Whether Donald or Hillary or some surprise wins the election on Tuesday, in a couple of years it will all be over. And there will be something else to get excited about. Meanwhile, there is so much power that we have to transform our own thinking and lives. So much good that we can do in our own small or larger circles of influence. And no president has true power over anyone but themselves, if they have any power at all. True power is quiet, uninjurable, pervasive, and kind.
Whatever the outcome of the pipeline situation or the election, none of this touches that in us which cannot be harmed. Call it soul, or love-energy, or true intelligence. There is something in us that makes us alive and creative, and we are the only ones that can choke that wellspring off. And one of the best ways to do that is to get caught up in some battle or another. This is how we sabotage our own growth and happiness.
There is a full moon coming up, and I invite you to join me in spirit for a period of reflection the day before. On Sunday, November 13 at 5:00 PM EST, I’m going to be easing into my chair, or maybe lying on the floor, or sitting by the river, and I will release the burden of my striving and thinking and worrying, as best I can. Maybe I will picture it all as a whirling mess that I allow to float off into the capable hands of some universal caretaker, at least for this period of meditation. I will give myself permission to simply relax and breathe. I will remember the goodness in my life, the Goodness that I am. I will come home to the place where all my power is – here, in this moment, in my Self. The moon will be closer to the earth than it has been in a long time, so I might imagine it’s gentle dominion feeding my meditation, sending its silvery strength into my heart, bones, being. And once I have rested in meditation for half an hour, I will remember that this is where change begins. This is where peace begins. So set your alarm clock if you want to join me for a moment or the whole time.
Sending love to you now, and may we go forth today in the peace of who we are.