Thursday, November 10, 2016
Dream Strong Now!
I was deeply inspired by Secretary Clinton's concession speech. Here's what I learned from listening to it.
a) I'm not off the hook. Four years of HRC and I could have lah-di-dahed my way around serving my community and future communities on earth by doing my civic duty of giving back in a cavalier way, confident that the ship of state is in good hands. Now, the glow is gone and things look dire, but as she points out, this campaign, this movement was never about one person. Get out from behind the FB posts she challenges us and do something for whatever you believe to be right and good.
b) Watching her give her speech made me realize that HRC is even more valiant and capable than I already knew her to be. What an example of poise and states-personship! She's an inspiration to the women's movement; I know she will continue to lead and do her part for the greater good. I loved how she reached out to the young and challenged them not to be disheartened. More than anyone I know, I feel she leads by example in exhorting us not to lose heart; never doubt that working for what you believe is right and good is worth it, she exhorts, despite how painful the moment must have felt to her personally.
c) Brutishness has always been a part of patriarchy so it appears Mordor is waking once again. But, spiritually considered, we're all going to die sooner or later; it's no big deal, we've done it who knows how many times, how many lifetimes! We can ask ourselves if it's wise to be so fearful of death and if it's not even wiser to ask ourselves for what purpose was I born this time around? The currency of eternity is love. The answer to our spiritual purpose is too individual to allow for the doctrines and legislation of patriarchal religions; spiritually we're all equally free and assured of deliverance, death where is thy sting? As for a life's purpose, any variation of spreading love in the world will do; it's one of the few treasures from the physical that converts to the non-physical at death. I'm guessing spreading hate and violence doesn't sell well on a soul level and that attitude bears re-thinking. Perhaps, many of us volunteered to bear witness to this truth, at this time, in this space for the purpose of spiritual evolution.
d)Both HRC and Pres. Obama are speaking to our hearts, calling for a mindful transition into whatever difficulty we encounter and for our powerful, loving and creative energy to transform the worst case scenario into the unexpected.
e) "Scripture tells us: Let us not grow weary in doing good, for in due season, we shall reap, if we do not lose heart." Her message is simple and clear: Never doubt that doing good is worth it and never give up. She's amazing. She's not giving up and neither should we.
f) This isn't how I wanted it to be, but I am famous for my life motto: "It is what it is and it ain't what it ain't." We have choices to make. We live in interesting times. We can make a difference that is far bigger than our little self. Calling all to dream strong and all dreamers to connect deeply with what is good and kind and loving. We are still stronger together.
"Hopeful, Inclusive and Big Hearted".