America Divided

I have been struggling so much to grapple with the divisiveness we face as a country.  Most people would agree that unleashed dark forces are running rampant, but we certainly don’t agree on what and who that “darkness” actually is!  Each side is so attached to its own viewpoint and is equally certain the other side is “wrong;”  misguided at best, if not downright villainous. It defies logic to think that this could actually be true.  We are all created in the image of God.  And God don’t make junk.  I trust most people are good, caring, kind, generous.  So what’s going on?  Are we falling prey to a created conflict that doesn’t really exist?

I recently read something interesting in a book called “A Course in Miracles”  (p. 448):

I am responsible for what I see.

I choose the feelings I experience, and I decide upon the goal I would achieve.

And everything that seems to happen to me I ask for, and receive as I have asked.


We are each responsible for our own perceptions and judgments?  We are responsible for how we choose to feel about what we witness “out there?”  We are not victims of some dark power outside ourselves?  What happens to us is what we look for, expect, or fear?  And we receive the measure of what we look for, expect, or fear?

That’s a tough one, but I am going to try to work with this concept.  Maybe it will help me see more light and less darkness, more commonality and less divisiveness. If it’s true that what we focus on expands, it is surely a worthwhile experiment!  I, for one, am TIRED of the darkness!

Oh, happy day!

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