It looks like the old Amaryllis,
till you look closer:
at the bottom you see a new sprout
Are we ready as society for a change,
or not yet.....
Often we want it
the way we think is best
only....is it the best way?
We had elections in Holland
and now there are more party's in parliament then before.
That is a nice thing about democracy:
everyone is being heard,
and can decide to choose.
The challenging part is to take the consequences as well....
With so many party's
they have to work together
to form a coalition.
They have to listen to each other
and find a way to make it work
for all of them.
Respect for each others opinions
and 'giving in' is part of this.
This is Saturn/Uranus:
can we do this
or do we 'think'
that we are the only one that knows 'the' truth.....
Do we trust each other,
and do we realise,
that we all want the same.
We all want what is best for society
are we stuck in our own way of thinking....
Are we ready to work together,
did we heal our 'wounded power'
or do we still want others to be ready,
to be ready to do it OUR way......
I finished Obama's book 'A promised land'
and realised how tough it is to be a leader.
The media can make lies into truths and
sometimes as a leader you have to react
to set the record straight
because lies are starting to become truths
if you don't....
-he had to do it with his birth certificate.....-
I realised that Donald Trump could
became 'respected' because
the media didn't confront him when he told lies
some people got to believe the lies as truths,
still believe them.......
After his first year in office,
a lot of friends and family contacted him
to ask if he was ok
and he didn't know why.
He thought he was ok.....
did he miss something?!?
When he investigated he found the reason
by looking at pictures of him in the media.
Now they showed pictures of him,
walking alone and with shoulders slumped.
Totally different pictures then when he was
campaigning and winning the election:
those pictures showed a smiling, energic man.
It was 2009.....
lot's of challenges in the economy:
do we realise how powerful the media is
and how much are we influenced by this?
Media can 'help' to trust or 'help' to make people fearful.....
How come we gave the media so much power....
Is it because we were not ready yet to deal with our own power?
It could be, but....it changed/is changing....
As a leader you have to make tough decisions
for the benefit of all,
you know some of them look bad,
but you have to make them
because you know the bigger picture
and not all people do.
Are you prepared to make these choices
even if not all people understand them?
It is like parenting:
sometimes you set boundaries kids don't like,
but you still do, because it is needed to protect them.
-like not walking the street when the lights are red...-
Reading the book,
I realise how challenging democracy is,
and how deep old ways are still in society.
We can change.....
I am sure of it!
Only we need to have patience,
take it one step at a time.
Only if we are prepared to listen to hear,
and not listen to answer
can we make the change together.
All these party's in Holland,
are a sign for me
that more and more people are waking up.
Realising that they have their own power is great,
can we also take the next step?
If we want to transform society
we need to work together
or else we will get another 'dictatorship'....
another group who says 'we ARE the truth'...
It is as with people who are against regular medicine
and for homeopathy.......sometimes they are as
strict and stubborn as what they oppose to......
Would it be great if we could use the best of these two?
How will it go in Holland?
Can there be an AND/AND coalition
are we as society not ready yet.....
Is it like the Amaryllis:
a new start from the bottom,
but it is not coming through yet....
This Saturn/Uranus will be with us the whole year
....we get lot's of opportunity's
to show we can make the change...
Let's be honest to ourselves,
do we act from power
or do we act from pain....
I see articles about fraud in the election.....
These come from people who don't like the outcome:
how is it with their trust....
how is it with yours.....
The demonstration against climate change went peaceful
as I wrote in my last blog......that is showing real power....
The demonstration against the corona rules were violent....
was it a real demonstration of 'just' rebellion.....
The change will come....I am sure....
the quicker we decide to deal with ourselves,
the quicker we create a society we like to have....
Let's start creating,
beginning with our own lives.
What is your first step?