The Red and Blue have become labels of the division in our country. The extreme right represents the male energy out of control, and the extreme left represents the female energy out of control. Neither wants to listen to the other, and neither will concede that they do not singlehandedly have the right answers. The concept of being a “moderate” or proposing a “middle ground” has become unamerican.
We know that this polarity is one of the signs that an organization, community, or country is about to fall. When the energy is stretched this far, the opposing sides either realize that they must come back together to explore the best philosophies of both, or they break the system completely.
We may be currently divided into red and blue, but what happens when we meet in the middle? What happens when we blend red and blue? Every kindergartener knows that red plus blue make purple–the color of the crown chakra.
All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
Do you remember this book by Robert Fulghum? Here is an excerpt:
I realized then that I already know most of what’s necessary to live a meaningful life—that it isn’t all that complicated. I know it. And have known it for a long, long time. Living it—well, that’s another matter, yes? Here’s my Credo… how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate-school mountain, but there in the sandpile at Sunday School. These are the things I learned:
- Share everything.
- Play fair.
- Don’t hit people.
- Put things back where you found them.
- Clean up your own mess.
- Don’t take things that aren’t yours.
- Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody.
- Wash your hands before you eat.
- Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
- Live a balanced life—learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
- Take a nap every afternoon.
- When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands, and stick together.
- Remember the little seed in the Styrofoam cup: The roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that.
- Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the Styrofoam cup—they all die. So do we.
- And then remember the Dick-and-Jane books and the first word you learned—the biggest word of all—LOOK.
Everything you need to know is in there somewhere. The Golden Rule and love and basic sanitation. Ecology and politics and equality and sane living.
A Nation Divided
In case you missed this, the GAP created a post-election blue and red sweatshirt tagged, “The one thing we know, is that together, we can move forward 💙❤️.” They received a great deal of positive feedback, but the negative response from both extremes was overwhelming. If you read some of the social media responses, you will see not only the level of anger but also the level of programming from propaganda by both sides. Neither the far right nor the far left has a clear, accurate perspective on the opposition. Both sides are deeply embedded in stereotypes with no interest in changing.
This is not to say that both sides do not have solid points to make. The people I talk with who understand that neither extreme has our answers also see the pro and cons of both political agendas. Those of us who understand the flow of energy know that the answers to healing the division we are facing comes through finding the balanced perspective–Buddha’s middle way.
Healer Heal Thyself
You know the first thing we all must do is look at ourselves. If you are feeling uneasy and out of balance with political agendas or find yourself angry and judging the “other side,” I recommend two healing exercises.
The first is strictly political. Take an honest look at what you think red and blue represent. Write it down. Use Robert Fulghum’s list to analyze both sides.
Then, go into meditation, get clear, and ask your soul to help you analyze your beliefs and theories. How accurate are you from the higher frequency perspective? Where are the strengths and weaknesses of both sides? What are you missing in your perspective? What do you need to keep, and what do you need to flush? Then do your clearing process, fill with your resonances daily, and take whatever outer world actions you are guided to take.
I also recommend looking again at your male and female balance. Our male/red energy is that of taking action, getting to work, being self-reliant, and functioning successfully in the outer world. Our female/blue energy is that of taking it all in, contemplating, nurturing, and taking care of spiritual needs. There are, of course, many other male and female attributes to consider but these make a good starting point, and they are particularly important when evaluating political perspective and finding balance.
We cannot survive, and we certainly cannot evolve, without both the male and female energy. We must bring them into balance to create a masterful spiritual life and a sustainable community. A community works when the community takes care of all its members and the members all take care of their community.
Commit yourself to healing the division within yourself so that you can help others heal as well. Remember, red + blue = purple.
1Fulghum, Robert, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, Random House, New York, NY, 1986, 1988, 2003
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