Obama

Post Election Thoughts

  • Posted on: 4 November 2008
  • By: mokshalom

I would not have been surprised if either Obama or McCain won. We now know Obama has won. But I am not celebrating tonight. I have mixed feelings. I know energetically that Obama is not a sincere man, and I have a heavy heart that something bad will come out of his presidency.

In the short run, though, I think his win is positive in that it buoys the spirits of African-Americans, and it deflates the intense anti-Bush/anti-Republican hate and anger that has festered among the left for a long time. I can't even imagine how people would have freaked out had McCain won. The most rabid anti-Bush people would never give him a chance, and they would spend another four years protesting and hollering and hanging him in effigy.

I don't know about you, but I'm tired of the hating.

So for McCain's sake, I'm kind of glad he doesn't have to put up with that.

Does Barack Obama Plan to Hypnotize His Television Audience?

  • Posted on: 29 October 2008
  • By: mokshalom

As a hypnotherapist, I find the rumblings around the Internet about Obama trying to "hypnotize the masses" using NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) to be quite interesting. The idea that a political candidate might use hypnotic mind control techniques in a campaign is not really that bizarre. After all, advertising agencies use these techniques all the time, and self-help guru Tony Robbins uses this stuff shamelessly. (Did you ever see Shallow Hal? That movie was a bit over the top and not too realistic, but it did serve as a good fable about the power of the mind.) We are constantly under a barrage of hypnotic attacks by people who are trying to sell us something, whether it's hairspray or a political idea.

"Palin Derangement Syndrome" and Partisan Fearmongering

  • Posted on: 14 September 2008
  • By: mokshalom

As I've expressed recently here on my blog, I have been horrified at the personal attacks against Sarah Palin and her children. One of the worst recently came from a Huffington Post writer, who claimed he wanted to have sex with Palin on Barack Obama bedsheets while his wife looked on and read the Constitution. (The last I checked, the Constitution did not support the rape of an opposing party's political candidate.)

In observing this election, I have noticed that what is usually "my side" (i.e. Democrats) have turned into the vicious, swiftboating negative haters that the Republicans were in the 1990s. This sort of left-wing swiftboating started during the primaries against Hillary and it's being used against Palin right now. The hysteria against Palin has reached epic levels. In fact, it's now got a name. It's called "Palin Derangement Syndrome" or PDS.

Energy Reading: Sarah Palin vs. Joe Biden

  • Posted on: 30 August 2008
  • By: mokshalom

I used to look at things like elections in black or white terms based on dualistic thinking and "what side" the candidate was on. This election, I have learned to go beyond the simplistic thinking of Republican vs. Democrat and look at the whole person.

I'll be voting this year primarily on energy, which is a California "woo-woo" way of saying, I'm voting on which team is the most spiritually clear and appears to have the best interests of America at heart.

As I've said in past posts here, McCain has already beat Obama in the energy game: McCain's chakras are strong and healthy, with a wide open heart chakra. Obama's energy can only be described in one word: Ick. Remember: Hitler gave good speeches too; charisma does not necessarily indicate a good soul.

Sorry, But Obama is Not a Lightworker

  • Posted on: 6 June 2008
  • By: mokshalom

Here's another follow up to my recent energy readings on the presidential candidates. I saw an article in the San Francisco Chronicle came out asking "Is Obama an enlightened being?" and I wanted to respond. From the article:

Here's where it gets gooey. Many spiritually advanced people I know (not coweringly religious, mind you, but deeply spiritual) identify Obama as a Lightworker, that rare kind of attuned being who has the ability to lead us not merely to new foreign policies or health care plans or whatnot, but who can actually help usher in a new way of being on the planet, of relating and connecting and engaging with this bizarre earthly experiment. These kinds of people actually help us evolve. They are philosophers and peacemakers of a very high order, and they speak not just to reason or emotion, but to the soul.

Barack Obama: It's the Energy, Stupid

  • Posted on: 30 May 2008
  • By: mokshalom

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.

Why Obama Will Fail

  • Posted on: 23 April 2008
  • By: mokshalom

Pardon me while I get political here again, but I'm finding the Democratic race to be fascinating on the energetic perspective.

Obama lost last night to Clinton in the Pennsylvania primary. Considering that he was the "front runner," he had oodles of money to spend, and the math will make it hard for Hillary to beat him, why didn't he easily take Pennsylvania?

Some vocal, angry Obama fans have put this down to a single, ugly word: racism. A post on Daily Kos about Obama's loss was filled with insulting, negative comments about people who voted for Clinton. Besides being "racist," these voters were labeled as uneducated, ignorant, and buying into the mainstream media (even though Obama has actually gotten more favorable press all along, except for the past few weeks due to his own screw-ups).