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A plea For God(dess) & Country- My thoughts on Female Suppression and the 2016 American Election

 

I once read that America, as a country, is considered a female.

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Yup, makes sense…America is clearly the beautiful,  not the handsome.

I find it appropriate that America is gendered a woman.  Given our history, that explains A LOT.  Men have literally ridden roughshod over this beautiful land since the 1500s.

 

I notice that the current Republican rhetoric carries a similar male-centric energy.   There is a sense that America the beautiful is also sort of wayward.

They want you to believe that the poor girl is a mess.

It insists that the American system is “broken” and “a total disaster”.

They contend that America is “lost”.  That America “isn’t great anymore” and we must “restore HER to former greatness”.

Are you hearing what I’m hearing?

America as the loose woman.

America the tart.

America as the “girl gone wild” that must be tamed.

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The truth is that Women are feared, and our Goddess energy has been suppressed  into submission for millennia.

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For many Americans, myself included, this particular election has facilitated a few major realizations.  It has never been so evident to me that the rise of a strong female leader in the West is being suppressed by uber-macho, chauvinists forces on a global scale.

And so the demonizing of strong women, and America is being propulgated by men  like those that have raped and pillaged her in the past.  Men who feel they are above the law and common decency.  They keep us distracted with their destructive rhetoric, and their sensationalist emails. lol

This is the oldest trick in the book.

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The Bible, with its story of Eden, and a slew of corrupted women, has done a brilliant job of almost completely dismantling the rise of women.

I am thankful for the lessons within scripture as I truly believe they are necessary stepping stones for our soul’s progression and  the expansion of consciousness, but it is so heavily male-oriented at the detriment of the female, that it must be seen for what it is, a paternalistic form of governing the masses.

From the Dead Sea Scrolls, we now know that despite Master Yeshua’s intentions to leave his wife as successor of his teachings, the New Testament’s writers successfully whore-ized Mary Magdalene.

I am extremely Spiritual and not a feminist by any means, but I feel strongly that the demonizing of a woman should not be taken lightly.

The demonizing of America should not be tolerated either.

Let us rejoice at the opportunity we had to write a new story, in this timeline, where SHE was at least a serious contender.

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Maybe it is me, but until this election, I had never heard so much deep, dark complaining about our country.

I always felt the American system was regarded as functional and even successful.

Alas, the landscape has changed. We are, now, such a deeply divided country thanks to all this crazy negative rhetoric.

I AM all about integration, however, this election has certainly magnified the divide amongst us.  Yin vs Yang?

As an evolved human, I know that all is as it should be.  🏼

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As a daughter of legal immigrants, I can tell you that this wild country is STILL a great land of opportunity.

And as a reasonable, informed, college-educated woman,

I can tell you…

That nothing is ever going to be perfect.

So yes, Hillary Clinton isn’t perfect, but she has certainly given her life to better our country.

It is important to understand that people who serve the US citizenry, within government, must often make decisions that you and I would never want to have to make.

Hillary Clinton inherited a system of governing that was set up for men, by men.

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She’s had to play their game. by their rules.  Stop blaming the new, female player; blame those that set up the game.

I think Hillary Clinton deserves our gratitude, our respect and our admiration for the work she has done so far.

American leaders from my lifetime beginning with JFK  to Obama, and their cabinets, and all those that served before them, right down to all those now in government were all  true public servants.

Unlike the current Republican candidate, these male leaders and their cabinets, understood the basics of the American system, and were respectful of our democratic process.

For the most part, at least, the American people also understood that these clearly imperfect people were doing the best they could.

These are the people who work to uphold our values, and our American Dream.

But the American Dream is not free.

The cold reality of our lifestyle is this:  We elect certain souls as public servants into high government positions, and they do whatever is necessary to continue providing the American people with the lifestyle they enjoy.

 It is akin to a sacred covenant.

These are unique souls that take the karmic hit for all of us.

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They hold the karma for an entire nation. So that we don’t have to.  These are the souls who incarnate to be political soldiers.

As Secretary of State, Clinton wasn’t perfect, but she has incarnated to be a leader who will make the decisions, and take the burden that we did not sign up to make.

