Ahhh, such theater. Shakespeare himself could not have written a better story. In these days leading up to the election here in the United States, where it seems that sheer madness is unfolding, we are reminded of the words of the mystical bard himself, ‘That all the world is a stage, and we are merely players.’
Shakespeare was known to hide deep mystical truths in the words of his plays and buried in the intrigue, drama and often times utter debauchery of it all, were seeds of deep wisdom, revelation and spiritual light. To the common man of the day – these tales of power and wealth, betrayal and sex and good and evil, stood as sheer entertainment and distraction that provided a brief respite from the daily drudgery of life as it existed at the time. Not much appears to have changed.
However, to those with eyes to see and ears to hear, a more mystical and profound gnosis was begging to emerge through the lyrical prose. And while the production value of the current election seems to twist and turn and gyrate on itself like a python devouring a deer, something deeper is beginning to come forward as it relates to true and authentic power, and that is being missed by the populace and is not covered by the talking heads or paid pundits on the 24-hour news cycle.
THE PLAY IS THE THING
As Evolutionaries, Modern Mystics and Spiritual Warriors who are acting as midwives/and mid-husbands for the emerging consciousness, we are well served through this apparent madness, to remember a couple of things:
#1. Life and the Consciousness that supports it is ALWAYS emerging, expanding and evolving into greater possibilities and potentials. Even and especially in situations that seem bizarrely distorted or deeply polarizing.
Just like a blade of grass will burst through a seemingly impenetrable concrete slab, so too is the expansive Life Force making its way through this election. If we understand this principle, we can support the expansion of this evolving consciousness in a powerful way. And instead of being swept away by the overwhelming appearance of insanity and going deep into good vs. evil polarity or conversely, burying our heads in the sands of Spiritual bypass, we can stand as clear and potent channels through which the emerging wisdom is being born.
#2. We are well served as Conscious Evolutionaries, NOT to look at the external personality of the characters playing their roles here, but rather like Shakespeare himself, to become deeply observant and aware of the underlying archetypes that are being revealed. By looking beneath the external appearances and deep into the energies held at the core of each of the players, we are more able to see, sense, understand and then support the higher vision of consciousness that is making its way to the surface through each of them.
So from a Mystical perspective, let’s take a moment to look at a few of the key players in this theatrical bonanza and see how each and every one of them is playing a pivotal role in the evolution of consciousness.
I remind you that I am not judging personality here, nor am a looking to demonize or rationalize any particular political party, stance or view point, but I am strictly looking at the underlying energies that each person/character REPRESENTS. And while some of my descriptions may sound harsh – I am simply noticing what is being depicted energetically and how they are manifested through each personality. I have no opinion one way or the other, politically or personally, nor do I seek to diminish, or disparage any of the actors. I simply present an energetic observation and invite you to do the same and come to your own conclusions.
Donald Trump – The Old King of the Dying Realm
Energetically speaking the character of Trump represents the distorted, bloated and imbalanced shadow of a quickly eroding Patriarchal political and economic system. He reveals a deeply wounded aspect of our own inner psyche that has gained great external wealth, though has functioned until now through a vast spiritual bankruptcy. His vivid persona and apparent mastery of money and success made him a celebrity king and while perhaps he did not have true respect from the people, he did and does have their distorted admiration.
He embodies a deeply dysfunctional view of masculine power and celebrity that has served him well for many years but grows weaker and more unstable as each day progresses and as he is more profoundly challenged. Mr. Trump symbolizes the ‘evil old king’ who grew a vast yet false kingdom through manipulation, intimidation and sometimes brutal force and that when held up into a rising light of consciousness, reveals a deeper inherent madness, neurosis and narcissism.
He is the personification of the Mystical understanding that as consciousness rises, old kingdoms of distorted power, control, wealth and influence will fall, for they simply cannot stand within the emerging light. He invites us to look at our own repressed shadows of anger, hate and powerlessness and bring them forward to be integrated and healed. While difficult to stomach, even for those who support him, he calls us to dive deep within ourselves and get honest about what we will or won’t abide within ourselves and our communities.
Hillary Clinton – The Rebel Knight of ‘The In-Between’
Energetically speaking the character of Hillary represents the middle ground or the un-manifested, in between two shifting paradigms. She is not a complete embodiment of the old rule, but she is not yet a complete embodiment of the new rule either. She is a symbol of the ‘place holder’ for the in-between and as such she operates as a testing ground for light and shadow to do their work. Her job moving forward will not be an easy one.
Hillary, though she represents the female, and so stands as a rebel to the distorted male establishment, is not YET an integrated representation of the balanced light and dark of masculine and feminine power. While she embodies the genetic make-up that determines her gender, her underlying energy is deeply masculine. As consciousness rises and evolves, it insists on an integrated balance of masculine and feminine, for to be solidly positioned, in either/or, instead of both/and, is dis-empowered and ineffective.
