The Right Wing–Winners and Losers: The Second Republican Presidential Debate,Part 2

The Right Wing–Winners and Losers: The Second Republican Debate  Part 2

As I said, I gave each candidate 1 point for making a point, for answering the question well.  And among the values previously listed, I also subjectively decided which was more Presidential, credible, and assertive overall.  If you missed the beginning of this discussion please check the blog/post that preceded this one: The Right Wing, Part I

So who won and why from my spiritual point of view? Well, there were close competitors and there were poor scorers. Below I list the best debaters in alpha order as I have no favorite because I am no Republican even though I appreciated the Presidential quality, informed preparation, passion, and fair-mined courage of  Marco Rubio.

Jeb Bush 10

Ben Carson   2

Chris Cristy 11

Ted Cruz 3

Carly Fiorina 9

Mike Huckabee 4

John Kasich 3

Paul Rand 8

Marco Rubio 10

Donald Trump 3

Scott Walker 2

Chris Cristy (11)  bashed Hillary Clinton and President Obama, but talked an unifying theme. That seemed hypocritical and though he had the most points, his energy was vituperative.He spoke best on the need for rehab for marijuana users not jail.

Jeb Bush (10) was very dignified,brought a mollifying energy and I appreciated that he is politically seasoned. He is fighting the perception that he will not be seen as “his own man” because both his brother and father already held the office., but he countered that his brother kept us safe after 9-11. He was composed

Marco Rubio (10) was present to the moment, had his facts and was informed. He was prepared studied, and astute. He spoke on immigration and the Iranian deal calling Putin “that gangster in Moscow” for his interference in the Ukraine. His tone was bitter in regards to Obama’s seeming rebuff of Netanyahu and his warmth and welcome to the Iranian spiritual leader by contrast.

Carly Fiorina (9) was prepared,intense, and assertive. She advocated upgrading and restoring the US military. She focused on policy, advocated for us standing with our allies. She brought a personal revelation on the drug rehab issue. It balanced the sharpness of her edge in trying to slice through the combative male energy.

Paul Rand (8) had considered ideas, the confidence of his political experience, and a passionate, well-thought out response to most question. He was attentive and unflappable. He was a leader by example spoke on the Tenth Amendment, and also advocated for less incarceration of drug users.

Mike Huckabee (4) was exemplary and grounded by his sense of right. He spoke against same sex marriage even though the law validates it now. He was passionate and unabashed. His stand was moral and he embodied the electorate who think like him without venom.

John Kaisch (3)–He seems easy, honest, authentic with his talk of unifying and his record in Ohio as governor. He said more than once America’s strength lies in in unity, abroad as well with our allies. His carriage or body language was easy and stood out from the rest,but his assertions were simplistic by contrast.

Donald Trump (3)–He was out of his depth in this debate, holding back on the usual argumentative hyperbole and name calling.  He seemed to have pulled back and was less sophomoric about name calling, taking back his insult to Fiorina about her looks. He advocated for English as the national American language and spoke again for his intention to raise a wall against Mexican illegal immigration. When asked which woman he’d put on the new US ten dollar bill, he said his  wife. He repeated, he wants “to make the country great again”.

Ted Cruz (3) With every chance to speak, he bashed Obama, and argued against planned parenthood and abortion, advocated for war, and strict constitutional. He said he’d tear up the Iran deal on his first day in office. He’d repeal Obama health care program.  He’d abolish IRS. He did a great deal of fear monger. He was ineffective.

Ben Carson(2)–His views come in from left field, in a sleepy, cracker barrel style. His persona is sweet, and understated. He has strong views on the Syrian war now, saying if we (Obama) had gone into Syria after Afghanistan was, the current displacement of Syrians (refugee) crisis wouldn’t be happening. He is a quiet controversial candidate, saying he’d not want a Muslim in the White House.

