The Conventions are (thankfully) over!

The Conventions are (thankfully) over!

The two political party conventions are over…. thank God.

Although I am still baffled that the Democratic nominee is allowed to run with her criminal baggage and escalating lies … kind of reminds me of Fascism.

In case you need to be reminded, here is Merriam-Webster’s modern definition of Fascism: “… a way of organizing a society in which a government ruled by a dictator controls the lives of the people and in which people are not allowed to disagree with the government.”

Sound familiar? Is this what we want for America?

Anyway, we now have two “unpopular” candidates running for office — the highest in the land — and one of them is despised because he is flamboyant, outspoken and mistakenly thought of as a “bigot.”

The other (the Criminal) is downright blatantly a pathological liar, who is responsible for many fallen lives (i.e., Benghazi) and who is protected and surrounded by despicable thugs who want her in power in order to control YOU, the American citizen.

The corruption has escalated to the point of no return. Although a lot of us hold out hope that Trump will be able to turn things around and get this country back on track, it’s not likely that he’s going to wave a magic wand and everything will be set right again.

Unfortunately, there has been too much damage done by the current administration’s policies and it’s lawlessness. The bought-and-paid-for mainstream media (sometimes called the “drive-by media”) has chosen to promote (or, at best, ignore) evil and has as its mission to chastise those on the Right who strive to get us back on track.

I have not been one to watch national political conventions on TV in the past, but this year I actually watched highlights of both. The Republican convention in Cleveland made me feel proud to be an American and gave me a big helping of HOPE. Whereas … the Dems’ convention in Philadelphia left me sick to my stomach.

It is unreal how people in power get away with what they do. And, if you’ve noticed, on the Left if you “get caught,” you’ll most certainly be rewarded and promoted by somebody in high office.

That has not been my experience … as a little girl, if I committed a grievance of any sort, such as bullying a younger brother or sister, I was punished. Transgressions were paid for by being sent to my room without supper, or a spanking.

On the other hand, when a candidate shows Truth and speaks Truth … the other side is right there to tear them down and smear them with distortions of facts and name-calling (such as “bigot” or “racist”) and the general population, which is way too busy with all of the gadgets and games in their personal lives, refuse to hear all the facts and make valid judgments of what IS. They would rather, like parrots, mimic the language of the Left and label somebody they don’t like because of something like a bad haircut.

Believe it or not, I was once a Hilary supporter. That was long, long ago. I liked her then because she was “strong” for a woman. (I don’t believe she is strong anymore.) Plus I was convinced at the time that voting Democratic was what I should do. Over the years, as I started paying more attention and giving those in government more careful scrutiny, I began to embrace more conservative values and realized how privileged I am to live in this country, the United States of America. I am so thankful to those who fought so hard for our freedom. This includes many family members, most of whom have passed.

When people glorify a figure such as Hilary Clinton, whose lies and criminal record are there for all to see, I just can’t fathom how it is possible that we have stooped so low as to allow this to happen. It makes no sense to me! I want to scream and pound my fists and bang my head against a wall.

But that is not the answer. Yes, I feel the need to speak out now and then. But the only thing that is going to change things in the world is raising our consciousness.

What does that mean? How can we do such a thing? Is that some mumbo-jumbo B.S. put out by people who live on a cloud and never turn on the TV?

It isn’t hard, folks. Here are some simple steps to help you raise your consciousness. Once enough people are able to do this, it will make a big difference, even though you may not believe me at the moment.

1) Remove the judgment

Yes, this is VERY hard to do, especially in light of what is going on, what we see, what we hear, how we can’t help but react … with anger, with fear, with shame.

But if you look at the others and realize that they are only acting out of what THEY believe is reality, and understand that you were there once, and that they really can’t help it … you can ALLOW with love.

2) Go within

We are bombarded on a daily basis with so much from outside sources. You need to find a quiet space and some quiet time just for yourself … each day. Whether you meditate, play music, take a walk in the woods, go fishing in a babbling mountain stream, have a chat with God, walk through the park with your dog … these things are important. We all need reflection time, and we all need to get quiet within ourselves once in a while and find our “center.”

3) Be kind

Whenever I encounter a negative person or someone close to me who may be angry, lashing out, either at me or at politicians (particularly politicians!), I find that showing kindness keeps me more balanced than if I fall into the same kind of ranting and raving they are in. Ever notice how bad you feel after you’ve had an anger fit? It hurts you, both physically and mentally, to buy into fear and anger.

4) Shine your Light

In every instance possible, show the world your Light. Never has Planet Earth needed Light more than it does now. If you see someone on the street who looks suspicious and you immediately become “afraid,” just look at that individual as a spark of God, no matter how decrepit his physical manifestation might be … and send a beam of love and light at him or her. You will be amazed what a difference it makes … and how great it makes you feel.

