I was wondering what you thought about Democrats retaking control of the House. N.F.
There are many levels and aspects to this event. Some aspects are progressive and some are regressive.
It is progressive in that it can help people to witness the strength and accomplishments which come from joining together. When we join, we become strong. When we find common ground, when we seek to “meet in the middle”, we can accomplish much more than we would even imagine. When we seek to cooperate with each other, we can accomplish so much more.
It is regressive, in that the win moves people to believe that politics, or rather what some think of as “the right politics” and “the right people” can save the world. This isn’t a truth, because the real issue is not who is the correct person to elect, or what is the better political party, but rather, what is in the hearts and minds of the people that are seeking the positions? Do they have the heart and mind to serve others, or is their heart and mind set to serve only a few. This inner state can be in any person and in any political party.
In the Edgar Cayce readings is a statement pointing out a truth about human beings. There is good in the worst of us, and there is bad in the best of us. Every one of us humans has a burden to carry and a challenge of character within ourselves to face.
All of these points are relevant to the Democrats retaking control of the House of Representatives in the 2018 mid-term elections. In this moment in time, very earnest people are looking at all the factors and issues related to humanity in the Earth. Some are pointing out one set of issues and factors with which they are familiar, and some are pointing out the opposite set of issues and factors with which they are familiar.
This event can be compared to Jesus standing in front of Pontius Pilate and saying, “You have authority… because God gave it to you.” The question then for everyone chosen is “Now, what are you going to do with this authority?”
Everyone deserves a chance to throw their hat in the ring, and see if they can help make the world a better place than when they came into it. The diversity of opinions and thought which we have and which shows itself in the political arena in the US, offers the potential for much greater to be accomplished than if we all thought and believed the same way.
Pity the nation, organization or group where all its citizens or members believed exactly the same way. No growth would happen. No challenging of ideas would happen. No deeper examinations would happen. No one would look beyond the surface beliefs and understanding. No one would expand on the single ideas that would be in place. No evolution, no questioning and no creative inspiration would ever take place.
While we may hold to one political party or the other, for every member of the Democrat Party, there is an inner Republican within them. For every member of the Republican Party, there is an inner Democrat within them. Yes, sometimes these are unconscious even to ourselves, but existing nevertheless. For every Yin, there is an inner Yang. For every Yang, there is an inner Yin. For every male, there is an inner feminine and for every woman, there is an inner masculine. There is no getting around this. It is the truth of consciousness for all life. The Infinite Spirit of the God has both masculine and feminine, and this spirit exists in the same way within us all regardless of which visible form we demonstrate.
Finally, we are at a time where there are important issues in this moment. I see a need for the people who elected Democrats as their representatives to also join in on the pursuing of the ideas and ideals that are sought to come forth. Ultimately, progressive ideas will only come from effort by the citizens who manifest their effort – and not by the elected officials alone. 450 or so people can’t affect the US by themselves that much, but 300,000,000 can. It is the spirit within the 300,000,000 (even if that spirit is in disagreement) as to where the 450 get their direction and strength.
What do I think? I think and I see that we have the opportunity to choose selfishness or unselfishness – benefits for all people or benefits for only a few. All of us have both selfishness and unselfishness within us, and we have the freewill to act on one of the other. A change in direction can come, but only if there is effort by the people of this country to pursue change. It won’t be quick and it won’t be without battles that show themselves in the media, but no failure will come to those who are determined enough to succeed. And cooperation is a spiritual quality.
“We can be among the first ones to lead the new ways into the future, or we can be among the last ones to follow the old ways of the past.” (The Rainbow Cards, 2007-2018, ©, Jodie Senkyrik)
“The more prayer and meditation, the more God. The more God, the less war in all its forms.” (The Rainbow Cards, 2007-2018, ©, Jodie Senkyrik)
“We think of God as being on the outside of us, hoping to get in, when in truth, all along, God has been on the inside of us, trying to come out.” (The Rainbow Cards, 2008-2018, ©, Jodie Senkyrik)