Scott Walker(2) He spent the debate selling himself, and the Reagan legacy as it lives in him. Of all, he bashed the president each time he had a chance to speak.He had no authority of his own.,even though he had his Wisconsin governorship to recommend his ability to take a hard line. It was not evident this time. *[Since September 16, he has dropped out of the race.]

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The Right Wing–Spiritual Commentary on the September 16, 2016 Republican Debate, Part I

The Right Wing–Spiritual Commentary on the September 16, 2016 Republican Debate, Part I
It has not been my practice in writing on new thought topics to mix my political views and my spiritual views, except as metaphors or similes to clarify a point. I have adhered to a general separation of Spirit and State, writing, instead, about spiritual principles as guidance for our social and civil transformation, but given the political climate that has evolved –from a “moral majority” to a more vociferous individualized religious right– that is the appearance of candidates and high profile politicians who openly confess their religious faith as they address the moral questions that impinge upon the political dialogue, it comes to me that now is the time to respond, to channel some of my energy as a healer and seer.
The recent second Republican Debate of September 16, 2015 provided those of us following the candidates another chance to consider their positions. Though I am not a Republican, I have in my voting history voted that party, as well as leaving my usual Democratic leanings to support a rare Independent. As an American citizen I believe it is my responsibility to be open to the various points of view from those questing for my vote, or at very least to know what they believe to be the failings of the incumbent party whom I helped elect.
As always, we are being asked to compare and contrast those running for office, and to assess what we hear and choose,eventually, the one most qualified– often under the influence of the news media. It comes to me as a seer and healer, that the principles upon which my work are based, authentic compassion, divine direction, and caring, arise from fundalmental and new thought spiritual teachings. I have, via Christian experience and spiritual development, become a member of a global community of light workers here to aid in humanity’s transition as a species into higher consciousness ,i.e a better and more humane , less contentious humanity. As one of many light workers, the great understanding that we share is that all things are connected, i.e all things work together for good (to them that love the Lord and seek to do His will). There is no codex, but our purpose is written on our hearts. We each have found our work and calling in our own way. We must also balance our ideals and purpose against the demands of life, partcipating without compromsing Truth .
So before I share with you how I went about assessing the debate last Wednesday, using rhetorical and spiritual tools, I need to reveal my biases. I have 6. First, I am a Christian which has inculcated a sense of self-sacrifice, weighed me down with judgmental vagaries, and inspired in me a hopeless pursuit of ideal love. Second,I am an African-American, a product of racism and discrimination that has fostered a defense mechanism and suspicion that are under constant review. Third, I am a woman activist and heir to the age of liberation and self-empowerment ,and I believe women are still subject to socialized female behaviors that undermine their equality. Fourth, I am a lesbian,veteran of GLTB advocacy for visibility, and same gender marriage. Fifth, I am a senior citizen and have a stake in the survival of Social Security, national health care and the size of the national debt. Sixth, I am an emeritus English professor, and hence upper middle class, a voter informed by the Net,newspapers, and magazines and televised news networks.
In order to better weigh the impact and gravity of a given candidate’s response to a given question, I decided to keep a simple tally of their “spot on” responses, as well as their well- handled follow-up. In this way, no one could later tell me who won the debate or who did best or poorly. I could decide based on my own system. So I awarded the speaking candidate 1 point for any of the following demonstrations in general terms:
high rhetorical content authentic self
leadership knowledgeable
informed opinion avoided generalizations
passionate view astute/witty
experienced direct
In specific terms, I kept a separate tally for the candidate who, at the end of the evening could be said to embody all of the above. That person(those persons) ought to have emerged in general terms as well.
Please watch for Part Two during this week. Shariananda http://www.Shariananda.com

What I Advise

Psychic source – Where do you get your answers from?…

Question:

Shariananda, When you do psychic readings, where do you get the answers from? Do all psychics get their answers from the same source? I’ve heard psychics on television say they get it from their spirit guides. I heard Dr. Phil, a talk show hosts, say that women have the ability to just know things. Where does the knowing come from? Thanks

​Gina

Answer:

Dear Gina

​I am so glad you asked me that! That is one of the best questions I have ever been asked on this site.

