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The Fairy Godmother does not live at the White House!

When I was in the second grade, my family moved from a small town to a larger city . Of course, this meant leaving familiar surroundings and embracing a new home, school and friends which, for a 7 year old was a lot of change. The ‘new’ school was ‘new’ only to me. Its dingy gray exterior and boxy construction presented an aged, uninviting vision that left an unsettled feeling in the pit of my stomach and did nothing to generate enthusiasm or inspiration.  I arrived my first day at the new edifice of learning after a long walk of 2 miles to get there and immediately felt unhappy, vulnerable and alone. Soon after this new twist in my life against which I railed, I began to create fantasies of the heroes from my favorite TV show, Whirlybirds, landing in the schoolyard with their Bell 47 helicopter to rescue me. I envisioned the surprise and envy on the faces of my fellow ‘inmates’ as I was swooped up to freedom by my rescuers and whisked away to a place where everything I could ever want was available at my mere asking for it. I felt with delicious joy the feeling of being so special as to be chosen by them to be taken into their care and custody. Every time I ran that movie in my imagination, secure, happy, at peace feelings flooded my otherwise tortured and powerless existence. Truth is, as I, the 7 yr old, discovered – nobody  was coming to save me and all the magical thinking in the world would not shift my sense of insecurity or change my circumstances. Whirlybirds’ pilots were actors and there was no chance in hell that my fairy tale would ever materialize – but it never stopped me from day-dreaming about the possibility.

Like my 7 yr old imaginings, it occurred to me that, as individuals in today’s troubled America, we are looking to someone else to satisfy our needs and longings and save us from our untenable life situations. We seem to be incapable of seeing life as within our power to do something about.  Instead, we unconsciously give away our power to others and expect them to provide the external life circumstances that create a sense of safety and well-being for us.  Case in point – the proclamations of portions of the populace that we didn’t get the change we were looking for. A mere 18 months into this current presidency there is an outcry from the disenfranchised  to change yet again, the flavor of the Washington DC government. It seems as if our collective ‘wanting, wishing or fear-driven child’ personae has been ignited and the satisfaction and successes must be both immediate, complete and individually recognizable….NOW!   The external source of this indulgence is partially manipulated from those out of power. More importantly, the inner cause, as we know from Voice Dialogue,  comes from the voice of our repressed child parts.  The imperative for a more balanced existence invites us to wise up to this aspect of us, and quiet the mechanism that operates in opposition to our ability to accept personal responsibility for our emotional, mental and physical well-being.  but, how can this be done when the pervasive sentiment teaches us to be afraid and to feel vulnerable?

First discover the cause – How did we get here? It’s an inside job!!!!

Our view of the world is formed from the inside out not the other way around.  From our early years of life when uncomfortable or abusive things happened to us such as starting kindergarten or Sunday school, watching Mom and Dad argue, experiencing illness or other tragic events in our families, struggling to garner love in a dysfunctional home environment,  we made crazy meaning of what was happening to us so we could feel safe and assure our survival. At that tender age, we had few sophisticated tools to use and it often came down to the silencing  our intuitive emotional reactions  in order to stay safe and feel loved. Doing the bidding of the adults in our life no matter how much it went against what our authenticity wanted to do seemed the only pathway to security. Sadly,  those suppressive behaviors  became our conditioned response to acceptable actions – a belief that we carry unconsciously into our adulthood.

As adults, when we operate from those emotional 7 yr old selves – wishing for rescue, silenced in our authentic desires – we tend to develop parent-child relationships with our spouses, friends, bosses and government that  divest us of the responsibility to make conscious choices and decisions for our life circumstances. Instead, we play the blame game – it is someone else’s fault and they need to fix what they did to us. Think about today’s political atmosphere – frightened, people find their power in anger and blame.  It is as if the expectation is that the Fairy Godmother must scatter fairy dust over the country and make everything all better! and return things as they were.  Of course, the head Godmother lives at the White House – we elected him to take care of us exactly as we want!…we get our old jobs back, get our homes back so we can continue to live as we have…


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Health Care Reform -Reforming the Nature of Who We Are

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It is easy to get pretty ‘whigged out’ about some of the rhetoric flying in the media these days. It seems as if there are segments of the population of America who have reverted to their instinctual natures and are living from some encrypted prehistoric guidance system that bears no resemblance to civility or our supposed evolutionary progress of the past few thousand years. The focus of their derision is, of course, the hotly controversial issue of Health Care Reform. At its most superficial, it is ‘anti-government interventionist who wants no federal or state interference and resists any change to the status quo’ pitted against ‘those who believe that health care is a right of citizenship and should be extended to everyone..something which only the government can mandate. On a deeper level, it belies more esoteric principles of  self-interest versus compassion for the needs of others.

As a country, the Health Care Reform process has led us down a twisted and tormented path that has unleashed fear of epic proportions, has torn away any semblance of unity and common ground for mutual respect, has emerged some of the most twisted logic, obstructionist behavior and outrageous lies and has left most of the population aghast at the whole spectacle. In the midst of the furor, it might be difficult to imagine  a possible outcome of all this venom. When we observe the health care debates over the past year we realize how confrontational and disconnected we have become. When we add to that the jagged landscape of the political arena and the protests, anger and global issues,  it is less of a stretch to entertain that we are indeed on the highway to hell!   than it is to try to pull something positive out of this morass.

Indeed, discussions around our kitchen table often turn to sharing the sadness at how we have traded  our potential for deep compassion towards each other and soul awareness of our singular human endeavor on this planet, for a greedy,  fear-based fortressing of ourselves against anyone who would even try to take the possessions we have amassed. Accompanying this we have developed a distrust of all but our ‘like-brethren’.  If nothing else, we are being awakened to who we are through the back-door – by encountering the stark and shocking truth of who we have become as a consequence of our fears.

If one ascribes to the belief that there is wisdom in all things,  what are we being  asked to uncover in this experience?

We are shifting in spite of ourselves and it is toward an expansive truth about wellness

If we look underneath the surface of these eruptive times, there is a movement afoot that sits just out of view. Like seeds germinating in winter, it sleeps just out of sight gathering energy and growing, waiting for the optimum time to poke through into consciousness – to grow into a mature force that aligns with the transformative truth that vectors us toward a new paradigm of existence.  Today, there is a general understanding that we are governed not so much by the tangible world we can touch as by the unseen that is the source of what we touch.  That it is time for shifting away from old ways  is clear. We can no longer sustain our unconscious ways and expect this planet to support our ravages forever.  The vehicle of this change has been gathering momentum. It grows stealthily in group discussions. It emerges quietly in leading edge discoveries that suggest we are way more powerful than we have been lead to believe. A not-so-quiet billion dollar industry in alternative health and wellness is the vanguard of this wave of change.  Not fully a citizen of the health care world yet, its  growth is slowed by status quo processes that are more about profit than about well-being for all even though they purport to support health. Nonetheless, it grows as a consequence of the new direction we are guided toward.

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