I awoke at 4:15 a.m. this morning and turned on the television. Great curiosity on the election results. The news banner at the bottom of the screen was reading Hillary Clinton asking Trump to concede the election. There right in front of my eyes the electoral count changed and the banner read: Trump U.S. 47th president. I thought it was a hoax so I went online and Googled “Who won the Presidency?” and as I clicked on the site, I heard Trump saying Hillary had conceded the election, his voice tone moderated to a dull monotone. I checked off the computer and brewed a strong cup of coffee and began to register the awe that our nation’s majority chose Trump. I was/AM stunned.
Wednesday morning WRITING GROUP convened at 8 a.m. and once again sitting in deep contemplation. Just before meditation I had heard dr. e’s prayer. I really heard that the disregard for humane standards for ALL BEINGS, especially woman is nothing new. (Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes “What we are seeing with regard to disregard by some for others, has always been with us… it is that via media it shows above ground now, blatantly.
Yet, I would rather see the issues above ground than be suckerpunched from the back as has been the case much of our lives, by those who hope for the demise of all values except their narrow own and are willing to creep around in the dark laying destruction, exclusion, lies, and ill will.”) It’s good news that it has been brought out, surfaced. There is an old saying that roughly goes “Know your enemy and Keep them close”. There is less chance of being “blind-sided” by the wolf in sheep clothing.
I remember in the mid-eighties when I re-emerged in the community as a “HANDS ON HEALER and CHILDREN’S ADVOCATE”. I was the whistleblower, the so called “canary in the Mineshaft/MINDSHAFT. Speaking truth about the misconduct and abuse occurring in far too many homes that “Looked Good” from the outside but was cesspool of misconduct and harm “behind closed doors”.
Thirty years later the disgusting reality of social, religious, judicial injustices are out in the open. Everywhere I look and review there is some part of the human family hurting, rejected, disgraced, ill….it seems the old adage “There go I but by the Grace of God” is finding way too many facing the worst of times and regard.
Then dr. e’s closing message was profound as she shared from the greatest of wounding, pain often comes the best medicines. (“Stay to those who can love and have mercy… and limits. There is peace and growth. I hope to continue for as long as Creator allows me to place the best medicines I carry, in the worst of the wounds. You too. It is a peculiarity in walking in two worlds, that the wounded often carry the most powerful medicine for helping to mend self and others. Hang in there.” Medicine, my definition is that which makes one well, whole. As a Medicine Woman who carries a medicine bundle heavy with earned tools and gifs, I am thankful to remember I am my ANCESTOR’S prayers and hopes. I am my Ancestors and often times I see/sense it each time I share my painfully earned gifts, that I am but a tiny hand within layers and layers of hands of top of each other. I am never alone or separated from the Original Creator whose giant hands, like angel wings hold all other’s hands. It never my will will be done, rather Thy will will be done. Gone the necessity to rationalize devotion, love, life, pathways, instead leaning into the comfort of being held and touched gently with the greatest of creativity and expression of the Creator – the MAKER OF ALL THINGS.
Trump to be the FATHER of our messy often dysfunctional U. S. of A.
He is the perfect “BLUEBEARD” Archetype, our newly elected national leader.
PS. My dear friend, Brooke Medicine Eagle shared:
“In this time of the rising Feminine, I can only see these events as being pushed up by the Great Mother so that any darkness can be cleared in the light of Love. We must hold that Light, ever more powerful, for the world, now and in the future days. Light candles, smudge, be actively and positively caring in all your actions; send blessings and prayers for All Our Relations – do not let yourself be pulled down into anger and bitterness although you may grieve the necessity of this difficult passage. It’s time to shine ever more brightly, even as tears may run down your cheeks.”