We haven’t even had time to digest the result of yesterday’s election and there are already a million predictions, mostly ill-fated, about what is going to happen in the next four years. It seems we haven’t had enough with all the predictions made a few hours before the vote recount, or those predictions that assured us that the Brexit was a far-fetched dream.
There is a fatalistic tinge pervading all opinions expressed by those who don’t like Trump. There is, in fact, a lot of fear about the years to come. So, I guess I will be blogging a lot about this topic in the weeks and months to come, for I can tell you it is not going to be as we think and it is going to be good for all of us who are willing to flow and do our homework.
To our sheer amazement, Donald Trump has emerged as the great catalyst in the world orchestra. He has been able to survive a myriad situations that would have put any other politician not just out of the presidential race but out of politics. How could this happen? What’s so unique about him? The answer is NOTHING. He is not that special. What is special is what is going to happen through him: OUR BIG TRANSFORMATION. People are looking for change and Clinton represented just much of the same. We are unhappy, not just economically or socially but also emotionally and spiritually; we don’t know what we want yet but we know we don’t want the same. And that is the simple reading of her defeat.
Through Trump, we have already seen the real nature of millions of people all over the world. The real nature that had been buried deep inside because our cultural and religious upbringing had taught us that it was not nice to be admitted. If you voted for Trump, then, it would be fair to say that you resonate with the views, values and feelings he has shared during his campaign. So, this means that, on a daily basis, you are operating those views, values and feelings in your relationships with your family, neighbors and other beings on this planet. This is not BAD, this is simply the dark side present in all of us but normally suppressed in the dungeons of our consciousness so nobody can see it. Now that it is out, we can see how it operates and we can work on it. So, this is a good scenario as long as we do our job.
If you hate, despise, fear, or are disgusted by his opinions and values, then those are also part of your dark side; the difference is that, in this case, you don’t want to admit them in you and therefore you project them in the outside reality (person or situation). Let me give you an example: if you accuse him of hatred and you hate him, aren’t you both on the same side of the coin? So, if we can admit that we also have that dark side that we are seeing so clearly in the outside world, we will be favorably working on our evolution. So, this is also a good scenario as long as we do our job.
Mind you that working with the dark side is neither denying it (Trump’s haters) nor indulging on it (Trump’s hardcore supporters). But the dark side merits long hours of contemplation and discussion so we will leave it for another day.
In either case, we will be stirred to transform ourselves, which is nothing but the CHANGE we have been yearning for so many years. It will be a tough ride for sure but just because we needed a rough awakening. And, a little hint, the awakening will happen when we stop trying to change the outside reality and focus on changing what we are. Only then, we will begin to see great things happening around us. Gandhi said it (“Be the change…”), we all love to quote him, and now it is time to practice it.