The Key to Eradicating Hatred in America

Energy doesn’t lie. Because it doesn’t have an opinion. It just *is*. To observe the flow of energy is to be told a very clear story.

I’ve watched the flow of energy in the area of hate crimes. I’ve observed there is so much outward hatred and fear in America, because there is so much inner hatred and fear in America.

We are evolving out of a narcissist / bully culture that told us to “sit down and shut up” when issues arose, for women, for people of color, for LGBTQI+ people.

We are, and have been, building platforms for generations, in America, for the voices of those who have been silenced, to be heard. To be helped and to be healed.

As these platforms grow, the bullies and narcissists rage, because inside, they won’t accept healing. Many of them were victims of abuse themselves. They won’t accept help. They are terrified of the weakness that they feel, that their inner child drowns within, everyday; that weakness then plays itself out as hatred, and abuse.

It’s deadly camouflage.

America has passed the “51%” point — the point at which a majority of people believe something to be true. In this case, the 51% (or more) believe that treating people poorly because of their gender, or gender identity, or skin color, or religious belief— is *no longer* acceptable.

This puts the enacting of the deadly camouflage for those who are hiding behind it, at risk.

America isn’t afraid of coming together. It’s that adult people in America are being driven by an abused, terrified inner child within, who is in near-hysterics at the idea of having to confront their own shame, and powerlessness, and feelings of guilt and chaos.

It’s the terrified inner children shoulder to shoulder in elevators, in business suits, on construction sites, in churches, being forced to “sit down and shut up” by their outer adult, who carry on a cycle of learned abuse.

We bleed out in America, because we are wounded. Up to this point in our culture, we’ve tried to explain away the wound as “life”. Yet that wound is not “life”.

It’s pain.

“Life” is what happens when we take the time to forgive ourselves from running away and hiding from the pain that has tormented our inner child.

While our outer adult is building empires and crushing all who get in their way, our inner child is shrieking in terror and fear at being ignored, left alone, shut into our pitch-black dungeon of fears and secrets, to drown, alone, in a never-ending cycle of monsters, neglect and self-abuse.

It is the shriek of that child that drives the fist of the abuser. It is the shriek of that child that spews hatred online. It is the shriek of that child that beats a different color skin.

It all happens because we ignore our own points of terror, and pain, sobbing in a tiny child’s voice, echoing far below us within, from the blackened dungeon that our adult selves are far too terrified to venture.

We sacrifice our inner child to our fears, hoping they won’t crawl up the stone stairs into our living room. So we leave our child there, to suffer and starve alone, in this place dripping with spiders spinning the webs of our lies, echoing with the inhuman groan of faceless demons just out of reach in the pitch-darkness, the cavernous sound of dripping water as our sense of self leaks into oblivion—we lock our inner child below in this dank hell, leaving it to wonder every moment of every day, what it did wrong for its own adult to forsake it.

And when it screams in terror, when the horror below becomes too much—our adult does something terrible, topside.

“Life” is not the definition of “pain”. Life can only happen when the cycle of death brings about a cycle of budding blooms which are allowed to thrive.

Nature is a beautiful teacher in this way. We watch winter swallow the earth in a freezing grip, to release it to the sun in spring.

Humanity must accept that the cycles of our own personal growth, then emulates nature. The abuse we sustained as children is the winter of our growth, freezing us into place until the sun of our own life choices can thaw the hardened ground of our emotions, to allow new growth to spring forward.

Yet to engage this cycle, we must first thaw. And in thawing, we must feel. And in feeling, we meet up with that terrified, dirty, starving child we locked deep within us, for decades. We fear the wrath of that child, the hatred of that child, the blame of that child: how could we have *done* what we did, to that child? Put it through a living hell, to feed the demons below, day to day, just so our adult selves didn’t have to?

If we push past our horror in facing what we’ve done, the fear of the wrath of this delicate being that we have neglected and abused, and we fall to our knees in a place of true accountability and remorse and acceptance for what we’ve done before this child, and draw it to us, and hold it while it screams and cries until it just relaxes into what it can finally feel is our warmth—

–it will forgive us.

Because that’s what children do.

And it will trust us.

Because that’s what children do.

And it will teach us self-forgiveness.

Because that’s what children do.

And we will become the child’s champion; through this, we will become our own hero.

We’ll be able to respect ourselves, and treat others with respect. We’ll be able to begin to identify others who still have their own inner child locked below, in their dungeons of shame.

And we’ll be able to teach them to find the key to unlock that frozen cellar door, behind which, their true salvation lies; the key of compassion, for the self, and others.

