Saturday, January 28, 2017

Balancing the Male and Female Energies, Part 2

     Last week we discussed how our world is currently experiencing an overwhelming resurgence in the male-energy dominance.  We left with the question of what can be done about it.

     I'd like you to hold this thought:  From the one, the many.

     Who would have thought, fifty or sixty years ago, that we would ever see gays legally allowed to marry?  Back then, even European-Americans and African-Americans could not marry.  Yet, a few individuals held the thought that all should be treated equally under the law, and it has come to pass.

     Who would have thought, fifty or sixty years ago, that people of color would ever be treated as equals and be allowed to fulfill their potential, even becoming social and political leaders?  Yet, a few individuals held the thought that people of color could be treated equally, as it has come to pass.

     Who would have thought, fifty or sixty years ago, that women could take roles of leadership in businesses or countries?  Yet, a few individuals held the thought that women should be treated equally, and it has come to pass.

     These few individuals held those thoughts, and by allowing their lives to be led by those thoughts, changed the thoughts of many, many people. 

     From the one, the many. 

     Dear Reader, you are one of the ones.  The thoughts you hold, the thoughts that give your life direction, can and will change the world. 


Saturday, January 21, 2017

Balancing the Male and Female Energies, Part 1

     Like many of you, I have been taken utterly by surprise by the strong resurgence of male energy in our political leadership.  Before you think I'm saying that as a compliment, please keep reading. 

     This site is devoted to the union of the male and female energies, as represented by the concept of Twin Souls.  I've also long said that we must balance our internal male and female energies before we can be united with our Twin Soul.  And as we balance our male and female energies, our society will reflect that and our world will heal (that was part of the promise of the 2012 prophecies).

     Our society is woefully unbalanced, with too much male energy.  Here is a list of what describes male and female energies:

Masculine Energy
left brain
Feminine Energy
right brain

    Currently, our country is being led by a prime example of male energy.  In fact, our world has been male-energy dominant for centuries.  Witness the results:  wars, famine, pollution, inequality, disenfranchisement, overwork, racial and economic injustice. 

     What can be done?  More on that next week.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Resistance is Futile, Part 2

     In less than a week, our country will have a new leader and a new direction.  I, like many of you, feel a deep sense of foreboding about this change, and have been at a loss about what to do.

     As we discussed last week, resistance is futile because of a fundamental truth:
Resistance breeds resistance.
     So, if we shouldn't resist, what is the best response?

     I see it as threefold: 
  • Understanding
  • Standing our ground
  • Educating through how we live our lives
     First, we need to understand that a large portion of our country, and even our world, feels under-represented by the government, fears the changing demographics in our society, and worries about how the economy of the past no longer serves them in the present.  They worry about the many changes they see, and worry about how they will provide for their families.  These are understandable points of view. 

     Second, we need to learn to articulate our point of view without becoming argumentative.  Remember that resistance breeds resistance, so act with compassion and an open heart.  When we start to engage our emotions in the debate, it becomes a shouting match and both sides lose.  State your position with compassion (not an easy task, I know).  When you hear of a factoid from the fake-news machine, state the truth.  Do not allow falsehoods to go on uncontested. 

     Third, we need to walk our talk.  Do you believe in certain causes?  Then, donate time or money.  (Some of these causes might include women's rights, racial justice, environmental protection, animal welfare, and so on).  Call or write your governmental representative if you see a proposal that you disagree with.  Act with justice and compassion.  Show kindness.  Help in the evolution of society. 

     It takes all of us, each individual, to do our part and show a better way.  We have work to do.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Resistance is Futile

     Ever since November 9th, when I read the morning headlines and felt like the air had been sucked out of the room, I've been thinking over how to respond to the news. 

     My first response was dread, then anger.  I wanted to fight back, but how?  I thought of posting several cutting remarks, such as: 
What is the definition of kakistocracy?  Government by the least qualified or worst persons.  Ka-pow!
"Remember, when the judgment's weak, the prejudice is strong."  (Kane O'Hara, 1711-1782)  Zowie!
 "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities."  (Voltaire, 1694-1778)  Take that!
"Do we need weapons to fight wars?  Or do we need wars to create markets for weapons?"  (Arundhati Roy, b. 1961)  Hai-yah!
"No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society.  If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed, and love of power."  (P.J. O'Rourke, b. 1947)  Whammo!
"There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been.  The string of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'"  (Isaac Asimov, 1920-1992)  Gotcha!
      And while that may feel really, really good, resistance is, ultimately, futile.  Why?

     Because resistance breeds resistance.

     No doubt you have seen people arguing, or even protesters facing police.  This is how it looks:

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     Not pretty, is it?  And you can't really tell who is the aggressor anymore, since both sides have completely stopped listening, demonized the other side, and dug in their heels, avoiding any potential for understanding, compromise, or growth.

     So, if we shouldn't resist, what is the appropriate response? 

     We'll discuss this more next week, but before I leave, here's one final, delicious quote:
"Anger is a great force.  If you control it, it can be transmuted into a power which can move the whole world."  (William Shenstone, 1714-1763)