Eckhart Tolle, one of Oprah's wunderkinds, we are becoming more aware of that pesky part of us. The Beatles sang about it: "I, Me, Me, Mine." Ancient mystics have long known that the part of us that's eternal can't afford to completely identify with the physical experience of the soul because that experience is so temporary and fraught with fuck ups.
Yet, there are many, many people who get stuck in that physical ego identified existence and it can lead to some dismal human choices. Those who are identified with eternity weigh their choices based on the long term good for all, as well as the short term good for me. We keep having to live it till we get it right and the currency of the universe is Love. Love is much bigger than Hallmark, romantic conventions or money. Love is courage. In French, "coeur" is heart. That's why I say that dreams give us the courage to live from our hearts. They connect us to our eternal soul.
Anytime we choose to love in the face of hate, to contribute as well as receive, we extend our consciousness both forward and back in time, into lifetimes we've lived and lives we'll be living. What clogs everything up is hate. Hate and fear, fear and hate. We're here to do something in the name of Love. We each will die; we each will live on, perhaps to incarnate physically again. Perhaps we choose. As I appear to be here now, I have to ask myself; what am I here to learn? What am I here to do? How can I more precisely align with my authentic self while I'm here?
The good news is that for over a century, Spirit has been sweeping humanity and waking us from the lethargy of false paradigms like patriarchy. I know that dreams and the dream channels are a huge part of this revolution; that's what I love to share with you on Lita Dreaming. We are being invited to tune in to the bigger picture. Yes, we'll each die but we aren't extinguished. We go on, and on, and on, and on. So an obvious question to me is what shall I do Now?
It appears to me that I chose, as the Chinese curse goes, an interesting time to incarnate again. The most colossal ego America has ever seen is running on the presumption that everybody loves a bully and he, in particular, can do no wrong. He could shoot someone on a posh NYC street and still get elected. Wow! So who votes for Mr. All-Ego? Mini-egos?
As Tolle loves to point out, the ego is insane. Jung taught that if the ego becomes rigid and the person completely identifies with it, they are in the grip of whatever the unconscious sends their way. Without the awareness of something bigger than ego/I and without the ability to dialogue with our own larger Self, a person loses the opportunity for spiritual growth that incarnation offers. They can also make physical life extremely unpleasant for others because they see themselves as an isolated I instead of a spirit Being, whole, eternal, connected to All That Is. The I sees no need to share, connect, understand or love because it can dominate with all the opposite forces; yet, as Wicca puts it, what goes around comes around. Jesus stated this universal law as, do unto others as you would have them do to you.
So, what values will fuel our vote? Are we citizens with civic responsibility or consumers looking for the best deal for ourselves, too bad about anything else? Are we aware of our own spiritual responsibility to use this life for service as well as for gain? Do we know that we are free from all but our own inner dictums and that dreams are our way to Skype Home? Can we get outside of our little thinking ego personalities with its likes and opinions and connect to our hearts? What is the best possible scenario for our future, our children's future and the future of all the world's peoples? What will we be able to tell our loved ones on the other side about our lives, why we lived them as we did and how we feel about it all once we cross over?
I cringe every time I hear some minimally informed person proclaim they will vote for this man because he's so good in business, he knows how to "deal." Wow, that's not even true. Over and over, reliable sources have reported his bankruptcies, his broken promises and betrayals of honor and trust, Trump university, beefsteaks, casinos, on and on. He claims he'll bring jobs back and has outsourced his clothing line to the Mexican people he reviles. But, at this moment in time, he's not the real focus of my concern. It's us, the citizens of this great nation. What is it we dream? Is it a dream worthy of eternity? I hope so.