Beyond politics is love.
The old ways of one group winning at the expense of another cause destruction of winner and loser. Everyone loses when we view life through the lens of separation, fear, selfishness, and even politics for we are all members of one body. Synergy joins us together as separate parts to form a whole—each one of us different from and unpredictable from the next but given the capacity to contribute to the good of all. We are better not because of what we take but because of what we give to heal, restore, educate, and help one another.
Centering in the power of love aids us in healing the ugliness that results in the energy of “them” and the division of the “other” to the realization that we are “us” and “one.” We are each charged to include us all in the creation of a whole society, which welcomes rather than condemns and embraces everyone. Realizing and contributing to this truth benefits us more than any partial victory of one over another.
Hope beyond hopelessness stretches us beyond selfishness to hold space for, listen to, bless and be the deliverance for others.
We have to move beyond competition and mere co-existence to connection and trust as individuals, families, friends, colleagues, cohorts, communities, cities, towns, countries, continents and some day worlds to be more compassionate, peaceful, humble, empathetic, and loving.
We watch the election results in amazement from both sides of the aisle. The results show that regardless of who wins, there remains a deep division and a sobering truth that we still have a great deal more work to do.
Do those who claim the ancient text as salvation and redemption really understand the words “Love your neighbor as yourself”? These are the times to ask ourselves individually if we each embrace the power of love in all that we do and how we treat everyone in the world.
Do we sit in the back rooms of racial constructs and generational madness without a clue of why we uphold liberty and justice for all? Do we even know the truth on which this country stands – one nation under God? Will the aspiration of our goals, our mission, and our vision remain a dream beyond our reach as we continue to climb beyond the ignorance of more tipping points of disaster? Have we risen above complacency and consumerism enough to even touch the hem of a garment of a holistic society and a helpful heart? Can we find a way out of no way to remember that we are one?
Someone asked me yesterday “what is your anchor?” The power of Spirit, I responded without pause. Spirit is the only ground upon which I stand. Spirit is love. Love does not change according to an election.
Love knows deep in our hearts that we must all win.