Elevate the Election — How to Affect Real Change, Right Now!

elevatetheelectionblog-nz-img_1854In the weeks leading up to this Election Day, I’ve felt an uncustomary heaviness in my heart. Tears have come more easily than usual. At times, I’ve felt powerless and overwhelmed, like a sponge soaking up the generalized anxiety so pervasive in those around me. And I know I am not alone. This election is affecting our entire global family in unprecedented ways.

I normally do not engage in much political discussion, especially in a professional capacity. But this time is different.

I get one vote. And I have cast it. Yet, sometimes it seems so insignificant, so ineffective at swaying the outcome of this all-important election.

I’m told the presidential election and other pivotal races may come down to whether or not many disheartened and/or disenfranchised voters decided it was even worth a trip to the polls. So, for the first time in my life, at the desperate urging of a political action group, I did some telephone canvasing, encouraging people in swing states to get out and vote. It still felt like a drop in the bucket.

Like many Americans, I’m not thrilled with either major party choice. Yet, I believe one candidate has very real potential for causing catastrophic, perhaps irreparable harm on various domestic and global levels. Thus, to not do what I can to help prevent that candidate from being elected feels unconscionable.

At the same time, I believe political representatives are just that – representatives. A candidate cannot be other than a reflection of collective consciousness. To bedevil one individual is to miss a much larger picture, and a much larger opportunity for healing.

Because I believe this so deeply in my heart, I also believe one of the most powerful ways to effect the outcome of this election is to elevate our consciousness about it. As Michele Obama put it, to not “go low,” but to continue to “go high.”

To use the power of meditation and prayer. To visualize an outcome, beyond mere candidate choices, that serves the Highest Good.

If you, like me, are deeply saddened that our democratic process has been reduced to which candidate can dig up the most dirty laundry and make the most lethal accusations about the other, I invite you to join me and many others in turning this destructive, negative energy around. Wield your powerful influence beyond your single vote, beyond any other political actions you may feel inspired to take.

How?

Hundreds of well-documented studies have been done showing that prayer and focused intention via meditation (and sound healing) have tangible positive effects, including lower crime rate and reduced conflict activity in war zones.

(http://bit.ly/GlobalConsciousnessProject-Princeton

http://bit.ly/MaharishiResearch)

Join me and many thousands of others in our global family, as we Elevate the Vote via the powerful influence of meditation and prayer. Choose love. Choose to empower your belief in the innate goodness of humankind, to make it stronger than your fear, anxiety or disgust regarding this election.

“This election is very charged with strong likes and dislikes for candidates depending on where one stands. This passion is powerful as it is born of a deep love whether for justice, for country, for planet, for peace, for safety, and prosperity. If we are to forget the candidates for a moment and focus on our passion, our dreams, we would find that these dreams are the same as the dreams of those who we may oppose politically. Elevate the Vote wants to channel this passion into a powerful expression of love, compassion, and shared connectivity across political divides.” (excerpted from upliftconnect.com  http://bit.ly/ElevateTheVote)

Please use your passion to be part of a powerful force for change. Whether you’re in the U.S. or elsewhere, you can help affect this election by holding a higher vision. Host a gathering, join an election day flash mob, take a break and hold a positive vision with your family while watching election results. If you have children, give them an opportunity to feel empowered and involved in what may well be an historic turning point. (A quick Google search will give you more guidance and opportunities to join organized guided meditations in person or online if you so choose.)

OR…simply close your eyes for 60 seconds right now and feel in your heart the possibility that all this craziness truly can be a catalyst for positive, lasting change.

I invite you to pray/affirm with me, in your own way and words:

May the Light of unconditional love and compassion guide each one who casts a vote in this election. May that same Light illuminate the hearts and minds of all world leaders and decision makers, from this moment forward. I know that the power of Love is stronger than any darkness that seems to divide our nation and our world, and I envision truly miraculous results…a beautiful phoenix of compassion, good will, cooperation and kindness rising from these divisive ashes. I believe in the innate goodness of the human heart, and I envision that potential manifesting now as a world of peace, harmony and mutual respect amongst all nations, all races, all beings. And so it is.

And so, my friends, should you feel the anxiety of this high-level drama as it nears its climax, know you are not alone. Let it spur you to inner and outer action. Choose love. Believe. Elevate. Where some would divide, let us instead unite…to bring into being a truly better world, and to heal our great nation.

In the immortal words of John Lennon…

“Imagine all the people, living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer. But I’m not the only one. Perhaps someday you’ll join us, and the world will live as one.”

Perhaps that someday is now. From my heart, I thank you.

15 Comments

  1. Perhaps this ordeal will make us stronger?? Most ordeals do provide opportunities for growth and understanding. I think we are all moving along in learning to articulate our own beliefs in a respectful pattern.
    May we all move towards empathy, reconciliation, honesty, resolution of differences, dedication to sharing of resources and sustaining life on this one and only planet.
    Namaste to you NANCY,

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    • Indeed. Namaste to you, dear Marje.

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  2. Thanks, Nancy…Beautiful!

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    • <3

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  3. Shalom, my friend…

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    • Shalom. <3

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  4. Nancy, Oh my goodness this is exactly what I needed today. Thank you!
    I am sharing this with friends

    Thank you so much for your beautiful thoughts.

    Sher

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    • SO glad it touched you, Sher. I felt so much better after writing it. Love has great power.

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  5. I’m so with you, Nancy, and all who are praying , meditating, and wanting to wield our healing, uniting, loving energy as we move forward. Thanks for your beautiful expression. I’m wearing pink today!
    💖Kalia

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    • Love to you, Kalia!

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  6. Love this, Nancy. Thank you.

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    • My pleasure, Kim!

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  7. I feel my shoulders lowering as I read your lovely piece. The stress generated by this election has me reading compulsively about the candidates, knowing that the Supreme Court hangs in the balance and all the strides made for women’s rights, minority rights, workers’ rights, clean air and water, etc. could be overturned.

    Thank you for reminding me to breathe, relax my shoulders & jaw, look to a calmer place within myself and send positive vibes into the universe. Thank you, Nancy!

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    • So good to hear from you, Nan. Yep, that’s really THE best thing we can all do right now! I needed to remind myself, too!

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  8. Beautifully said my friend. Thank you for sharing your wise and heartfelt words. It really made a difference for me tonight. In this intention for bringing peace, light and higher awareness to this world, I am with you.

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