So you say you can create reality, huh?

I know that The Daily Love is an international publication and blog. But, here in the US tomorrow is an important day – it’s Election Day.

I consciously keep my political views off of TDL because this is a platform that is not about that. This platform is about personal growth, Love and spirituality.

There’s a great big BUT though. While I will not discuss my political beliefs here, there is something that is over a Love-based, personal growth and spiritual nature that relates to the political conversation.

And that is this… It is folks like us who read TDL and are dedicated to a personal growth path that are helping to transform the world. We are transforming the business world with conscious capitalism; we are transforming the food industry with more awareness around what’s healthy to eat and kind treatment of animals; we are transforming the health and wellness space by connecting body, mind and soul; we are transforming our personal and intimate relationships and realizing that they are containers for our growth – and yet we tend to believe that politics is something that we can’t touch.

I’ve heard it all. Some people say that the candidates aren’t loving enough, and if they were more loving, they would care. Or I’ve heard people say that the system is broken and so there’s no point. I’ve heard people say that they feel like they don’t matter, so what’s the point.

And it all sums up to me to hear that what people are basically saying when it comes to politics (which effects our food, our business, our health, our relationships and every area of our life) is that for whatever reason (insert the reason HERE), it’s too hard, too painful and perhaps not spiritual enough to engage.

And this really turns my stomach upside down. I don’t care who you support. I don’t care what you believe. But what I do care about is that you PARTICIPATE.

It is exactly those of us who are on this path that MUST engage so that we transform this area of life as well. We have created a “conscious capitalism” movement. We have created a health and wellness movement. We have created a relationship movement. We have created a food revolution.

 

Politics is next.

 

We need inspired leaders. We need Love-based principles where people and our inalienable rights come before profit. We need leadership that understands that we are not only a United States, but rapidly becoming a united world. We need YOU to stand up and fight for this. Yes, fight. Because some things aren’t going to come easy.

If you are on the spiritual path and care about what you put in your body, how you make a living that is on purpose, if you meditate, if you do yoga, if you are into personal growth on every level and want to turn away from politics – then this is your new spiritual practice.

 

Tomorrow is a big day. Get out, vote, engage and let your voice be heard.

 

And if you REALLY want to be a part of the new conversation join Marianne Williamson, me and bunch of other people November 11th and 12th in L.A. or on Livestream at Sister Giant.

If you believe that you create your own reality, then are you ready to apply it to the hardest part of reality for many of us to engage in?

As always, the action happens in the comments below. Leave a comment and join the conversation! The TDL Community thrives in the comments and it’s a GREAT place to get support!

Join us!

Love,

Mastin

  • Thanks Mastin for such a powerful post. It was written for many, including myself. “Politics is next.” I know this is true for me, AND…today… I am unwilling. Not easy for me to write. And, I am given an opportunity to just look at my unwillingness-and not to judge it. This is the topic-I avoid. The topic I grew up with. The topic that prevented my face from being seen or heard-often. A topic I have seen more separation and prejudice from in my husband’s family and mine. Two separate beliefs. The venom was thick from the beginning. A topic that I fear. I know better. It is no excuse, BUT that is where I choose to be…today. butterflymaiden7.blogspot.com/

    •  thank you for your honesty Kathellen! if you were willing, what would it look like?

      • Mainly, to educate myself. To take the time.  And, to let go of my judgement of the politicians and all of the people who judge the other party. Big breath.

  • Katherine Davis

    Hi Mastin! Thank-you so much for this awesome post today. After graduating from my degree in Global Political Economy, I have looked at politics from so many different lenses.  I have always been a very spiritual person, but oftern find it difficult to link the political world to spirtuality. During my morning meditation today, I set the intention of non-judgement and openess to new points of view. There were some points in your blog, where my political background put up some red flags….I want to be open to the concept of “conscious capitalism”, before I am quick to judge. I know the purpose of TDL is not to discuss politics, therefore I would really appreciate it if you could direct me to a blog, or readings about “conscious capitalism.” All in all, I totally understand the purpose of your blog today. It is so important for people to be involved in politics as it affects every person on our planet. We need to have these discussions, but change the landscape for the discussion.  Our discussions need to come from a place of love, compassion and caring; standing up for basic human rights. Thank-you Mastin for writing about this today! Great start to my morning.