This is the eradication of hatred.

Energy doesn’t lie. Because it doesn’t have an opinion. It just *is*. To observe the flow of energy is to be told a very clear story.

This is the story of America.

Find your key.

Posted in Messages for our times | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

An open letter to America from a gal who still believes in humanity

Dear U.S. of A.,

After these past four years, the shootings and hate crimes, after watching the horrors of polarization and vitriol hitting the fan on the news night after night, I truly have lost the ability to understand why anyone would get further sucked into the “us-against-them” mentality.

I have no clue why people don’t see the illusion in the “division”, or how people are being manipulated to “hate” rather than to come together. I watch people (almost embarrassingly) claiming their righteousness, claiming “those other people” are the problem.

I have no clue why people don’t realize that the minute we come together, not agree 100% of the time, yet come together to work together for a cause greater than ourselves, then the hate will have no place.

Hate will need to retreat to a culture within itself, a vacuum of blame, rage, and fear, where it will consume itself once and for all, imploding inward.

I have. Not. One. Freakin’. Clue. Why Americans don’t see this.

Not one.

Except that maybe Americans need someone to hate, so we can feel better about our own lives?

Or as long as we’re pointing a finger elsewhere, we don’t have to look at our own ugliness, within?

Why else hate someone you’ve never met, or generalize that one political belief or the other, or one ethnicity or the other, or someone’s gender identity, or someone’s economic standing, is “what’s ruining America”?

I can tell you what’s been ruining America. It’s been ruining us for a long time.

And it’s not black or brown people. It’s not Asian or Latin or Indigenous people. It’s not LGBTQI people. It’s not Christian people or Muslim people or Democratic people or Republican people or Athiest people.

It’s numb people; people too busy and overburdened working multiple jobs to truly dig to the bottom of their own pain, or disappointment, or mental health issues; people surviving on denial because they feel so out of control in their lives; people full of the anesthesia brought on by buying storage units full of stuff that gets hocked on Facebook later; people worn out from working 80 hours a week for 30 years only to still owe $150,000 in compound interest student loans from 1985; people who can’t afford food with actual nutritional value so they must eat garbage whose chemicals and corn syrup are scientifically proven to *diminish* the critical thought process of the brain’s prefrontal cortex…

What’s “ruining America” is this insane idea of what America “should be”, rather than looking at what it is, and then looking at how to then work together to make it better.

What’s ruining America are lies that people love to believe, because it means they don’t have to think as much—

–lies like everyone is “supposed to have” 4 cars, a big house, a big retirement account or two, a phone that costs more than a laptop computer, that “everyone” has the “same shot” to “make it” in America (the biggest lie of all), that it’s “normal” for college to cost more per year than what one parent makes in a year, that “we’re lucky” to have obscene healthcare expenses that border on a scene from “The Hunger Games”, that it’s “no big deal” we have more sugar in our food than any other nation, and therefore more cancer in our population than any other country—more, more, more…

…and when we can’t get more, we get angry. And resentful. And like any addict, we become frightened and desperate that we’ll be cut-off from our supply. So we blame everything and everyone that walks.

All because our American mythology is shaken.

What’s wrong with America is our lack of grit in truly facing what we’ve become, and our even larger lack of grit in addressing it:

Our consumer culture can’t be bothered by a climate crisis, or cheap plastics in oceans, or rotting garbage making climate-eating methane in landfills.

Our consumer culture wants to keep us indentured through our personal debt.

Our consumer culture wants to keep us addicted to sugar, sex, anger, drugs, alcohol, violence, shopping, rage, and fear. It makes money when we suffer.

Our consumer culture doesn’t even look at the word “consumer” for what it is—someone who continually CONSUMES. Like a Pac Man on steroids, eating, eating, eating, always.

Like cattle whose heads are locked in a gate above a feeding trough—that’s the American consumer programming.

We stare at the dry silage before us, and think we’re kings.

It’s nuts.

So please, just stop.

If you’re someone who posts on social media that “those people” are “the problem”, just stop.

The problem is a broken system. Not the people. Yet the system wishes us to believe it’s the people. Because if the people work together, the system must change for the betterment of all the people.

There are some broken people, within a broken system, whose roles and behaviors must be addressed. Yet they aren’t “those people”.

They are We The People.

If your impulse to war with another outweighs your courage to trust another, then know that you’ve become “those people”—the same ones you may be raging about.

At some point, someone has to say “enough”.

I’m saying it.

