My opinion is right, right?
Me: What the actual f*? That f*ing asshole pig.
All that is: What’s come over you?
Me: What do you mean?
All that is: That is hate, Francesca. you’re judging right now.
Me: Am I?
All that is: You know you are. How does it feel?
Me: Honestly? At this particular moment in time? It feels f*ing great.
All that is: You don’t mean that. You don’t wear hate well. No one does.
Me: I know.
All that is: You are not a hateful person. And that is certainly NOT how you live your life. You are just overcome.
Me: I feel sick.
All that is: Of course you do, Trump literally stands for everything you are not. He challenges your whole paradigm of beliefs. You’re shaken. It’s understandable. but my darling Francesca, your opinions are not truths. They are just opinions.
Me: (Laughing) aren’t they? God, I sure want them to be.
All that is: (Laughing) so does everyone. That is the human condition.
Me: How on Earth could anyone in their right mind vote for that self-righteous, arrogant, hateful person????
All that is: Are you saying you’re better?
Me: Yes. I mean no. Sh*t, dammit I want to be.
All that is: No one is better than anyone else, you know that. That belief is the very essence of how you’re living your life now. Remember that your feelings are not your whole identity. You are more than that. Everyone is.
Me: Am I not just a teeny tiny bit better than the worst of the worst Trump voters?
All that is: Am I not getting through to you? No, you are not. Never. You are just different.You have a very different story to those who possess deep hate. Before the election, what truth have you been swearing by?
Me: That there is good in everyone.
All that is: BOOM!
Me: Even Donald Trump?
All that is: yes, even Donald Trump. It’s your choice. What would you rather do? Get entangled in the hate rhetoric that’s out there and fester your frustration affecting your state of well being, or would you like to rise above and surrender to the very same hateful energy that created trump in the first place? It’s your choice.
Me: Well, when you put it that way.
All that is: It’s an easy choice, right?
All that is: And it can be for everyone.
me: (With a sheepish smile) ok, but before I do this, can you just have someone wipe that f*ing arrogant grin off his face?
All that is: No. No I will not.
Me: Ok. It was worth a try.
All that is: Come on, are you really that surprised? America has been leading to this very moment, to this very person since the beginning of your very young and misguided history.
Me: That thought makes me sad.
All that is: Then feel sad.
Me: I am scared.
All that is: Then feel scared. Remember how you’re always talking about that no matter what the feeling, even if it’s awful, it can be beneficial as long as you do something proactive and positive with it? Feelings are a call to action. So what are you going to do now?
Me: Love more. Be kind more. Fight for the vulnerable more. Tolerate more. Hear more. Accept more. Surrender more.
All that is: Beautiful. That article by Charles Eisenstein that you read yesterday, what part resonated with you?
Me: “We hate what we fear, and we fear what we do not know. Hate is just a bodyguard for grief. When people lose hate, they are forced to deal with the pain beneath.”
All that is: For a society that is so disconnected on so many levels, particularly spiritually, isn’t this current situation fitting? our consciousness created this.
Me: Perhaps. I just want us to be better than this.
All that is: We are, this is just a massive sidestep to bring you to where you need to be.
All that is: This is not about politics, is it Francesca?
Me: No, no it’s not. I hate hate. I just don’t understand it. I don’t understand sexism, I don’t understand racism and i don’t understand any other ‘ism’.
All that is: but this is where you are.
All that is: It’s going to be ok. I promise.
Me: It will, won’t it?
All that is: Yes.
All that is: You must keep foraging forward with kindness and love for others and then everything else will fall into place.
Me: You mean I have to be kind to the Trump supporters too? (said with a laugh)
All that is: Yes. Especially them. We are all the same. Our different beliefs are just that, different beliefs. They don’t make us right or wrong, they just are. Opinions aren’t facts, they aren’t real. humans are humans irrespective of their beliefs. At the end of the day, we are all the same.
Me: You’re getting to be annoying now. Are you right all of the time? Why the hell do you know everything?
All that is: (a chuckle) because I AM ALL THAT IS. It’s sunday, don’t you feed and work with your friends without homes today?
Me: (with a huge smile) yes, I do!
All that is: Ahhhhhh, wonderful. then go spread your love. you have so, so, so much to give. and maybe, just maybe, somewhere along the way, you will serve as a bridge to someone and help them crossover from hate to love.
Me: Yes, maybe I will.
All that is: Now go out there and stun the world.