This energy has served her well, as she has had to play the crumbling patriarchal game and serve its masters in order to get where she has in her career. She has to a large degree had to overstep her true feminine power in order to have a seat at the table. And while she has made many inroads by the very nature of her gender, a great amount of that authentic power must be stifled and inverted in order to maintain her position in the current Kingdom.
She plays a poignant role as the first woman in the United States to be so close to this position of perceived power, but she is largely limited by the choices and actions of her past and so will be restricted to a certain degree in where she wants to go in the future. While she may break the glass ceiling of being the first woman in the office of the President of the United States, she will have a hard road ahead of her in bringing balanced and integrated feminine and masculine power into the office. Because, just like her predecessor, there will be great opposition to anything authentically evolutionary that might challenge the status quo.
She calls us to deeply examine our perceptions of what is authentic Masculine and authentic Feminine power and where we have limited or judged one or both, for the sake of the other.
Michelle Obama – The Light Queen of the Emerging Kingdom
Energetically speaking the character of Michelle represents the true nature of balanced integrated masculine and feminine power. In the final minutes of the play that seems on the verge of fiery implosion, this important, yet up until now, supporting character emerges on the stage as a voice of power, truth, honesty, integrity and honorable indignation.
Her words in the third act of the play emerge clear and powerful – stating a righteous decree for noble men and women everywhere who will no longer tolerate such indignity in the mighty halls of power, nor allow it to be wielded with such continued impunity.
And she does it all without the shrill banshee scream of the wounded feminine, or a single free the nipple selfie or middle finger salute to the masculine establishment. She observes the imbalance and injustice but does not linger in victim hood. She calls forth all that is good, all that is powerful, all that is noble, mighty and honorable and that is carried within each individual. She speaks truth to power, but more importantly, she speaks truth to the people, regardless of gender, race, political party, religious or economic background.
Her position in life, past and present has placed her in a public crucible where grace, determination and self-responsibility asked the best of her. Her race, her gender, her economic origin never stood as an excuse to falter, or blame or make anyone else responsible for her life. Her power and her persona balanced in masculine and feminine making her voice and her words a clear clarion call of awakening to an audience that has been made numb by the chaos.
People inspired by her character, and moved by her energy, insist now, that SHE lead. But that is not her role, at least not in this version of the play. Here she is meant merely to stand as a stark contrast and as a still yet powerful focal point around which the polarity of the political hurricane swirls.
She calls us to use our power, not our force. To use our grace not our victim-hood. And to stand in personal integrity, and mean it.
PLAYING OUR PART
None of these characters are completely Light or Completely Dark – just like none of us are and we will not know what effect any of these players will have on our future until we are deep in the midst of it.
We can look at each of the characters in this historical play and see evil and goodness played out on either side, depending on who we are as people in the audience. We can look to the ‘villain’ in whatever costume they wear and know that they are challenging us to bring the parts of ourselves that we have rejected, shamed, made bad, made wrong or made unworthy into the light to be integrated.
We can look to the ‘good guys’ in whatever costume they wear and know, that if they are inspiring us, that we are being called to bring out our greatness, our courage, our care, our power and our passion to serve as a light for others.
This time in history has brought to the surface what every great piece of literature should, it shines a light on who we are on the inside and invites us to ask greater questions of ourselves, regardless of which way we might vote.
Questions like: Where have we given away our power? To whom or what external situation or circumstance in our past or our present have we given our Sovereign ability to be self-determined, self-directed and self-aware? Where have we turned away from our own inner darkness and made others responsible for our pain? And where have we turned away from our own inner light, asking others for permission for our ability to shine? How can we make it better? Starting with ourselves.
Ultimately, regardless of who wins this election in this country or any other election in any other country in the future, as Evolutionaries we must understand that the government does not have the power to determine who we are as spiritual beings. It cannot give, nor can it take away our true source of power, nor can it govern, limit or regulate how we use our inner resources or how we create and manage our lives – only WE can do that. That is what true Freedom really means.
When we are willing to claim that degree of responsibility, then and only then can we truly effect conscious social change. Then and only then can we watch how situations in the collective play out and see the deeper meanings held within them, so we can maintain our personal power and integrity regardless of what is happening around us. To be Mystically speaking, ‘in the world, but not of it’.
So regardless of whether you vote Democrat, Republican or Independent – or whether you can’t yet vote, or don’t have any ‘skin in the game’ one way or another – I invite you to take some time to look deep within the dynamic being played out here and ask yourself, “How is all of this seeming madness, being used as a conduit for good to emerge?” Then ask yourself, “How can I be a part of that goodness?”
If you take action based on the answers you discover there, then it won’t matter who gets elected, because so many people will be operating and acting from their highest good, that whoever is in office will be a servant to that and not the other way around.