Join me in having the courage to trust that others are wanting the same things that you want in America—freedom, equality, safety, love, dignity—and join me in having patience with others, as everyone takes a moment to lower their guard, not their discernment, to stop looking for the worst in others.

Or, simply add me to your list of “those people”, and continue on in your war.

I am the steward of all that I believe in, of all that is important to me, without evoking the bloody carnage of hatred.

Hate is not our protection. It is a false fuel to boost the illusion of our “righteousness”. It numbs us for only awhile, before fear creeps back in, to manufacture more hate.

Hate is our greatest weak point, the fulcrum of our potential demise. Turning away from hate may mean turning away from an aspect of American culture you’ve known your whole life. Yet this is the part where we improve the system. This is the part where we improve ourselves.

As for me, I’ve pulled my head free from the metal gate, and I’ll leave the banquet of dried silage in the trough, for the birds to nest.

With the courage to believe in the best that you are, and the brilliance you’re here to bring to the world—

Danielle

Posted in Messages for our times, Spirituality in Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

10 Things You Can Do to Detox from 2020 During the Holidays

2020 has been very difficult. It has been the Year of Evolution, and this has been rough.

When something evolves, inevitably, something else has to die off. And we’re seeing systems change right now, as well as consciousness shifting, as well as how we choose to behave in the world.

This has been a timeframe of great stress; with pandemics, and super tornadoes, and murder hornets, and record-setting typhoons and hurricanes, and wildfires eating continents, and movie-grade earthquakes, and swarms of locusts, the earth has really looked like the last book in the Bible, Revelations, as every terrible thing possible has been unleashed. Either The Book or Revelations, or a really bad sci-fi movie, but either way, 2020 has left millions of people with a heightened stress response.

As such, as I’m seeing the shift from 2020 to 2021, and watching the frenetic energies of 2020 begin to settle. As we move into 2021’s Year of Birth, I am watching many of us experience exaggerated and histrionic responses to very small issues in our daily lives. 

This is in part due to a severe hypervigilance that’s been imparted in us during 2020’s year of great trauma. 

When the shoe just keeps dropping, we expect there to be a storm that rains shoes, and we carry an umbrella made of iron as not to get another concussion from a stray, flailing steel-tip boot. 

Holding up this iron umbrella, day in and day out, will of course cause fatigue, if you understand the analogy.

It is in this exaggerated and persisting hypervigilance that we are wearing ourselves out. Yes, we need to be prudent in this time of Covid, and socially distance, and make the tough choices not to get together in large groups during holidays (which inspire us all to get together in large groups). We need to keep our heads on, squarely.

Yet in 2020, when every day was a breaking news headline of some horror in the government, or some horror in the streets, or some lawlessness exploding somewhere, seemingly unchecked or unable to be unchecked by any means, the fear of losing control in our daily lives begins to embed itself in the foundations of our subconscious.

We, as human beings, have thousands of years of trauma programming embedded in our DNA. Some folks like to call this embedding “fight or flight or freeze”, yet I like to think about it as an opportunity for us to change how we interact with stress. Because really, when it comes down to it, our DNA is only an imprint, not a destiny. It is a set of instructions triggered by a set of circumstances, not a mandate in place at all times. It is not a zero sum total game.

In other words, just because it’s in us to react a certain way, doesn’t mean that we, like robots, are chained to that programming. It’s in how we react to the programming, where the evolution takes place. And that evolution re-writes the code in our DNA, in the “reaction to stress” department.

Humanity is a constant work in progress.

Our embedded genetic response to trauma (when our body triggers our nervous system to emit chemicals that expressed danger to the body) will begin to actually physically wear on different systems of the body over time, to produce fatigue, illness, lowered levels of intimate interest, pulmonary issues, endocrine issues—the physical list is extensive. 

Let’s not even get started on the mental list of ailments that occur when we are continually housing a never ending hypervigilant trauma cycle within the psyche.

So give yourself a break if you’re feeling unusually tired at the end of 2020.

The term PTSD is thrown about quite a bit. I choose not to use that term at this time, because true post traumatic stress disorder has a very specific cause, and a very specific way of playing itself out. I’m more referring to the fact that we, as a society, have an exaggerated hypervigilance that is wearing everyone out at this time, and so I offer some potential options as tools in this timeframe to lessen the impact on our bodies and our psyche.

Again, it’s very important to remember, especially in this feminine timeframe, that this is not a competition in how we manage this persisting stress. The Old World (the imbalanced portion of the divine masculine timeframe, also known in part as “the 20th century”) taught all of us that everything is an alpha competition. That there is one winner and one loser. That if we all do not behave the same way to any given stimulus, that we will be the “odd one out”, or the one who loses. 