    •  Hey Katherine! There are three P’s in Conscious Capitalism that are ALL bottom lines… People, planet and profits. Each of them are a bottom line for a conscious capitalism – http://consciouscapitalism.org/

  • Victoriamichelle65

    Thank you Mastin! I am a sentient being, and you just validated for me that it’s for MY Highest Good to vote for the man that I FEEL has the most light! Thank you, thank you, thank you

  • Nora

    Hi everyone!

    Just a quick information if you’re open to it: tomorrow (Nov. 6th) is the fourth and also the last Buddha day in 2012. On this day everything you create (positive and negative, too) will be a 10 million times stronger creation. Think safely, be present!

    Much love to you all!

  • I know I can and do often, sometimes we disengage because the problems seem so overwhelming and daunting to tackle. I am a Canadian so I can not vote but I will bless all the candidates and hope that they bring the light and usher in positive change.

  • Emily Sullivan

    Wonderful and inspiring post that I’m sure will open up a new option for many! Thank you for stepping in to your role as a leader. My insight on this and part of my purpose to help the world is acknowledging and tapping into the limitless free energy that we ave the capacity to access. With free energy everyone has power. Our bodies, planet and universe are designed to tap into this limitless free energy. A single atom has more energy than all of space. When this is embodied and recognized by growing numbers of our population politics will change, and we will no longer be the same either! Our process of self growth and transformation will beCatapulted and we will no longer have to convince ourselves that we create our reality 🙂
    Much love! Thank you Mastin

  • Such a PERFECT reminder Mastin! SO excited to shift our government next. We’re ready for this and we CAN do it. Love! xo

  • Great input! We all play our role in this world – so why not fully commit?

  • TELLUSELLE

    Well said, being engaged in and actively participating is a must, yet hard to do. About five years ago I realized that the Lifecoaching I was conducting and promoting fell short because of the system and culture I lived in, in Sweden at the time. Here were three keynwords: system, culture and timing. I was active in the Green Environmental party for a while but only to realize that the organization who promoted new thinking, didn’t welcome new thoughts. Once the agenda was set, that ruled, for years and for decades. I think the most important thing collectively is to talk about and create a foundation, or arena, where the power structure can morph into personal leadership and encouraged empowerment, putting the power closer to the people, ie in the comminities, somehow…

  • TazChick

    Aah, I love this site, but this may be the one area I disagree with. 

    I thought the US government was crappy, but after traveling, I’ve come to realize that every government is crap. They don’t care about the people! You are voting between two different people, but I don’t believe your votes matter. It’s just a ‘game’ to make it seem like we have an option. Really, the government will do whatever it wants no matter who’s the leader. Of course governments of the world matter in terms of spirituality because it involves people’s lives and how they are affected (wars, etc .), but the problem is our voting does not change the system. The system is corrupted itself! You are not changing anything by voting, you are just playing into the ‘game’ they have created. Voting does not matter.So, I do not agree that people should ‘get out there and vote’ and that we are being spiritually ‘ignorant’ is we choose not to do so. There are people like myself, who see this voting process as a big charade — it’s not life-changing. The government will do what it wants without regard to who’s in charge. They already have it planned out.”The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government.” – Henry Ward Beecher.”Government is an unnecessary evil. Human beings, when accustomed to taking responsibility for their own behavior, can cooperate on a basis of mutual trust and helpfulness.” ~Fred Woodworth”If human beings are fundamentally good, no government is necessary; if they are fundamentally bad, any government, being composed of human beings, would be bad also.” ~Fred Woodworth”Let the people think they govern and they will be governed.” – William Penn”Feeling good about government is like looking on the bright side of any catastrophe. When you quit looking on the bright side, the catastrophe is still there.” – P. J. O’Rourke “The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern. ~Lord Acton

  • TazChick

    Aah, I love this site, but this may be the one area I disagree with. 