Like it or not, Hillary was also born to usher in the Goddess Gateway. Which is why she has such serious karma with men.

She’s born for this.  It is her soul’s purpose to serve, but her  lesson requires that she struggle to play by the rules set up by men, for men, while forging a new era for women.

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It’s not easy work.

In case you have been living under a rock the past few months, there is a massive scale, global witch hunt against her.  There are many souls born to oppose the female progression on this planet.  Some have even incarnated as women.

We need souls like Hillary Clinton  to do this work.  She is meant to help usher in the egalitarian era. To bridge the divine feminine energy and anchor her Goddess energy in the grid on a physical level.

But I digress.

 I have seen Donald Trump’s astrological birth chart and he is poised to LEAD, like a king.

I say, we needed a Queen.

It saddens me that the Republican party candidate has abused the societal psyche by adopting such an egregiously distorted version of American reality as its rhetoric for 2016.

America is not broken.

America is whole, perfect and complete.  She is our beautiful creation.

America has birthed a new race of people that never existed prior to the 1500s.

But they are furiously working to break it by insisting that it is not good, or wholesome.

Is it perfect?

No, we do have a lot of issues.

One particuar concern is how our currency has changed.  The Federal Reserve Note system is not based on gold, or silver, and our “money” is truly no more than blips on a screen.

There are bankers who should have been imprisoned after the great crash of Wall Street but were bailed out.

Meanwhile, bankers are still instigating oil wars in the Middle East, running scams through the IMF, and funding the Dakota Pipeline.

 

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It’s a vicious cycle of greed and corruption.

 So yeah, America is quite young, and a beautiful work in progress.

But in the grand scheme of things, and given what is happening globally, the USA is awesome, anyway.

Don’t agree? Maybe you should move.

I’m thankful that in my current reality there are no tanks rolling down my tree-lined street.

I have access to clean water, and more than my basic needs are met.

The unemployment rate is under 6%. lol

But more importantly, there are no bombs landing in my yard, and no land mines are strewn across our roads or by the fields of our children’s schools.

We can all agree that we have major safety here.  And you can thank our government for that.

Hillary included.

The witch hunters are manipulating the masses.  They know that some Americans take these things for granted.

They understand that some Americans don’t realize how fragile this reality truly is and how heavy, and costly it is to the souls that sign up to preserve it.   In a Russian interview, Putin said Americans are only about the individual, and do not think about life in Universal terms.  He is correct that many Americans are, but not all.

Americans need to realize that this life we have here is so precious, and such an amazing kind of life, that the rest of the world envies it.

 And no, Putin is not our friend.  He has successfully manipulated Mr. Trump, and recruited Julian Assange a long time ago.

The art of the deal is that everyone is for sale.

So this rhetoric of America needing to be great again, actually has the vibration of weakness, and misogyny.

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Be careful of your words people. Our words carry strong energy.

I have had dreams of a very different reality right here in our precious America, manifested by the words and intentions of its own people looking for radical change .

If you continue saying that this country is broken… so it shall be!

So please do stop whining, bitching and complaining.

No, it’s not perfect, but we have it far better here than anywhere.

Stop spreading falsehoods.  Your words and emotional intensity will only create true brokenness and chaos.

The Republicans who have endorsed and joined the unfit, unqualified, deceiver’s camp have had to implement the strategy divisiveness.

So Yang.

Like I said, it’s a massive witch hunt.

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So I’m with Hillary.

She lost the election, via the electorate but overwhelmingly won the popular vote by over 2 Million, and counting….

She earned my vote because “…she never wasted any time not making herself the most qualified person ever to run for POTUS.

Because she earned this job by working harder than anyone else in the running, or even near the running ever did. Trump admitted that.

Because she helped the people who needed it most.

Because she is highly educated, not only at ivy leagues schools, but by going where the people are and asking them about their lives.

Because she researched the lives of migrant farmworkers.

Because she provided free legal services for the poor.

Because she earned it when she fought for the 911 responders and when she got money for veterans with PTSD and brain injuries.

