Starting when we are very small children, we learn from the people around us how to worry about what is coming next. Sometimes the lessons are subtle warnings as part of everyday conversation that is fear-based in nature and reflects the human history of struggle and very little awareness of our mental powers. Much of it is more overt, such as the bad things that happen to good people and shock us so deeply that we gain the worry habit as a result. It’s as if we’ve got this mass belief passed on from one generation to the next that if only we worry sufficiently we can ward off what we fear the most.
In the 2015 film “Bridge of Spies,” Russian spy Colonel Abel (Mark Rylance) is repeatedly asked by his lawyer Jim Donovan (Tom Hanks) the same type of question to find out if the calm-faced Abel is actually terrified inside. Each time Donovan asks a variation of “Are you worried?” Abel replies mildly, “Would it help?”
The answer is: No. Worry never helps. It never has and it never will. It is a complete misuse of our incredible thought power and the laws of the mind.
We are just beginning as a race to understand more about our minds—movies like “What the Bleep Do We Know?” open the door onto more questions than they answer, because there is so much to explore and so little we know at this point. One thing most people in personal development seem to agree on is that we become what we think about.
You can tell from Trump’s behavior that he has thought angry thoughts for a really really long time.
There’s a lesson from the Old Testament that you may have learned as a child. I know I did, but it never seemed to apply to my own life because I didn’t understand it was a metaphor to teach us how to be careful how we use our thought power. It’s the story of “Job” – remember him? Terrible things kept happening to him. His life situation went from bad to worse, until he finally cried out (or so the tale goes): “Lo! What I have feared has befallen me!”
That “lo!” statement is comparable to today’s “ah-ha” moments where we gain sudden insight into something we’ve been doing mindlessly all along and realize we need to change what we’re doing. When we look at the power in understanding that we draw into our lives what we think about, then we can step back from the habit of worrying all the time and see just how damaging it is. You see, when we fear something, we become in harmony with it.
We draw it to us just as a magnet draws pins and paper clips and metal filings. Not on purpose of course, but by the sheer weight of our misunderstanding about how our world and our universe came into being and how we co-create with the Source energy we are all a part of.
In fact, I’ll go ahead and stick my neck out on this because it is something I firmly believe: Fear is what elected Donald Trump. His supporters aligned emotionally with his angry shouting and belligerent accusations—they became fearful of the alternatives he raved about as if they were true. AND, the Democrats who feared he would win added energy to his campaign! That is the truth of the law of attraction in action: whoever has the most energy, negative or positive, will come out winner.
Trump’s demand for a Muslim registry is so reminiscent of Hitler’s “final solution” for what was called the “Jewish problem” that it really startles me when a Jewish friend tells me that he voted for Trump. I know all the razzle dazzle of Trump’s being a reality TV show host had people fooled, and he drummed up a tremendous amount of fear that is still sweeping the world.
Because I’ve studied the laws of the mind for a long time, even though for many years I struggled to release my old habits of thought that continued bringing me unwanted results, I decided to speak up and explain how I see things. Yes, it’s a bit nerve-wracking when I see a negative or hostile comment, but I can’t let that make me back down, because that’s how fear wins. Giving up means fear wins. Giving in to Trump’s agenda of racism, elitism and tax breaks for the wealthy, along with raping the environment and so many other plans that he proudly announces means fear wins.
I think most voters reacted with emotion and total unawareness of the power of the law of attraction to create our results based on the thoughts we think about with the most passion.
That’s why I’m writing this blog series countdown, and why I’m writing my new book America’s New Breed of Freedom Fighters – I want to help as many people as possible—Democrats, Independents, Republicans, voters, non-voters, Americans and our international friends – to wake up to their innate power to create a better world.
It’s up to us whether we continue to cower in fear of what Trump will do in the presidency. But if we do, then we will end up having to join in Job’s lament: “Lo! What I have feared has befallen me!”
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.
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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