Barack Obama: It's the Energy, Stupid
Pardon the politics again...but this is worth speaking up about. I'm talking about the idea out there among some liberal spiritual people that Obama is somehow more "spiritually evolved" than other candidates. Well, as a spiritual person, I have to take exception to this. Let me tell you why.
I'm an intuitive person who also happens to be very practical. I don't buy into hype very easily. I'm not the kind of person who joins an organization or movement and gets all excited and thinks it's the answer to my prayers. This is why I don't do well at multi-level marketing, why I would never enthusiastically join the Landmark Education movement, and why I didn't get all jazzed up over The Secret.
I like to think that my innate skepticism protects me from getting sucked into the cult. And that's a good thing. I'm an independent thinker. And I think part of the problem with our country (and in particular, the new age movement that I am a part of) is that we're too ready to give up our critical mind and power to a glowing guru who promises to solve all our problems.
Enter Obama, who on the surface looks like the answer to all our liberal prayers, who says he's all about love and light, but who in reality is just another corrupt politician. I felt something was "off" about him as early as January of this year. My intuitive radar was going "Warning, warning, danger, Will Robinson!" Obama just didn't seem sincere to me. He actually seemed downright cold.
This is what I picked up from his energy. I don't care what he says - people can say a lot of stuff, but that doesn't necessarily reflect what is in their hearts. And I just knew, energetically speaking, that Obama was not coming from a place of love or kindness.
I made the observation in a blog post about a month ago that Obama would fail in a general election, because he and his supporters were expressing negative energy in the campaign. (This, despite painting Clinton as the negative campaigner. Don't get me wrong, the Clintons can get negative, but Obama does it just as much, just in a more passive aggressive way that is harder to pinpoint.) Well, surprise surprise, since my "prediction," a huge groundswell of Democrats has arisen to start a movement against Obama. Live by the sword, die by the sword. (Now that, Sharon Stone, is real karma.)
And now, a very damning video has come out of Obama's church. It is from a white preacher, Rev. Pfleger, who spews hatred against whites (and women). When I saw the video, I was absolutely shocked. You can watch it for yourself here:
Now where on earth is the love and light in that rant? Substitute "white" for "black" in this sort of rhetoric, and you have something out of the KKK handbook. It is horrifying.
This preacher, by the way, happens to have been listed as one of Obama's spiritual advisers (but has now been taken off of Obama's website). Obama also earmarked hundreds of thousands of dollars to this preacher's pet projects when Obama was in Indiana. Obama cannot now claim that this man does not speak for him.
I can only imagine that this is the tip of a very deep iceberg. And I have to ask, nicely, for all the spiritual liberals out there, to open your eyes and stop putting Obama up on a pedestal just because he says what you want to hear.
I can't tell you how many people in my circle have said things like, "Obama is more spiritually evolved," or, "Obama is going to tranform the country" or "Obama, sadly, would transform the country, but can't due to people being racist."
As someone who has never been a supporter of Obama, I get personally offended that I'm automatically being labeled a racist just because I don't like him. No, I just don't like him. I don't care if he's black, white, blue, or green. When I tap into his energy, that is, his spirit underneath his body, I don't like the feeling I get. And I never have.
Contrast this with the Clintons, who despite all odds, have maintained a loving family even in the face of a humiliating public display of cheating on Bill's part. When I see Bill and Hillary and Chelsea onstage together, I can feel the unconditional love these three have for each other radiating out like a beacon. How can people not feel that? It's so obvious to me.
So based on energy alone, I have to go with Clinton over Obama.
But I'm concerned that well-meaning people, people I care about, seem to think that Obama is "The One" based on his rousing speeches. Please. Look deeper. Much like I felt Rhonda Byrne warped spiritual principles for her own gain in The Secret, and set us off on a dangerous path of spiritual materialism, I now feel the spiritual push for Obama is going to set us off on a dangerous path of political manipulation by bad people who aren't really on the side of light.
Charismatic people may look good on the surface, but what are they really about underneath? I think Obama's church gives you some indication that he's more about anger and hate than love and forgiveness.