She earned it when she fought for and passed a bill to extend the time between deployments for the military so they could spend more time with their families.

She earned it when she fought for equal rights for women in the workplace (Lily Ledbetter) and when she set up a health insurance plan for millions of poor children.

And what about the Office for Violence Against Women that she helped establish at the Justice Department?  She started all this earning and more in college when she led her campus civil rights activities, and went to the college president to urge the admission of more minority students and to establish an African American Studies program.

Because having her in the White House leaves more possibility for progressives to organize for positive change.

Because while we hope that a president is president of all the people, the reality is that the people that elected her are more committed to peace, justice, equal rights, and environmental protection than are those who are voting for Trump…” (Thanks Pant Suit Nation!)

So yeah, I’m highly informed.

And yes, I have read the emails. *Yawn*

The emails and Assange’s interview itself convinced me that she took part in customary transactions, all of which were in play (prior to her being Secretary of State), hundreds of times by every single one of her male counterparts, and predecessors.

I have seen and heard every other extremely disturbing allegations against her by the easily-manipulated conspiracist groups: she’s the devil, she’s a lesbian(so what, mind your biz) she’s a pedophile, a devil worshipper, she’s a liar, and she’s a criminal.

It is clearly such a massive witch hunt.

We’ve all heard the Trump rally chants. “Lock her up” is the energetic equivalent to “Burn the witch”.

No, thank you.

I can’t join the witch hunt. I won’t believe the hype.

I’m about loving energy.

I’m about safety.

And I’m grateful.

I don’t need a perfect candidate, but I demand a servant leader, and some Yin energy to heal this very female land.

I believe that we are stronger together.

That’s always been our reality.

We will finally reached the end of the most contentious US election in recent American history.

I originally wrote this blog prior to the election, listening to a cable news biography on the amazing, yet turbulent life of Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Sandwiched-in were are also few commercial ads for the Republican campaign, featuring Mr. Trump saying that Hilary Clinton is being investigated by the FBI again, and should be disqualified from the presidential race.

His mocking tone is ironic, and infuriating given that he has been heard on tape admitting to sexually assaulting women, and has yet to release his taxes, but I guess he is exempt.

Typical Trump.  The poster child for Men behaving badly.

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Watching Hillary’s bio, I realized that this resilient woman has had quite an uphill battle.  Her Karma with men, notwithstanding, she has earned her nomination.

I was willing to overlook, and forgive the mistakes made by a woman doing her best given the set of rules and political limitations set upon her by her gender.

I am extremely grateful for the safety, and prosperity provided to us.  I am fully aware that someone must get their hands dirty to keep us this safe.  Maybe I’m old fashioned, but I just ask that we do not take it for granted.

Do not eagerly hand our precious system, and our safety over to a celebrity salesman with an old sales pitch.

We can go back and forth on what each has said, or done, but they are not alike.

Let’s stop this false equivalency.

Clinton has dedicated her life to SERVING America.

Trump’s only experience is about serving himself.  He is a very successful self-server, not a public server.

He has been called a con artist.

I drove past his now defunct, gilded Jersey Shore, Trump Casinos this past summer and felt that would be the fate of America.  Gilded, used, and discarded.

He may be born to lead, but also deceive.  And his irresponsible actions have already created a hostile living environment for many of his targets such as Latinos, and Muslim-Americans.

His negative, divisive rhetoric has also negatively impacted my family.  My own 13-year-old son, a 4th generation American, was called a “border-hopper” by pro-Trump, white school mates.

Kids intuitively understand that the RNCs slogan also implies Make America WHITE again.

Good luck with that.

On a human level, I take this very personally.

This Republican campaign has given rise and license to this divisive turn in our populace.  We all saw and heard Trump do so from the very 1st press conference.

Aside from his clear contempt of women and bigotry, this KKK-endorsed candidate has enjoyed saying these things, just for the thrill of riling-up his support base.

True showmanship.

The way I see it, a vote for Trump was …

  • a vote against my family

  • a vote against the American system and our Democracy

  • a vote against women

  • a vote against our way of life, and the peace and prosperity we have all long enjoyed.

