Election eve

Selecting a U.S. Presidential Candidate, 2020

It’s election eve here in the United States, the day before the big election.

Many are nervous. Anxious. Afraid. Hopeful. Biting fingernails. Pacing.

Wanting their candidates to win.

Many are sorely afraid that we’ll wake up Wednesday is some hell-razed world if our candidates don’t win.

I have no idea what to write today.

I won’t try to convince you to vote for my guy–that’s between you and what your heart knows is true.

Merry-go-round

When the election results appear, I will probably either praise the heavens or sink into feelings of despair or hopelessness. Those who vote differently than me are maybe thinking the same.

Where does God, the Holy, stand in all these human politics?

I have no idea.

I want love to win. Decency. Compassion.

I hear those with differing viewpoints express similar wishes. It’s just that the others love and support different ideals. Everyone views compassion and decency in different ways.

The view from the sky is different than the view from the earth.

Who is right and who is wrong? Our human minds can spout answers to this, but we can never read the Divine Mind.

The only prayer that comes up in relation to the presidential election especially–and it doesn’t even feel like a prayer–is this. Holy, do as you will. Do as you must. Help me to accept whatever happens. If my candidate wins, may I respond in a loving and mature way. If the other candidate wins, help me to find peace and acceptance. (OK, I may get snitty for awhile, maybe a good long while, but help me work my way back to equanimity, thank you, amen.) Either way, continue to guide me to work for what this Heart knows is true beyond what my beliefs think are true.

How are you all doing on election eve? Wrapping our country and all of us in love.

Day 16 of a seventy-five day journey to connect more deeply with God, Spirit, Holy, Love…to explore “What the Heart Knows” during the waning days of 2020.

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30 Responses to Election eve

  1. Larissa says:

    Give me the strength to bear Your will…

  2. sherrysescape says:

    Thanks for the reminder that, one way or another, we will be past this election season soon.

  3. Reggie says:

    The world watches as you make your choice. Tense times indeed. May you be held in love, and may decency, integrity, kindness, compassion, hope, honour, wisdom, and truth prevail. It is bewildering for us outsiders that these words have been turned upside down and their meanings so disrupted and destabilised by the last four years that it feels … difficult … awkward … to use them. Sending you lots and lots of love.

  4. Susan D. Durham says:

    I echo your prayer today, and in the days to come. Thank you, Kathy. 🧡

  5. Debbie says:

    Lovely prayer, Kathy — and in my heart, I know only prayer will get us through this! No matter which side of the Aisle one falls on (and some are trying to straddle the middle!), I’m afraid it’s going to get a lot uglier before it gets better. After we’ve cast our ONE vote, all we can do is realize the outcome is out of our control. And really, it’s probably going to take weeks before the outcome is finalized, don’t you think?

    • Kathy says:

      Debbie, you are probably right. Here I am thinking we’re going to know something–anything–on Wednesday, when it may take a lot longer than that. It also makes me sad to think how challenging it might get. And, like you say, we vote…and the outcome is out of our control. Thank you.

  6. aFrankAngle says:

    In our short time together, I’ve come to see you as a spiritual rock – and yet – this crazy election season as a rock unsteady. What a crazy time. Love you prayer. Peace.

  7. debyemm says:

    We talk about how we will go forward if it is 4 more years of the same. I have 2016 PTSD. Will only accept whatever the reality is, whenever we know it. I feel patient enough to wait for all the votes to be counted, endure whatever lawsuits may come and be glad I live in relative isolation – just because, there is peace here, regardless.

    • Kathy says:

      I maybe shouldn’t be smiling about your 2016 PTSD comment, but I am. You are right to note that we will need to perhaps wait until longer than Wednesday before an official decision is announced. And wise–we can look around in the woods and breathe in the peace that is here before we start thinking of politics.

  8. Stacy says:

    I, like you, want love and decency to win. The world has been waiting forever for that, since the dawn of humanity, or at minimum 2020 years. I know that sounds sour, but really, it’s just acceptance wrapped up in a big sigh.
    XOXO

  9. Robin says:

    I’ve been reciting the Serenity Prayer a lot today. It keeps running through my head. Whatever happens (I want love, decency, and compassion to win, too), I’m going into semi-hibernation. The past four years have been traumatic for a lot of people (which was the intention, I think). I need to withdraw from the chaos and into the silence of the Heart, the woods, the marsh, the meadows, the beaches. They are not really silent at all, of course, but I think you might know what I mean.

    Thank you for your prayer.

    • Kathy says:

      The Serenity Prayer–a perfect accompaniment for these election days. I was reminded of a Zen proverb which basically echoes the sentiments of the serenity prayer, and wrote about that this morning. As to your semi-hibernation, that really sounds wonderful. I may be doing that come January when this practice has ended for 2020. Will feel the silence around you as you reconnect to the Holy Heart (not that you’ve really ever left it).

  10. In my humble opinion there is not much one can do except to accept the results even if if sticks in one’s craw. I fear for the worse and hope and pray for the best and that is as far as I will go.

    • Kathy says:

      That sounds like a good plan, Yvonne. We will simply have to accept what comes–even if we don’t like it.

      • I am back on my computer even though it has crazy spells of jumping back and forth from my mail to FB then WP and sometimes Google. It might just be a virus but I had a tech scan for everything. I have been using my cell for FB but that is no hooked to WP or my mail and I don’t know how to to do that.

        Anyhow, as of today, Nov. 7th I am pleased that it seems Biden won but Trump will drag the validity of the votes and the election process out for as long as he possibly can. And of course he has a multitude of lawyers that will sell their soul to the devil as well as the SCOTUS. So until the lady with an elevated BMI sings, I am not getting too happy.

        PS . Feel free to delete my reply if you think it is not appropriate, in your post.

        • Kathy says:

          Oh dear, it’s hard when one of our devices goes out. I have lots of trouble navigating on my phone and certainly wouldn’t be on WordPress reading blogs. No problem about sharing your comment here. We will have to see when and if that lady sings. Who knows what will happen next?

  11. Joanne says:

    Whatever happens, acceptance is key. It’s no use fighting what is – or what will be. xx

    • Kathy says:

      Acceptance seems always to be such a key part of the spiritual moment. And then we chose our next action from that surrendered place. Thank you.

  12. osa says:

    My thoughts… thank you for what you have given me. Thank you for what has been taken away… and for what has not yet been seen….

    • Kathy says:

      Beautiful comment, Osa. I love seeing you here! Bless you and your family, always. It’s been a long time now since we met each other in Montana all those years ago!

  13. Sarah Davis says:

    Thank you for the prayer. I keep reciting the Serenity prayer.

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