Trump may well turn out to be the best thing that has happened to the people of the western world for a long time. While I am not a supporter of Trump as his values are the opposite of mine I celebrate the impact he is having on people (albeit unintended on his part).
Trump is creating a paradigm shift in the hearts and minds of many people in the western world.
Since Trump won the presidency I love to listen to the news while driving. The news has become so exciting. Why? Within the Trump said/did headlines are inspiring stories of individuals taking a stand. They are standing up, saying no that is not right nor just, and taking ACTION. Since the announcement of Trumps withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord the stories on the news have leaped to an all new level of inspiring, and not only that, these stories are taking the majority of the news airtime.
It started with the Travel Ban on some Muslim Counties. Individuals and organisations alike are suing the administration. The judiciary standing in their own power and wisdom placed a hold on the travel ban. The scientific community realising that to ensure change happens and protect efforts to reduce climate change, the earth and the environment they have to get involved in politics and get voted into congress. They are organising in-depth training for those willing to run for election. Majors from many cities are thinking for themselves and making their own choices. Daily my inbox is full of requests for donations by environmental and other groups all fired up and fundraising to take the government to court. The list goes on and on, far too numerous to mention.
Now European leaders are choosing not to be involved with Trump regardless of the power, wealth and influence of the US. Additionally I have a huge respect for those people in the White House who have made the significant decision to leak information. These are just a handful out of many examples of people making the choice to stand for truth, justice and what is right and good.
Listening to a Professor of Environmental Studies yesterday speaking about Trump’s possible decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord make the most astonishing claim. He said as his first response “Regardless of the decision of the US government the US Society will still back the Paris Climate Accord”. Notably he did not lament or criticise Trump, he didn’t bother, he was only focused on what can be done in spite of Trump. This is an amazingly bold statement and to me is symbolic of a real turnaround in human nature.
Today with the Trump announcement that “He” is pulling the US out of the Paris Climate Accord – the news is full of people, organisations, cities, large companies all speaking about their commitment to continue supporting the Paris Climate Accord regardless of Trumps decision. The news has never been so inspiring as it is today. Trump is sparking a fire in people to stand in their own power and wisdom, galvanising and doubling their commitments to help bring about a world that is clean and green.
People, Our Planet and Nature will be the winners. Being confronted with the disregard for the welfare of the planet has electrified people to care more than ever before. Trump has generated an unprecedented commitment at a whole new level to caring for our planet. This will hopefully bring about a long-term shift in living in harmony with nature, caring for the water, the air, the earth, our planet. It may even create a competition to see who can leave the lightest footprint on the earth.
Just as wild fires are needed every occasionally to burn away the old wood, rejuvenate and seed in the new beginnings of a new forest, so too is the wild fire of Trumps ego and self centeredness sparking a new beginning in the western world. People are choosing truth and justice, balance and harmony and finding within themselves the determination needed to stand their own power and wisdom.
People learn and grow by adversity. Adversity and negative situations give us the opportunity to find within ourselves the ability to push down on the negative and rise up to become more then we ever could be before. Additionally we can discover what we really want, what is most important to us by being confronted with exactly what we don’t want. Trump is giving the people this opportunity, an opportunity even the best president could not give.
This time in our history seems to mark a fork in the road. I am reminded of Hopi’s Prophecy Rock that has gained such prominence in the last two decades as a dire warning to humanity. “The short line that returns to the straight Path of Life is the last chance for people to turn back to nature before the upper road disintegrates and dissipates.” Trump and his ways represent so perfectly the upper left hand road that disintegrates. The right hand path brings humanity back to nature “The small circle above the Path of Life, after the last chance, is the Great Purification, after which corn will grow in abundance again when the Great Spirit returns. And the Path of Life continues forever… “
Trump offers us in the west the litmus test of the Prophecy Rock Life Path. It seems many people are overwhelmingly choosing the right path over the one represented by Trump, of selfishness, greed, material focus and self-interest. They are choosing the path of nature, integrity, truth, justice, harmony and balance.
Trump is helping people to gain their own autonomy, to truly individuate out from the mindless following of authority and we can no longer be beholden come what may to “authority”.
This is a revolution and evolution happening in the consciousness of the people of the west.
To understand just how significant the evolutionary change is that is happening now, we have to look back at how deeply ingrained was the need to obey authority within the psyche and unconscious of humanity.
Thankfully Stanley Milgram gave us a measure that we compare ourselves to. Revealing that we really are changing.
Milgram wanted to understand why people followed orders and carried out horrendous acts of war. Milgrams Obedience Experiment from 1961. “The Milgram experiment on obedience to authority figures was a series of social psychology experiments conducted by Yale University psychologist Stanley Milgram. They measured the willingness of study participants, men from a diverse range of occupations with varying levels of education, to obey an authority figure who instructed them to perform acts conflicting with their personal conscience; the experiment found, unexpectedly, that a very high proportion of people were prepared to obey, albeit unwillingly, even if apparently causing serious injury and distress.” Wikipedia. 61% of participants continued to obey “authority”. While some eventually said no, even most of these people still applied the electric shock a number of times before they said no and stopped.
Only a very few amazing individuals said NO quite quickly. Sadly no one explored what these people were doing within themselves that made them so different from the majority. This type of experiment has been proven many times with similar or even higher % results. The need to obey “authority” has been deeply hardwired into our unconscious.
Just 56 short years on and thanks to Trump people in the west are standing up to so called “Authority” because that authority is not acting in integrity with the best interests of all and the planet. All this is being done in a peaceful and proactive way. That is singularly amazing. I call this a huge paradigm shift in consciousness.
This change is not happening in everyone nor does it need to. All that is needed is enough people to create the 100th monkey effect for these changes to become generative.
Trump has no power on his own. The only real power comes from RELATIONSHIP. Relationship – with those who carry out his wishes, the White House community, the organizations that implement the rules, the international community and the People. Fear and bullying is no-longer a currency that works, only relationships that are respectful, co-operative, co-creative, based in integrity and for the greater good will do. Without these relationships he is powerless.