Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A New Day

Today is Inauguration day. I have always loved this day, as a renewal, and a tribute to the peaceful transfer of power. Today is a day for us to join together in positive spirit and be hopeful for good things to come. The political climate of the last decade or so has encouraged little of that spirit, seeking instead to attack the opposition with cynicism, but We, the People, can commit to sending our hopes and dreams for a bright future out into the universe collectively. We are now more aware of how thoughts create reality...positive thoughts being more powerful than negative ones....with collective thoughts having exponentially greater effect. It is the same as the Biblical concept of group prayer or the spiritual practice of group meditation. Our thoughts are our prayers, and we can choose to ask for negative or positive things through our thoughts. It matters not the words we say, our thoughts are what is heard and acted upon.

The human soul longs for moments of renewal, and today is a day of regeneration and celebration. Long before November's election, I decided that I would send love and light to each of the candidates, and would send the same positive energy to whomever ultimately won the honor, asking that their highest self take over in leadership, asking they be able to lay down the politics and lead from their soul. I am doing that today. I think many others are doing the same because there is a collective energy of excitement from both those who voted for President Obama and those who did not. Our power and outcomes flow not from Washington or those who are elected to high positions, our true power flows from our collective consciousness. We should not let the backstabbing ways of the Beltway control us as they have for the last several years, but should instead choose to "lead" our country as individuals who long for more, expect more, and send out the positive energy to bring more, being grateful for all that we have.

Celebrate this day as a renewal of our freedom, a testament to how far we have come in our willingness to elect or even consider a black man for president. Celebrate this as a day that we as individuals can claim our place as leaders in spiritual renewal, ushering in our own personal inauguration of a deeper faith. Take your own oath today in a commitment to change your life and the lives of those around you. You can lead just as much as an elected official by your actions and your willingness to consider a greater way and a better world.


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