So sad to report that Bernie Sanders is dropping out of the 2020 race today ( 4-8-20 with void of course Moon in Libra).
This post is a tribute to you, a truly authentic and moral warrior of the light, leadership to be emulated in these times where leaders are rare and needed more than ever!
I feel compelled to post something this morning and I searched for something uplifting and energizing. This is what I found. Please take the time to read through carefully. I love you.
peace to you, namaste, litebeing
Greetings everyone! As the sun is still a few minutes shy of reaching my Ascendant, I am milking this 12th house energy for all its worth. I did feel the Imbolc Candlemas surge once the calendar moved into February, but recent health issues has challenged my productivity. This is partially why I have not published any new material in a while. Check out Jamie’s fabulous Imbolc post to learn more about this Winter to Spring sacred time.
Welcome to all new followers and readers! I am so delighted to have so many new people visit me here at litebeing chronicles. Please feel free to comment, even if just to say hello. I want you to know that I am thrilled whenever someone takes the time to read about my journey. Thank you for your interest in my life.
I have so much going on, which sometimes leaves me undecided as to where to place my focus. This can happen when there is so much movement internally and externally. Fortunately I have decided to share my enchantment with the US Democrat Presidential primaries.
What??? Politics?? What does this have to do with spiritual awakening?
I asked myself the same questions. Here’s the thing: In my life, I allow myself to follow my attractions. If I am drawn to something, I will give it my time and energy and see where it leads me. I rarely write about politics, but find that astrology does a great job of describing how planetary themes get played out on the world stage. While this is not an astrology article per se, I want to acknowledge that the Pluto in Capricorn square Uranus in Aries cycle we have been living since 2012 has been dramatically triggering global chaos and crisis. Crisis, please remember, is another word for opportunity.
I am an avid political fan and use astrology and intuition to engage with the process. Some people enjoy football, I prefer election races! I do not like to use my politics to influence others, which is why I limit any commentary on the blog.
However, I witnessed something a few days ago that really moved me emotionally. My intense reaction strongly compels me to share it with my readers. Let me explain: I have been really struggling about who to vote for in the primaries. I would love to see a woman President and do respect Hillary Clinton. She has spent her life serving others and remaining in her husband’s shadow for many years. She exemplifies Scorpio resilience and passion.
But then came Bernie….
I remember Bernie Sanders when the US Senate was struggling to gain a Democratic Majority. Sanders, who was an Independent at the time, decided to caucus with the Democrats and helped them gain a slight majority. Looking back, it did very little to address congressional gridlock, but this event gave me the chance to learn a bit about this longtime Independent Socialist from Vermont.
At a New Hampshire Town Hall meeting, the subject of spirituality was raised. Bernie, a non-practicing Jew, was asked about his beliefs. This was his response:
” It’s a guiding principle in my life, absolutely, it is,” Sanders began. He explained that everyone practices their faith differently and acknowledged that he wouldn’t be running if he didn’t have a strong religious and spiritual understanding, then continued.
” I believe that, as a human being, the pain that one person feels, if we have children who are hungry in America, if we have elderly people who can’t afford their prescription drugs, you know what, that impacts you, that impacts me,” the senator said. “And I worry very much about a society where some people spiritually say, it doesn’t matter to me, I got it, I don’t care about other people. So my spirituality is that we are all in this together and that when children go hungry, when veterans sleep out on the street, it impacts me. That’s my very strong spiritual feeling.”
My heart began to beat faster and tears streamed down my cheeks. This man is expressing the tenets of unity consciousness. Not only does he stand for integrity, he practices empathy. This is huge. This message is divinely inspired. My mind was officially blown. I urge that those interested find a video transcript because watching the discussion gives it more weight. The reason I strongly resonate with this response is because I believe that he is simply a vehicle of the collective; an instrument of the people. This is where revolution can lead to evolution. If you examine both words, it is simple to conclude that revolution is a reenactment of evolution. When we take steps towards extraordinary social change, we are growing, developing, maturing. This is the genius of Pluto square Uranus.
I am not advocating for a particular candidate. I am merely sharing my reactions to a moment in time. What matters more than an election is how the personal influences the political. This is why I am proud to call myself a Social Worker. I learned from my Social Welfare Policy Instructor how society is shaped by our beliefs. This principle is quite powerful and can be seamlessly applied to the spiritual path.
Just a little something to chew on a sunny and snowy February day in 2016.
globe image courtesy of wikipedia.org, public domain, Imbolc sky images by litebeing chronicles © 2016
2 comments on “All is Well , Even Amidst the Darkest Night”
This is a beautiful tribute. I am upset that Bernie isn’t going to be our next president. However, I am glad there has been a decent candidate for many of us. My delicate hope is that our future will continue to be inspired by Bernie’s work. I haven’t historically been very “into” politics. It didn’t start happening until I went to college. I didn’t grow up in a collegiate environment, my parents having both not gone to college. I stayed away from politics because I was taught it only caused upset: both politics and religion. In my household there were lots of arguments about religion. Ideologies of any sort were considered upsetting and the reason for wars. It was a war zone in that respect in my household, a sometimes zealot and an atheist sometimes agnostic but mostly atheist to contrast with the zealot. I’m glad I have grown up with that and through that. I learned how to be non-attached. I hope we see better days soon, Linda. In the meantime, I am wishing you and so many of us, wellness, hope, and a new more peaceful era ahead….
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What a beautiful comment, thank you! My dad was named Bernie and oh would I have loved to have a dad like Bernie Sanders, someone who knows who he is and lives his truth. My household was constant bickering about everything, except politics, meaning that is one area my parents agreed upon. It was a hotbed of arguing ( Gemini on the IC, Mercury in Scorp in 9th, retro, Pluto in Virgo on the 7th conjunct N. Node) My parents were ( and mom still is ) liberal and sometimes progressive, but mostly patriotic. They even volunteered at the polls. They took me to vote when I was 18, right after my 18th birthday born near Election day. I do not usually write about politics here, as I want to not exclude readers of any stripe. But I see more and more how politics and spirituality are intertwined ( thanks Marianne Williamson). I lost my job and health insurance since this pandemic and many are ill are dying. And our country is failing us. But this has been a long steady decline…..
” There is no way to peace, peace is the way. ” A Quaker quote that I really like.