Why The Election Does Not Matter

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Well, they said it, didn’t they?  The year is 2012 and we could expect Gaia (or Mother Nature) to chew us up and spit us out.

I am so, so sad to see the havoc wrought on the Jersey Shore.  That is my childhood stomping grounds.  Obviously it goes without saying that I wish there was a darn thing I could have done to help any of the people who were injured or passed away. The insurance professional and risk manager in me was captivated by the sheer property loss going on across several states.  This is monumental.

There was something absolutely heartwarming about seeing those tiny New Yorker newborns from neonatal intensive care who were on life support respirators being taken out of the hospital where both backup generators failed.  Some nurses were using hand pumps.  Others were holding IVs.  Adult patients were being carried down the staircases.  Ambulences lined the block to take them to a safe area.

In other news, the United States presidential election is nearly upon us.  It was notable how little complaining went on, even in the media, as New York, New Jersey and surrounding areas were being blown about and flooded.  The stock exchange was closed.  Transportation for millions was brought to a halt.  After all, if you add in Washington DC and Virginia, you’ve pretty much covered where the vast majority of the folks who work in media live.  Make it personal, and watch the good come out.

Sure, I know people will complain about New Jersey governor Chris Christy and say he was heavy handed, rude, and probably a bunch of other things as he called for evacuation from low lying areas.  Some people will put a political spin on the accolades that he has given Obama. His state needs the money and so on.

Along with my empathy and Libra ascendant comes a need to see all sides and endeavor to bring people together.  It is pretty tough to offend me, personally.  Politically I am extremely middle of the road and tend to believe that the will of the people will prevail, regardless of who is in one political office.  And yes I realize that my tendency toward individual rights pisses some people off, especially right now, but that is OK with me.

In my mind there is very little difference between Republicans and Democrats in the United States.  Sure, we FEEL that it is some huge divide as we look at the issues of Rights.  But if we look around the globe at the various forms of governments and freedom (or lack thereof) that exist, it seems quite small.

Remember folks that we are all Souls who are inextricably linked together.  The Big Picture is in our minds and hearts at all times.  Nurses don’t keep babies alive just because it is their day job.  Firefighters and EMTs don’t go to work thinking,”Ah, well, if they make it, they make it.  If they don’t, they don’t…”

There is a reason why we say “in your Highest Path and Purpose and For The Greatest Good Of All Involved” like a mantra.

Keep your faith in humanity.  Sure there are some rotten apples in any bunch, but often this is just a personification, a decision we put unfairly on others who seem to disagree with us.  For those cases where it isn’t – those people are becoming increasingly transparent to the rest of us every day.  Call them “darkworkers” or call them what you will – evil can and will be tromped by light, each and every time, in the end.

Most of my friends and associates vote for “the other party.”  I can’t tell you how many times someone has been annoyed as heck at me for NOT agreeing to vote for their candidate.  The funny part is, we both want exactly the same Result.  Exactly.  It’s almost humorous.  The question is more,”Well, how do we get there?”

I like the idea of each person having the liberty to do what they want.  I believe that brings the best result.  That is because I believe that at core, people are good.  They are after all, tiny sparks of God.

It’s probably lucky that Election Day in this country is so close to Halloween and the intensity of Spirit that is available to us all in the weeks before and after it.  I was absolutely ill the day that we were waiting for Sandy to come onshore.  It took me a moment to realize that I was feeling the sheer stress of so many other souls, even though I was all the way down here in South Florida where Sandy passed us by and delivered just one downed tree in the road.  And it didn’t even reach all the way across or strand us or anything.

A little less than a decade ago, I was the Mom with the baby on an apnea monitor.  I was the one stressed as Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne bore down upon us in Boca Raton.  I was the one who made my husband get a diesel generator for $6,000 to make SURE that the little machine could stay working if we lost power.

It turned out that our neighborhood was triple protected with electrical backup, because we were adjacent to the firehouse and EMT station.  So even when we lost power, it came back on immediately.  But we didn’t know that at the time.  We were just worried about that one little soul who was entrusted to us.

So in New Jersey, Halloween will take place over the weekend, when the kids can be kept safe.  The Jersey Shore will be rebuilt.  Eventually.  And regardless of who wins one single Presidential Election, We The People will be fine and thrive once more.  You simply cannot keep our spirit down.

If by chance your Life is looking un-lovely right now, if you’re stranded at home, if your house burned to the ground, if your political candidate doesn’t win, if Halloween got cancelled, remember that like Glenda, the good witch, said to Dorothy “You’ve always had the power, my dear. You’ve had it all along.”

You still do.


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  1. I know you’re right but damnit you can’t tell me that the WHO we elect for President doesn’t make a little bit of a difference in how quickly we get there. There being where we want to be. It seems to me that one candidate is all about the individual rich dude – and not the underdog or the collective good of all. While the other one’s intentions seemed more in alignment with mine. But perhaps that’s just me, being closed-minded. I dunno.

    Happy favorite holiday to you, my friend. <3
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    • Hi Lindsay, Yes I know that is how many people view it, but I just don’t see it the same way. I think whichever candidate we get, we will be fine. I studied finance and business for decades and I think that’s where the difference is. You might hear a speech or a position and think it means one thing, but I hear it and think it means something entirely different. It seems like a lot of people are hung up on one or two issues, but how many campaign promises actually come true when the rubber meets the road? Hardly any.

      YES it is my favorite holiday! Can’t wait to see all the ghosts and goblins tonight 🙂

  2. Sorry Julie, I disagree, there is a lot more to who runs things than campaign promises.

    “I studied finance and business for decades and I think that’s where the difference is.”
    I am not sure that having a business background makes you a good political leader, in fact, there is a lot of evidence that it doesn’t.

