Inauguration Countdown Day 10 — Deliver Us from Evil

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Have you ever walked into a room and sensed evil? Have you picked up on the fact a friend is upset even though they tell you earnestly that they are perfectly fine and nothing is the matter? Have you had a bad feeling about something, gone ahead anyway, and regretted not following your initial hunch?


Our early training has drilled us in the habits of logic, but our intuition persists in picking up vibrational clues about the world around us and the people we interact with or come in to contact with through our amazing communication system of broadcasts and telephones and internet videos and social media.


We sense when someone is lying. But then what? If you’ve been taught to disregard your own inner dialogue, you dismiss that feeling and believe the words the person is saying instead.


In thinking about Mr. Trump, I keep coming back to the command to God, “deliver us from evil” that is in The Lord’s Prayer beloved by many millions of people. It is sometimes called the perfect prayer, and metaphysically speaking that is true, regardless of what your religion or lack of religious beliefs.


The prayer is a series of demands and praise, in the perfect balance. It establishes our relationship with the Law (Lord) of the Universe, and invokes the blessings we desire to lead a happier and healthier life.


When we say “deliver us from evil”—there’s an implication that we are being sent elsewhere, away from it. Right?  Think about ordering a delivery from your favorite restaurant.  You mull over what to get, place the order, and sooner or later it arrives. You got a delivery from… and it was delivered to…


In asking to be delivered from evil, where are we asking to be delivered to? I think it is a matter of looking at opposites and realizing if we want to move away from evil or sin, which is the lack of love, then we must logically intend to move towards more love.


Evil and sin are both the absence of love. There is no such entity as the devil or evil, no matter what we’ve been taught by churches and temples with a goal of frightening us into behaving.


If there really was a force of nature called evil, then there could be no love, because the two would cancel each other out.


Toxic behavior is rampant in our culture, promoted by rudeness on popular TV shows, biting sarcasm that gets applause and a laugh track, and the growing prevalence in social media to say whatever one feels like saying in the moment and then tap “send” or “post” without filtering for common courtesy. It’s as if someone shouted “no holds barred” and the melee began. People who don’t have a photo on their profile seem to really go wild, but maybe that’s just my perception that they feel the safety of anonymity means they can lambast anyone and everyone.


Our words truly are boomerangs—when someone transmits messages of hate, then acts of hate come hurling right back to land at our feet. Anything that is on the same vibrational frequency as hate will return as a “reply to sender.” That means poor health, sudden problems at work, unexpected car or house repairs, a financial gut clench, a relationship disaster seemingly out of the blue. But it is never out of the blue, it is always something we have attracted into our experience by virtue of our emotional thoughts and hidden beliefs. 


Trump’s supporters, primarily in the “Red States” seem to be operating under mass hypnosis, believing in his promises to make America “great again”—meaning, get rid of anyone who is not a white Christian.


They want to bring back the homogenized white milk days, and disallow any chocolate.


They want to bring back the so-called good old days when people of color were barred from restaurants, restrooms and public transportation (other than special seating in the back) and many other rights granted to whites. There is ample information online about the days of segregation that you can read about if desired.


I was a child in segregated Texas way back when, and somehow I managed to grow up and out of that mindset and supported Civil Rights when all that came along while I was still young. My mother enjoyed records from Broadway musicals, and I learned all the words to many different songs. One that I feel applies in a deep sense to what our country is going through right now is this one, from the musical South Pacific by Rodgers and Hammerstein.


 “You’ve Got to Be Taught”

You’ve got to be taught
To hate and fear
You’ve got to be taught
From year to year
It’s got to be drummed
In your dear little ear
You’ve got to be carefully taught
You’ve got to be taught
To be afraid
Of people whose eyes
Are oddly made
And people whose skin
Is a different shade
You’ve got to be carefully taught
You’ve got to be taught
Before it’s too late
Before you are six or seven or eight
To hate all the people
Your relatives hate
You’ve got to be carefully taught


Whatever we have been taught, we can make a decision to change our belief to something of a higher nature. But first we must become aware of what those beliefs are! When we have hidden beliefs, we walk around on auto-pilot, not questioning our opinion of others.


One thing that Trump’s election is good for is that it has brought greater awareness to the issues of human rights in our own country. Progressive thinkers—meaning all people who want to grow and enjoy life, regardless of political party—are speaking up and demanding to be heard.


People who probably thought everything was going along fine in our country, maybe not perfect, but better than elsewhere, got a rude awakening and are now responding to demonstrate what they want.


I think what we consider “evil” are people who have no principles, no moral compass, and yet who brag and scream that they are the ones who have been saved and the rest of us are damned for all eternity. From my perspective, it’s sad to see that we cannot free them from their narrow perceptions and lack of awareness, because they don’t see they are trapped in a small way of thinking. People who lead small lives often are not interested in growing: it’s too scary to break out of their generational rut and risk offending family and friends.


But the rest of us, the progressives, the people who are eager to create more joy and love in the world, we can sing out and say:  Deliver us from evil—let us turn our attention and vibrational force of love toward expansion and a better life for all Americans.


I’ll get into all of this in greater detail in my new book America’s New Breed of Freedom Fighters—coming on Inauguration Day. 

America's New Breed of Freedom Fighters book cover

Are you in? Okay, then put aside the panic, breathe mindfully, and realize this is an incredible opportunity for all of us to “fight” for the freedom and justice we desire.  More to come in the rest of this blog countdown to Inauguration 2017, and in my new book which will be released that day:  America’s New Breed of Freedom Fighters: With Liberty and Justice for All

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