Welcome to 2019! If the birds around our house are any indication, this year will be met with lots of excitement! I suppose one could see that heralded in the past couple weeks by the way the U.S. stock market is behaving.
Which leads me to consider all the fluctuations and conflicts that are occurring – at least, in our country. Following the Nov. elections, the Democrats took a majority in the House of Representatives. The Republicans retained majority in the Senate. New laws enacted require passage by both these parts of our legislative body and already the power struggle is on. Which reminds me of the legislative gridlock that fell into place when President Obama came in and the Republicans did all they could to grind law-making to a halt. Hmmm…. Karma, possibly?
But it’s not just that. The Masculine and Feminine “balance” (which I put in quotes as I don’t believe it’s in the best balance currently) is also being challenged. The Masculine has been throwing its power around without thought for potential fall-out. The MeToo movement is saying “enough!” and women are speaking out about how this treatment has been affecting them. And it’s not just women.
The Masculine rattles its sabers demanding respect and control, sending young men off to war to show our strength (and hopefully get whatever it is the powers-that-be want from the other country.) Do they consider the damage caused to this new generation of the Masculine? Doesn’t seem so. Apparently, it’s worth the physical, emotional and spiritual damage.
And thought seldom seems to be accorded to the families of those soldiers when they return home. If Dad (or Mom these days) harbors anger about physical injuries that impact their quality of life, where is that released? If traumatic brain injuries have changed their mental functioning, how are thoughts and feelings now expressed? What about the impact on the family of their loved one’s flashbacks; the hypervigilance of PTSD; beliefs held by the soldier about the people they were fighting, and so many other aspects of having to fight to the death against another person? And if anger or depression impact the children, what’s the impact on the grandchildren? The higher rate of suicide among veterans is well established – and somehow, it’s still worth it.
My husband and I have been watching episodes of the PBS series, “We’ll Meet Again.” It tells the stories of a variety of people, all impacted positively by someone who they then lost contact with. As they get into their later years, a strong urge develops to find that person, reconnect and thank them for the experience they shared so long ago.
.... To be continued in next post :-)
Susan C. Moyer, MSW
Is a sound healer and transformational coach. She has 25+ years experience in using alternate states of consciousness to access deeper healing on all levels: physical, psychological, mental and spiritual.