This post is totally out of character for me. I’m not prone to stick my nose into politics, but that’s exactly what I’m doing today. We are in the midst of a monumental evolutionary shift and that includes politics. It doesn’t appear to be very apparent at the White House, where politics are caught in a quagmire. But, we ARE seeing it on a local level.
I have always said it would be up to each of us individually to change the world, rather than depend on the government to do it for us. As each of our voices joins with another, WE THE PEOPLE WILL BE HEARD. While the politicians are playing their time worn games, we’re busy creating a new way of life in our local communities.
For the past few years, I have totally withdrawn my energy from the political arena and have not even bothered to vote because I did not want to engage in the kind of energy that was being tossed around. However….things have shifted and it’s time to engage my energy in the New Earth by supporting the people who have recently stepped forward to make changes in our local communities, where our voices ARE being heard.
Let me share with you how my change in perspective came about….
Yesterday one of my fb friends posted something political which is really out of character for her and I scratched my head wondering why she was dipping her fingers into politics. Today, as I was writing a comment on someone else’s post about not getting caught in the political and media fray, a voter representative knocked on my door. NO ONE knocks on my door because I live in a carriage house and my entrance is hidden from the main house so no one knows I’m here, except on a need to know basis. After answering the door, this kind soul and I had a very enlightening conversation for both of us. I really appreciated her information about how our island is setting the tone for the rest of our geographical area. I was so moved by her heart centered enthusiasm that I even gave her a hug before she departed.
Afterward, I began to wonder if the tides have shifted and it’s time to be more proactive in supporting the people who are initiating the evolutionary changes for our world. Perhaps it’s time to look at my voting ballet more closely and add my energy to a new political system that’s being initiated at the micro level of small town politics.
A few hours later, my voting ballet arrived in the mail. Obviously this subject is really UP for me and determined to get my attention!!! As I’m looking over the ballet, I can see that this particular election is very local. And this is where we ARE able to make changes.
Seattle city council has been among the first to ban plastic bags, raise the minimum wage to $15/hr, ban bee killing neonicotinoids, legalize marijuana and celebrates “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” rather than Columbus Day. These are only a few of the progressive things that come to mind. Thank you Seattle!! Just as Seattle city council has recently made some amazing environmental changes, Washington state now has the opportunity to follow suit and be the way~shower for the rest of the country, and ultimately the world.
Even though we’re not seeing these changes at the White House, where politics is still embroiled the old system, things have really shifted on a local level. I have not even bothered to look at the ballet for the past few years. But I’m excited to say that I’ve already put my ballet in the mail….. adding MY energy to the evolution of politics.
If you told me last week I’d give politics a single thought, I would have laughed at you. I have NO desire to fight the old system. I know things have been breaking down, but I’d not seen any evidence of the new seeds that we’ve planted…until this sequence of events really got my attention today.
So here’s my political message:
WE THE PEOPLE have set the stage to shift the world without any need to fight the old system. All we need do is nurture the seeds we’ve already planted in our hearts and our local communities. From there, momentum will build and shift the world from the micro level to the macro. I have already seen things change in the blink of an eye!
Perhaps you’d consider adding YOUR voice and YOUR energy to the evolution of your local community by supporting the people who ARE making a difference in the world. We are weaving a new web and each voice adds strength. Your micro can become the macro.
~ Sharon Lyn Shepard ~
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