Donald Trump has just beaten Hilary Clinton to become the 45th President of the US. Social media and the Corporate Press is in uproar. There is outrage, anger, dismay, fear, jubilation and every emotion in between.
Instead, I am feeling an uncanny sense of inner peace. How can this be?
Trump swooped in on the promise of change. He shook the electorate to its very core which his foul mouth and inflammatory behavior, finally declaring he was going to “drain the swamp” of obstructionist politicians, regardless of party affiliation. The electorate has said they are sick and tired of an out-of-touch Washington DC which is seemingly run, or at least heavily influenced, by elites and Big Money. Trump’s victory was against the Establishment. Clinton represented the same Establishment, and virtually nothing else. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) long ago decided Clinton, and no one else, was to be their party’s nominee. The rise of populist Bernie Sanders was unforeseen and had to be dealt with aggressively and swiftly. And that was their mistake.
My clients and friends know that my ‘work’ is heavily influenced by my spirit guides, those helpers and healers in the unseen realms. Decades of spiritual and mediumship training enables me to receive very clear guidance to almost any issue at hand. About six months ago when it became clear that the DNC were interfering with the democratic process, my guides informed me that Trump would win. However, at the time, I had no idea how convincing his win would be. Nor did I want to believe it.
The guides do not judge anyone or any action. They respect free will, but they also know that for every action taken there are consequences. This is the Law of Karma. The DNC’s actions of ruthlessly eliminating Bernie Sanders also snuffed out the dreams and aspirations of millions of young voters and others seeking change at a progressive level. Consequences were bound to follow.
This election was always going to be about change, especially around respect and inclusion for those who for so long have felt disfranchised by the current political system. It was a new currency the electorate wanted. The old establishment-currency, whether this be Republican or Democrat, no longer had any intrinsic value for them, except for those who benefited from the status quo. Like all coins, the new currency had two sides, Trump on one side and Sanders on the other, each balancing each other out, but each equally appealing to their respective electorates. Both were critical to a healthy new currency called Change.
As a result of the DNC’s actions, only one candidate remained who articulated the electorate’s clear desire for change; Donald J. Trump. His victory was thus sealed in that moment. The DNC had effectively removed the counter balance that Trump needed. To believe Clinton was going to be the counter balance was ludicrous. She was of an old and irrelevant currency called Establishment.
So here we are today. It feels like I am sitting in the eye of a hurricane – very still, but deadly. The front of the storm has passed. It has blown away the structures of the DNC exposing their corrupt internal workings. There are only a few days of breathing space before the back of the storm hits. And surely it will, with full force. Except this time, the Republican Party are the ones who will be hit. For them to believe that Trump will keep them safe is just as ludicrous as to believe that Clinton was going to be a good counter balance to Trump. The winds are blowing hard. They have the full potential to destroy the Republican Party too. And they most likely will. Their voters have made it clear that the establishment Republican Party is just as despised as the establishment Democratic Party.
This hurricane will not move on quickly nor quietly. Much destruction is ahead. But lives will not be lost. Rebuilding will happen. And the US will be better for it.
So, what else did my guides tell me? That within two-and-a-half years there is a real possibility Trump will be removed from office by his own party for flagrant disregard of the Constitution. Time will tell if this is the case. In the meantime, know that each and every one of you has been instrumental in making history, regardless of which side of the political divide you find yourselves. The anti-establishment vote has won, and even without the counter balance of a Sanders, a new currency has been minted.
Whilst this date is seared into the minds of many around the world representing the moment terrorism took root firmly in the consciousness of the West, it is also the day we celebrate our grandparents. For in the dark, the light is always present.
But how do those of us who were not fortunate enough to have a relationship with our grandparents celebrate this day?
In my case, my grandparents lived on different continents and passed away soon after I was born. As I had never met them, I never missed them. However, as I grew older and embarked upon my own inner work of soul integration I became aware that my grandparents had actually not gone anywhere. They were still around and they wanted me to know them. This surprised me.
As my experiences expanded to include readings from authentic mediums, my grandparents would regularly present themselves to the medium and pass on messages of support, guidance and encouragement on very specific issues I was experiencing at the time, and which were unknown to the mediums. It did not take long before I finally got to know my grandparents.
In the meantime, I was also connecting with those amazing people who walk among us which we call "elders". They are individuals who have transcended the grumpy old man or grumpy old woman stage of growing older and instead have become the wise sages and patient teachers always wiling to support us. But we need to seek them out for they never dispense unwelcome wisdom.
Grandparents Day is thus a reminder that I am always surrounded by deep loving teachers, whether they be those from my own blood lineage or others from my soul group. It is a day when I am reminded to put aside my busyiness, check my ego and open myself up to unconditional love.
Happy Grandparents Day.
By observing nature I have learnt that everything is as it should be, that only man judges.
This lesson became very clear whilst attending a weekend workshop called “Free to be Me”. We were asked to collect any object from nature that caught our attention.
I found a pinecone lying on the ground. It was magnificent, perfectly shaped and evenly colored. It drew me right in. I picked it up feeling very proud to have found such a magnificent object. Until I turned it over.
Where it had been lying on the ground it had become discolored and had started to rot. I could not take my eyes off these “imperfections”.
Back in our discussion circle I stared at the “imperfections” on my otherwise beautiful pinecone. Our instructor saw me and asked: “Nigel, why is it that you are so fixated on the 10% negative and cannot see the 90% perfection of who you really are?”
I was jolted out of my inner confusion. He was, of course, correct. Why indeed am I unable to focus on the 90% perfection? This is after all who I am.
How do we acknowledge and celebrate the 90% good in ourselves and others? How do remind others that they too are 90% magnificent whilst still acknowledging that there always will be work to be done on our own 10% “imperfections”? Imagine the good that would come if we could all simply own our 90% goodness?
I am reminded of Marianne Williamson’s words:
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are born to manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.
And as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.