What Now?: The USA Election of 2016
For those of who to whom this applies (which I know are many of you)…
For many, what happened last night in the United States of America is being experienced across the world as a literal tragedy. There is a deep sense of loss, along with the shock, anger, depression, and fear that comes from this.
Take the time to mourn today, and for however long you need to. Turn to others with whom you can safe. Find comfort in being able to share a space together where you can openly express how this is making you feel.
There is a huge feeling of loss of control right now—this can feel terrifying to those of you wonder if you and your rights will specifically be targeted in the coming days, as well as those of your loved ones. This is completely understandable, as we face uncertainty as to just how far this could go. If you find yourself in a place of hopelessness and despair, bring yourself back to the present moment. There are leaders, groups and organizations who are on top of this, even as we speak. They will let us know what we must do to get through this—we will not have to go about this alone!
Keep in mind that this is a grieving PROCESS. Take it a step at a time. Honor where you are at right now, honor where others are at, and be prepared for a roller coaster of emotions in the coming days.
For when you are ready to hear this: there are millions of people out there, even as young as my teenage daughters, who are freedom fighters. Perhaps you are one of them as well. We will tap into our personal strengths, we will collaborate, and we will find common goals to work towards.
As we move forward, I will be holding space in two ways: working to heal the painful divide that has been revealed in our country, while also staying vigilant and ready to respond to any transgressions.
I will do everything I can to not respond from a place of either fear or hate. This is what got us into the mess we now find ourselves in.
I send love and light out to everyone today, with every ounce of my being.