Postings on Facebook, news interviews, political debates brought out strong feelings, with hate being one of the strongest. And the emotional turmoil will continue, with some people vowing to leave the country since Donald Trumps election to the presidency.
Protests in communities started after the election results were announced. Most of these protests are started by hate mongers, which haven't resolved the problems of hate.
When you feel hate of being surrounded by haters, or have the hate feeling inside yourself, if you are honest with yourself, you probably don't feel well, physically, mentally and spiritually.
I woke up at 3 AM when the election results were announced, and could feel so much conflicting feeling and energy in the world. My distress was very strong the morning of November 9, 2016. I had strong feeling inside myself about what was going to happen to all of us not only in USA but throughout the world with a Donald Trump as president. And I meditated. It occurred to me that Donald Trump has been relatively successful in his life and if his behavior was what we saw during the pre-election period, he would not have become as successful as he is now. He's also an actor who had a television show.
Now we Americans have to accept him as president, whether or not we voted for him. If we were against him, how could we feel good about having President Trump lead our country?
Then I watched the meeting Mr. Trump had with President Obama. I first noticed both of their body languages. I expected to see President Obama "just getting through it" because Trump made statements so much against him. But Obama's body language was open, accepting, and he was very peaceful, assertive and not aggressive. And so was Mr. Trump in body language and his speech. Looking back, I think President Obama's behavior has had a tremendous impact on Mr. Trump starting out his presidency. If Obama had been scolding and finger pointing, Trump would have been defensive and accusing. During that time together, Obama did what was best for the nation.
But how did he let go of the hate he probably felt toward Trump who accused him of birthing issues, threatened to cancel Obamacare as soon as he was in office? Obama has probably learned that nothing positive can be accomplished when you are full of hate. So you have to find a way to stop hating.
Consider: Is it the person you hate or is it the behavior of the person that you hate?
If you pray, and you pray for the person you hate, it sends good blessings their way and those good blessings come back to you to soothe your hate and help you feel better.
If you are an energy practitioner, you may spend time each day doing distance healing and sending Love and Light, energy around to people, places, things. If you practice qigong or tai chi, you know that energy is real when you feel that ball of qi energy you move around during practice. Reiki practitioners send distance healing to those who need it.
Try this: Pose yourself in a meditation so you will be comfortable for at least 20 minutes. Feel the energy inside yourself, and feel it flow freely through yourself. Focus on the person whose behavior you hate. Without judgment, send Energy to the person. Feel the Energy surround the person. Move the energy around the person to inside the person. Feel the Light envelope the person. Never judge, just let it "be". Do this practice daily for awhile. You will probably feel better after doing it several days. You are opening your own heart, letting go of hate, taking some of that Hate out of the world.
Hate doesn't help you or anyone. Hating someone is hurting yourself.
Peace and Light to you who need it.