Trump is the living embodiment of the shadow side of American culture - that low consciousness that we push out of sight and pretend is "not us" but which is imprinted in all of us since birth: hyper masculinity disconnected from nature, the Feminine and compassion; the fantasy of individual achievement; money as the soother of a spiritual and moral void, violence as a gleeful solution to irritation, lashing out against the smallest of insults; impatience, narcissism and certainty re-framed as strength, courage and vision; easy fakery, without shame. These are energies present in our lives, because we were raised with them, and imprinted with them. Trump is our most painful mirror and reminder of what will become of us if we don't move beyond these patterns. In that way, he is helping heal us. Anyone who has ever done therapy, “shadow work” or shamanic work knows, it is coming into clear contact with our least desirable traits that truly fuels our growth and healing. Trump will help heal us by ALMOST becoming president, giving us a painful, frightening look at ourselves in the process, and initiate a sense that we can never again return to that way of living.
Antidote #1: I’ve made an audio shamanic healing session to cleanse your energetic body. It's free, lasts about 20 minutes and uses song, tobacco and prayer for you. Find a quiet place, use headphones, and let it cleanse you.
Shamans recognize that psychic or spiritual parasites abound, and Trump is a radiating vortex of these parasitical energies. He spills them out like a volcano, onto all of us. If you are feeling “whacked” with fear, anxiety, and sadness at "The Orange Prince," it’s not because you are too weak or sensitive to operate in this awful world. It’s not because the world has gone mad. It’s because Trump has always been a master at delivering parasitic energies into the world, and he’s been invited (by us, and by Spirit) to do his work on an even larger scale than ever before. Merely seeing Trump for what he is in non-ordinary reality can help protect you. Listen to the audio to be shamanically cleansed of parasitic energies and gain some protection.
Antidote 2: Limit your media intake. Force yourself to take a day off of all media. With that time and energy, go for a walk and look at gardens and trees and remember that the universe is very large, mysterious and beautiful. I believe in civic engagement, but remember that ours is a culture of addiction. Regulate your intake of media like you would pie.
Stretch your body each day. Even a little. You don’t have to be obsessive. You don’t have to be a yogi. Just stretch, and as you feel the stretch, say to yourself that you are releasing stored hoocha.
Here are some daydream story-starters for you to use:
A well in the middle of the forest. A woman leans against it, with eyes closed. What happens next?
At the sea shore, night. The moon begins to rise over the water. A bird seems to emerge from the moon and fly toward you. Wait. It’s not a bird. What happens next?
You are standing by a burbling creek. In your hand, a cup filled with liquid of some sort, not water. You begin to pour it into the water. What happens next?
You are sitting next to a campfire. The embers are glowing. Suddenly you realize there is an object in the embers. You find a way to retrieve it. What happens next?
Antidote 3: Summon love and activate it. There's only one way that we will work our way out of the serious problems we have and that is through community, not through individual effort. Donald Trump voices the old, collapsed myth when he claims that he alone can fix problems. Our problems are only going to be solved through collective effort, across culture, geography and religion - not through genius saviors with some secret answer.
Each of needs to be strong and cleansed of parasites in order to do the big work that needs to be done – in our individual lives and in our collective life. We need you strong because we are inside big work right now. Blessings on you.