During this harsh election season, a particular slogan rang so clearly, it is still resonating with me:
Love Trumps Hate
Love does trump hate. If love and hate ran for office, love wins every time. Even on planet Earth, there would be no competition because love doesn’t need a majority vote to win.
Abraham gave us an emotional scale. On that scale, where the highest = 1 and the lowest = 22, Love is #1…right at the top and grouped with Joy, Appreciation, Empowered, and Freedom.
In the book Power Vs Force, Dr. David R. Hawkins tells us how he actually quantified something similar, how he measured the energy (the power) of different emotional states. On his scale, Love is 500. Unconditional love is 540, Peace is 600, and Enlightenment is 700. And by the way, the top of his scale is 1000.
So where is hate?
Abraham places Hatred (and Rage) at position 19. Dr. Hawkins’ scale values hate (and anger) at 150.
So, Abraham tells us that Love is 19 positions above Hate and Dr. Hawkins tells us that Love is 350 logarithmic value points more powerful than Hate.
So, why, pray tell, did the campaign who used that slogan lose?
Love trumps Hate, but…
Hate and Anger trump Fear!
This campaign was not one of Love versus Hate. In my opinion, there was a lot of anger on one side, and a lot of fear on the other. And anger is more powerful than fear.
If you’re hating a hater, you’re still promoting (producing) hate. If you hate racism, misogyny, xenophobia, or homophobia, then you’re hating an act of hate and that solves nothing.
So what do you do now? Do you just give up? Are you going to tumble down the scale? On Dr. Hawkins’ scale, Fear is 100, Grief is 75, Apathy/Hopelessness is 50. Poking around Facebook, I see a lot of that floating around. Fearing the hateful behaviors of others feels worse than hating, so you don’t want to go that way either.
Don’t give up; let go!
The problem is not the person, people, or party that sits in the White House or controls the Senate. The problem is that many of you are imagining a future you do not want. You have placed all sorts of power and meaning into something that does not have power or meaning over your life. Your thoughts about it do, but it/they do not.
This morning is no different than a week ago. You have just as much power and potential as you did then…which is to say that your power and potential is unlimited. Dr. Hawkins would say your power (in the moment) is measurable, but that is a measure of the amount of potential power you are actually using in any given moment. The power source that you have right now is STILL unlimited, even if you are not accessing any of it.
No external force, election result, situation, or person can change your potential.
The first thing you need to do, right now, is expand (raise, evolve) your thinking. Love IS a source of power. You don’t need to love someone or something you don’t love in order to use it. That is a misnomer. It is not time for you to love Donald Trump if you hate him. It is not time for you to love anything anyone stands for that you do not agree with.
It is time for you to love what you love…that is all.
See, nothing has changed. You still love what you love and the election didn’t change that. If you love something, love it…right now. Focus on that love until you actually feel it inside of you. Walk the emotional scale. If you follow Dr. Hawkins’ view, it might look something like this:
- I Fear (the future.)
- I Desire (something good.)
- I am Angry (that something is blocking that goodness.)
- I Demand (a solution.)
- I have Courage (because I recognize my ability to participate in a ‘campaign’ based on my own values.)
- I Trust (that it will work out for me because so far it always has.)
- I Accept (the here and now.)
- I am a Reason-able person, (I am Smart, and I will use what I Know to make life good for me.)
- I still Love what I Love (and no one is going to change how I feel about those things.)
In order for love to win in your life experience, you cannot focus on hatred of what is unwanted or disliked. You cannot blame people who have a different perspective and different life experience. You need only stick to your own views.
And you don’t have to try to do anything. If you take action from your fear, hatred, or anger, what you walk into will not be very fun. You will have planted seeds of fear, hate, and anger and then face the fruits of them. It’s okay if you do this, but I suspect you don’t really want that.
You don’t have to face the opposition. You don’t have to tell your side. You don’t have to argue your perspective. That isn’t the way anyone is going to evolve. Have you witnessed anyone changing their life view as a result of all the arguing that went on this past year?
Accept that others have a different life experience than you do. Accept that if they are angry, that they have a reason to be angry…based on their own life struggles. Let them be angry, but give them a wide berth. If you try to set him or her straight, you’re gonna walk right into his or her anger and ignite your own. That could be fun for you, if you’ve been stuck in fear and/or hopelessness, but if you really desire love and/or peace and/or freedom, that is not the best avenue to take.
In my opinion, leaders do not lead energetically; they follow. They use the vibe of the collective and ride it for whatever ends they desire.
