Posted by: mdmusingsie | December 31, 2016

What a Year!

It has certainly been a strange year around the globe.  More than the usual number of celebrities have taken leave of this world.  Between Brexit and Donald Trump’s surprise election, logic seems to have flown the coop and I’ve come to think of Terry Goodkind’s  Wizard Rules as more than just bits of wit and whimsy thrown into a fantasy series.

Wizard’s First Rule seems to have been the guiding force in both Brexit and the US election.  People will believe what they’re told if it’s what they want to hear, regardless of the truth of the matter.  In a world where we have such a wealth of factual information at our fingertips 24 x 7, people will still believe a lie if that lie makes them feel better.  Along with that abundance of information comes a fair chunk of misinformation as well, so you have to be discerning.  You have to want the truth and go looking for the truth – it won’t always show up on your doorstep of come over your radio and television waves.

For those of a Christian persuasion, the bible states “Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.”  However, as Colonel Jessup in A Few Good Men so deftly expressed, not everyone can handle the truth.  My motto over the last number of years has become, ‘the truth, however painful, is still the truth.’  We must accept the pain of some truths without letting it overwhelm us.  (I want to make it clear that I am in no way advocating Christianity or any religion, for that matter.  They all contain elements of truth, and many, despite their perceived differences; have the exact same elements of truth.  I consider myself areligious, it was merely the sentiment that I was after.  Truth is what I advocate.)

Consider adding Wizard’s Fifth Rule as an essential part of making a decision in any political campaign, business deal, partnership or even friendship – look at the deeds rather than words – when they conflict, the truth is in the deeds.

To also quote John Lennon from Mind Games – “Love is the answer.”  When I try to create something without love it fails. For example, a simple task like baking banana bread ended with two batches in the compost heap because I was annoyed at something (that was ultimately out of my control) the whole time I was preparing it. Another attempt with a calmer mind and intention of love resulted in two perfect loaves. Intentions matter.  We are all here sharing one planet (with the keyword being sharing).

I recently watched the children’s movie Frozen for the first time, which teaches us that keeping secrets can cause terrible distress, anxiety, fear, and uncertainty; and that love conquers all.

The past is cast in concrete – we only have the present and future to mold.  I’ve been busy this year raising my vibration to walk a path of light, through meditation, the healing arts, nature, and music (the universal language). I’m far from perfect, but work to improve on a daily basis. I hope you will look to 2017 to raise your vibration as well – search for and embrace truth, practice random acts of kindness (for others as well as yourself), put love into everything you do, and bring more light into a world that seems poised on a potentially dark precipice.  Each of us is a pebble and if enough of us cast ourselves into the pond, we have the power to change the world (for the better, I hope).

Athbhliain faoi mhaise daoibh!

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