In the creation of a couple, it takes two people to make the decision. Not separately, but together they both decide to create a couple (i.e. be a couple.)
While we have many examples of an effort made by one person towards couplehood, by it’s very nature, these won’t work because two people were not participating in the singular decision to become a couple.
Everything about couplehood requires both parties to cooperate in the decision. When there is no agreement or cooperation in the creation or continuance of couplehood, there is no couple – just two people deciding to be single together.
As obvious as this is, it is forgotten very often. And surprisingly, this is the very first of all decisions that are made in the creation of a couple – that both decide to become a couple. After this, to continue to build couplehood, cooperation and togetherness in making choices and decisions is required. I repeat – required, not optional.
When cooperation and togetherness in deciding doesn’t happen, single-hood develops more. And it then behooves the individual to decide, do they really want to be a part of a couple or do they want to be single. The act of bringing in the other person for their two cents, or not – demonstrates their answer. There are “couples” in the world who are just two single people being single together, because they don’t bring in the other person with whom they mean to be a couple when making decisions.
This same principle is at work in making an organization, a community, and a nation. Cooperation is required for every type of union. Without the willingness to cooperate in decision making, the couple will end, as well as the union will end. No willingness, no cooperation – no nation.
On a national level, we saw this in the 1860’s. With every nation in existence, if there is no cooperation at the national level, the end will follow. There is nothing special about the United States with this as the issue. It is 237 years old in 2013. With the level of “cooperation” diminishing that we see today, it isn’t a question of if, but when. A house divided cannot stand. How long then will the United States exist?
Psychically, I see the United States celebrating its 300th and 400th anniversaries. If things continue as they are now, if cooperation does not happen, if compromise doesn’t happen, if some middle ground doesn’t happen, if everything stays the same as it is now, if everyone expects the other side to be the one to change, psychically, I see the possibility that the U.S. will not celebrate a 500th anniversary because it will no longer be “These United States.” If we choose to be unwilling to cooperate in couple-hood or nation-hood, then couple-hood and nation-hood will end.
“We succeed through cooperation. We fail through not. Success comes to those who cooperate; failure to those who don’t.” The Rainbow Cards, (©, 2006)
“Life is too flexible to be lived rigidly.” The Rainbow Cards, (©, 2012)
“God is not going to hate the people we hate, & be bitter towards the people we’re bitter towards. If we choose hatred and bitterness, we do so without God.” The Rainbow Cards, (©, 2012)