Peaceful Inauguration Reflection

The Orderly and Peaceful transfer of power- the hallmark of a true democracy… our Constitutional Republic!

What an amazing day of reflection this has been for me and hopefully for us all.  I can recall a few short years ago, in 2009, standing in the cold for many hours to welcome Barack Hussein Obama into office… I was on Active Duty with the US Coast Guard and was blessed to be chosen as one of the military cordon rendering honors (hand salute) to the new president along the parade route.   It began as a weary pre-dawn trip to Andrews AFB where we waited patiently in a cold hangar for the coordination of the historic inaugural celebration.Despite not voting for Barack Obama, I was honored to welcome him into the leadership role of our military and our entire country, and I prayed for his success.  After all, the success or failure of our country is up to each one of us, and we have a CHOICE… be part of the solution, or be part of the problem.  Our country is about its people and not about a single individual… recall, “We, the people of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility..."

Fear or Freedom for All

Many of my associates have been voicing fear with President Trump at the helm.  As I typically seek to understand, I asked about their fear.  Quite often, it was nebulous, just a free-floating fear or anxiety about their safety… Really?  After all of the riots and self-initiated destruction over the last several months?  Perhaps it is time to take responsibility for the negativity which continues to permeate our culture.  How can we possibly heal if we keep poking the painful areas and spitting in the slow-healing wounds?   Is our negative energy causing the continued turmoil… draining us of our Vitality and tranquility?FEAR as noted in Wikipedia, “is a feeling induced by perceived danger or threat that occurs in certain types of organisms, which causes a change in metabolic and organ functions and ultimately a change in behavior, such as fleeing, hiding, or freezing from perceived traumatic events. Fear in human beings may occur in response to a specific stimulus occurring in the present, or in anticipation or expectation of a future threat perceived as a risk to body or life”.    As stated it Wiki, perception is at the root of fear.  So today, I offer three acronym options for this interpretation of FEAR-

Which meaning will be most healing for our United States of America?

-         False Expectations, Appearing Real… at the heart of slanted media portrayals.-         Finding Excuses and Reasons… at the heart of liberal/ progressive disappointment.-         Face Everything, and Rejoice- My choice- where I pray that those who say they feel FEAR will ultimately face everything (good, bad and ugly) and continue to rejoice in the possibilities.  Even when we make mistakes, it is only through acknowledging the errors that we can learn and move forward in a HEALTHY way.As we know, energy follows the thought.  It is time that we stop allowing FEAR to drain us of our innate VITALITY.  Open our hearts to embrace one another with LOVE & acceptance, listen to the pain that permeates our society (so that it can be released), and work together to harness our energy in a POSITIVE way to empower one another and our country.God Bless America and God Bless President Donald J. Trump and Vice-President Michael R. Pence!