Continuing on the theme of thankfulness post-Thanksgiving Day, I think you have probably heard me say that I am grateful for the cancer that has taken up residence in my rectum and threatens my life. Not for the cancer itself, I hasten to add, but for the lessons I am learning from the experience of having it.
But my cancer is as nothing compared to the cancer that has taken root in the White House over the last two years. Even though the cancer in the White House is no less life-threatening for this country and all that it stands for than the cancer I have in my body that is likely to kill me, it is clear to me that the purpose of these disease processes is a holy one in each case.
Mine is a wake-up call for me, and Trump is a wake-up call for America. I, for one, am grateful for Spirit having given us both. Let me explain.
I’m sure you’ve discovered in your own life that real change of a positive nature only occurs as a result of some sort of breakdown occurring in your life that forces you to look hard at yourself and how you are creating your life.
These breakdown events don’t happen by accident. You create them so that you confront your false beliefs about yourself and the world around you.
They create the opportunity for you to heal a load of toxic ‘stuff’ that you have buried deep in your subconscious mind so you can remember the truth of who you really are, which is Love.
For that to happen you create circumstances that are unlike love so you can discern the difference and wake up from the dream you have created — just like everyone else who is still asleep. And, that’s most of us.
In my book, Radical Forgiveness, published in 1997, I wrote a chapter entitled As Above, So Below. The first line of the second paragraph reads:
“The Earth has cancer, and it is called the human race.” And then later: Just as a cancer cell multiplies out of control, metastasizes throughout the system, and begins to devour its host, so we continue to multiply exponentially out of control all over the planet and to plunder its natural resources as if nothing else mattered beyond the satisfaction of our greed.
The point I am making here is that the collective can create these healing crises for the same purpose as an individual will do. And that the over-soul of America has created the cancer in the White House as a spectacular healing opportunity for America.
The problem is, however, if we don’t see the opportunity and all we do is focus on vilifying Trump or conversely continue to worship him as some kind of non-human savior to whom we give total adoration no matter how much it degrades us to do so, then the breakdown that we are well into already will get so out of control that there will be no way back.
Already we are in mortal danger of losing our democratic way of life for there is no doubt that Trump would love to be a dictator like all the other dictators around the world over whom he fawns and blatantly worships.
Just give him half a chance, and we would soon find ourselves under a fascist regime.
The toxic tentacles emanating from the warped mind of this president is spreading out and infecting the body politic and the minds of those who are overly receptive to his ravings and actually magnify their toxic effects. Fox News is a prime example.
Worse yet, there’s the threat of climate change. Again quoting from my own book written way back in 1997,
“Like a tumor wrapping itself around the heart or blocking a lung, so do we, in the same kind of deadly embrace with our own life-source, chop down forests, pollute the very air that we breathe, and poison the environment. Scientists are telling us that we are close to destroying life as we know it within the next 40-50 years if we don’t make dramatic changes.”
What did Trump do? He took us out of the Paris Agreement and continues to do nothing to combat climate change. It would hurt business, he said. And to be fair, our protest about that was little more than a squeak. Better we focus on Stormy Daniels.
OK, so why has America created this drama? There has to be a reason. Here’s what I think.
I believe it is Trump’s role, agreed prior to his incarnation, to force America to look deep into its soul and confront its shadow.
What Trump has done has given voice to and exposed for all to see, all that is alive and well in the mass consciousness of this country that is unlike love and inherently toxic and even deadly. Here are some examples:
Racial hatred; white supremacy; misogyny; greed and the worship of money; mean-spiritedness; narcissism; (it’s all about me); grandiosity; (America is the best country in the world); selfishness; arrogance; cruelty; false pride; self-importance; egotistic, pomposity; superiority; cockiness; divisiveness; dishonesty; lack of humility (we are never wrong and don’t apologize); and so on. You can probably add more.
So, what Trump is doing is holding up a giant mirror to every one of us to look at and by acting in as disgusting a way as he can, is thrusting our own shadow down our self-righteous throats, or in my case up my ass. Thank you, Donald!
So here’s my challenge to you. On the basis that it is only through each person healing their own shadow that America’s collective shadow will be healed, I would ask you to select five of the very worst things that you see in Trump and simply cannot stand about him. Write them down.
Then click here to open a worksheet called Embracing My Shadow Worksheet. It will take you just a couple of minutes to go through it, and you may dismiss it. But I can assure you that it will have an effect. Not just on you but on the collective as well.
Please do it. If enough people participate, the purpose for us having created Trump will go away, and he will be replaced in 2020 by someone with a heart. If we don’t, then get ready for another four years of who knows what.