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Sometimes Ya Just Gotta SPEEEED!!!!

I knew when I woke up this morning from a dream about Tina Turner flying down the highway in a tiny convertible singing at the top of her lungs that I had successfully blown the carbon out of my spiritual pipes. BRING ON THOSE BETTER ANGELS!!!

Last night I was thinking about the phrase “hitting below the belt” which has come up a several times in the last few days. Politicians are doing it for political gain, I’m doing it when I lose my composure… which leads me to think that we have collectively fallen down into the basement of our chakra system.

Not familiar with the chakras? Basically, they are the seven energy centers of your body running from the base of your spine to the top of your head. Each regulates your physical and spiritual well-being. If you want to learn more right now, click here for a quick overview: Caroline Myss — Chakra System

When we talk about “hitting below the belt”, we’re talking about the area of the first and second chakras, our center of tribal identity, physical survival, and financial control. Right now, many of us are unable to function beyond this place as we struggle to regain a sense of foundation in our lives. Any ideas of altruism or high-mindedness are pipe-dreams.

So when I’m feeling frustrated by the weight of our collective despair, the only way I can move back up in my own system to the place of my heart and higher thinking is to find compassion for those who are so desperately afraid and stuck down in that place of irrational defensiveness. Thinking about cutting the military budget? HA! Not gonna happen right now.  Our enemies (and there are many) are just lying in wait for us to let down our guard. Arm yourselves! It’s every man for himself!

This kind of feeling can’t be reasoned with. It’s like trying to wake someone out of a nightmare without getting your nose broken. The fear that is usually trapped behind a veil of unconsciousness is shockingly real to many these days. So how do we convince the dreamer that the nightmare isn’t as scary as it seems?

Maybe it’s by gently guiding them back up the chakra ladder. It’s been said that the only way to make ourselves feel better is to do something for someone else. That action alone can take us out of our own despair and help us to accept responsibility for our own mistakes by having compassion for the mistakes of others. Forgiveness is a huge step that brings us back up into the area of our heart. When we are able to love those we believe have wronged us we are able to step forward together to repair the damage that’s been done.

For those of us who have known this place of hopelessness and have risen beyond it ourselves, it is for us to draw on that strength to help those who are trapped. It is not our place to disparage their lack of enlightenment and further crush their spirits. We are called to love them anyway, even as they lash out at us. What’s a broken nose in the whole scheme of things?

So go pick up your struggling neighbor in your soul convertible and take ’em for a pipe-cleaning, soul-cleansing, mind-blowing RACE down their spiritual highway!! And crank up the Tina Turner tunes!!!!

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  1. christina
    November 12, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    love it! part of true love is a willingness to keep loving when we believe we have a right not to. when i read your words i think that is true power. you could choose to live in the rut of resentment, futility, or disappointment, but by choosing love you send the most powerful message that can be conveyed in my opinion. Love will WIN!

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