To their credit, not all Republicans jumped on the Trump crazy train. Kudos to all the millions of real Republicans not voting for this unqualified candidate.

Bravo!

They understand that if left unchecked, this new Trump-style Republican energy will eventually negatively change America, irrevocably.

 

And no, it won’t be great because America is already Great.  But it is ready for a fresh new change.  It should have been the Rise of the Feminine, but America “in its plurality” has chosen a different path.

Let us pray that President-Elect Trump does indeed bring in fresh energy and prosperity for the good of all.

 

©LR 2016

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New Age Spirituality: Divine Order, not New World Order

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Recently, I was asked if the New Age Spirituality I practice, had anything to do with the New World Order that (they’d heard) was allegedly controlled by a secret evil group called the illuminati, which allegedly seeks world domination.

Apparently, they’d seen a video by a Christian organization that made these claims and negative propaganda associations.

Now, the old Lydia would have been completely offended, at the notion that I’d associate myself with anything like that, but the awakened soul that is me- in the now- thought, what a great question! I was eager and excited at the chance to set things right, by shedding light on the subjects I love, such as Metaphysics, the link to the new Science and to Spirituality, as I see it.

However, when I attempted to explain myself, I realized that trying to formulate a cookie-cutter explanation (which is what they wanted) was not going to be easy.   The more I tried, the less I was able to capture, and much less explain, the multiple layers within the expansiveness of such a human journey.  I ended the conversation with a simple “No, in fact, we are nothing like that.”

I’ve always been a better writer, than speaker, but even as I write this, I cannot decide where to begin.

So I’ll start with that group.  I don’t know that this world order group even exists.  However, there are thousands of websites and articles with information on this subject, and from what I’ve read, my new age-y beliefs are completely at odds with ‘their’ supposed agendas.

See, I subscribe to the belief that as a Divine Sovereign Being you create your own reality, via your karmic obligations, previous life pacts, and the vibrational matches to your choices, thoughts and words in the now moment.  All these shape our next moments.  Each new moment is manifesting the next, and so on. Co-creating with the Universe.

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As such, I chose for this group not to exist within mine.  However, I will humor it.

We that practice Spirituality are called many names such as New Agey, Love & light crowd, Hippie peace freaks, Namaste’s, etc. Some labels expressed for us are insightful, some are at least kind, while others not so much.  The original New Age group of the early 60’s grew out of a need to transcend the confining and oftentimes hypocritical and outdated dogmas of mainstream religions.

Today’s Spiritual movement shares this with our earlier counterparts, but in addition, many of us  have experienced a process termed an ‘awakening,’.  I had a latent awakening in 2007 (turns out I was part of a huge ‘wave” of awakened souls that year.) where we are jolted awake with multi-sensory perception and with direct connection to vast esoteric knowledge stored within the collective consciousness.  To someone who is not yet awake, this will sound crazy, but to those of us that are…ahhh, it is indescribable.

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 The truth is that there is much that encompasses the so-called New Age movement.  In order to do it justice, I’d have to explain a myriad of elements, such as meditation, higher self, vibrational energy, law of attraction, law of polarity,  intuition, channeling source, energy healing, and the acquisition of, and use of mutli-sensory perception, to name just a few.  Yet, even if I could explain these areas perfectly, they’d only be applicable to my own soul’s journey because everyone else has created their own, and is experiencing a completely different journey.

Some of ‘us’ are still very much Christians, or Muslims, Jewish, Agnostic, Buddhists, Hindus, Taoists, or Gnostic, and many variations of beliefs within these, but we are NOT religious.

We have shed the religious yoke for the freedom of divine wisdom that is within all of us.   We are the new reformers, yes, but at a much grander, more expanded capacity.

As it turns out, this diversity is our saving grace, but I’ll get to that.

The way I experience being Spiritual, but not Religious, will be different than that of other Spiritual people. However, every spiritual person, awakened soul, Lightworker, Shaman, Guru, Spiritualist, Intuitive, Energy Reader, Psychic, Medium I’ve encountered in this journey, and I, all celebrate life, as an expression of the I AM Presence.

