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Sarah Ruth Ashcraft @SaRaAshcraft
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There is so much ugliness in the world. The #Hivites are not only working as hard as they can to create as much chaos & negativity in the world as possible, they are also contributing to that swell of negativity with their own DREAD & HATE. I refuse to contribute to that feeling.
There is going to be ugliness & violence, probably more frequently, as the stakes get higher & the #Hivites continue losing ground. I know there is so much bad news to report, & everyone is angry & wanting justice. The DEMAND for justice is palpable. And it is good. But...
Truly, the very BEST thing #WeThePeople can do is counter-BALANCE this negativity with LOVE. With COMPASSION. With honest recognition of truth & firm, unwavering enforcement of reasonable BOUNDARIES. How would you speak to a 4 year old? Do that with these bad actors. Because...
Any hate or negativity you contribute, will come back to you. #Hivites will turn it around on you, & YOU will be the one upset at the end of the exchange. Any failure to remain logical, legal, & calm can & will be used against us. The answer to their hate is not more hate. Now,
This in no way is meant to dissuade you from FEELING your righteous anger, or from letting that anger inform your choice of action. I'm talking about BEHAVIOR, not feelings/beliefs. We must ACT with righteousness in the face of evil & all the tactics evil has at its disposal.
This is incredibly hard to do, especially when the consequences are so high. We know children are suffering & people are dying. It makes it nearly impossible to remain calm/measured. This is why I say pretend you are speaking to a 4 year old terror with ADHD who is throwing a fit
This has multiple positive results:

1. It immediately removes any sense of "authority" or "superiority" the person has (this is especially important because we confer undue authority to celebrities & politicians - they're flawed, sometimes evil people, not higher authorities)
2. It takes away all negativity toward the person within you, because you suddenly realize you are dealing with an immature, broken, confused, very dysfunctional child, who just happens to be in a big body with deadly weapons. It takes some of the scariness out of the equation.
3. You then are better able to remain calm, because you see how the child is just trying to manipulate you into getting their way, & it becomes infinitely easier to calmly & compassionately set reasonable BOUNDARIES, something with which serial abusers & children struggle.
We cannot win by using their tactics. We cannot heal by internalizing their negativity. Finding ways to remain positive, compassionate & caring through this entire process, even & especially toward the guilty, is what will protect #WeThePeople, culturally & physically/emotionally
With all of that being said, I'd like to spend today focusing on the positive. I know there are negative current events & happenings to report/RT. I know people are fantasizing about punishing the guilty. But I want no part of any of that today #SelfCare is #SelfLove #HealThySelf
So while I do not promote being a Pollyanna & just being 'positive' or ignoring reality (anymore - learned my lesson on that one), I do recognize that the BEST way to BALANCE the enormity of evil, anger & hate in the world right now is to deposit some positive energy into the mix
Instead of exposing evil, today I choose to honor & appreciate the POSITIVE things, people & circumstances in my life that are worth celebrating. I am consciously grateful for these things & today will invest some attention, care & energy BACK into those things #ReciprocalSystems
I'll start by sharing something personal (totally out of character for me these days, right? 😉)

In my former life, I survived with music. Sometimes I would broadcast on Periscope & play DJ while pontificating on the nature of life & the Universe w/ strangers in the online abyss
Now that I am self-aware & remember the abuse, most of the music I used to love is somehow tainted. Very few albums these days will be worth the listen for me. This morning, @JohnMayer's Continuum was the soundtrack to my life, & there is much truth in his lyrics. #Authenticity
He Knows:

"And when you trust your television
What you get is what you got
Cause when they own the information, oh
They can bend it all they want"

John Mayer - "Waiting on the World to Change"

"Belief" is poignant for this moment in history as well. Note he released this in 2006:

"Is there anyone who ever remembers
Changing their mind
From the paint on a sign?
Is there anyone who really recalls
Ever breaking rank at all
For something someone yelled real loud
One time"
"We're never gonna win the world
We're never gonna stop the war
We're never gonna beat this if BELIEF is what we're fighting for

What puts a hundred thousand children in the sand?
Belief can
Belief can
What puts the folded flag inside his mother's hand?
Belief can
Belief can"
Fighting over beliefs leads to Holy War/division. Holding all INDIVIDUALS accountable for their choices/BEHAVIOR regardless of identity/belief is the antidote. He knew this. He's been waiting for the rest of us to wake up. He may be a bad actor for all I know but he speaks truth.
IMHO the song "Gravity" is his Masterpiece. It speaks to my soul in a way I cannot describe, especially now with this awareness.