    I thought the US government was crappy, but after traveling, I’ve come to realize that every government is crap. They don’t care about the people! You are voting between two different people, but I don’t believe your votes matter. It’s just a ‘game’ to make it seem like we have an option. Really, the government will do whatever it wants no matter who’s the leader. Of course governments of the world matter in terms of spirituality because it involves people’s lives and how they are affected (wars, etc .), but the problem is our voting does not change the system. The system is corrupted itself! You are not changing anything by voting, you are just playing into the ‘game’ they have created. Voting does not matter.So, I do not agree that people should ‘get out there and vote’ and that we are being spiritually ‘ignorant’ is we choose not to do so. There are people like myself, who see this voting process as a big charade — it’s not life-changing. The government will do what it wants without regard to who’s in charge. They already have it planned out.”The worst thing in this world, next to anarchy, is government.” – Henry Ward Beecher.”Government is an unnecessary evil. Human beings, when accustomed to taking responsibility for their own behavior, can cooperate on a basis of mutual trust and helpfulness.” ~Fred Woodworth”If human beings are fundamentally good, no government is necessary; if they are fundamentally bad, any government, being composed of human beings, would be bad also.” ~Fred Woodworth”Let the people think they govern and they will be governed.” – William Penn”Feeling good about government is like looking on the bright side of any catastrophe. When you quit looking on the bright side, the catastrophe is still there.” – P. J. O’Rourke “The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern. ~Lord Acton

  • poc

    What I love about what you wrote here is that you make the point over and over that the transformation will take place if the ppl who are working on themselves participate…key part being – people who are on a path of consciously seeking ways of expanding their awareness; and thus, impacting on the whole by being a tiny evolved piece of the big picture. It is really the opposite of activism based on wanting everyone else to change before we change ourselves. “Be the change you want to see in the world”. A very powerful message and not the easiest to live but still oh so very possible.

    Unfortunately, can’t join you guys in LA…did see MW in NYC though and will most likely join you on livestream. I’m definitely a supporter and appreciate that MW is bravely starting this crucial conversation about a new politics which we really must have.

    Thank you for the loving effort with which you write your blogs and select your quotes Mastin. I’ve only started following your “work” fairly recently and I’m quite loving it. Thx.

  • Mist

    As an Australian I find it fascinating (from a completely observational stand point) that anyone of voting age would not choose to play an integral role in the running of such a proud Nation.  

    You drive on roads, attend schools/colleges, work 9 to 5, pay taxes and use your health care system.  ALL of which rely on Govt policies that are created by candidates and party’s YOU place in a position of power to represent your interests.    Obviously I have grown up with a Westminster system of Government where voting is compulsory.   I’ve also been blessed to grow up in a country where  the unifying of a nations opinions through these precious votes has seen a Universal health care system created (free health care through taxes) a fair distribution of wealth with a well defined middle class and free education. It is however like any country not without it’s faults by and large.  However it is greatly difficult for outsiders to comprehend a country that considers itself a leader amongst the rest of the world where 40-50 million of it’s citizens are without health care due to their socio economic status.  Your President has been successfully revolutionary in bridging the gap for ALL Americans in regards to your health care system.  In going in to bat for those who need it most, the people that work in jobs that most wouldn’t, pay taxes like their neighbours and pledge allegiance to the same flag however up until this Govt have not enjoyed the peace that comes from the knowledge that if in times of sickness they will be taken care of.  As a regular visitor to your fabulous country I have a lot of love and respect for the uniqueness of your environment both natural and man made.  Freedom is enjoyed, yes, but it is a freedom that exists in the majority of Western country’s and thus not as completely unique  as a lot of your politicians would have you believe.  I too enjoy freedom on all levels.  I can speak my mind, and vote for whom appeals to me most.  What a gift.  What an opportunity to bring about change.  The American dream is that anyone can ‘make it’ if they want to, and I don’t disagree with that fact.  But if you want to give yourself and your future generations a chance to realise these dreams what a better way to lay this path than to use your voice and be heard.  Mastin spoke this week of the need for gratitude and appreciation, especially in light of Hurricane Sandy and it’s catastrophic effects.  And it reminds us that life offers us all enjoying  this human experience so many variables that we may not have any influence on.  You’re government and it’s reforms is not one of them.  I would deeply urge you all to vote.  It effects not only your country but the world at large. What a powerful position to be in.  What an exciting time for your amazing country.  What a blessing.  🙂

     

  • Po

    And what if I believe that participating means NOT VOTING, and decrying a system I no longer believe in because it no longer cares about the well being of humanity and only its own selfish agenda? By not voting I submit a vote of no confidence in this system and its leadership. And i will spread that message far and wide, if you don’t believe in the system, voting for the lesser evil within the system is still a vote of legitimacy to a system that has NONE. My participation is to say that further legitimizing of this system only adds to the problem. What we need is a revolution, and voting for a lesser evil will not gain you one of those.