That is absolutely not true, and never has been, when put into the reference of emotional and psychological processing of any given situation.

There are many ways to achieve one goal in the area of reconnecting with ourselves, the earth, and our inner peace. So here are a few tools that may assist you in relieving yourself of some of this persisting 2020 compounded stress–a bitter sandwich layered with mistrust, a lack of control, and a restriction of resources:

  1. STOP READING HEADLINES – Put your mobile device is down, stop reading every news thread, stop scrolling through Facebook thinking that’s where actual news is passed along, get off of Twitter, and put on some good vintage holiday music. I say vintage holiday music because much of it was recorded during a timeframe where the energy stamp of the earth did not carry such frenetic chaos.

    Music is a snapshot in time, of a specific energy signature. Dial up some good Bing Crosby, or something from the 40s or 50’s. Though certainly those timeframes had their social and economic issues that we are all aware of, the over-arching “good will” in the world during the holiday times, in that more naïve and innocent timeframe, is literally energetically captured in the music. When the sound waves of that music moves the particle matter in out third dimension, this will change the esthetic and etheric resonance in any space. (If you’re not a fan of holiday music, just call up some crooner music from the 40s. You will achieve the same results.) 
  2. GET INTO THE ELEMENTS – A human being is a biological and electromagnetic entity that requires connection with other electromagnetic items, through some sort of kinesthetic exchange. This is a very fancy way to say that were physical creatures that require physical soothing in order to address why we don’t feel well.

    Generally, we get hugs and snuggles from loved ones, and from friends, to accomplish this goal. For those living alone, or who do not have access to loved ones or friends, because of the Covid situation, there are ways to create an “etheric hug“ with elemental items around the house.  

    Light candles, buy or build an indoor fountain (placed by or close to your front door, for great Fung Shui), allow the sounds of water and the sounds of fire and the look of water and the look of fire to flood your indoor spaces. This not only is this psychologically soothing, yet elements of fire and water trigger DNA responses in a human being to recognize the environment as “safe”. Fire warms in the cave days, and water means life, always. So if you can’t have access to a hug, or even if you have hugs yet require a little more connection to something since our human connection ids limited, connect to the elements and fire up the elements within the home.

  3. TURN OFF THE TV – I mean, everybody loves a holiday movie, but once it’s over, then turn off the television and pick up a book, or do an art project, or physically play a game with family members. If you have that classic 1940s holiday music rolling in the background, along with candles and a fountain, you’re going to find that the kinesthetic action of touching a book to read, or making Christmas ornaments or holiday ornaments, or laughing over a game with family and friends, triggers a theta response in the brain, which is a meditative brainwave pattern. When theta waves are present, our stress levels diminish dramatically. 

  4. COOK OR BAKE – Creating food is again, a theta wave activity. It can be very meditative, and the smells created by baking or cooking food, also trigger ancient DNA within human beings that signal safety. Food means life. It means resting after a long hunt. It means provision. You don’t have to be Gordon Ramsay here—even if all you have is one packet of Ramen noodles, cook it up! The smell of cooking food will trigger the body to relax, and indicate to it that provision is at hand. Not to mention you get to eat all of that yummy goodness when you’re done!

  5. PHONE A FRIEND – Hearing another person’s voice triggers memories that are positive that exist between you and that individual. In an opposite way, hearing someone’s voice, who you have experienced much trauma with, will solicit a trauma response, so make sure you are calling friends and family that are healthy for you.

    Human beings require human connection. It is how we are built. It is foundational in the DNA of our empathic species, and in our tribal, mammalian ancestors. Even if we are phoning, Skyping, or Zooming our friends and family, that connection is palpable. If we have elements rolling in our home at the same time that we are speaking with family, like candles burning or a fountain trickling, that kinesthetic connection while interfacing with our family and friends virtually can be more easily interpreted by the brain.

  6. GET OUTSIDE – If it’s safe for you to do so, take a walk. This does not have to be an epic walk, and it does not require a brand new workout gear shopping spree, unless you wanted one! Taking an undisturbed walk of even ten minutes resets body chemistry, as well as brain chemistry. (Reading your phone while walking negates this experience.)

    Trees are amazing emotional communicators. Not only do they communicate with the ethers vibrationally, they also release chemicals that cause happy responses in our brains. Trees exist in family groups, and so when you take a walk through a park, and there are old trees that have been growing for quite some time, you are literally strolling through someone’s happy family gathering, and the trees are happy to have you.