There is a thread of commonality that indeed weaves through most of our experiences. IT connects us to each other, and everyone else.  This is often referred to as a sense of ONENESS.  It allows us to be aware of, and connected to the collective consciousness: an over-soul essence, which permeates and animates all there is.

The God force itself.

Most New Age Spirituality followers such as myself, are aware that humans are all sparks of the Divine Essence.  We believe that God is experiencing and unfolding through us and everything around us.  We strive to re-member who we truly are: Beings always aligned with the awakened consciousness.

We strive to bring about Divine harmony and balance into our lives and our environments, for the purpose of lifting the earth’s vibrational frequency to match that of our true Selves.  The only frequency known to humanity that matches this exalted state of ONENESS is called LOVE.

Again, these ‘core’ beliefs vary form one person to another.  From one spirituality teacher to another.

Yet, we all agree that this Divine Essence is in everything.

The All is ONE, and The One is in ALL.

Many of us are also grounded into the Earth’s own energy and know that Nature is our best teacher.  It provides beautifully harmonized examples of perfect divine order in biodiversity.  All is balanced, perfect, whole and complete within right divine timing.

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These are just a few examples of who we are and what we believe; and I’ve only scratched the surface.   It is preposterous to me that anyone would associate us, the hippie love & peace freaks, with a group that is supposedly looking for world domination.

I did a little research and from what I can tell, this New World Order is militarized, and institutionalized in nature.  Thus, it is repressive and fear-based. Many in the fear mongering religions equate it to the end times. My guess is that the word ‘NEW’ makes them feel they are somehow connected to us, but they couldn’t be more wrong.

If you want to find the beast, or antichrist mentioned in Revelations look in a more logical direction.  Look at how corporations are almost completely “unified”.  Notice their power and the scope of their staggering influence on our world.  Notice how in reality, government are but the middle men; instituting laws and creating fear and suspicion in the hearts of the people for the benefit of the conglomerates; big oil, and the war machines.  It is controlled chaos. Look closely, and you will easily detect a mutli-tentacled, socio-political-conglomerate fueled beast.

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My thoughts are that if this Illuminati, new world order cult wants world domination, it would want to make you feel powerless and beneath government, corporations and the biggie: God.  So what DOES seem to fall in line with this new world order requisites are the old, scripture- based systemic religions that are still dominating the earth since the dark ages.

These were created to control the masses and give guidance to MEN, (women were a non- factor…in fact to these men, women were lower in value than their cattle) who did not understand viruses and thus, thought every sickness was a demon; who thought the earth was flat, and the center of the universe; who didn’t understand the most basic principles of biology, electricity, or physics.  Men who were completely detached from the earth and its creatures, and thus used the basic 5 senses to dominate the land and everything upon it.

I could go on, but I think you get the point.

Scripture was right and necessary at their time.  But, this is now.  Yet, religions are quite stuck in the dark ages of instilling fear of hell, via scripture and dogmatic approaches to steer their “flock”.

Clearly, would-be world dominators would support these mainstream religions, since their teachings require that followers be servants and children of God, (whom is always as a male authority figure); as they are already quite used to being “led”.

Another important, and deeply related fact I found in my research is that this group is supposedly highly militarized and loves war.  Thus, it makes sense that ‘they’ would also spend considerable time and effort fueling religious disputes.

A group such as this would surely exploit the fear, as well as the low vibrational energies, such as the hateful feelings that often stem from these fears and which are the norm in some religions.

By contrast, we the love and light, Spirituality crowd do not want to unite anything.  Instead, we seek to empower you, because we understand that we co-create reality.

We believe in the inherent laws of the 3-d physical plane, and channel higher dimensional frequencies that help our life’s journey.

This so-called Illuminati group would not want the New Agers in the equation. We are non-conformists who do not want a religious yoke, thus, not easily controlled, manipulated, nor scared.

If ‘they’ did exist, I imagine it is we the New Agers that are still holding them back from gaining control with our collective LIGHT WORK.

As I stated before, I believe that this diversity, this expanded sense of consciousness is precisely what is currently our saving grace.