To change the vibe of the collective, start with your own shell. You want peace? Find peace in your own body…in your own house…in your own family…in your own workplace…among your peers. It will leak out all over the place.
And if you succeed in finding peace in your own shell, the rest won’t matter because when you have peace, it follows you wherever you go. When you have cultivated enough peace inside, only peaceful people can reach you. Even angry people will have a moment of peace while they are interacting with you. Your peace will then touch everyone around you, even those driving alongside and seemingly unaware of you.
One last encouraging comment. You don’t need to achieve peace (or love or joy or whatever) the majority of your day to improve your life experience. Fear has very little power. Ever notice how when you fear, you feel utterly powerless? That is because fear is powerless. Joy is powerful…oh so powerful. When you’re full of joy, you feel as if you can take on the whole world while simultaneously having no need to take on the whole world. A moment of joy in each day does wonders.
Laugh. Enjoy what is right in your life right now. Love what you love. And let go of worry. (And stop watching and reading and sharing those dramatic dissertations of fear, pity, and hopelessness. They are not doing you or any of your friends any good!)
For months now, I have been reaching for the experience of feeling good for no reason. I now get there often. In fact, when I went to bed election night, I felt excited. I felt completely satisfied with my day. I felt anticipation.
When I woke the next morning, and turned on the computer, I was surprised by the results. I honestly didn’t expect them. But you know what I felt next? That same excitement and anticipation as I did the night before. I felt not the slightest shard of fear. I know I can feel good without reason. If I can feel good for no reason, than I can feel good no matter what. I now know this experientially and experience this daily…not all day (yet), but daily.
Starting Election day, the three inner planets (not counting Earth) will change signs, one after the next. Given the order of the transitions, none will occupy the same sign at the same time. Mars will leave Capricorn before Venus enters, and Venus will leave Sagittarius before Mercury enters.
This is akin to three individuals who cannot see eye-to-eye. Each has his or her perspective and no amount of pleading will get either of the others to fully understand his or her side.
Given that these are inner planets, they do not portend long term changes, rather shifts in the day-to-day. Things will certainly feel differently a week from now…no matter what happens on Tuesday.
Surrounding these inner planet ingressions are three solar alignments. The square between Pluto and Uranus was the big news the years surrounding 2012. That aspect, now separating, is all about long term changes. Slipped in between them is an aspect with Chiron, which is about all kinds of healing.
To start, the sun (in Scorpio) sextiles Pluto (in Capricorn) two days before the election. This highlights (emphasizes, shines a light on the need for) transformational (and generational) changes in things like government and business. Non-incumbent candidates always offer change as part of their campaign, but the change Pluto inspires goes far beyond that.
Capricorn-ruled structures are not as solid as they seems. We’ve all seen governments, countries, and too-big-to-fail companies crumble seemingly over night.
This election has brought so many thoughts, ideals, and emotions to the surface. Have any stones been left unturned? In my opinion, this is the greater service it has provided for the collective (including those observing from other countries).
After the election, the sun trines Chiron in Pisces, highlighting the healing of the collective (conscious, sub-conscious, unconscious). After this battle, I’m sure everyone is going to need some r and r. Many of us may need to find our own peace, while some may be called upon to console groups of others. This year has been a rough and rowdy row and the numerous wounds are quite salted right now.
Lastly, the sun will quincunx Uranus in Aries. A sextile is a mild harmonizing of two energies. A trine is a strongly cooperative harmonizing. Quincunx is a back and forth—a bit of harmony, a bit of tension. On an individual level, some will thrive and some will fret…not just about the election, but in all regards and to varying degrees. There is always an array of diversity going on. This aspects reminds us that, at some point, we each need to get out of the boxes. This election, like many before it, is between two individuals representing two factions with opposing views within many subjects. Furthermore, this particular election encodes numerous other topics represented symbolically.
Individual humans, we are learning, do not often fit into narrow cubbyholes. Gender expression, sexual orientation, and gender identification, for example, are all shown to be separate, varying, and evolving aspects. Like it or not, we might as well get used to it because this evolution or unveiling is so much larger than any one you or me. More and more are breaking out of the molds that confined them, serving as examples to the next wave of individuals eager and inspired to express their uniqueness.
For the record, I look at all of this and smile. What I see is a master plan, assisted and inspired by non-physical, showing the way forward, where everything is possible. Each individual can have his or her own preferences surround them, which simultaneously, does not prevent any alternative from happening anywhere else…even next door.
The ‘plan’ is fluid, by the way, and does not depend on any result. It matters not who wins on Tuesday. It matters not what laws pass. Guidance is unending. As Abraham says, “You can’t get it done and you cannot get it wrong. The reason you can’t get it wrong is because it is never done.”