    Even if you were in a city, walking by shrubs and bushes and small trees, these plant life groups literally interact chemically in the soil, as a family. And they appreciate very much what you exhale. So surround yourself in nature, get outside of structures that are lined with electrical coatings and piping, all of which conduct extra electromagnetic energy that can be agitating to our brains and our hearts over time, especially if the home has old wiring, or poorly grounded wiring. Excess electromagnetic impulses caused the brain to experience hallucinations, the body to experience nausea and skin rashes, and the overall feeling of being watched. Nobody can relax when that is happening! Walks outside will dissipate extra electromagnetic energy that builds up in the body.
     
  7. GO BAREFOOT IF YOU CAN – During warmer months, or in areas that aren’t as cold in the winter time, get outside and place your feet in the grass. Even if you’re bundled up tight, and want to sit in a chair outside, and touch your feet to soil (as long as it’s not too cold0, this will allow the body to discharge excess stress and up to 40% of built-up electromagnetic energy and inflammation, which converts in the body to a stress response.

    This is a very popular movement these days called “earthing”, or “grounding”, however, as a kid growing up in the 70s, we simply used to call it “going barefooting”.

    Going barefoot in the house is better than nothing, yet it’s really not the same as being barefoot on soil. Or, soil and grass. And in snowy areas, or areas that are quite cold, I’ve known people who will boil water, and continually keep one melted spot in their backyard simply to allow their feet to be placed on the ground. This gets tricky because it can cause an ice patch, however, for those who live in cold climates and cannot access the soil, soaking your feet in water with Epsom salts is the next best thing to a grounding mechanism.

  8. MEDITATE OR PRAY- I’m not referring to a lengthy one or two hour long process here. This could be five minutes in your day, when you simply sit and look out the window, and appreciate everything that is around you.

    Reflecting on that which is not the self, is a very healthy practice. Even in the midst of our most wild grief, even in the midst of our biggest losses, we can challenge ourselves to take 30 seconds and acknowledge something in our life that is a blessing.

    Do you have a roof over your head? Do you have access to hot running water? Do you have access to food when you’re hungry? Might you have your health at this time of the year? Perhaps you have someone in your life who loves you unconditionally, even when you don’t love yourself? Maybe you have the world’s greatest pets? Or maybe it’s just as simple as loving the new fountain that you built, to have some of the elements on the inside of your home.

    Find something to be grateful for every day, even if it’s once a day. A great practice is to do this 3 to 5 times a day. To take a moment out of the chaos, stop, and truly reflect on what is working in your life. This is also called “perception building” (or as I like to call it, polishing our lens through which we see the world), and our third dimensional reality that we experience is heavily dependent upon perception.

    Thoughts are things, words have weight, and we can redirect ourselves away from pain and chaos, even for a moment, by redirecting our minds.

  9. VOLUNTEER – Running in the same vein as reflecting on anything that is outside of the self, physical service to others, during which we received absolutely no compensation, is an incredible application of the human gift of empathy.

    When we volunteer, not to the point of exhaustion or burn-out, yet simply to the point of lending a hand once in a while, we literally move energies in the body that cannot be moved in any other way, except by assisting others. It’s important that we recognize this.

    The human body is full of an electric current that the eastern culture calls “Chi”. There are different Chi highways in the body. And to simplify this concept a great deal, certain pathways cannot be activated unless we are doing something for someone else for absolutely no reason whatsoever. Think of it as a “service highway”.

    Now, you don’t need to leave your house to volunteer. Perhaps you volunteer to clean the house for your spouse when they’re overly busy with work. Perhaps you volunteer once in a while to do a chore for your child, when you recognize that your child’s online homework and lack of connection with friends is wearing on them emotionally. This is also volunteering.

    However, if you would like a stunning experience, volunteer to serve people who lack the resources that you may enjoy every day. This will change your perception in our insular, echo-chamber American lifestyle, a lifestyle that encourages self-indulgence, addiction to sugar, media, buying things, and immediate text responses in order to feel better. Volunteer opportunities out in the community are now fewer, with health concerns since Covid has spread it it’s tendrils. Yet even reaching out to churches or to volunteer organizations, to see what you can do from wherever you are, would be something that will move this Chi in the only way that it can be moved— in the service of another.

  10. TAKE A BATH – Yep, a good old giant tub of hot water, and a soak for 15 minutes or more, physically remove toxins from the body, triggers the body and brain that it is safe, as our DNA remembers being in the womb, and is private time where only you, your spirit, and your flesh, have the opportunity to commune together.