    • Kent, that’s right – campaign promises are just that, and who is at the helm is just part of the pciture. The remark I made that you quoted just proves your point. I wasn’t saying that the politician having the background in business means anything. I was saying that a citizen with a business background might take a different viewpoint – in other words, they know that the CEO is just one element.

  3. Election time can be divisive. So I am glad that your post is reminding everyone about the importance of staying united. And yes, keep the faith alive; especially during a time when there is a disaster going on in New York.

    Congratulations about your psychic sparks course. I shared about it in my latest post. Wishing you every success!
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    • Oh thank you, Evelyn! I will go over right now.

      It certainly is divisive and it concerns me that we are so easily split apart at a time when we really must come together.

  4. I love your message in this article, yet your last comment really resonates strongly because I,too, am concerned that “we are so easily split apart at a time when we must really come together”.

    Differing opinions offer opportunity for connection through exploration, together. We have the freedom to create and embrace change, instead of lash out at, or shy away from, it.
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    • Hi Joy, Well I am glad you liked it because it made a lot of people angry! What I fail to get is how IF we purport to be spiritual and working toward love in all things, if we believe that we really are connected, and assuming we don’t believe that anyone is “evil” in this scenario…then how can we get so darn angry and divisive over something like an election? How can we bash? That seems to me to be a big sign blinking over our heads saying,”Hello? Did you forget who you are supposed to be?”

      Still, as much as this has surprised me, I do believe (and hope) that in the end peace will prevail. I am glad you are finding people to converse with who look at it as an opportunity for connection, I am too.

  5. Julie,

    I understand and agree with you.

    This is why it is so important to share your perspective, even if it differs from others, because it opens the door to conscious conversation. I am sorry that people become angry and I am glad that you have support that enriches and enlivens (you may count me in that!). We choose what we amplify…I choose to center into peace and amplify love and gratitude, using external to inspire.
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  6. Anonymouse says:

    At a time when my Facebook feed is clotted with angry political rants/silly memes, this is refreshing. And I cannot imagine a more humbling moment than seeing my home razed by a hurricane. Those people will rebuild and I am so glad the president is assisting them in every way.

    Christie may indeed have a future presidential run down the line; however I think he was just giving Obama credit where it was due:) I am jaded about politics in general but it’s nice to see a dearth of political commentary watching the Sandy coverage. And I like Gov. Christie even though I vote for a different party. I think his heart is in the right place. Being from the east coast I have a soft spot for his blunt east coast delivery!

    We took our little goblins out to Trick -Or -Treat last night. I was thanksful they had a warm safe place to sleep. Gratitude is something I need to practice more and natural disasters have a way of throwing perspective on things for us all.

    On a funny note- my good friend tagged along with my family to watch the kids Trick-Or-Treat. He was dressed as Romney, orange fake tan and all. I was nervous as this election will be so tense and I did not want people to think I was endorsing Romney by proxy! haha. I also told my friend some people might egg him/us if they got carried away! Thankfully that did NOT happen:))

    How do we sign up for future announcements/email? I will try to go to the website main page and find out:)

  7. Anonymouse says:

    Oops- I am already subscribed for new blog posts; So that is the same as signing up for the newsletters? Just want to make sure I don’t miss anything. thanks!

  8. I am not particularly worried about the election. I have a definite preference between candidates but we live in a republic and not a dictatorship. The POTUS has a lot of power but it has limits as it always has- checks and balances.

    Most of the candidates who make it find they can’t get anything done in office without moving closer to the center and I don’t expect this year to be any different.

    There are significant challenges, but there are always are and always will be. It is just a question of how many bumps and bruises we may get along the way, but there is no doubt we will be ok.
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  9. Hi Julie,

    I’m not worry about the election either. I know that everything will turn our as it should and that’s out of our hands. Each individual can only do their part and no more.

    Like you, in the grand scheme of things, lives are what’s more important. As Hurricane Sandy ripped through the east my heart went out to all those people who were horribly affected. I’ve been through those more times then I care to so I understand what they’re going through.

    Appreciate your thoughts on all of this and glad everything is going great with you. Love hearing that.

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    • Hi Adrienne, It’s what we make of it, isn’t it? Things can be downright rotten or absolutely wonderful, and yet we can still celebrate or cry, respectively! I imagine if we at minimum appreciate the heck out of every victory, every sign we’re on the right path, then it cannot help but grow into something more wonderful than we could have even imagined.

  10. You had me at the title! I think we have locked ourselves into an us/them impasse in such a way that it doesn’t matter who wins with respect to certain things. I say certain things because the winning party can clearly have an impact on funding decisions, decisions about war, etc. But the bigger issues of harmony and respect will not be affected because of our winner/loser, right/wrong model. The parties and their followers remind me of two bull elks literally locked in battle, unable to stop fighting because their antlers are caught together.

    Nevertheless, I will vote, and I think everyone’s vote matters, because the government can and will make decisions that will affect our lives. But we can’t expect them to fix problems that our current model cannot fix.

    Thanks for sharing your perspective.
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    • Hi Galen, Yup, antlers all the way – great imagery. Oh I am voting all right, with bells on! You couldn’t stop me, and I hope everyone else does the same. I wonder what would happen if we turned that model on its head? Not the founding basics, but maybe just slim the mechanisms so that if something was voted on it wouldn’t take 52,000 years to enact. Leaner? Or just more nimble?

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