Well, I just could not get it together today for another 10 Question for Hypnotists, but never fear there are some interesting ones lurking in the future. They will begin again next Friday.
So today, I thought I would follow-up on yesterday’s posting. An interesting phenomenon occurred. No one commented (not that that is unusual), but instead, I got several emails. First, for those who took exception to it, thank you for being kind enough to email me and discuss it, as opposed to publicly airing any grievances. I am extremely appreciative.
But, here is the scary thing - several people said they had felt similar things, about being critical of the (US) government and how they are afraid if they share their opinions, it might somehow turn out badly for them. Words have a way of haunting us.
This leads me to a comment from a friend (you know who you are) who was a little disappointed with the post because I did not cite it or give specifics about why I feel the way I do. But, if you will recall in the post, I mentioned I would not be citing anything, just sharing my feelings with you. In transpersonal psychology there is a lot that is said about ways of knowing something, usually intuitively. There are no sources for my opinions, just an amalgamation of reading conspiracy theories (which spread negativity like wildfire) and such, in addition to my own thoughts about the country I have chosen as my own. I do not as yet think things are terribly dire, but I could see how they could get there. My post is merely to serve as a warning, that we need to be careful and hang onto the ideas that made this nation fabulous. They are not to be squandered.
With that said, thank you to all who did email your thoughts. As I said, I was torn about posting yesterday as I did, but like hypnosis - change only happens if you want it to and I believe we can influence the future in positive ways.
And tomorrow, as this is not a political blog (we were only joining in the collective Bloggers Unite Day) we will return to our regular posting.