We are bonded by our shared purpose on this planet.  We are all here with the same mission, but flowing from many directions.  Thus, ‘they’ would also understand that We could literally wipe them out by collectively creating a new reality where they do not exist.

I just love that.

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So if they did exist, the way to thwart their plans is to unite.  Not as a world-wide religion, because we don’t subscribe to that, but united in our BELIEF in the SOURCE of all there is.  United in the belief that all spiritual paths lead to the ONE.  That we are all one.

I find it so ridiculous to be affiliated to this so called group because We in the Love & Light crowd cannot be controlled– yet, the need to control is the basic premise of their need for conquest. These are competing agendas and energetic frequencies. So, it just doesn’t correlate.

See, they would need you to feel separate from source and from everything.

They would also win when you fight something, or find fault, judge and condemn. Which is why perhaps there always seems to be an enemy, and this can run the gamut from your neighbor, to a political party, an ideology, or the mass-produced versions of a fallen angel called ‘satan’.  Mainstream religions subscribe to the latter the most.  They feel attacked and have a deep seated need to be saved from something.

By contrast, WE the Awakened understand that we ARE the Universe. We are everything and everything is us. We Co-create with the Universe, and we ARE part of this Universal intelligent, loving, creative force.

We feel this cosmic sovereignty very strongly.  Yet, unlike organized religion, we do not feel superior to others.  We send love and light to all.  We allow for every scenario within the 3D matrix, because we understand that all is necessary.

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Most of us have, and make use of senses such our intuition, channeling and psychic abilities. In the video my friends watched they claimed that new agers were channeling demons.  To which I replied,  I guess that could happen, if you believe in that, but by the same token, don’t you do the same when you are speaking in tongues?  They could not tell me the difference, because there isn’t one.  To that I added, what do you think the Mormon anointed elite are doing when they ask for guidance? Or the Jewish mystics, or the Beth-elites of the Ultra conservative and highly suspicious sect that runs the Jehovah’s Witnesses doing when they receive messages for their kingdom halls?

All of these religions that denounce us for one thing, are also doing it themselves.

Here’s a Newsflash: When you pray, you channel.

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We are ALL channeling spirit and divine guidance.  IT exists for our benefit.

I personally call on my angles, guides and guardians.  I also invoke the archangels, Jesus, Buddha and Mary, or Quan Yin.  All archetypal energies of the Divine.

Many of us can feel the departed and other such connections to the Spirit realm, and many have had alien encounters as children, and so on.  We are so different, and disparate, YET we New Agers are bonded in the love-light we share, and in our purpose of reflecting this light in order to lift the Earth’s vibrational frequency.

We do agree with the mainstream religions in that there IS a SPIRIT realm. That there is a divine, spirit existence that has creative intelligence, and that we are anointed, holy, sacred beings of this expression of Divine Love.

Let’s focus on that. Shall we?

I don’t know about this illuminati business, but I do realize, that the conglomerate-political beast machine doesn’t want this ONENESS to take within our hearts. They also understand that if we ALL intend Safety, Harmony & Prosperity for humanity that is what we shall create without the need to buy their products.

The archaic paradigms of our humanity’s dark ages are shifting.   The age of light is upon us, and those who need the dark, oppressive, fear-based choices of the past are now scrambling.

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Let me leave you with one final thought.

My Spirituality is about lifting the vibrational frequency of Humanity’s Energetic Grid.  The more of us that do so, the greater we create ripple-effects for others to awaken their consciousness to their own sovereign divinity.  This does not lend itself to ‘world orders’ or schemes, in fact just as Teal Scot says in her video, we are so the opposite!

So don’t believe the hype, nor feel superiority to others’ choices.  When someone speaks of their beliefs, honor that place in them.  That is what the word NAMASTE means: honoring that divine place within all. ❤

Be good to each other.

Peace, Love, Light & Divine Blessings. Namaste.

~Lydia

Here’s the Teal Scott video I found when I was looking up this info. She shares her enlightened, humanist perspectives on this topic.  ❤ Enjoy!