November has been kind of a downer for a lot
of us light workers. We had our hopes crushed on Nov. 3 when the election
results came in. I, for one, was working toward a change in the status quo and
truly had hoped the population would care enough to consider issues that would
be for the higher good.
seems, people were focused on fear. Fear is the tool that successfully coerced
the general masses into keeping Bush in office. Fear of terrorism, fear of
gays, fear of abortionists, to name a few.
When someone can only see as far as their
own programming allows, they tend to ignore the bigger issues. These issues
include the economy and well-being of millions of people, the health care
crisis, our environment and badly abused Mother Earth, and the immorality of
an unnecessary war in the Middle East that sends our young people off to be
slaughtered while the rest of the world looks at us in disdain. Iím afraid
weíre in for another four years of setbacks.
Now that Iíve gotten that off my chest, I
beg forgiveness from those of you who see it in a different light. The subject
of my column this month is ďAllowing with Love.Ē
I come from a family of staunch Republicans.
I can remember back in my childhood how livid my father got when I decorated
my bicycle with Johnson stickers. Was I rebellious? No, but at 12 years old I
was already beginning to see the world with different eyes.
Not all of my relatives are conservatives.
My nephew, the publisher of a Las Vegas weekly, hammers out dynamite
editorials, some of which really pack the punch to the current administration
and attempt to inform the reader, who is often too isolated in his or her own
daily life to know what is going on. I also have an open-minded aunt who is
not afraid to express her opinion now and then. So far none of my relatives
have argued with me. But if they did, I would let them have their say. And
that brings me to my point.
We all have beliefs and opinions that we
have formed, based on our experiences and what we have learned from others. In
fact, there is so much information available, I find it hard to absorb even a
fraction of it. And all I can do is take what rings true for me and discard
the rest. However, this does not give me the right to criticize someone else
for having opinions and beliefs that may differ from my own. In other words,
who is to say who is right and who is wrong?
There has been some nitpicking in the UFO
world. What is truth to one group may not necessarily be true for another.
Just because something is published in a book does not necessarily make it the
Truth. It may be one personís truth, but often a personís experiences are
subjective and based on prejudices from information that has been picked up
and accepted or denied in their own consciousness.
Recently there was an article in The Star
Beacon involving ďbelief.Ē The writer claimed that belief and
open-mindedness are not necessarily the same. Right away some people took
offense at what he was inferring. I have seen this in religious people as
well, who claim that you must believe in order to be saved.
Saved from what? And why must you believe
everything you read in a book? Just because it is one personís Truth, why
should they expect everyone to jump on the bandwagon and have it be their
Truth as well? With all the different belief systems on this planet, can you
imagine how fragmented this world would be? Thereís no way you can believe
everything, even if you tried.
ďIím telling the truth. Therefore, you
should believe me!Ē is not being respectful toward another and is not allowing
someone else to have their opinion. ďItís my way or no wayĒ is the
Well, sorry, it is not my path. I choose to
remain open-minded about most things I come across, especially in the UFO
world and metaphysics, because Iíve seen too much contradiction and know that
so many experiences are subjective and personal, including my own.
Therefore, allowing someone to have their
own beliefs ó even when it differs from your own ó is the most loving,
spiritual thing you can do. Enough of this arguing back and forth. Enough of
the criticism from those who want the world to see everything their way. What
a boring place Planet Earth would be if we all thought the same way.
Iím glad itís December and the horrid
campaigning is behind us. Even if the election didnít turn out the way I had
hoped, I turn my attention now to working a little harder at doing my part to
make this a better world. The first step is to allow... with Love. I oppose
the war our country is involved in, but I surround the people ó on all sides ó
with Love and Light, and allow things to unfold as they were destined to do.
Those in the world who look upon our nation with disdain, I send Love and
Light to you, allowing you to have those feelings, because you have every
right to feel that way. Critics and defenders of UFO literature... you are
entitled to your opinions... but remember, your Truth is just that... your
Truth. Let others find their own.
About the Author:
Ann Ulrich Miller is publisher of The Star