyes at her, called her an angry woman, shamed her appearance, criticized her thoughts, passions, creative outlets?
Have you ever hated a woman you used to date? or were partnered with for any amount of time? How did the endings go? You can learn a lot by how people end anything.
Are you a woman who shames other women, gangs up on them, bullies them? Then you are Trump.
Have you ever laughed at a woman, stranger or otherwise? Made snide remarks about her?
Then you are Trump.
Have you ever ignored a woman who offered you love?
Have you ever ghosted a woman in your life, leaving her with no explanation or understanding? This disregard for her feelings makes you Trump.
How do you treat your daughters? Your sisters? Your aunts? your mothers? Your grandmothers? Your neighbors? Your friends? How about strangers? Women you pass by in the streets? Women you don’t consider any affiliation with. How about how you treat beautiful women vs ugly women? How do you treat fat women?
How do you support the women in your life? How do you support the women who aren’t in your life?
Have you ever posted a sea hag slide of a woman publicly to shame her and make people witch hunt her? (This actually happened to me, so I can relate to the pain it causes) I would consider this person a Trump.
Anytime you have ever talked shit about a woman in any way, anywhere, anyhow for any reason whatsoever, you are Trump.
What do you own of it?
How you see Trump reflects how you see something else in your closer to home life. What does he trigger within you? The anger and rage you feel towards other people being harmed? or the harm you have been subjected too? or the harm you have inflicted on others?
What is right or what is wrong is relative.
Apologize to the people in your life that you need to make it right with. No matter how much time has passed, or how thick your pride is, go do it now. If it’s not possible to do this with the actual person then make a blanket statement to the Universe to forgive YOUR harmful hurtful actions to others. If you truly want to change the situation as you see it now and you are not happy with the outcome of anything, you need to look it straight in the eye, head on and deal with it! Not by being violent and spreading more hate, but by looking deeper into yourself about you own truths and who you are to yourself and others.
Gaslighting is the act of hyping up situations to stir shit up. Healing is the act of looking at things reasonably with intent to heal. If you want this to heal on the collective scale, you need to do the work on your micro scale. Women have been treated like shit for eons.
Let’s try an experiment.
Take a look at your own personal life. Who is the Trump in your life?
That person who treats you with disregard, disrespect and mocks you. That person who judges you by your outside and ignores your inside.
Who is that person in your life that treats you like this?
Then once you’ve reflected on that a bit.
Ask yourself this question.
Am I a micro-Trump for anyone else?
You see complaining is never productive. Yet in the world of healing, it can be a mirror into yourself and what still needs healing in your life. If you’re unhappy or angry about Trump, who has now become a collective archetype for all, look at what he symbolizes for you on the micro scale.
If you have ever had someone disrespect you, your work, your beliefs etc or someone who has devalued you as a woman, or has done this to the women in your life, this is a chance to figure that out on the micro for yourself.
Use the fuel for the inner fire.
Change starts with your closest discomforts.
Inside out. That is the only way to make anything better.