    DO NOT Read your phone in the bathtub. Electronic devices and water are not only a poor idea in terms of the physics of both of those elements coming together, however, the electromagnetic frequencies that emit of a cell phone or a smart phone are contrary to the experience of being in the water, in order to remove excess electromagnetic buildup in the body. In other words, you don’t want to be shoveling rocks into the wheelbarrow when you’re trying to empty the wheelbarrow of rocks.

    To even add more punch to your bath, include for 4 cups of dissolved Epsom salts. Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate, is sodium-based crystaline structure that assists the water in extracting not only physical toxins, yet energetic and vibrational “toxins” from the body systems. Crystals conduct energy. NASA uses Crystal’s all the time to conduct energy, and they grow crystals in space, to make sure that they are pure in their refraction capabilities. So there is a great deal of science that goes into taking an Epsom salt bath, if you have enough Epsom salt in the water.

    If you would like to add even a further layer to your relaxing experience, and you are not allergic to essential oils, try a few drops of frankincense, which dissipates negative energy, as well as lavender, which physically inspires relaxation.

    If you are in a living situation that does not provide a bathtub, and you are uncomfortable with hitting up a friend to use theirs, soaking your feet in a tub of water with all of the aforementioned ingredients will also achieve a great deal. If you are someone that cannot lift a water basin, simply filling a sink with water, combining all of these aforementioned ingredients, and soaking your hands will certainly assist you and feeling better as well. Our hands and our feet both contain the same reflexology points, and the same Chi runs through all of those points, so at the very least , you’re giving your body a chance to detox through these points.

    …2020 has brought out the very best and very worst of humanity. We’ve had the opportunity to see who we are, under great stress. We’ve had the opportunity to evaluate our strengths, and also our old wounds, which have been buried beneath the pace of 21st century life. When that lifestayle came to a standstill, may of those wounds have bubbled to the surface, for us to evaluate.

    If we take the time to simply “be” with our detoxingh process, we will achieve a peace that many of us have not known in quite some time, or perhaps, ever. We are human. we require care. If we are willing to extend this care to ourselves, then every life that we touch will also be emboldened with the same peace that we carry within ourselves.

    This holiday season, give yourself the gift of compassion. You’ll be able to give this gift, then, freely, to those around you. And they, to those around them. Vibrationally, emotionally, and intellectually, the world will truly become a better place, all because you took the time to light a candle and take a bath. Because Peace on Earth and goodwill toward humanity–all starts with us, as individuals.

    It truly is that simple.
Posted in Messages for our times | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Voting is an act of compassion, and here’s why

Voting isn’t about “politics”. It’s not about some team-sport party affiliation. It’s about shaping your own community, with your own voice, for your children, and generations to come.

I know that there are many folks out there in the USA that don’t believe their vote makes a difference due to the electoral college, or politics, or “cheating”, or any number of reasons.

I know there are many folks out there who don’t vote because the candidates “don’t excite them” enough, or they don’t “do politics”, or they believe their voice doesn’t matter.

The difficulty with abstaining from voting is that a person chooses *not* to be part of building their own community, and their own world.

A person LITERALLY becomes a ward of the will of others.

More people take the time to vote for American Idol contestants than they do for public leaders.

That’s mind-boggling to me.

When we vote in civic elections, a person chooses to be part of something bigger than themselves.

Like deciding how many police we can hire. And how many fire stations we can have.

To not vote means to drop out of designing your own community, your own country, and your own environment. It means to be okay with going along with what someone else decides—FOR you.

It took WOMEN in America 70 years of continual protest to get the right to vote. It took black Americans *generations* before they were allowed a ballot. And Native Americans are still challenged to have their votes counted.

Why?

Because VOTING SHAPES THE COUNTRY. Control the vote, and you control the nation.

THAT’S how much voting matters, to local issues and big-picture matters.

And, in many cases, where candidates threaten the environment, or a local way of life, a person who chooses not to vote then chooses *not* to protect what they already have built.

We take so many freedoms and resources for granted in the USA, and even in my home state of Montana, like our beautiful public lands to camp on, and clean creeks to wade in, and fish.

For instance, the wrong candidate for Montana governor can be bought by big industry, and will have those public lands drilled full of oil holes, or campgrounds strip-mined, and those creeks will be redirected, or full of chemicals and muck.

But aren’t there regulations that prevent that, one might assume?