If you look with a microscope, you will see the vibration as back and forth. When you step back far enough, you will see that it is ALWAYS getting better!
Skip the apology. Don’t say you’re sorry…you don’t need forgiveness.
We’ve all been there. Maybe you said something, maybe you did something, either way, five minutes later, you regret it. Regret is feeling as if you’ve done something wrong. Or maybe your actions were innocent, but they blew up in your face. Maybe you put yourself in pain or hurt someone else.
Life happens. You might think it was bad luck, you might believe in Karma—either way, we’ve all been in those spots.
Religions like to talk about “wrong-doing.” Some spend an awful lot of time preaching about “atoning for one’s sins.” In my opinion, they’re only half right. But I’ll get to that in a moment.
So let’s say you did something someone might call a sin. Whether it be intentional or not matters not (for this discussion). All that matters is that you are now in a state of regret.
Regret serves a purpose, but a very, very short one. Regret—intellectually—is nothing more than the realization that something did not work out well. Regret—emotionally—emphasizes the point, which is simply your inner guidance telling you to now turn away from what didn’t go well, and turn towards what is wanted.
When you’re told to atone, the dictionary says:
Atone = to make amends.
Amends is defined as reparation or compensation. But amend is defined as to improve or correct. So a higher definition of atone is this:
Atone = to make amendments = to make adjustments, changes, corrections.
If you reached regret, you have the information you need to get started. You understand that something is not right (it’s not the way you want it to be). You might not know the full solution, but you do know that you want it. Your negative feelings of regret tell you that.
If you stay with regret, it can get worse. Regret, you see, is focusing on the problem, the sin, the wrong-doing, the mistake…in other words, the past. If you stick with regret, you might slide into guilt. If you stick with guilt, you can slide further into things like self judging, self loathing, or maybe even shame.
Some teach (preach) atonement synonymously with apologizing. They say you must compensate for your wrong-doing…you must pay for your sins…you must ask (them) for forgiveness.
But this teaching loses sight of the high meaning of atonement…making an adjustment. When you make an adjustment, you are moving forward. The past is over. The journey is from here forward.
If you use atonement the way it was intended (as guidance from spirit), you can follow this path rather quickly:
Another view of the above is this:
Atonement allows attunement allows attainment allows achievement allows abundance.
Atonement = making adjustments.
Attunement = alignment = harmonizing–turning one’s vibration with one’s Higher Self, one’s desires, one’s true intentions, God/Goddess/All-That-Is. It is worth mentioning that your Higher Self is God/Goddess/All-That-Is, because it is already attuned to Source.
Attainment = reaching a goal—realizing a desire. Attaining, which is based on reaching, is a much better word than obtaining, which implies getting or gaining through effort (in other words: trying). A previous post already showed us that: Anxiety is being in a trying place. Instead of trying, reach for your goals. Reaching implies stretching, growing, expanding, and becoming more than you were.
Achievement, which is very close to attainment, simply illustrates that what was gained was desired to begin with. I am remembering the saying, “Experience is what you got when you didn’t get what you wanted.” Well, “Achievement is what you get when you attain what you sought to begin with.”
Abundance is the natural result from following this path. Simply put, to achieve any desire, all that is needed is atonement…meaning attunement. You might not know all of the steps to take right now, but when you make a step that is away from your goal, you will know it. Simply atone, attune, and step again.
Now, doesn’t this sound more like the guidance God/Goddess/All-That-Is would say to a loved child? Wouldn’t it make sense that all-loving Source would provide a clear path for the attainment of your desires?
It may be another eon of time before the idea of sin fades away. So be it. When you feel regret, reach for atonement, which is simply attunement.
If your car makes a funny noise, you take it in for a tune-up (attunement). You don’t publicly shame it on Facebook. You don’t use peer-pressure to coerce it into complying. You don’t damn it to hell. You don’t throw rocks at it, saying it deserves to be smashed. You simply make adjustments. [Or maybe you trade it in for a new one. That works too! :-)]
By the way, before you venture down the above path at all, make sure your regret is actually yours. In other words, don’t wear other people’s thoughts about what’s right and wrong. Their morality is theirs. You have your own. Feeling guilty because you think you did something wrong is very different than feeling guilty because someone else told you (or implied) that you did something wrong (by their rules).
Play around with this and let us know what you think by leaving a comment, if you’re so inclined.
And for the record, if it will make you feel better to apologize, then by all means, do that. This post is not about telling you what to do, merely about giving you something to think about.