Almost 4 years ago, Barak Obama was elected President of the United States. After a failed attempt to connect with friends in Oakland-I called a friend and we celebrated over the phone.
We realized something amazing had just happened……
Once there, the feeling in the air was electric!
We all realized that history had been made and we were a part of it. It felt like what I can only imagine what it felt like when Kennedy was elected- when Martin Luther King spoke, when Clinton was in office.
As we celebrated, we noticed that positivity was in the air. And, it lasted for weeks. We joked that in general people seemed nicer and men seemed even to flirt more. It felt like everyone looked at the future and was sure it would be GOOD!
Then-things changed. War continued, jobs went overseas and American’s experienced a huge recession. And, while I know enough to realize these issues didn’t restentirely on his shoulders: it was hard not to get bitter when I lost my job, watched family members lose theirs and continued to see military action that took my friends into war zones. It seemedas if we were all beat down.
And, President Obama himself started to look beat down. It seemed as if he aged 20 years in just 4.
Finally, tonight, it seemed like a chance for optimism was back. That, while we may be a little more cynical and jaded- our collective spirit truly WANTS us to care for one another, watch out for one another, have humanity for one another.
Maybe it required for all of us to take a beating to come full circle and back to our TRUE nature.
For myself- I’m looking forward to cracking champagne and dancing in the streets and THIS time-having faith in the following:
“There is a lie that acts like a virus within the mind of humanity. And that lie is, ‘There’s not enough good to go around. There’s lack and there’s limitation and there’s just not enough.’
The truth is that there’s more than enough good to go around. There is more than enough creative ideas. There is more than enough power. There is more than enough love. There’s more than enough joy. All of this begins to come through a mind that is aware of its own infinite nature.
There is enough for everyone. If you believe it, if you can see it, if you act from it, it will show up for you. That’s the truth.”
― Michael Beckwith