Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first. ~ U.S. President Ronald Reagan
If you live in the United States, you’re probably aware (maybe painfully so) next Tuesday, November 6, is a national election day. The country’s political scene appears more negative and angry than I can ever remember.
If you’ve been with us a while, you may know I’m nonpartisan, apolitical, neutral — however you want to describe it. I don’t take sides in any matters involving politics or religion.
Nor do I describe myself with labels—liberal, conservative, republican, democrat, etc. I’ve even lost a friend or two because I’ve refused to argue politics with them.
So where are this country, and the whole world, headed? Are we all falling into the abyss of darkness and negativity?
Ever the eternal optimist, I believe this is a much-needed new beginning. The death bells of the old ways are ringing loud and clear throughout the land, and the world.
Can politics and spirituality go together? You might even ask, “Can religion and spirituality go together?”
Yes, they can. But they certainly do not seem to be today.
Relationships—with family and friends, even among nations—are fracturing and falling apart. Is it worth all that? It seems to us that’s a pretty heavy price to pay. And what is that price buying you? A fractured world that’s also falling apart.
Or so it seems.
Your wonderful spiritual teacher, Deepak Chopra, says “Every great change is preceded by chaos.”
That is exactly what’s happening now. Not just in the United States, but throughout your planet. It’s time to rejoice, not to wring your hands in despair.
We are not advocating you refrain from engaging in politics, as Johnny has chosen to do. We are advocating that you do engage in politics, if you choose. Politics needs more awakening and aware folks like you. You can transform the world’s “second oldest profession,” as President Reagan describes it.
But if you do choose to engage, remember what we said years ago: “God is all that is.”
Your family and friends are God. Your political opponents and enemies are God. Remember that, and you will be a force that can transform the chaos and confusion into the love and light you yearn for.
It really is that simple. Maybe not always easy. But always simple.
Each of you, individually and certainly together, have that much power. Use it wisely.
Copyright © 2018 by John Cali
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