The Universe has gifted us with majestic leaders as well as darker, deplorable ones. If you believe that the world is an enormous mirror, magnificently placed all around you to in order for you to become that which you really are, then all of these leaders are your spiritual teachers. Everything you know and have seen about Ghandi, Buddha, Mother Theresa – these are all reflections of you, your inner-most being. All of their goodness, their compassion, their resilience, and light – it’s all you. And all that you see and know about Hitler, Bush, Trump – these are also reflections of what you project into the world – parts of you that do exist: fear and hate. Although our reality is affected by the collective consciousness, we have free will and choice to either move into higher consciousness or to remain in our egos where fear resides. We have the choice to be in love or fear – you cannot be in both states at the same time – that is impossible. On a higher level, the new and somewhat shocking turn of events are occurring to bring significant light to what needs to change. The masses are hungry for change. They are tired of being in pain and fear and most of all, feeling as though they are not being heard. It’s time to stop bitching about the upcoming new president. It’s awful, it’s a shameful, it’s scary, and heartbreaking. But stop the bitching, please, as it is keeping us all in fear. Take a moment to being open to understanding what the Universe is trying to show you (even graciously assisting you) in the change we are so longing for. How many times have we looked back on a situation that seemed so awful but realized it was a blessing in disguise? So many times! We are in an incredible moment of growth – where there are (and will be) new truths being exposed everywhere, and as a result, we will discover who we really are and what no longer serves us as human beings. While the veil continues to lift, it’s our time to ask: What is it in us (all of us) that is so damaged that it would create this situation? What habits, thoughts, beliefs, and pain do we have that resulted in such a dramatic display of events? We are co-creators of the world. Our pain and fear creates more pain and fear. My pain and fear is also your pain and fear. But our love and desire for higher consciousness can miraculously boost the same in others. It can create a world where we no longer live in fear, but one of cooperation, community, empathy, and greater purpose. There is not one person who is not responsible in some way for the state of the world. The higher they stand, the harder they fall, right? Sometimes, when the need is so urgent, the break-through is contingent upon and relative to the break-down. Maybe now is the time for a purging of extreme greed, hate, power, and control. Maybe the prophecies from enlightened beings do ring true. Humanity with destroy itself. But this can can go in many ways, including a great fall followed by the rise up into something superior. It’s a destruction of humanity as the way it currently is, in order for the creation of something magnificent. It’s the rock bottom that may be needed in order for us to have no other direction but up.