Now that the election is finally over and we have elected a new team to lead us, it is time for Hope and Celebration...Now is also a time to heal and choose peace moving forward.
I was considering a couple of other topics for this article, but after speaking with a few people about the election recently, I thought it would be better to write about healing now that the election is over, and how helpful it is to choose peace over being right.
People I have been speaking with have been experiencing stress and anxiety about this election and recent events. Many are feeling depleted and are calling me with Post Traumatic Stress and other symptoms from recent events or earlier events that are triggering them currently. They know I can clear these issues for them quickly and where ever they are located.
How do we heal our differences? How do we heal both as individuals and as a nation?
The people I spoke with were clearly stressed and anxious about this election.
Tensions were running high for a lot of folks. One gym member I know got into an altercation with another member who had been provoking her about her candidate preference.
Some of my relationships are with people who are important to me and preferred the other candidate. Knowing this, how do I handle a significant difference between us, knowing we all probably have strong feelings about who we think is the best choice in this current scenario?
Personally, my biggest concern continues to be our environment and planet and so I am glad we elected two people who also indicate this is a priority for them. If we don’t take care of the planet and all the life forms on our planet including marine life and wild life, we will not survive well. This issue is an example of something that is important to me and I feel concerned and passionate about it.
MY CHOICE: My next door neighbor happens to also support the person who was just elected. She told me she won’t talk to anyone who supports Trump. She chose to put a wall up toward others who don’t agree with her. The way I see it, walls alienate people and separate us. Haven't we as a collective group been divided enough, especially this past year?
Isn't it time for us to come together and see what we have in common as well as respecting each other's differences?
Opportunity: We are being reminded to increase our tolerance and acceptance for everyone, whether our views are similar or different.
Knowing how a person with different views from my own feels and why, doesn’t make me feel threatened - it helps me understand that person better. She or he also feels heard and respected. How refreshing. The ability to think, intuit, and feel for ourselves is what makes us all unique . I have never seen this country as divided as we have been the past 4 years. Let’s come together and find out what we have in common and what makes us different. We can love each other the more by listening, sharing and understanding each other better.
Mother Theresa said “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
Wayne Dyer said, “do we want to have peace or do we want to be “right”?
Peace feels better than fighting and promotes harmony and joy.
What in you still needs to be healed?
If being ‘right’ feels more important than peace, then what is still un-resolved in you that makes being right a priority? What is keeping you agitated and wanting to fight and keep the drama going? It's all old stuff that can be cleared for good.
Do you continue to feel invisible?
“The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.”
Are you still angry because your opinion and feelings were not valued or respected as a child?
Most clients I help with Thyroid conditions voices were suppressed and they were not allowed to express their thoughts, feelings or opinions as children. This suppression developed into a Thyroid condition for many. Emotional issues almost always lead to physical conditions.
“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” Mother Theresa
We can all hold the light for each other and the planet regardless of what the outcome of this election is. We can make the choice to be part of the solution rather than adding to the problem. We can choose peace and getting along, over getting angry and trying to convince the other person that our way is the right way...violence is never the way.
One of my favorite quotes by Mahatma Gandhi:
“An eye for an eye and we all go blind.”
I love this quote by Mother Theresa: “spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.”
Are you feeling triggered by this election? What are you able to observe about how you are reacting both internally and externally when you talk with someone who supports the other candidate?
Here are a few things you can do to reduce stress, depression, and overwhelm:
- Exercise: It releases endorphins which are the ‘feel good’ hormones in the brain.
- Connect with friends and family. Lots of options to do this even with the pandemic; by phone, Skype, Zoom or in person.
- Self Care; Do things that feel good to you; take a warm bath, meditate, use affirmations and prayer.
- Laugh: Watch funny movies, tell corny jokes. Laughter instantly raises the vibration for you and those who are with you.
If you still need help, reach out. Wherever you are located, I will help you by balancing you, raising your vital life force, clearing your most significant issue and imprinting you with what you need. I do all of this every session.