It’s reached a point in all the fallout following the election when I’m having trouble deciding whether I’m more perturbed by the bigoted, racist, misogynists who voted for Trump or the supposedly spiritual and kinder Democrats I know who are spewing hatred just as steadily.
I’ll admit, right up front, in spite of years of trying to be a person who holds only a space of lovingkindness, I considered Trump one of the most disgusting and despicable people on the planet YEARS before he decided to run for President, so this election has challenged me right in the center of the divide between who I want to be and who I too often still am.
But I truly believe there’s no such thing as righteous hatred. There’s either loving or hating. Vicious attacks on those who hold different viewpoints are just vicious and hateful regardless of how sincerely you believe your viewpoint is right and the other is wrong. And hate just begets more hate. If hating isn’t okay, then there’s no group or individual it’s okay to hate. Hating haters just makes you a hater too.
I believe in one web of all life. The web pulsates to whatever we all feed into it. If there are more people feeding hate than love, then wars and torture and discrimination and crimes against humanity expand and grow stronger. When enough people hold compassion and love in their hearts, the web can finally hold love strongly enough for it to rule.
I also believe thoughts of hatred have energy and power and go out into the world. If you send hate to the President-elect, an energy of hatred permeates his life and his being. How do you imagine that translates into decision- and policy-making? Is more bigotry, racism, and misogyny what you want to fuel? Do you want to see how much bigger his tantrums can be when millions are sending the energy of hate to surround him every minute of every day?
I propose love is the answer. I propose sending healing and love. I propose finding forgiveness in our hearts and holding a space of peace and compassion no matter what. I propose we fill the web with so much love the whole world is bathed in it and changed by it.
SOME HEALING SUGGESTIONS
- If you know how to do long distance Reiki, send Reiki
- Use this Huna healing technique. Sit comfortably and close your eyes. Take a few deep breaths and center. Visualize a screen and see Trump or the KKK or whatever political figure or appointee you think needs healing (or whichever one(s) your heart needs to heal about) on the screen. Use your inner awareness to see where healing is needed and direct healing to that place. You might see energy moving there, you might see one color and feel a need to change it to another, you might hear a sound and change it, you might feel a vibration and the need to shift it, you might breathe into it. If you do any kind of healing with your hands, you might imagine directing that energy. Your inner voice will know what to do, just follow it. Continue until you feel you have done all you can. Repeat this exercise as necessary.
- Check out my post from a few days ago and use the lovingkindness chant to heal your heart and send love.
- Discover in yourself the source of every bit of fear and anger you feel and use the ho’oponopono prayer to heal it. To do this, name each fear or incident or origin of anger and say: I’m sorry, please forgive me, thank you, I love you
Note: I’ve written often about using ho’oponopono, including many examples of examining an issue to find the components to heal. Click the Journey2Peace tab above and meander through the posts.