Whether you live in America or not, have you been worrying about the election on November 8, 2016? Today I’d like to give you some ideas on how you can help.
Why are humans special? What makes this earth such a desirable place to incarnate?
We care. Sometimes we forget, but then we’ll remember again. Each of us is learning to love stronger and wider and deeper.
When it comes to making Election Day decisions, love matters a lot. Love is the often hidden essential in our quality of life.
What Can Help Us on Election Day and Beyond? Love.
As long as people like you and I can love, there is hope for our world.
Here’s what I believe about living during these challenging times. Our planet’s present and future depend upon simply this: Human-style caring. Not only feeling it. When we really care, we show that by what we say and how we say it.
In reality, there’s one bigger test, too. We humans show that we care… by what we do.
Therefore, today’s post contains some of my ideas about how we can help. Both during and after this election!
Have you wrestled with this too, seeking to voice a spiritual calling during this portentious time in America’s history? For those of us who care deeply, how can we help with this divisive election?
After I share the best I know, let’s throw the conversation wide open. Please add your comments, your hopes and fears, your suggestions. All contributions will — of course — be valued here.
Election Day Help #1: Vote. Really Vote.
Please vote. Vote all the way down ticket. And make your vote count by voting for a candidate who is actually on the ballot.
In that regard, isn’t it encouraging to think that “little people” like us can do a better job than big-deal political folks like these? We sure can.
About that article from the New York Times, to which I’ve just supplied a link, what are we to make of these political big shots? Only 160 Republican politicians have found enough courage to publicly say it. They will not vote for Donald Trump. Beyond that, these politicians have been courageous enough to publicly state why.
And yet, how many of these relatively honorable politicians also said that they would vote for Hillary Clinton? Have I missed something here? Isn’t she the only other candidate on the ballot?
At that aforementioned link from the Times, you’ll find names of the most courageous souls among that small group of 160. Bravo to those committed Republican-Americans who declared in public… that they would uphold their country by voting for Hillary Clinton. In that article, their noble names are shaded in blue. Sadly, you’ll find precious few of those 160 names are shaded in blue.
Look, I’m not in conflict about the presidency. But even if I weren’t a strong enthusiast about the former Secretary of State, New York Senator, and First Lady…
Even then I hope I would find the strength of character to swallow my pride and vote for her anyway.
Elections Are Not Always Held in a Perfect World
Maybe you’ve noticed. This one isn’t. So what?
Voting for the greater good can lift us up. May each of us eligible Americans find the moral courage to vote for our next president. Let’s encourage our friends to exercise their sacred right to uphold this democracy.
How crazy is it? How profoundly irresponsible! High-level politicians who refuse to vote for the next president of their country? Whaaaaa?
For instance, the press secretary for President George W. Bush has been proudly spreading the word that he is not going to vote for president.
Who can show a better understanding of civic responsibility? You can. I can.
Election Day Help #2. Protest Votes Are for Middle School.
Please talk to anyone you know who plans to use this election as a way to “Express how I feel.”
A protest vote. Staying home. Some clever write-in.
These are not ways to show that you care about anyone other than yourself.
Remind any friends and family members and neighbors who might listen.
Comment through any social media where you can dare to speak up without wrecking your life.
If it inspires you, read (or reread) the article here: Vote. Don’t Just Feel.
Election Day Help #3
Let’s talk about prayers for a moment. May I ask you a personal question? Have you been asking God for help with this election and its aftermath? Many of us have been praying about this. For months. I’ll admit to that.
Prayers are good.
Yet sometimes it can be humbling to wrap words around the enormous feelings that have been stirred up by this election. Prayer can even feel impossible, when we’re so deeply upset at current events.
Some of you may have been struggling with that. How to create a prayer for these shocking times?
Where are the words?
Sometimes it has felt to me like this: As though the human floor has dropped out from under my feet, while the ceiling of Divine protection for my country is where? High. And mighty. And distant.
Even in Enlightenment, I’ll forget how the presence of God can always be found within my heart.
Because I would like to help my country on Election Day and beyond, I wrote the following prayer. Maybe it can help you to get started with finding your words.
(BTW, for those of you who keep track, prayer does count as Technique Time.)
My Election Prayer
Before or after the election, this recording may help. A quick little sound recording that I made this morning: Election Prayer from Rose Rosetree.
What if you’d prefer to read this prayer and adapt it, or make your own recording? The gist of my Election Prayer is below. Help yourself! Alter any of this as you see fit.
Close your eyes.
Call on a form of God that is meaningful to you.
Ask God to fill you and your home with love, caring, and intelligence. A loving spiritual power.
Because, if we wish to solve problems in this world, love matters more than our fears or even our need to “Be Right!”
Imagine and feel how that golden spiritual power of love grows larger now, filling the world.
May we human beings use our sacred free will to wake up our caring.
We can live the opposite of “Duh!” and “How can they?”
So let’s ask for Divine help to open up our heart of compassion.
May we remember to love.
Love can embolden us to make a human commitment: I will do my part.
Because love alone isn’t enough. Love is just the beginning. Let’s use whatever love we’ve got to build bridges of understanding.
May we find ways to help, starting with one little, human-scale, word or deed. Then the next.
For as long as we live, and no matter what happens in this world, it is never too late to care.
May God help each of us to do our part. May we find positive ways to show that caring.
Open your eyes.
Election Day Help #4. Researching What Is True, Include Auras
Tracking facts? Tracking who tells the truth versus who lies? Of course that matters, and it matters for voting all the way down the ticket.
Aura reading can help bring perspective as well.
Below is a list of the election day-useful aura readings. Most are YouTubes.
Right now, can you think of any people who might find them interesting? Inspiring? If so, please share.
- YouTube Intro: Aura Reading the Presidential Ticket. Rose Rosetree shows how she reads those auras.
- Plus Aura Reading Hillary Clinton on YouTube.
- Also Aura Reading Donald Trump on YouTube.
- He’s so human! Aura Reading Tim Kaine on YouTube.
- And maybe he’s not so human! Aura Reading Mike Pence on YouTube.
- Aura Reading Gary Johnson. Guest Post by ISABELLA CATES
- Aura Reading Jill Stein. Guest Post by ISABELLA.