In my town, a gentleman of means, very active in the Republican party, who happens to own a billboard on a very main drag in town, posted a political message that I consider inflamatory, defamatory and untrue. I’m told he owns the signage under personal property license so, he can post what he wants there. Well, I’m all for freedom of speech.
I can get mad, but that's a lot of energy I'm giving to the dark side. Searching for peace, I realize that Now, more than ever, it’s important to dream, not just a personal dream, but a dream for the community. When I let my heart feel the deep divide in our collective consciousness at this moment, I feel anxiety, dismay, bewilderment and anger. When I exercise my imagination to dream a better future outcome, I feel hopeful and I'm encouraged to act to make that dream a reality.
The dream I have for America in this election is that the person who cares most for all of the people of our nation be elected President . In my dream, I also see a Congress filled with intelligent, committed public servants who care deeply and compassionately for all the people of our country, regardless of wealth, and who will make decisions that respect and empower every person. I also see leaders who will take responsibility for safeguarding our planet Earth for the benefit of at least seven future generations, as our Native American ancestors taught. I dream a future where we respect Nature as Gaia, living Consciousness, who not only depends on us, but more profoundly, on Whom we depend completely.
I see citizens of this country making the effort to be truly informed. We base our opinions on the public record of those who serve us, not on slogans thrown out by political marketers with no basis in fact. In addition, we consider much more than the economy when we weigh the qualifications of our leaders. As they say, you can’t take it with you.
In my dream, we know that there are key human rights protected by the Constitution that are deeply at stake in this election. While the right to free speech is one of them, so is the right to freedom of religion (and from religion).
In my dream, women of all religious affiliations realize that Father doesn't know best. Who says that god is male and woman must obey Him? The Book of Mormom? The Bible? The Koran? The Vatican? (I’ll give you one big HINT; they don’t call these patriarchal religions for nothing). In my America - the one just down the road in a couple of months - woman is still free to choose her conscience in all matters related to her own body. We know that abortion is a RELIGIOUS issue, not a political one. To allow one religious group to legislate morality is to demolish the most basic freedom a human being can hope for, the right to choose and pursue their own spiritual truth according to their own conscience. Only patriarchal religions seek incessantly to control women and restrict their voice and power in the body politic; in my dream we know that an American Taliban like government is one to avoid and we will not vote for patriarchal religious fanaticism in any stripe.
In my dream of America, post the 2012 elections, I see that many, many people have come together to solve our problems in a heartfelt way. We don’t dismiss each other with empty labels, as if life is one big football game. We value our amazing diversity of race, culture, gender and beliefs, so we create social structures that work for everybody. We are a spiritual and conscious culture, excited by the revelations of this new age where science and spirituality meet, where dreams prove their power to each one of us and we each connect in our own way with our Consciousness of Divinity. We have access to other worlds, other dimensions of reality through our dreams, we don’t fear the unknown, we explore it.
Even if we still struggle to feed, clothe and educate ourselves and our communities, we don’t fear destruction or lack. We want less and create our own plenty with cooperation and imagination. Will there still be greedy, selfish people? Perhaps, but we don’t call them smart business people and uphold their realities for them; we help them to lay down that heavy burden and walk into a consciousness that is spiritual as well as material.
In my future America, voters, the majority of us, have embraced a path with heart, not just on the coasts, but all through the land. There is a new Consciousness about life and death and we're not afraid. Teachers like Eckhart Tolle. Caroline Casey and Robert Moss are gaining ever growing popularity among us. We are investing in much more than our economy, we are growing our spirit.
For the next two months, I’ll be busy expanding this dream because I need to believe in what I value most, the power of Love, and not allow myself to be prematurely dismayed. So I invite all you wonderful citizens of this great land to dream a piece of this dream and do what you can to make it a reality.
May all the Goodness that guides the great universe lend us teachers, guardians and companions in this soul quest to dream a communal dream we can wake up to post elections.