Let’s Keep This Momentum Going Forward!

What an interesting time to be alive. This weekend in history is one of so many emotions, changes, the needs to be right, marches, inaugurations, love, hate, you name it. Last Friday marked the Inauguration of our 45thPresident. I’m exhausted, seriously. I have never seen a country so divided before. You are damned if you do and damned if you don’t.

Whether I voted for Trump or not, I still respect the office of President. He is now the president and we can all go into this with two schools of thought. Let’s trash him or do what we can in our own lane to make sure that we are running on our clearest and highest level. It’s with that in mind that I have decided to take a step back and just observe. I could get wrapped up in so much drama, but am operating on the level that if I do, it’s bringing me to a level that I do not want to operate on.

I live in Park City, UT. It was the home of one of the many Women’s Marches that took place on January 21st. I became aware of it a few weeks ago and had a hard time trying to figure out what it all stood for. Was it an anti-Trump rally or was it standing in solidarity for one thing or a lot of things? I realized after polling some folks that it was a mixture of all of the above. With that in mind, I realized that it would not be something that I could attend at this time. I’m doing a lot of work on my own energy and it is really opening me up and making me pretty sensitive to all kind of things in addition to the energy. I’m not saying that anything is right or wrong I’m just saying that I made the choice to stay at home and watch from the sidelines.

The day after the events, I started to really wonder something. It appeared that there were amazing turnouts in every city from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles and all points in between. What I began wondering is, would this solidarity and good will continue on after March day? Would these same exact folks who put up pictures of Chelsea Handler and John Legend, step into their highest and best selves and keep moving this in the right direction? I certainly hope so. I hope that someone takes the time to go feed the homeless or make a donation to Planned Parenthood. To march and then to go home and not continue to make this country a better place would be an interesting way to operate.

Let’s face it, the gentleman who is now the President may have come into office with a whole different set of tools than the last guy. From my view point and thinking, I see this as a chance for Americans to stand up, make some much needed changes and if you need your voice to be heard, scream it. Instead of taking a victim mode and blaming a lot of things on others, take responsibility for yourself and your own piece of the puzzle. If we all take that time to go inside, make some necessary changes, as a collective we can do so much. Living in fear about what might happen in a non-existent future time point, is just a waste of time and energy. Instead, turn that thinking around and use it to become excited about what just might be the best years after a storm. After all, calmness after turbulence is usually so stunning that we often times look back and go what were we worried about? Why did I waste my time worrying about that? I hope that this comes true for this country. It won’t if too many people are coming together to rant, rave and throw blame on things that haven’t even come true yet. Let’s rock this next four years folks. Do your part to step into your best self and let’s see what we can all do together.

“The point in history at which we stand is full of promise and danger. The world will either move forward toward unity and widely shared prosperity – or it will move apart.” –  Franklin D. Roosevelt

Until My Next Adventure,

Trish Walker

Ali Wright

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