Lord only knows what shape our country – and the world for that matter – would be in now if you hadn’t been elected to office. You have my utmost gratitude for taking on the tremendous responsibilities of governing this great nation of ours.
In regards to your speech tomorrow, I have a few thoughts I’d like to share with you.
1. Please reconsider, for now, trying to negotiate with the GOP in regards to most of your policy decisions as they are not currently emotionally mature enough to work as a team. For 8 yrs they “ruled” with almost absolute power, the power of fear, to get their agenda’s done. They were so success at this because negative thoughts, emotions, and words have energy that can and do spread like a cancer within communities, large or small. Unfortunately this negative energy has been used by the GOP to unstabize America in order to more effectively control the population. And they continue to weld this power of fear thru conduits like Rush, Glenn, and Bill. So again, please stop trying to appease the GOP, for now, and be true to your own inner counsel as it has done wonderful things for you and us so far. Trust it as I and most of America does.
2. Please remind everyone, including the members of congress, that it takes a village to make this country work, to evolve into a Nation much greater then we have been. The time is now for everyone to disregard their childish playground antics and to mature emotional. Again, thoughts, emotions, and words have energy that can embolden people to be all they can be, if just given a nudge. The People, particularly the young, need to understand that you, as President, can only do so much, that the people need to take responsibility of their everyday actions to make this country into something far greater than it currently is. As Gandhi once said “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
3. Along those lines, please remind people that America is a very young nation in comparison to many on this planet. America is a nation of immigrants that wouldn’t exist and be what it is today without these brave adventurers. All cultures bring with them new and different ways to look at life and therefore bring new insight and hope into how our nation could evolve for the better.
4. Information – Fact or Fiction. As you know, up until a few generations ago information that could transform lives was controlled by the elite – governments, religions, and business tycoons. But with the free flow of information due to technology another type of information control is taking place – that of disinformation and/or misinformation. I know highly successful, intelligent people who believe in the crap that is being disseminated by certain “entertainment” venues trying to pass as legitimate “news” organizations. Be that as it may, please encourage people to listen to what their intuition, heart, and common sense are telling them and to do their homework before they pass judgment on others and/or government policy issues.
For my part, I owe you an apology for not acting sooner on my heart and intuition in regards to what I would like my world to be. By writing you this letter I’m taking my first baby steps in acting as an agent of change as suggested by author Dr. Mary Pipher, so this won’t be last you’ll hear from meJ
Very truly yours,
Originally written and sent on 1-25-09