Another election season is in full gear, with campaign ads and video clips from appearances pretty much taking over our TVs.
I’ve come to accept, but not like, the amount of lies and deception that’s become part of our political process. Taking statements and voting records out of context is an art form to political strategists.
Wait, that’s not true. I don’t even accept it; I hold out hope for a better way. Let’s say that I’ve resigned myself to the dishonesty and have been conditioned not to expect any better.
In all the deception that’s become part of campaigning, there’s one underlying falsehood that it’s time for us to face – the lie that politicians tell the most, which happens to be about you.
This lie told every day by politicians has the power to singlehandedly get them elected.
It can make you putty in their hands.
And it’s used by almost every person that has ever run for public office. Lately I hear it every day from both sides of the aisle.
The biggest lie, the #1 falsehood that politicians tell about you is that you need them.
Think about it: Every election campaign is built on the premise that your life will be better only if that candidate is successfully elected. The only way that they believe they can get your vote is to build themselves up as the gatekeepers to your personal happiness and prosperity. They promise to be the ones that will put money back into your pockets, get all your bills paid, drive up the value of your house and drive down the cost of gasoline.
And they assure you that once they do all these things, you’ll have all that you need to be happy.
It’s quite a savior complex, and unfortunately some of us buy into it. Think about how that’s contributed to political divisiveness in our country, especially around the Presidential campaign: Accept one candidate as your personal savior and you must defend him at all costs in order to protect your own future. And for someone else to support the other candidate – well, what does that say about your choice? It completely invalidates that choice, which strikes fear in deep in your ego.
Meanwhile, I invite you to think about everything you’ve learned so far about the Law of Attraction, manifesting, and being a co-creator of your life. No teacher has ever said, “You can be, do, and have anything you want as long as the government lets you.” No holy person ever spoke the words, “Ask and it is given to you by men who sit in Washington, D.C.”
I offer you this truth to replace the politicians’ lies: You can live within the confines of man’s laws and still be unlimited in your ability to have what you want. There is no law that government can make which is stronger than the Universal Laws, and no law that can defy your connection with your Divine Creator. The only thing that stands between you and your ability to make your life as you want it is your ability to align your thoughts, words and actions with the hope, if not the certainty, that everything you want is on its way to you.
I invite you to try on this idea and see how it feels. For this week, monitor your thoughts and words. Notice how often you postpone possibilities for yourself because you’re waiting for the government to get things right. When you see a campaign ad, say out loud to the TV, “It doesn’t matter. I don’t need you. I’m doing fine on my own.” If you find those words don’t ring true to you, that’s an opportunity to look at the choices that you’re making from a place of limitation – whether it’s choosing what you think, how you speak, or the actions that you take – and make new choices from a place of powerfully creating your own life.
Whooo hooooo!!!!! Well said, Chris. This is a message that needs to be spread across the globe!
Thank you, Katherine! Please help spread these words – not just mine but your own. You have a very powerful voice and there are those who listen intently to what you say. This conversation must happen not only in blogs but over dinner tables and cups of coffee, too. You know that old slogan, “Friends don’t let friends drive drunk”? We need to live by a new one: “Friends don’t let friends live in fear.” It’s time to lovingly help our friends see the patterns of fear that are keeping them stuck. You, Katherine, have a special gift for doing this, I’m told, but you’ve been holding back because you don’t want to upset people. There are loving ways of asking people to see their own fears rather than pointing the fears out yourself.
And that, dear one, was a spontaneous message from your soul group.
In the Highest Love and Light,
Thank you Chris! I really enjoyed the reading. However, in times of election, we must take a side, we must vote. It would be great to invest all our energies and prayers for the best interest of all the country 🙂 we all are part of the same source 🙂
Thank you, Maria! Yes, I completely agree: We must participate in the democracy – and in the WORLD – in order for it to work. The difference is in our motivation for voting. When we first dissolve the fear that we are personally dependent on who wins, then we can choose the candidate that will best serve the world and cast our votes based on that clear guidance from our inner beings.
Great insight Chris. Luckily I’ve never waited for the government to do anything before taking the steps I need to take in my life that lead to happiness and contentment. I never really thought about others needing the government or politicians to make this path for them. I guess for the illegal immigrant children, it does feel like their future in this country is in the balance according to which party is in control. I guess they too can find happiness when sent back to their native land where they didn’t grow up or intimately know the culture, or have any of their childhood friends or schoolmates to hang out with. Happiness is an inside job…I remember Chopra explaining how people living in what we consider squalor (sp?) in this country can be happy, he said they attain happiness from the inside, from the soul, not from the outside…pretty much the same point you are making…no one can make us happy but ourselves (and perhaps our strong connection to source and knowing this existence is a mere blip on our entire life). As for me, my current practice is noticing my reactions and taking control of my response. Thanks!
Beautiful words, Emily. Thank you for adding to the conversation.
With blissful blessings to you,
I have been struggeling so much with my love for politics and the spiritual journey I am on. I have come to the conclusion that I can’t have them both. I knew what I was feeling, I just couldn’t put my finger on how to express it. Your words and insight were like a slap on the forehead! Duh! Why am I putting my faith and belief in “them” and at the same time believe that everything I am and need is on its way. Thank you, Christina for the slap on the forehead 🙂 Much love.
Hi Diane! I’m glad that these words helped you find your clarity. You may find that you still have a preference for who wins but feel more detached from the outcome than you previously did.
Much love to you, too. 🙂
What great insight into the big “lie.”
Failing to take responsibility for our own happiness is the major block which holds people back from being “who they really are.” This sense of entitlement that someone else should provide that happiness just supports that notion that we “need” a particular politician/party.
You probably remember one of my favorite Abraham insights……….My Joy is My Job!
Love & Light,
That is my favorite Joyce-ism!
In Love, Light, and Joy,