And so, now we move on to the final days before the big election in November. There is bound to be a lot of drama, a lot more “horror news” and lies and reasons for us to become even angrier and more fearful. But by practicing these four simple steps I’ve laid out, you will remain calmer throughout the Storm, and you will have done your part to raise the mass consciousness on our planet.

Namaste … “I greet that place where you and I are one.”


The Critical Need for Unity

We are fast approaching the determining moment of the GOP Convention, in which the Republican nominee for President will be selected. The question on everyone’s mind is what will happen if the frontrunner is not chosen? Also, what will result if a “surprise” emerges, due to shenanigans brought into play by the so-called establishment? In other words, what if some unlikely Republican who hasn’t even been in the running is picked to be the nominee instead of those who have worked hard to campaign and collect delegates?

At this point in the race, it is unlikely that any of the three remaining candidates will have enough delegates to clinch the nomination. Following the Wisconsin primary on April 5, Donald Trump has accumulated 743 delegates; Ted Cruz, 520, and John Kasich only 143. In order to qualify to be the nominee, a candidate must have 1,237 delegates by the time the convention is held in June.

Most would agree that only Trump and Cruz have a fair shot at being chosen, since either of those two could come close to the magic number. In all likelihood, neither of them will. As for Kasich, he appears to be a spoiler and he is one of two things; either he is is too stubborn to get out of the race, knowing there is no way he can win, or the establishment has some underhanded plans for him at the convention … Kasich or some other likely member of the established GOP they would like to throw into the works at the last minute.

Most people who are interested in the GOP campaign, and the Democrat side as well, expect our nominees to be chosen by the people, through the primary and caucus channels. They expect the frontrunner, no matter who he or she is, to automatically clinch the nomination. Well, not so fast. There are esoteric rules that change every time, and the rules are rewritten and put into place one week before the convention is held.

How fair is that? Well, it doesn’t seem fair at all, does it? But it’s actually the way it’s been for decades. My personal belief is that the nominee should be chosen only from the pool of candidates who have worked very hard to run, who have spent money they’ve been able to raise (or, in the case of Trump, from his own pocket), and have devoted many months of their lives, their families and their workers, to get to where they are now. But this is more than just a popularity contest.

Never before in our US history has an election been as critical as this one. Our nation stands to lose its incredible claims to liberty, with the Constitution close to being destroyed, should the wrong party, or the wrong person, become our next president. We absolutely cannot let this happen. It is so critical that we take our country back that we cannot let further division destroy what has been created in the last two centuries.

The Left has all but destroyed the USA, and it’s frightening to witness draconian laws being proposed that our Congress and our Senate (with a Republican majority, no less) don’t seem to want to object to. Why do they continue to let Obama do as he pleases? What has happened to the power of the purse in our House of Representatives? Why, after the American people elected a Republican majority in both the House and the Senate in 2014, have the politicians rejected their electorate? They have betrayed us.

Unless we turn this around in 2016, I’m afraid all is lost. We really do need a Trump or a Cruz in office if we are to have any hope left of saving our country. An establishment candidate is just going to go along with the same old, same old, I fear. I’m even willing to guess that our Washington cabal GOP members would rather see Hilary get in, just so that they can enjoy the comforts and crookedness they are used to and want to continue.

And at what cost? If a Democrat gets in, our Supreme Court will be all one-sided with leftists and our freedoms will be extinguished. The United States of America will no longer be the country it has been. Even if Bernie gets in, and he seems to be the lesser of two evils … will our country go the way of Greece? Do we really want to be Socialist/Communist as we are headed now?

I believe the American people do care. More voters than ever have participated in the primaries and caucuses around our nation, and it is unfortunate that we have news media citing polls fifty times a day (or more), trying to persuade we the people to think one way or the other. With each day there is more division in the ranks, more backbiting, more threats to go independent (from Trump, should he lose the nomination).

No matter which of the two gets the nomination (and I sincerely hope that the process works so that either one of the top two gets it), it is vital that they unite. They must swallow their pride, both of them, and support each other. If Trump gets the nomination, Cruz needs to get behind him. Likewise, should Cruz get the nomination, Trump absolutely must support him… or we are going to implode and it’s all over, folks.

Being from Colorado, I was ticked off by the fact that I did not get a voice in selecting who the nominee will be. I am only comforted by the fact that the delegates here are choosing the person I was going to vote for. Still, it ticks me off that the people did not get a chance to have their say, and I am proud of my home state (Wisconsin) for promoting Ted (who is NOT a liar, by the way). And even though Trump has lost favor with me in the last few weeks, due to his gaffes and his divisive tactics, should he become our GOP nominee, I will unite and support him.

Why? Because the alternatives are too terrible to even contemplate.