Here's a video of @JohnMayer performing "Gravity" at the Grammy's in 2009 I believe. #SupportGoodMusic

"Oh twice as much ain't twice as good
& can't sustain like one half could
It's wanting more
That's gonna send me to my knees
Oh gravity, stay the hell away from me
Oh gravity has taken better men than me (how can that be?)
Just keep me where the LIGHT is"

The whole Continuum album is excellent. If you haven't heard it, I highly recommend listening to it, with open ears, there is much truth embedded in his messages. Thank you, @JohnMayer for being vulnerable & authentic in your art, and for putting in the time to share it with us.
I plan to spend the rest of the day quietly appreciate the small things. The things that make daily life enjoyable. The things that help lift me up when I'm down. Today is a good day. Indeed, despite everything, today is the best day that's ever been, & each day only gets better.
Perspective is everything. Remain in the Light y'all. #LOVE #SelfCare #HealThySelf
"You know it's nothing new
Bad news never had good timing
But then the circle of your friends
Will defend the silver lining
Pain throws your heart to the ground
Love turns the whole thing around
No, it won't all go the way, it should
But I know the heart of life is good"
-J Mayer
"Pain throws your heart to the ground
Love turns the whole thing around
Fear is a friend who's misunderstood
But I know the heart of life is good
I know it's good"


John Mayer - Heart of Life
Fitting that #PostASongLyricYouLove is now trending. Music is good for the soul. Soulful music is good for the soul. That satanic garbage is just noise. But good, soulful music is HEALING. Gimme 72 bpm and a C major chord please and thank you.
This one is dedicated to @cronsell, who embodies this song in his daily life. #PostASongLyricYouLove

"The greatest thing
You'll ever learn
Is just to love
And be loved
In return"

Nature Boy written by Eden Ahbez, performed by David Bowie for Moulin Rouge
"I wanna have friends that I can trust
That love me for the man I've become not the man I was
I wanna have friends that will let me be
All alone when being alone is all that I need"
Avett Brothers - "The Perfect Space"
#PostALyricYouLove #TheGreatAwakening
"I wanna fit in to the perfect space
Feel natural and safe in a volatile place
And I wanna grow old without the pain
Give my body back to the earth and not complain"
Avett Brothers-The Perfect Space
#PostALyricYouLove #TheGreatAwakening
"Okay part two now clear the house
The party's over take the shouting and the people
Get out!
I have some business and a promise that I have to hold to
I do not care what you assume or what the people told you"

AMEN. #SayBraveThings #FreeTheTruth #ItEndsNow #ByePhoenicia #QAnon
"Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery
None but our Selves can free our Minds
Have no fear for atomic energy
'Cause none of them can stop the time
How long shall they kill our prophets
While we stand aside & look?
Some say it's just a part of it
We've got to fulfill the book"
"Won't you help to sing
These songs of freedom?
'Cause all I ever have
Redemption songs"

Bob Marley - "Redemption Song"

#PostALyricYouLove #FreeTheTruth
#TheGreatAwakening #QAnon @POTUS
#HivitesGetLit #ByePhoenicia #BabylonFalls

This, to me, feels like something God would say to each of us. This is a love song to SELF #SayBraveThings #SelfLove #LOVE #TheGreatAwakening #MAGA

Songbird - by Eva Cassidy, released 2 years after her death, performed by Fleetwood Mac

"For you, there'll be no more crying.
For you, the sun will be shining.
And I feel that when I'm with you,
It's alright, I know it's right.
To you, I'll give the world.
To you, I'll never be cold.
'Cause I feel that when I'm with you,
It's alright, I know it's right."
"And I wish you all the love in the world.
But most of all, I wish it from myself.
And the songbirds keep singing, like they know the score
And I love you, I love you, I love you
Like never before, like never before, like never before."

I love you. I love ME too.
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