A Provocative Perspective on Trump's Presidency
"Everything that irritates us about others
can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."
~~ Carl Jung
The provocative essay below presents an intriguing perspective on Donald Trump's presidency that is well worth considering.
Notice the intense polarization we are experiencing related to Trump. Notice how much you personally are taking sides in this. How much are you getting pulled back into the us vs. them paradigm which creates more of the same? Do you really want to create more polarization in our world?
This profound writing invites us to remember where the real power lies. I choose to be a stand for transcending polarization to find the path towards working together to create ever greater love and harmony for all of us.
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A Completely Different Perspective on Trump's Presidency
By Bernhard Guenther
Hint: This is going to come down to you, and it’s deep!
Here’s the thing from a basic Jungian perspective: Trump is your shadow, America. He is a reflection of your unconscious. This is especially the case for people who identify themselves as leftist, liberals, and progressives and whose own shadow they have never deeply acknowledged. They have projected their own shadow onto the other side with their “holier than thou,” politically correct attitude.
The self-inflation, narcissism, greed, the “bigger is better,” the “quantity over quality,” the entitlement, the hypocrisy, the drive for recognition and fame, the “best in the world," the bully, the “money can buy everything,” the racism and sexism, etc. ... or anything else you despise in the man... it’s all you, buried in your unconscious. It’s also the shadow side of the “American Dream” so obviously reflected in America’s imperialism.
It’s About You!
Anyone who identifies himself or herself as liberal, progressive, or leftist and who projects disgust, hate, or anger on to this man, you are looking at your own shadow. And it won’t go away if you continue these reactive projections and look for external solutions or for a different leader to project your hope onto while still believing in the religion of government, which feeds off of polarization.
Whichever side of the fence you are on with Trump, you only reinforce the schism as long as you keep identifying with any side. You cannot have the one without the other. As long as you feed and play into this game of fabricated duality, you enable Empire to control you. And it's all based on socially and cultural conditioned identifications and beliefs to which you are so attached and by which define yourself. This is the basis for population control and social engineering, reinforcing the invisible slavery and a prison created out of your own “free will.”
Here’s the real shocker: Trump is actually your teacher, for he creates more friction and shadow triggers, hence more potential to wake people up from an esoteric perspective. Clinton would have been the sleeping pill for most people, even though she’s the more dangerous one hidden behind the mask of a woman. But Trump can only be a teacher if people take back their projections and engage in some serious and sincere soul searching, cutting through their socially and cultural conditioned identifications to ignite the alchemical fire within.
Any negative or reactive emotion you have towards Trump or his supporters is an indication that you are giving away your power and life energy. It shows where your work is when it comes to basic Jungian psychology of shadow work. Only when you can come to a place of non-reactive zero-point consciousness, rising above fabricated duality and tuning into your own inner power and guidance can you become a sovereign embodied Individual.
If you do that sincerely and go deep, you will finally stop believing in and supporting this religion of government (that never can give you true freedom) and realize that it was never about Trump, Clinton, Sanders or any other authority statist puppet to begin with. You can then stop this silly idea of voting for change and the fragmented, mechanical search for external leaders and worship of authority. Only then can you really question everything you believe in and have been taught.
And most important of all, only then can you drop and let go of your ego identification, which feeds the polarization. This is the path towards a true shift and evolution of consciousness. Anything else is just going in circles, re-arranging the furniture and tapestry of your prison cell, instead of breaking out of it.
That is not a comfortable process for it entails utter disillusionment and taking full responsibility without blame and externalizing. Nobody can do it for you. Nobody is going to save you. It takes tremendous humility and the sincere self-honesty of facing the lies within which make up your conditioned personality to uncover that which is not who you truly are, but which you mistake for your real Self.
In the end, America got the president it deserved, for when you act like slaves, looking for a leader or savior to follow, you get masters. And you always will, as long as you support and believe in the religion of government, regardless of what system is implemented. Also democracy seems like such a good idea until you don’t get your way, right? (oh, I forgot, it was the Russians messing with the election ... right, of course ... whoever you want to blame and keeps you from looking deeply within into your own shadow).
From a greater perspective, all the anger, disgust, and anything projected on Trump, all the polarization, protests, revolts, speeches of celebrities about empathy, equality, and protecting truth; it's all mechanically reacting in this unconscious shadow dance.
This is exactly what the matrix overlords and Empire want you to do. It is what they feed upon. In fact, that frequency is what they are really after, for it strengthens your slavery and sustains them, no matter what puppet they put in place for you to either identify with or project anger on. It’s the old game of divide and conquer, and as long as you are focused on "them," the Matrix has you.
Editor's Note: The above is a version of the original essay on this webpage edited for brevity and clarity.
“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. Everyone carries a shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual’s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is. When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate.”
~~ Carl G. Jung
“At every turn, the synthetic culture of Empire implores us to throw our hearts and minds into unconscious polarization. It wants us to radicalize ourselves to either patriot or terrorist, believer or atheist, white or black, liberal or conservative, strong or weak, and then embark on an endless crusade to reform, condemn, or destroy the other side. This one-way polarization renders all participants impotent, regardless of which side they pick. This subtle but devastating trick deactivates our will and we automatically forfeit our capacity to rule ourselves. Lost in unconscious polarization, we serve Empire.
Mass culture is a control mechanism that devalues the individual. It seeks to enforce the dependence of the individual human on a collective group and the priority of group ideologies over individual life paths. It employs nationalistic impulses to setup polarities of antagonism that exclusively benefits a set of ruling elites. At the top level, the elites fully comprehend that there are no distinct nations, ideologies or cultural imperatives to speak of. To them, there is only power and no power.
Real human culture, the natural expression of the individual at the pure creative level, always emanates a degree of uniqueness, spontaneity and asymmetry that is unfeasible to manufacture or mass produce. It does not lend itself to reproduction or packaging. The value of real culture is therefore to be observed in that which is handmade, distinct, crafted, skillful, and is a profound representation of an individual, not an organization. It is anti-commercial to its core.”
“[Look] at all that is and has been happening in human history – the eye of the Yogin sees not only the outward events and persons and causes, but the enormous forces which precipitate them into action. If the men who fought were instruments in the hands of rulers and financiers, these in turn were mere puppets in the clutch of those forces.
When one is habituated to see the things behind, one is no longer prone to be touched by the outward aspects – or to expect any remedy from political, institutional or social changes; the only way out is through the descent of consciousness which is not the puppet of these forces, but is greater than they are.”
About The Author
Bernhard Guenther has had a lifelong interest in exploring the mysteries and hidden knowledge surrounding our planet and humanity’s origins, questioning the roots of what constitutes “reality,” and how social (and spiritual) conditioning impacts upon our collective search for the truth in all aspects of life.
His blog “Piercing the Veil of Reality” is a wide-ranging collection of essays, films and interviews, ranging from spirituality, shamanism, psychology, self-work, esotericism, history, to the paranormal and hyperdimensional realities.
Bernhard lives in Topanga Canyon, California, working with individuals from all walks of life, helping them in their path of healing and wellness via Integrative Bodywork and Holistic Coaching. His clients enjoy his intuitive and compassionate approach in person or over Skype.
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