The wrong candidate for President, or, say, Montana governor, can easily override those regulations—with a pen stroke. And what we’ve come to know for our families and children, is gone to the almighty dollar.

That’s just one example of what happens when we unplug from our accountability as a citizen, and just coast along, hoping someone will “handle it” for us.

Hoping it will work out “somehow”.

Except—

WE ARE THE “SOMEHOW”.

NOTHING IN AMERICA is set in stone.

NONE of your rights are guaranteed.

It doesn’t matter if the “Bill of Rights” says so.

At any time, any President, backed by a court or a few congress people, can change the landscape of your carefree American rights—overnight.

It’s called a Constitutional Amendment.

It’s called a Supreme Court Ruling.

NONE of our freedoms are guaranteed.

Our entire American life can be purchased, if we’re not paying attention, and if we are not part of the solution. Much of it has already been sold-off to high bidders, all while many of us are were busy voting for the next hit top model or singer on TV, or believing incorrectly that someone else had it handled, and big changes would never touch us.

As we’ve seen recently, if any candidate manipulates the system properly, even the recommendations set forth in the Constitution and the law itself, then won’t apply to them.

You see, politics isn’t about politicians.

It’s about societal design.

And it’s OUR JOB, as a person who claims American citizenship, to cast a vote in the direction of the society that *we’d* like to see built.

For some, that society is traditional. For others, it’s progressed. Yet WE are supposed to decide.

And if enough of us cast our votes—the system must overwhelmingly listen to We The People. Not the few senators whose income is subsidized by lobbyists writing them hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of checks for their congressional vote.

But US. You, and me.

And YES, if enough of us vote, the system works. Yet when barely anyone is voting, and no one is paying attention because our favorite TV show us on, then those few votes cast are easily manipulated.

So please, especially if you’re a woman, or a person of color, or if you’ve never voted, or you’re “sitting this one out”—please consider joining those of us who are doing our best to sculpt an equitable, beautiful, FREE America.

Because we can only lift so much, without you.

We can only protect so much, without you.

We can only design the future so far, without you.

It’s not the politicians that need you.

It’s WE, your neighbors, who need you.

Vote. It doesn’t mean “I’m political.”

It means, “I care.”

Posted in Spirituality in Politics | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

When Fear is All The Rage

Fear and rage are free drugs (they literally make the brain “high”) and many people substitute that high for “purpose” and for “belonging”. If we can continue to show people that caring for others is actually the greatest “heart and brain” high there is, only then will tides will begin to turn.

Yet people across the board must want to expand their horizons.

Anger and rage have a place, as a tool, a stepping stone to a resulted healing, or action. They both become a damaging stumbling block when that tool is used as the be-all destination.

I’ve never supported or been a part of movements where anger, fear, intimidation and rage are the driving collective motivator or bonding mechanism. I’ve even unsubscribed from certain liberal political newsletters and organizations because the messaging was too angry and polarized. No one political party or belief system owns the cornered market on rage and anger.

That being said—

The #TeamMAGA movement was built on rage, fear, intimidation, and anger. It’s purpose is to have a high-profile account holder on Twitter, or Facebook, or YouTube, who would turn all the other team members against someone on any of those platforms whose messaging they didn’t like. Then, the #TeamMAGA swarm would descend like locusts and cyber bully whomever’s opinion they didn’t agree with, en mass. It was a calculated “hit” process that has gone on for four years.

I’ve been on the other end of #TeamMAGA’s insane vitriol. I’ve had my life threatened, my body threatened, my family threatened, my work threatened, all because I publicly expressed that I don’t agree with the behavior of President Donald Trump, who encourages his biggest fans to act like mobs of crazed, violent fans.

I’ve reported and blocked profiles across multiple platforms over the years. They’d get shut down and others would pop up to take their place in the swarm of rage and anger.

At first, this was shocking and disturbing, until I began to see what it was truly all about. That none of this has been about politics. That it’s all been about a brokenness in people, a lacking in understanding one’s purpose.

Human beings are designed to thrive when helping others do something—anything. Living to solely fulfill ourselves will result in a feeling of loneliness and emptiness that many attempt to fill—often, fill with raging against another people online to forge some sort of “bond” with others, even through hating them.

For millions of people, rage and hatred are the only emotional connectors they have to others. It is a form of warped, conditional intimacy, a way that the hater won’t feel “alone” in the world…as long as they have someone to hate, and a group to cling to, who also hates the same people or ideals. Hate becomes the life ring someone is clinging to, while being tossed about in a dark, churning sea of unknowns—called life.

