We Got This! Inspiring Resources to Help With After the Election & Beyond

Wow, wow, wow, who knew the election of 2016 would go down as an infamous one in our nations’ history?!  This won’t be a bashing of either side of the aisle, as I believe there’s much finger pointing going on already and it truly is not helping.

I’m writing this to share a how we totally got this and we need to use this to come together. Because I think this election serves something even bigger and greater.  It’s a huge wake-up call that we can’t keep doing “business as usual” as a nation any longer. When you look back at our history, great change happened because of huge adversity and tragedy.  We’re strong, and we’ve overcome so much. This may be more than a huge speed bump in the road, but I’m choosing to look at it as a terrific opportunity for all of us to come together.

Reality is, not much will change in the coming days and I have a feeling a certain business man will get an eye-opener realizing running a country is nothing like running a business. The change I think he’s anticipating will happen more like trying to turn around a 747, it will happen VERY slowly. And that’s why we have a ton of checks and balances in our democratic system.

But I digress, I don’t want this to be about politics, I want this to be about healing and how we can come together and create amazing, inspiring movements, be more compassionate, give back, pay it forward. We all have a choice because my belief is life is all about just 2 simple choices (Taking from my inspiration- Marianne Williamson’s Return to Love and The Course of Miracles.) Love or Fear. What do you choose?

april-2014-heart-rock-photoI choose love and will choose it every time.

In keeping with choosing love, I have found several inspiring and enlightening articles and posts on Facebook about the election. I thought it’d be helpful to create a mini resources page where I’ve collected a lot of great stuff from FB and put it all on one page.   And what we need to remember, is we have a long history in America of overcoming many adversities, so in true form– “We TOTALLY Got This!”

 

 

And thanks to Ellen & Instagram for some taco election humor–Some of us just don’t want to “taco bout it yet.” 😉 which is totally fine too.

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Big love and hugs!  I would love to hear from you. Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts, or if you have some more inspiring articles or resources to link.

We Got This! Resources To Help With After the Election & Beyond:

Why we are grieving – This was a poignantly written open letter to why so many of us are grieving as a nation. It has nothing to do with politics or who won or loss, it just boils down to this: Check out John Pavlovitz’s blog on why we grieve. 

LOVED Michael Moore’s “Morning After List” which has gone viral, you can check it out here: https://www.good.is/articles/moore-five-point-plan or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mmflint/posts/10153913074756857

Healing with Marianne Williamson – Awesome video she posted on Facebook the day after the election, a must watch for inspiration!

Abraham-Hicks thinks its the best election ever– totally knows how to talk us off the ledge in times of trouble and with some humor as well- check it it out here 

What This Means, How This Happened, What to do Now – this was a very insightful article from current affairs on the whole democratic and election process. I think it’s worth a read.

Thanking Hillary with a card – What a great idea – to send Hillary an old fashioned thank you card in the mail for all she’s done for this country. Let her know how she’s impacted you and how what she’s done truly does matter regardless of the outcome.  Send cards to:

Hillary Clinton
Post Office Box 5256
New York, NY 10185-5256

And while you are at it, you could also send one to the Obamas too:

President & First Lady Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

For the lighter side of things- check out my friend John’s new map of the US, for those that want to secede 😉

And then there’s Samantha Bee’s Full FrontalThe morning after and how she broke the election.

And for those who just need a hug and a kiss– this is for you: (Me and my dog Emma)

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What’s Really Behind The Movie, The Secret?

Have you ever seen the movie The Secret?  Well, I had the most absolute pleasure of attending a workshop by the two original people behind The Secret, who never made it into the movie. In fact it was a bit controversial how Rhonda Byrne let them fall onto the cutting room floor.  I found this out by reading a fascinating article in the New York times about them.  I had no idea about how connected they were with the whole law of attraction concept and all the incredible work not to mention all the books they’ve written.  In fact my first taste of the Law of Attraction came from reading Napoleon Hills, Think and Grow Rich, which is a classic that was written in 1936.  I have to admit this whole concept was very new to me over 2 years ago.  I never grew up in an atmosphere where I was taught that anything was possible and to think and be positive.  So I won’t go into my life history, suffice to say these books helped me incredibly and have opened my eyes to a new way of being.

So I thought it would be worth it to shed some light, especially because of of this dim outlook the world seems to have lately.  Before I go any further, I do need you to open your mind on what I’m about to tell you about Esther Hicks.  You see she didn’t write the books, or the teachings behind the Secret.  Esther channels an entity of energy which calls itself Abraham.  And Abraham is the one who’s written all the books and all the teachings of the law of attraction. For some this might be hard to swallow.  This concept of channeling is a bit woo woo and requires you to stretch past your logical mind.  Hence Rhonda didn’t want to take the gamble and their piece wound up on the cutting room floor.

I love new and different things and love to be open about new things. So when I saw they were coming to New York, I went by myself to see their workshop.  It was a simple one day workshop where Esther speaks as Abraham.  The audience members ask tons of questions and Abraham speaks and answers them all. I have to say it was the most fascinating workshop I’ve ever gone to. I learned so much about myself and about others there, it was incredibly worth it.  The gist for me is that I need to pay attention to whatever I’m thinking at all times.  I need to focus on my emotions and feeling good.  When the world is trying to bring me down with doom, gloom and falling stock markets, I focus my attention to things that make me smile like my business and my wonderful clients who I’m enjoying helping make their businesses incredibly successful.

The teachings here to take away from this blog are very simple- to have a more positive outlook on life,- life is an exciting adventure, don’t get caught up in the complaining  mode.  Slow down, be nice, be loving and kind to all of those you meet.  And realize this ONE thing- you can’t control what others think of you, what you can control is NOT to CARE what they think!

So if you want to discover more- check out their latest NY Times Best-Selling book- Money & the Law Of Attraction. It’s a wonderful read and I promise, you won’t be disappointed, in fact, I think you will walk away somewhat enlightened. Let’s all work to shift our own minds and the sheer force of that outlook will most certainly have an impact on the world.