My Sincere Apologies

Posted by on January 26, 2017 | 0 comments

My Sincere Apologies

First and foremost, I want to wish you all the blessings of love, good health, abundance, and peace in 2017 and always.

My first apology is for not having posted in many months. There are two reasons for that:

  1. I have been working on a book and need to keep the information to myself for the time being; I need to protect its life-changing, world-changing revelations. (No hype.) I’ve had plenty of ideas but couldn’t follow through to completion with any of them due to my other obsession.
  2. I have not wanted to write about my other preoccupation because I didn’t see it as being in alignment with my mission. But perhaps it is. Since Election Day, I have had a compulsive need to consume the news (politics). So, since I believe that everything happens for a reason, perhaps what I have learned can be of use to others.

I promise this site will not turn into a political one, although there are many lessons to be learned.

 

My Brief Political History

I have never been particularly interested in politics; my dad liked to call me “culturally illiterate.”

I believe I became a feminist when I was denied access to an auto mechanics class in high school and forced to take home economics. I was and am mechanically inclined, so auto mechanics would have served me very well and saved me a lot of money.

When I came of voting age in New York, I registered as ‘Green Party.’ At the age of seven, I was moved by the commercial with the Native American standing by the polluted lake with tears running down his cheek. I never littered a day in my life and have become a compulsive conservationist, reuser, reducer and recycler.

The first presidential election I could vote in had three candidates. I learned that by voting for the third party candidate I would essentially be casting my vote for the candidate I wanted least. I was eighteen, I couldn’t handle that responsibility, and so I bailed and didn’t vote.

After moving to North Carolina, ‘Independent’ was my only option to republican and democrat.

The politics in NC became unavoidable (HB2/discrimination, gerrymandering and voter suppression). Some political scholars say that NC is no longer a democracy. Time to pay attention!

One of the nice things in NC is the availability of absentee ballots without requiring a reason. So, I voted by mail until this election. I wanted to vote in person this time, mostly because shortly before the election, I ‘happened upon’ a documentary called Stealing America: Vote By Vote. I was very conscious of what I learned from this film, so when I went to vote, I held the intention to double check my choices before committing on the electronic, touch screen voting machine. The documentary exposed how easy it was to change the algorithm within the individual voting machines to switch votes/boxes checked. I am so glad because one of my choices was switched.

 

What I’ve Learned through My Post-Election Compulsion

  • I’ve learned that ignorance is not empowering.
  • I’ve learned that people get paid for their expertise in lying, deflecting and distracting: called spinning in politics.
  • I’ve learned how broken our system is and how expensive campaigning is.
  • I’ve learned that acting is a requirement of politics.
  • I’ve learned that most people don’t know their local, state and federal laws and I think they should be mandatory teachings in schools to provide boundaries and understanding.
  • I’ve learned that there are very old and antiquated laws still on the books.
  • I’ve learned that there are almost as many political affiliations as there are music genres and therefore, there will be no cohesion.
  • I’ve learned that there are targeted news outlets that have a biased point of view.
  • I’ve learned that there are fake news outlets and there are disagreements about facts: including math and science.
  • I’ve learned that some people believe what they read in tabloid magazines and what they see on “reality” TV.
  • I’ve learned that people vote in predominantly three ways: personally (what benefits them alone), by party (no matter who is running), or patriotically (what is best for the country).
  • I’ve learned that many women are either so UN-empowered or emotionally labile that they don’t believe any woman can be emotionally stable enough to be president.
  • I’ve learned that some women have been brainwashed into thinking that sexual harassment is acceptable locker-room talk.
  • I’ve learned that “breaking news” doesn’t always mean new.
  • I’ve learned that the media spends a lot of time speculating and to me, that’s not news.
  • I was reminded that what people say may not be the same as what they believe, especially if they are selling, marketing or have something to prove.
  • I’ve learned that a person who derives their sense of self-worth from an External Locus of Control (attention, validation, approval, popularity, status, reputation) will do anything to maintain it. This includes only listening to supportive ideas, lying/making things up and silencing critics to save face. This person will be unlikely to utter the words ‘I was wrong’ or ‘I’m sorry.’ Instead, will go to any lengths to prove himself right and to always win. (Beware.)

 

I’m sure there are others but I’ll end it there.

If you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.

(I reply to all comments personally!)

May you perceive and receive all your blessings.

With Much Love,

Rev. Michele

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