What’s Happened to America’s Moral Compass?

I don’t consider myself to be the most moral person in the country nor am I now a Christian, but for decades, I could rely on the Conservative Christian Right to tell me if we, as Americans, had crossed a moral barrier. I didn’t always listen to them because, frankly, sometimes they overreacted about things. I learned early on as an adult that if the CCR were up in airs about something, to check the moderate conservatives and centrist liberals to judge exactly how “out there” the CCR was reacting about any given topic. For the most part, the CCR relied on Bible scriptures to pump up their tirades. They seemed to have a scripture for anything they deemed immoral. I always had this fear in the back of my mind that some day the CCR would take control of the entire political system and we would end up in a theocracy instead of a Constitutional Republic. Now, however, there seems to be absolutely no moral compass at all coming from the CCR. They have so completely enveloped Trumpism and seem to give Trump a pass on everything once deemed immoral by their own mouths.

I’m not saying that the CCR was America’s only moral compass. In fact, I think they were reactionaries more than morality setters. However, I do think we Americans depended on the CCR to set a tone or pace in the USA that we could all measure our own moral compasses upon. If I thought the CCR was being outrageous about topics like the LGBTQ community or abortion, for instance, I could weigh my own values against theirs. This often forced me to do research and seek out others’ opinions – in a way, it created a balancing act for me. I guess that is why now, in the age of Trump, I feel unbalanced. The CCR has become so outrageous, so corrupt, that there is no balance anymore.

Sure, they still scream about gays being an abomination and those who seek an abortion as “baby killers”, but now they give passes on adultery, pedophilia, unabashed lying, blatant antisemitism against Jews (while professing to love them so they will convert to good Christians and usher in Armageddon), xenophobia against Muslims, and blaming their woes on “other-isms” (toward immigrants and other POC) that is running rampant in this country.

Maybe I just completely missed something during my years as a Christian, but I always thought that in order to be a good Christian, you tried to obey the 10 Commandments and Jesus’ ideal of “loving thy neighbor as thyself,” and follow Jesus’ other teachings and complete acceptance of Jesus’ love. I also thought that the meek would inherit the earth and rich men wouldn’t easily get into heaven. And yet we now have prosperity preachers (some very much members of the CCR) telling people that it is okay to be wealthy, in fact, God wants us all to be wealthy, which creates an atmosphere of envy, jealousy and greed.

It also doesn’t help that some on the Right have adopted Ayn Rand’s Objectivism philosophy, which suggests that the proper moral purpose of one’s life is the pursuit of one’s own happiness, individual rights and pretty much to hell with anyone else. This has caused many on the Right, including Paul Ryan, to become extremely selfish. While these people confess to be Christians, they certainly do not act like followers of Christ who taught love, compassion, and charity to the poor, the sick, children and the elderly. No, these people only care about what’s in it for themselves and to hell with anyone else. We are seeing this play out now in the Trump Administration:

  • Trying to knock thousands off of healthcare by continuously trying to repeal the ACA (Obamacare – a name they gave it to make their base rally against it)
  • The erosion of women’s reproductive rights by constant attacks on Planned Parenthood (which does much more than advise on abortions, which many women, children and even men in poor neighborhoods depend on for free health services)
  • Attempts at privatizing Social Security, slashing it, or killing it outright (something the elderly and disabled depend on)
  • Wanting to do away with Medicaid (which millions of poor American’s depend on, especially for their children)
  • Rolling back regulations for clean air, water and food that will effect everyone, except perhaps the very wealthy
  • Giving permanent tax cuts to the uber wealthy and corporations, but for lower incomes, those tax cuts will expire in a few years.

I could go on and on with the things this Administration has attempted, has succeeded, and still wish to do that will have devastating effects for millions of Americans. And throughout it all, they still claim to be Christians and are attempting to push their brand of Christianity onto all Americans – a restrictive, cruel, and selfish brand of Christianity (I can definitely see phantoms of Margret Atwood’s Gilead in our future if they succeed).

With all of this selfishness and greed setting the tone in this country, I no longer know where our moral compass lies. I struggle daily to understand all of it. It puzzles me that so many CCRs still consider Trump and many in his Administration and those in Congress to be following the tenets of Christianity. I find myself turning more and more to Buddhism (my now chosen belief system) and Christ Consciousness for answers and as my moral compasses. It’s a shame how far the Right has changed in the past few decades and I wonder if they will ever find their own moral center again and if they don’t, what devastating effects it will have upon our entire nation if they remain in power.

If any of my readers would like to share their thoughts with me about this, please leave a comment below. Thank you.

Black Holes, Burdens and Lightworkers

I’ve been speaking with a lot of lightworkers, Reiki Masters, alternative healing gurus, etc of late. Most of us agree, a dark black hole has been swallowing us up, or so it feels. It’s as if the more work we do to heal ourselves and the planet, the harder it becomes to get our work done. It’s as if we’ve taken the burden of the entire world on our backs and are dredging through thick muck.

Enough of the analogies, but one thing is certain, some THING is working mighty hard to defeat our work. A few lightworker friends of mine on Youtube are signaling a defeatist attitude. They don’t even know if the work they are doing is getting through and are close to quitting.

I am not sure when some lightworkers began to feel whatever this THING is, but I noticed it immediately after the 2016 election. Sure, I’ve known opposition most of my life and it has been bad in years past. That happens when you are a Violet Flame, Walk-In, and lightworker. You just expected it and have dealt with it the best you can. But this… whatever the hell THIS is, is menacing beyond words. I go through my routine of daily channeling good energy to the Earth, Reiking those who need it and have asked for it, doing the ho’oponopono meditation I do before I sleep, and communing with my spirit guides. And I have felt this enormous weight on my back, like I am trying to hold up the entire world – I now know how Atlas must have felt! It has manifested into physical pain in my body, all down my left side from lower back to hip to side of the leg to knee down calf to foot. I know it has to do with whatever this clearing, cleansing, cleaning thing I am trying to do because it isn’t constant or consistent. It only aches painfully when I am doing my work. Normally, doing my work rejuvenates me, but not since Nov 2016.

So I had a long conversation tonight with my Reiki Master about this. She has assured me that the work is getting done and that this black hole or dark muck is but an illusion being thrown out there at us to get us to stop being the resistance to whatever this THING is. As she explained it all to me, the pain on my left side began to ease. So is it too just an illusion to put me into so much pain that I will give up my work? I hope not, but if it is, I will just keep plowing through it. The work is too important.