When I started as a “psychic” it came upon me like a bolt of lightning. I was doing a performance pretending to give answers to a warm up audience who came to see my one-woman show. One of my characters in that show was a “fake’ psychic who was giving stupid and obvious advice like “you’re going to get a letter.” “You will get a new pair of shoes.” “Your food will taste good.” (This was generated from my brain and sense of humor.) But then, without knowing how or why, I started to say things I had not thought of nor was I aware that I knew them. I told one lady that she was pregnant and afraid because she didn’t have a husband. And she was shocked! It was true and she said no one knew that but her. You think she was shocked, I was too! I got so scared. I didn’t know what had happened to me. But there I was on stage giving instant readings into people’s lives without a clue as to how I knew these things.

Because I am a Christian, I was afraid this was a demon possession, but as I got used to things and prayed and went to several other psychics and people in the field to ask. I began to read and I trusted that if I had been given this gift of knowing it was for the best.

Since then, I have gathered new beliefs in angels and the idea that my deceased relatives speak to me.

I know I have someone with me all the time (guardian angels) because in 2006 I was struck by lightning and a voice spoke to me to lie still, and that prevented me from having a heart attack. So who are my guides? I do not know them all, but i accept that they are of the Good. I like thinking they are angels and my relatives and my unseen guardian, but some comes in dreams some in daydreams and during meditation. So, I am open to receive and trust, as I said, that it all comes from the good. God is Spirit. That which comes from him comes in spirit and truth. So, my answer to you is that my answers come from God, from his tools and means. I am protected and I do not fool around . I an honest and if I do not know, I do not say I do. Hope this helps.

Deeper and Deeper–Undercover Consciousness

Deeper and Deeper–Undercover Consciousness

It has been nearly two weeks since I last wrote you a note about my progress in the Winning the Game of Money program. Our instructions are to review the entire program for 21 days, after we finish the first 90 days. In the interim between the first week and the second, I was involved in a car accident and it set me back a ways. I tried listening to the the tapes, but my body and mind revolted. I felt like I was trying to bend steel with my hands or push down a huge iron door. So, I stopped pushing. I just decided to keep my usual transcendental practice of meditation going, but even that was too heavy for my head and inner reflections. I stopped listening.

In this period of healing, I had a great many childhood and young adult remembrances. They called to mind times when I was psychologically or emotionally injured, places where I felt I was wounded and not nurtured. It occurred to me that many of you working through the program, especially trying to access your blocks or remove unwanted habits and beliefs about money, may be unprepared for the removal of toxic thoughts and absorbed behaviors that have poisoned your inner emotional waters. You may even be unconscious about just how deeply you have been affected or how those days and times have influenced the way you look at life, how you forgive or do not, how you love or cannot, how you act and do not.

It is important to know you are detoxifying with this program, whether you intend to or not. And it won’t be everyone’s experience to know what is happening to herself or himself, nor will you be always to be able to ask the neighborly online participant if they have felt or feel what you are experiencing and get a clear, confirming, or comforting answer. It is really quite unique to each of us. So you will need to take care of yourself. If you have had no transformational work or do no meditations or no yoga nor even see a therapist of other professional,then, you ought think twice about jumping in, raising cane, and dealing with what may yet be hidden from you. The program takes no responsibility for your experience except to stay you can earn all the money you want and you can create a millionaire’s mindset. Otherwise, if you have deep unresolved issues linked directly to your finances or not, it is not in the purview of this program to address them.

When the audio repeats that you are going “deeper and deeper.” Know that’s true, and it will out in one way or the other. Stay alert to your own thought and take care of the undercover things that are only yours to know and acknowledge. In the spirit of healing and love and sharing–Sharimeditation within