Pandora's Beautiful Box
Third, I believe wholeheartedly that women will rise from the ashes of oppression like a glorious Phoenix and will conquer this chaos! Hillary was not our first female president but there is a woman out there who will be! Maybe she hasn't been born yet, hopefully she has, but either way, in time that glass ceiling will shatter! Hillary at the end of her concession speech also said, "Now, I know we have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling, but some day someone will and hopefully sooner than we might think right now. And, to all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams." HELL YA! Women will rise! With the election of 'F.F. Von Clown', it feels like the country has been set back 100 years and possibly that is because we as a country need a 'do over'. In the last 100 years we made great progress in technology, but not as much advancement in the arena of the Soul where it really matters. I see an opportunity here to continue to fight for freedoms we thought we had already won, but were in fact an illusion. The real work has just begun.
Lastly, keep in mind this truth, "Shadow and Light are two sides of the same coin... One cannot exist without the other." Princess Zelda. I love the Cherokee proverb of The White Wolf and the Black Wolf. In this story a grandfather is educating his grandson about Life and he tells him about the struggle that goes on inside of each person. The fight is between a black wolf and a white wolf that live within all of us. The story goes like this: “One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, ‘My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all. One is evil, he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.’ He continued, ‘The other is good, he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, empathy, benevolence, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you, and inside every other person, too.' The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, ‘Which wolf will win?’ The old Cherokee simply replied, ‘They both win. You see, if I only choose to feed the white wolf, the black one will be hiding around every corner waiting for me to become distracted or weak and jump to get the attention he craves. He will always be angry and always fighting the white wolf. But if I acknowledge him, he is happy and the white wolf is happy and we all win. For the black wolf has many qualities, tenacity, courage, fearlessness, strong-willed and great strategic thinking, that I have need of at times and that the white wolf lacks. But the white wolf has compassion, caring, strength and the ability to recognize what is in the best interest of all. You see son, the white wolf needs the black wolf at his side. To feed only one would starve the other and they will become uncontrollable. To feed and care for both means they will serve you well and do nothing that is not a part of something greater, something good, and something of life. Feed them both and there will be no more internal struggle for your attention. And when there is no battle inside, you can listen to the voices of deeper knowing that will guide you in choosing what is right in every circumstance. Peace, my son, is the Cherokee mission in life. A man who has peace inside has everything. A man who is pulled apart by the war inside him has nothing. How you choose to interact with the opposing forces within you will determine your life. Starve one or the other, or guide them both.’”