America ‘s Shame

If you have grown up in America you know exactly what this title means. You know how it works.

The paradigm is I win-you lose . All our schooling prepares us for that day when we enter the world untethered to find our way in the competition for a good life.

Some of us won’t win. We see them out of  the corner of our eyes.We care about them after we win….a little. Not enough to make them winners, however.

We learn to shape the truth to our needs. Its a little white lie we say with a sheepish grin, that’s all. How could anyone fault us for that?

We discover that whether its work or play, home or away, we have no idea if we can trust what  most people say . We wear so many layers of masks , we no longer understand how others view us. We actually believe we are putting on a pretty impressive show.

Anyone who has travelled internationally or read international news can tell you, Americans are only fooling themselves. Perhaps instead of pretending it will all be better when a new president is in office, perhaps we get down to the real work of change .

Let’s first accept where we are.What are our strengths ? Where can we improve as a nation? Who or what needs immediate attention? What are my motives when I go out in to the world everyday?

A people willing to be blind to their own unwise choices cannot possibly attract a wise ,honest leader. Like attracts like.

Let’s detox. If you ‘ve lived in America for a while, you will come to want to do that,We don’t live in isolation. We affect each other.

It’s work. Clearing old ways takes courage and will and love for who you are and you can become.

The journey is rich . It gives back with every step.

Don’t take my word for it, keep asking for direction from your wiser, higher self. You will find your way .

Americans can own their shame for choosing, with eyes wide open, self interest over  the health and welfare of all.

Life will become sacred to you . Precious .

Where to now ?

Got issues with how your life is going? Sick of it all? Not interested in addictions, soulmate, to cover up  the pain? That is also known as “waking up .”

Ah, yes, I know you . You are beginning and maybe revisiting  the inner journey that makes all this earth living doable.

The journey has evolved. It was identified by the following familiar ways of being and doing: retreat from the world, find a spiritual meditate, use self control in all ways, follow the middle path , do unto others…etc.not necessarily in that order. Some modern programs offer you enlightenment over a two week period.

The ancient simpler ,yet longer path ,regardless of which path we embark upon ,includes ,releasing judgement of past choices. Being mentored by one who is a couple of steps ahead of you is very beneficial. This rests upon each person to decide how best to proceed.

Psychological clarity results when we release judgement. Otherwise , we are carrying all past emotions to every new situation.

Yes, it turns out that a cocktail of old suppressed emotions debilitates the body and heart and soul.
I know exactly what you are thinking.
Yes, I know. I thought the same thing. I thought if I didn’t focus on those unpleasant feelings, they would eventually dissipate and disappear.
I thought if I emersed myself in “good” actions ” right thinking , meditation, doing for others that the past would go away.
Certainly, those forms of meditation that take one above the fray would make all that unclear stuff go away. I could activate more and more chakras and never have to touch the funkiness of the planet again.

Not only did the suppressed unwanted feelings hang around , they had grown and festered in my mind. And yes, the new form would show up surprisingly at the most inoppportune times like an unwanted guest that you would never willingly invite to your home.

It would show at times like at the high point of a new venture or romance. Nothing like the past fears to hijack precious moments.

So being aware of these emotional bags of toxicity waiting to burst all over your new endeavor, project, partnership, or idea, is big. It’s important to recognize them if you want to make any progress .

They can have the disabling effect of failure making. One can believe its just not possible to succeed when in reality , its the old bits of you that you could not abide, that are showing up.

Once we recognize them, feel them, clear them, then off they go. All the energy it took to suppress them now comes to us. No more wasting away of your enjoyment of life,

In the end, it is an act of self love to transform these formerly unloved, toxic bits of us back into the mix of our energy systems. The choice is to clear them or further degrade our systems.

Really,its like would you like a drink of mud or water ? Its a choiceless choice , I say.

Psychological clarity is being clear, free of the toxic mental and emotional debris that swims in us and in the collective consciousness . And it takes daily maintenance.

After 15 years of developing the muscle and courage to transform these unloved bits of me , I see life differently. I see people differently. And of course I see me differently.

All the categories that we love to put each other in around color, income, religion, etc. just don’t make sense when one factors in all the times in the past that we chose to overlook what we truly feel, swallow our words , lie, or settle for second best. These behaviors change us , blur our vision, and have us pointing blame outside of ourselves each time we choose them.

This is the potency of psychological clarity. Once the unloved bit is transformed, the situation that was so intolerable , unfair , or unsuccessful changes .

Got issues with how your life is going? If you are alive , you may have an issue or two that is gnawing at you.

Isn’t it comforting to know that there are ways to live on the planet with optimism and hope….even joy. Engaging with tools for psychological clarity as part of your inner journey  may not be your way  .There are many doors.

Go ahead, walk through one ,explore.

Let me know what you find.