Underpinning any truly alarming or thoroughly obnoxious mass event is a subtle communication emanating from the spiritual roots of human consciousness. We co-create such events so that deep-seated unconscious psychological issues are brought into our conscious awareness. The more shocking the event, the more important it is for us to decipher and heed the encapsulated message if we are to change our future reality to a more compassionate and loved-filled one for humanity.
The race for the Republican nomination for the US presidency is one such example of an alarming mass event spiritually calculated to shock us into examining a core issue within our Western psyche. I am truly grateful to Donald Trump for bringing into view, through wearing the high visibility jacket of his bombastic personality, a superficial set of odious beliefs that stem from and blanket the core issue. Moreover, I have to say that Mr. Trump, although clearly unaware of his title role of devil’s advocate in this revealing rumpus, has my deepest appreciation, if not my vote. (Actually, he can’t have my vote as I’m British, but you get what I mean.)
As the actor, musician, activist, and self-described psychic Danielle Egnew describes Donald Trump on her Blog:
He has chosen to present himself as a finely-sketched, perfectly sculpted caricature of American ego, idiocy, and ignorance. Trump gives a name, a face, a résumé, and a strangely fitting suit to the ugly stepchild of American Consciousness: Bigotry, fear of change—and the hatred that is born from resentfully stewing these ingredients in repressed silence.
Donald Trump is not just spewing out the dark side of the American consciousness; in addition, he is revealing to the world the psychological shadows that exist within us all. On show is an ego-self that exhibits all the inappropriate beliefs and fear-based ways of thinking that we each need to eradicate from our psychological heritage if we are to become truly civilized, cooperative, and mentally mature human beings.
By now, we should be used to reprimanding ourselves whenever our ego-self reacts in ways that aggravate rather than soothe a contentious issue. Chauvinism in all its forms, incitement to violence, apportioning blame, complaining, being judgmental, are all surface reactions to the fearful feelings generated by a primal misconception—that we are separated from our spiritual Source. If we believe this, albeit subconsciously, then we also believe that life is all about the survival of the fittest and not, as we will eventually come to recognize, the cultivation of cooperation and mutual respect.
The evolutionary reconfiguration of our psychic structures, now commonly referred to as our shift in consciousness, continues to project our inner most chronic fears onto the fabric of reality. They arise from an ego-self panicked by the rapidly changing face of reality and are in relation to long-held beliefs that purport to be both values and “truths” on what it is to be human and how best to express ourselves in the physical world.
Through the vehicle of alarming events, the spiritual essence of our being is repeatedly sending a highly important message to our ego-selves—that it is our beliefs that take the lead role in the creation of our reality. Beliefs are not truths. They are the filter through which we create our reality. Slowly but surely, usually agonizingly, our higher selves are removing the blinkers from our ego-self’s eyes in order that we begin to recognize and diagnose, rather than ignore and deny, the reality our ill-conceived beliefs have manufactured.
Today, reality fully reflects our psychic turmoil. Financial, religious, political, societal, and ecological chaos is sufficient evidence to illustrate the diseased belief systems steering the expression of humanity’s identity. Intensifying matters, many of us are frozen by the fear of change. Even if our ego-selves were to understand that to change the reality we see before us involves a re-examination, restructuring, and reenergizing of our belief systems, there remains an entrenched fear that making such variations would inevitably lead to a loss of identity. The majority of us remain convinced that our identity, the bones of who we are, is only described by the collection of beliefs we hold. Consequently, my ego-self tells me that if you start messing with my beliefs, I’ll not know who I am anymore.
If we dig deeper into the underpinning belief issues encapsulated by Trumphalism[i] we very quickly uncover that old chestnut of believing that having wealth makes you a powerful person. Mr Trump certainly believes this and because he has lots of money, or at least the persona we observe leads us to think this, most people assume he is a powerful individual.
Believing that wealth and power are synonymous has blighted the roots of our collective psyche since the beginning of civilization. Sprouting from this damaged root system is the notion that if we don’t have a lot of money (and the odds of getting it match those of winning the lottery jackpot), we cannot be powerful—thereby quashing any expression of the unique power each of us holds within us. This creeper of thought wraps itself around associated thoughts and beliefs, and by so doing, propagates an attitude of victimhood. To believe one is powerless, not least to effect a change in one’s own circumstances, lies at the heart of many violent acts.
Terrorism is an obvious example of where this insidious belief can take us. Horrendous acts of violence in Europe and the Middle East illustrate that acquiescing to victimhood is no longer an option for the underprivileged and marginalized. For those that are in a rush to express their repressed personal power, violence appears to be the only way of drawing attention to their anguish.
Uprooting the creeper of victimhood is a difficult, frustrating, and time-consuming job if it is to be done in a compassionate, forgiving, and cooperative way. Nevertheless, we must eradicate the belief that the “ordinary” individual is powerless in the pursuit of collective change.
Returning to the US, Donald Trump and the Republican rumpus suggests a large percentage of the American public have succumbed to victimhood. Rather than turning to terrorism as a way to exhume their personal power, they instead lend their support to what appears to be a powerful man, regardless of his unconcealed chauvinism and fear-based speechmaking. Supporting Trump becomes an opportunity to vent some personal pent-up power. The sheer number of Trump devotees shows us just how many Americans feel underprivileged and marginalized under the present democratic system of government.
Nonetheless, if we take into consideration the grander scheme of our shifting consciousness, with its psychological expansion of awareness—not least in the recognition that our beliefs help form our reality—then we should appreciate Mr. Trump for his unconscious efforts to open our eyes.
Like a suicide bomber blowing his physical self up so that we might awaken to the insidious belief in powerlessness, Donald’s ego-self is blown up to such enormous proportions that his own basic human dignity is sacrificed. In my view, he is to be applauded, not for his views, but for the personal sacrifice he is unknowingly committing so that we can become clearer on what we choose for our future governmental systems and overall way of life.
In these momentous yet confusing times, few of us can imagine how the turmoil in our world and the crumbling of our institutionalized belief systems will pan out. Our shift in consciousness is of course all about change. Changing the way we think and the beliefs we consider to be of most value to our collective identity. Alarming mass events occur for us to see which way we want to go. They point the way by making obvious what we don’t need to create anymore. We’ve seen enough of fear, hate, greed, violence, disconnection, and segregation. Such has been the shameful face of modern man’s ego-self.
It’s time to show the face of our inner self, that more wo-manly expression of the human condition, that spiritual part of us that remains in constant connection with Source and the vital energy that powers All That Is—Divine Love.
[i] Note how we need only remove the little “i” from triumphalism to form this eponymous term to describe an unhealthy psychological state!