Yet hate and rage are the drug that separate us further from not only real connection, yet from ourselves. Because inside every human being is someone just wanting to actually, warmly connect with others, and to be seen for who and what we truly we are.

It’s how our spirit is designed.

#TeamMAGA has taken advantage of this loneliness in people, this blind need to belong—as have other various political organizations over the years on both side of the aisle. Yet this particular organization thrives on the collective need to choose attacking others through rage and anger as the bonding mechanism. And those who refuse to tow the rage line are then subject to the abuse of the members of the organization itself, until the straying subject falls back in line. It is, by the FBI’s current working definition, a cult.

The man that wrote the linked article below in 2018 was part of #TeamMAGA. His heart and mind were expanded and his journey took him away from the rage. And the quality of his life has improved greatly.

Anger, hatred, rage—all the mechanisms that create a false piousness—are temporary moments in a growth and understanding cycle. To adhere only to them, is to never grow.

#LeadWithLove

Article:

I Used To Be A Trump Troll — Until Sarah Silverman Engaged With Me

Posted in Psychic Phenomenon | 7 Comments

InPsightRadio Ep. 86 – “We are the New Greatest Generation”

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-83s2r-e468eb

Episode 86 of inPsight Radio with Danielle Egnew: You are HERE! Danielle has channeled information for years, leading up to this moment in time. She now reveals how we are all poised to be part of a cosmic undertaking that will change the world: What do OffWorlders have to say about our progression as a species? Which OffWorld Races have affected which earth cultures? What is the new Greatest Generation and how are we all part of it? What is going to be required of each one of us to transform this 3D reality to 5D or 7D — and what the heck is that, anyway? Tune in and receive today’s best inPsight!  

Posted in podcast | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

InPsightRadio Ep. 85 – “Angels Speak: The Purpose and Lessons of Coronavirus”

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-dj7td-e468d6

Episode 85 of inPsight Radio with Danielle Egnew: Danielle opens her angelic channel to catch a LIVE transmission from the Angelic Realm regarding Coronavirus and uncertain future times: What is the purpose of this Pandemic? How did we get here? What do the angels have to say regarding our greatest lessons of this time frame? What do people’s “prayers” sound like? How does the Universe respond? Are we being prepared for something greater? And why does H.G. Wells have a cat-ate-the-canary grin, in heaven? Tune in and receive today’s best inPsight!   

Posted in podcast | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

InPsightRadio Ep. 84 – “What Came First, the Fear or the Coronavirus?”

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ms7av-e468c6

Episode 84 of inPsight Radio with Danielle Egnew: Danielle and a surprise impromptu  health-and-wellness guest,  herbalist Melissa Scianna from Vintage Apothecary,  go behind the Psychic scenes on the Coronavirus fears: Is it man-made? Is it a conspiracy? What’s real and what do we have to truly worry about? Is Coronavirus an “end-of-days virus” that many are making it out to be? What can we do to build our immune systems against a viral threat? And what can we learn from the way that Coronavirus is being handled in the news, and beyond? Tune in and receive today’s best inPsight!  

Posted in podcast | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

InPsightRadio Ep. 81 – “Navigating the Tough Times of 2020”

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-gxmih-d77e4b

Episode 81 of inPsight Radio with Danielle Egnew: Danielle gets candid about the heaviness of the transitional 2020 Year of Evolution ethers, and how it’s affecting humanity: Why does everything feel so “heavy”? What is the “hopelessness” in the air attributed to? How can we fortify ourselves to not succumb to overwhelming etheric pressures? It is possible for humanity to pass on emotions, one to another? How does our technology play into this? And — we were literally designed to withstand the pressures of today’s world, or did we just pick the reincarnation short straw?  Tune in and receive today’s best inPsight!  (recorded Feb. 6th 2020)  

Posted in podcast | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

InPsightRadio Ep. 77 – “2020: The Year of Evolution in Review – Part 2”

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-bxt89-d77e09

Episode 77 of inPsight Radio with Danielle Egnew: Danielle recaps her annual predictive end-of-the-year live forum in Billings, Montana with a two-part predictive series: Holy hardware upgrades, Batman — What does “Ascending” mean? How does our DNA being activated affect us? What will it be like? Why is it happening? How is it happening? And is it happening to everyone, or just select people? Will our money system hold up, and how does peace or violence play into this shift? Mostly — what can YOU DO to maximize the Year of Evolution? Part two of this podcast covers all of this and more! Tune in and receive today’s best inPsight! (recorded Dec. 20 2019)

Posted in podcast | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment