Journal Entry: Casting One’s Net
Feb. 12, 2021 My home, USA 74
I have watched the TV viewing of the Second Impeachment Trial of Trump. I am surprised that everyone seems so surprised about the violence and the Jan. 6, 2021 attempt to destroy the Law and Order of these United States.
I remember being horrified during Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign when fighting happened in his events that he didn’t immediately say, “This is a country of law and order. We settle our differences at the ballot box and in the courts”
No, he never said those words or even came close to saying them. In fact, he encouraged the fighting.
He lost my vote when he said that he loved war; he cemented that loss when he did the above.
I was shocked that so many people supported a man who loves war and shows it daily. He is always warring with someone.
It is as Dr. Phil says, “The best predictor of present and future behavior is past behavior.”
Trump showed us who he really is time after time. Jan. 6 should have been no surprise to anyone.
So, in a country that has survived and thrived because of its practice of law and order, how has this man been allowed to wreck the havoc that he has?
Fear seems to be the answer. So many people are terrified of him.
I do not fault the Republican Congress people who refuse to vote against him. He is someone I greatly fear simply because of the times when I felt my beingness being sucked into his beingness. I imagine that these Republican Congress people and others are completely under his control.
This experience has put me on red alert when I am around anyone because everyone has this power. Many of us don’t know we have this power; most of us don’t know how to use it; the majority would use this power to bring forth for the greater good.
Somehow, Trump, and those who are like him—advertisers, corporate people, religious leaders—, has learned to use his personal self to not simply draw people to him but to overwhelm and possess them.
Cast a Wide Net
This thing that he and other charismatic leaders do, this pulling people to them and possessing them, reminds me of the Christian teaching to cast a wide net. In other words, to include many people and things when on the hunt for something.
When I began my study of metaphysics, I was surprised to learn that this study has been known for centuries but kept secret.
It was kept secret because this knowledge given to people who do not have what Dr. Phil calls a moral compass creates Jan. 6, 2021 events and people who destroy the good.
It seems that to accomplish anything one must cast a wide net. I am reluctant to do so. I am extremely reluctant to be caught in someone else’s net.
Therefore, I will continue to be on high alert when around charismatic people and when around the rest of us.
I only want to be in nets of my choosing. I only want to cast nets and gather people who want wellness, prosperity, and peace.
And so it is.
Barbara Lucas, PhD
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