Vote your Values
I have been rallying for Jill Stein based on my desire for a government that better serves the people, valuing people and planet over profits. At times, I feel fiery and angry over many things relative to this election. Anger that Bernie didn’t win, and then embraced Hillary Clinton and the DNC. Anger that so many progressives don’t seem to acknowledge Hillary’s history of aligning with the elite, corporations and war hawks.
And I’ve also been waking up to the realization that nothing is more important than my peace and finding ways to move forward in kindness. I want to help create a better world for all. Only peace and love can do that, not more fighting, whether with words or weapons. As Daniella Egnew states, we need evolution, not revolution.
We are in need of the feminine reflection of revolution, the protection and nurturing of the space to grow into something better. ~ Danielle Egnew
Danielle offers a wonderful reminder that we must find better ways to move forward. The old ways of using the male energies of force, coercion and manipulation have not worked very well for people or the planet. Now is the time of feminine evolution, using love, cooperation, and receptivity to unify and move forward. It will be a shift in consciousness over time. First, we must let go of blame, anger, fear and divisiveness. Then we must seek humility, unity, cooperation and higher good.
Please vote your values in this election.
If there was ever an important time to align with higher values, this is it. The two party system was built on controlling the media and masses, putting the power in corporations and the elite. Let’s build new systems to empower the masses and protect the planet. We may not like the current system and choices, but we have the power to create reform. I voted for Jill Stein and the Green Party to help get them the 5% vote hurdle in order to receive funding that would give them access to state ballots, funding for future campaigns and the base to build a movement.
My values, like Jill Stein’s, are to create more peace, equality, justice, criminal justice reform, legalize marijuana, build a green economy, and protect people and planet. It is time to let go of wars, fossil fuels, corporate control, and elitism.
Then continue to vote your values every day with your words, actions, purchases, investments and more. Get involved with local politics, join groups that inspire you, and share your values and visions with kindness. And remember that your purchases are votes for the types of people, products, and companies that you want to support.
And no matter who wins, remember that we are in this together. Sometimes the best thing we can offer is love in the various forms of listening, kindness, acceptance and stillness.
Last night I participated in a “Meditation for the Election” initiated by the Institute for Global Transformation. The idea is to infuse the energies of peace and love into our hearts, magnified by group coherence, and send that out to our citizens, leaders and country. First we still our minds and body, then align with love, imagining our citizens infused with wisdom and love, bringing greater understanding and purpose to this election in order to vote for the best outcomes for America and humanity.
Meditation will continue to be important after the election as we move into a time of change and moving forward. Please consider adding your love and energy.
Similarly, I will participate in another group meditation called Elevate the Vote which is promoting meditation flash mobs at polling stations around the US during voting times Tuesday evening at 3PM PST or 6PM EST.
After the elections, the real work begins. We will need to find ways to heal and unify, moving forward in life and politics. Here’s another great suggestion from actor Tony Goldwyn; apply kindness to every choice and action you make.
To peace, love and kindness. Together we rise.