Ever since Election Day, I’ve noticed my mind’s been a carnival or an amusement park. There’s the roller coaster, with emotional highs (mostly) and lows (some), based on my beliefs about whether the best candidate won or whether the ballot measure is just. Then there’s the spinner, which mixes the news up with my opinions about it, twirls it around and around until my brain is dizzy. And then there’s the House of Fear, which replays scenes from past elections and leaders, re-playing all the scariest images of political assassinations from my youth.
Yesterday a friend forwarded me a soothing email suggestion. It puts my mind at ease and helps me find a seat on the bench, watching all the amusements from a peaceful distance. I have no idea who the author is, but I’m grateful, and it’s simply too good not to share with you.
The year is 2015. You glance at the television one morning and see Obama having another of his many press conferences. He has now been in office for almost 8 years.
It hasn’t been perfect, but things are way better than when he took office in January of 2009. You notice that his hair has whitened and he still has that winning smile and that take charge/positive energy that he had when he was campaigning way back in 2008.
You remember back to how concerned you were about whether or not he would win in 2008 and you feel deeply contented that he has been safely in office for such a long time.
He and Congress have done much to address global warming, health care, development of alternative energy sources and a variety of other important matters to the country and the planet. You feel deep gratitude for the past eight years and how things have unfolded.
Pass it on.
Take 30 seconds right now, and close your eyes:
Imagine exactly what our country will feel like for the next several years with President Obama.
Imagine how good it will feel. Feel whatever it is about him inspires you.
Imagine the pride. Imagine the diplomacy. Imagine the peace.
Imagine the wind mills and the clean cars. Imagine the citizen groups.
Imagine the earth being healed and revitalized.
Imagine being very proud of your country and its leader.
Imagine whatever it is that draws you to support Obama.
Imagine what your life will look like.
30 seconds. See it, feel it, several times a day. We can already feel the shift in the vibration of this country. Let’s nourish that sense with positive visions just like this.