How Are You Casting Your Vibrational Vote?
(adapted from my “Get What You Want” 10/14 ezine issue)
The fact that my boyfriend doesn’t vote – at all – never has – even in this historic election – is not just embarrasing but astounding as well as completely contrary to what I was taught by my veteran father political research colleagues.
Voting is simply what we do. It’s not optional in my world, so I was shocked to learn my sweetie doesn’t exercise that privilege!
In fact, I was shocked not only that he doesn’t vote, but that he ADMITS it! To his blogging girlfriend! (Isn’t that alone reason enough to get out and do it?)
But I got off my high horse about it when I realized I might not be using my own vote as powerfully as I thought.
Because there’s a difference – sometimes a dramatic difference – between the vote that goes on the ballot and the one logged by Universe.
For example, I have to admit I’ve been to the polls before not so much to cast a ballot in favor of one candidate or issue, as in opposition to another.
Ever done that?
If so, and if you’re law of attraction-savvy, you know you actually added power to the very candidate or position you were against. That’s how it works. (That “resist, persist” thing, you know.)
We’re well trained in our deliberate creation studies to focus on what we want instead of what we don’t want, but I can’t say I always practiced that in the voting booth!
Which is why I realize my sweetie may have offered a more positive contribution with his complacent absence at the polls than I have by doggedly casting a strongly-opinioned vote. If I’ve got attention on what I don’t want, I’m just adding more power to that no matter what it might say on the ballot.
That’s not to say I recommend abstinence from voting, but I HIGHLY recommend we all be more aware of how we cast our vibrational vote. Which is all that matters anyway – the vibration!
If I march out on November 4th to vote against what I perceive as reckless and dangerous leadership, I actually add energy to the very thing (or candidate) I don’t want. On the other hand, when I cast my ballot in favor of what I see as a step in the right direction, I help create that outcome. ‘Cause I get what I vibrate.
So not just this election day – but every day – ensure you direct thoughts in a way that supports what you want, which simply means focusing on it rather than its opposite.
Although I know some politicians give us great material for getting derailed on that, consider it good practice to get even more deliberate in how we cast our vibrational vote.