Listening to all the political rhetoric, most people have either made up their minds who they will vote for, or they are bouncing back and forth – depending upon who is telling them what at any given time. One would hope that we are questioning motives and validity of much that is said by any of the candidates. We can trust that the public is listening – but are minds actually open to recognizing the truth when they hear it?
We are drawn to watch the commentators discuss who is on top and what new announcement has been made to color our perceptions. But, just as we were told by our teachers and parents when we were in school – you must consider not only the motives, but the source of the comments being shared – and tweeted – and passed on through all manner of social media connections.
Remember as children when we used to play the game “telephone”? It might have been called other names in different parts of the country. But the object was to begin whispering to your neighbor a statement, asking them to pass it on. Each time it was passed on, it was changed, just a bit, until when it returned to the original speaker – it was not at all related to the original statement.
So when we are considering any statement or comment – whether it deals with politics or family or somewhere in between – we want to be sure that we also consider the source of that information. Then there is “motive” to consider. What might be a reason that this statement was made by this particular person? What might he or she stand to gain by your believing and acting on the statement or comment?
We might never know the full motives behind any one of the candidates. Each of them may have started out wanting to help make changes they saw were necessary. But in the process of actually running their campaigns, they have all become true “politicos,” innuendo-feeding, mistake-denying, issue-clouding snake-oil salesmen.
We may never know the truth of any of their words now. And people may not be joking much longer when they say they might move to Canada or Mexico if *** is elected President of the United States.
Rather than move or go berserk over what is going on in our nation – let’s bring the matter into our hearts and hold it in our prayers. We already know our True Source.
Christian Science churches open their Sunday services with an affirmation: “…All is Infinite Mind and Its infinite manifestation.”
Unity churches have a similar statement: “There is only One Power and One Presence in the Universe and in my life, God the Good – Omniscience.”
- Continuing that theme – God is everywhere present – there is no place that God cannot be.
- God is in the details.
- God is the very air we breathe and the energy in every cell.
- God is already involved in the selection of candidates for the election – and
- God will be part of the process of selecting our next president.
We can breathe in the peace and know that even with our free will active and participating in the process – each of us will be following a path. It is up to each of us to see clearly, listen intelligently, and trust in the True Source of our lives. We go into the future with a divine purpose or we wander off the path into the realm of default.