“Trust in the fires of disintegration. For everything less than whole must be burned away, and out of the ashes of the unknown, love will emerge in the most astonishing ways.” ~ Matt Licata
Trust. It’s a verb. I am practicing trusting.
What does that mean in the wake of this recent election?
I am trusting that even though the majority did not vote in Donald Trump to be president, that there is some reason, bigger than my mind can grasp, that he is our President Elect. I have been reading many thoughtful and heart-full analyses–a few that remain uppermost for me:
We are being forced to look at the shadow side of the US–at the bigotry, racism, misogyny, prejudice, white supremacy leanings–that we don’t want to see. Those who have been suffering from it already knew this. It’s in our privileged-white faces now. We look away at our peril.
We are being asked not to respond in kind—to instead practice tolerance, curiosity, and acceptance of others’ election decisions. Can we, with openness, ask what they hope Trump will do for them? Perhaps we can learn more about our differences and more about our common humanity and common dreams.
We are being invited to step up and protect those who are potentially under threat–perhaps from the new administration, perhaps from some of its supporters. We must do more than wear our safety pins. How can we show our support with meaningful actions?
We are being opened to the unknown. Our belief that we know what was best for our country…our belief that we know what the American people want…our belief that this is a bad outcome. We don’t know.
There is a force bigger than our minds unfolding in and through us. I call it True Nature; others call it God or the Divine or Higher Power. I am practicing to trust that True Nature has a hand in this!
We must continue to practice so that we can know what right action to take, each in the ways we feel called.
Let’s allow this upset to be a real wake-up call.
Let’s do the healing work to be one family.
Let’s trust and act in the truth that “out of the ashes of the unknown, Love will emerge.“
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