“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”
Today, half of my country is celebrating. Or if they are not actually celebrating, they are at least relieved that their candidate won. They feel that their voice was heard. If you are among the people in this category, I do offer my congratulations and send my love.
Today, half of my country is devastated. As I watched in shock and complete disbelief last night, I felt so much sadness and pain for the sharp division. And in many ways, the world around us is kinda freaking out. So many questions. So much anxiety. All of the really, really hard feelings are on full display: Confusion, Fear, Anger, Hate, Apathy, Disbelief, Sadness, Shock, Exhaustion. It’s a lot to take in, and for many of us the pain is unbearable. But bear it we must.
[ctt template=”2″ link=”_Jbau” via=”yes” nofollow=”yes”]We must also recognize that there is still Hope, always Hope, and it is in Hope that we can see the way forward. @Blsng_Butterfly[/ctt]
We must also recognize that there is still Hope, always Hope, and it is in Hope that we can see the way forward. It is in Hope that we can begin the process of rebuilding a country so clearly divided, and it is in Hope that we can do the real work of loving each other back to wholeness despite our differences.
To those who are hurting, frightened, saddened and disappointed: I want to tell you that it is OK to feel whatever you are feeling. I want to tell you that you are not alone. I want to wrap you in a warm, gentle hug and kiss the top of your head and tell you that I love you. You are Safe. This is still your home. Your voice still matters, maybe now more than ever before. I am still here, and I believe in you, and I Love You. We are all going to be OK.
And to the other half of my country, I want to hug you too. I want to wrap you in Love and I want to sit down to tea or wine or margaritas with you and I want to listen and I want to understand what the message is that you sent to me, to our country, and to the world with your vote yesterday. I want you to know that I don’t hate you for using your voice. I want you to know that we can still move forward together.
I don’t want any more name calling, I don’t want any more fighting, I want to understand what you think is so broken and wrong with America that you voted to “make America great again.” I want it to be great too! Truly. And though we have different ideas of what that means, what that looks like, and what should happen next-I want to move forward, always forward, and I have to believe that the only way that there is a chance of this happening is if we put down our fists and work together.
I’m here. I’m not running away, I’m not hiding. I’m sure as hell not going to be silent. Now more than ever, I’m sending Light and Love and Hope to all beings, to my family, friends, neighbors, strangers, aliens, the powerful, the weak, the broken, the frightened, the voiceless, me, & you. There are no Others, there is only Us. We are ONE and we belong to each other. I am willing to move forward together. Can we do this? Can we love each other more bravely than ever before?
[ctt template=”2″ link=”37uZT” via=”no” ]There are no Others, there is only Us. We are ONE and we belong to each other. I am willing to move forward together. Can we do this? Can we love each other more bravely than ever before?[/ctt]