Friday, November 03, 2006
Vote Like a Mystic!
"If one advances in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." -Thoreau
Okay, I'm writing this at the risk of sounding like a lunatic, but insanity has its perks, so here goes.
Most of you know me as Fran, the good sister of the evil twin who wrote a very nasty novella...according to Mr. Strand. But I've had a few other lives before becoming a writer, and more recently for the last decade and a half, I've been a holistic therapist. Over the years in that realm, my personal studies have included the concept of manifesting, or creating one's own reality. Fortunately, my husband is as looney as I am, so we work at this together.
When working with positive intent and manifesting with so much of our international environment being infused with adversarial energy, it's a challenge to stay on task (just today I got caught up in a couple political threads). By that I mean, not getting swept up in outrage at what we don't want, but rather continuing to focus a fully as possible on what we do want.
Like the quantum mechanics idea that simply by observing, the observer changes the outcome of an experiment, similarly the concept of manifesting goes like this: Where we place our attention is where our intent manifests. ie - If you constantly think about what you hate or what's wrong with the world, you help to bring more energy toward creating what you hate and what's wrong with the world. If you instead bring the balance of your attention to exactly what you do want, how it looks, feels, smells, tastes, etc, then you give life to that positive intent and continue to infuse that change into your world,literally creating your reality.
So with that in mind, my husband and I are doing a little experiment with intent, energy and voting. Consider what an enormous energetic network will be fully activated on voting day, much like the web. You can't see the network, but you know it's there. Utilizing the quantum mechanics idea of the observer changing the experiment, you can utilize that network to make your vote count with greater effectiveness. Consider preparing to vote with a clear idea in your mind of what you want your vote to mean with your focus fully on the positive statement of that desire.
For example, being the good twin, the idealist, I'll be voting with this feeling/thought/intent in mind:
- I vote for a world filled with peace and prosperity for all.
- I vote for the winners of this election and all our leaders to be
infused with wisdom, compassion, honesty and the skills and passion to create global peace and prosperity for all people, and a loving global stewardship of this planet.
As writers, artists, dreamers, all of us here are imaginative creators of worlds, so when you place your vote, when you push the button or pull the lever, imagine that your intent is infused beyond your machine and into the network around the country (and the world - absentee ballots). It's a cool thought and fascinating to consider that you have more power than you think you do, and by bringing your awareness to your power, it can be more effective.
There will be a lot of folks at the polls voting out of fear, anger, outrage, self-righteousness, aggression, etc. In contrast, you can bring a conscious intent for what you want your country to be like, as opposed to what you hate about it.
Vote like a Mystic!
*fran quietly slips back into her padded room*
Note: The extraordinary art at the top of this article is by the amazing artist, Jason Engle.