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Sat Aug 12, 2017, 04:14 PM

2017- The Year of the Shadow

It used to be that we presented our light and hid our shadow side, however 45 has empowered those who live in hate and fear. We now are faced with meeting people and immediately seeing who they are at their core, their "shadow side" or their "light side". Lately, the shadow side seems to be rising. There are people who I worked with for many years and who really were reasonable people. I see them now on social media, fully "out and proud" to be a Nazi, or a white supremacist, bigot, racist, and/or masochist. They called themselves "Independent", which to me is like calling yourself bisexual - you may identify with both sides, but in your heart of hearts, when its time to embrace your fantasy, it is one side that rings your bell (so to speak) - that is who you really are, and when its time to vote - most independents tend to vote republican (when given a choice of D or R). I always felt that most "Independents" were really republicans who could not bring themselves to publicly embrace the negative principles that the republican party is based on, stating the infamous "both sides, blah blah blah" - another thing that to me is completely ethically and factually fraudulent. The United States we live in now, unfortunately, has very little middle ground.

Those "independents" - and let me clarify that I am not saying that this applies to everyone, but it does apply to a majority of them) and the republicans, have finally found their leader, someone who has given them permission to live in the shadow side of their true selves and show it publicly - no longer do they need to hide behind a computer monitor. They are encouraged to be bigots, to fantasize out loud the harm that they would love to see inflicted on those who they JUDGE to be inferior or different. The leaders of churches can now live in their shadows!!! This gives an extra level of permission for the hypocrites and bigots to embrace their shadows cloaked in "Christianity" - they are being told that the representative of their higher power said it was okay!! They are even bringing voting machines into churches and being told to vote their shadow's will from the pulpit.

The good news is that things are escalating very quickly. By embracing their shadows, everyone can now see their true selves. They no longer have to hide, and so we now know who they are, what they are and where they are. It is our responsibility as those who choose to show our light, to find a way to block the darkness from altering our lives in ways that will damage our lives for generations to come. The republicans and especially the rich republicans, know how to manipulate the public, the media, the law and the politicians and they have planned this takeover very carefully with the help of our enemies/their friends. They are stumbling now because they didn't expect their opportunity to present itself so quickly and as everyone knows, republicans are not very good at governing, coming up with good ideas, or compromising. Shadows block; they don't light the path, shadows block the path. They also didn't anticipate that their opportunity would come with a president that they could not control, and a woken up population of people who are identifying the shadow workers and standing up against the harm they are trying to inflict by shining their light on them.

I'm sorry this is so long - I've suffered emotionally since November, I feel like every day is some kind of horrific dream that I cannot wake up from. i'm heartened by the fact that time is moving quickly and whether circumstances will save us from the destruction that the shadows have planned for us, or whether it happens and we are destroyed by their hands -through war, another great depression, or climate change disasters, it appears that it is going to happen sooner rather than later.

The sooner it happens, the sooner we can begin to rebuild. We better be ready and that means that Democratic leaders and future US and world leaders need to be putting together a plan that we can support so that we can move forward and rebuild the dream that we were so close to achieving. We will also need to consider that once the light wins (and it will), we have to find a way to bring a little light out of the shadows. Nobody can live in this kind of negativity and not be affected by it. Things need to be healed, people need to be healed, and we need to try to become a strong and united states again.

I only hope its not too late. Nothing says Forever, Shadow, like a nuclear bomb.

Namaste,
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