When I saw that a number of notable political figures in our country had worn purple during inauguration week and discovered why that was, I thought it was a pretty great statement of showing how red plus blue together is united by the color purple.
Interestingly enough, purple also is one of the main colors that represents the highest energy center of our body, known as the crown chakra, and is at the top of each of our heads. Essentially, the crown chakra is said to be an umbilical cord of sorts to the divine, or Source/God if you may.
Nevertheless, our country has remained strongly divided quite a bit over the past four years. It truly seemed as if the majority of the country locked themselves in opposite corners right up until the Capitol Riots occurred. So many people fiercely supporting either the Democratic Party (Blue) or the Republican Party (Red) and having much to say in their social media or in person about the ills of the other party. I personally remained independent through it all, which oddly enough I learned is often represented by the color white, and is also considered to be a color of the crown charka as well.
Anyway, I find it very appalling that our country has become so divided into two main political parties. I saw far too much hatred come about in the last year or so over what party a person was associated with. Now many saying they won’t claim Biden as their president, when four years ago plenty on the other side saying they weren’t going to do the same with Trump. So much division, so little unity. So much finger pointing. What good does any of this do for our society?
Although I am very unpolitical, I still prayed for peace and love to permeate Donald Trump and his administration many times over during the last four years, and I will do the same with Joe Biden and his administration as well. I could have spent the last four years critiquing and judging all the negative things that the news showed Donald Trump doing. And I could do the same over the next four years with Biden as well, as I’m sure there will be plenty to be said negatively towards him too. Because that’s what happens when you take a side. Choosing either Red or Blue and then remaining judgmental and angry over what the opposite party is doing accomplishes nothing if any of us ever want to see greater peace.
Frankly, I’m very thankful the 2021 Presidential inauguration went on without a hitch and is finally over. I’m also thankful that none of those crazy rumors came true of things happening like martial law or civil war. If I’m going to be completely honest, I sometimes wondered if people really wanted things like that to happen so as to create further division and chaos, because deep down their inner world is already totally representative of that. Plenty of individuals in this world are filled with a lot of chaos and division within themselves already, so to have the outer world become like that, it somehow helps them to feel better with their inner imbalance, keeping their focus always outside of themselves, rather than looking to fix that imbalance within.
Look, if peace is ever to exist in this world, it has to exist within us first. It can never happen the other way around. So long as the focus in us remains on things like who’s Red or Blue, or on any of those other divisions that presently exist in our society, as there any many of them now, we will always remain unsettled, allowing our egos to believe the world will only be better if everyone was just “this way” or “that way”.
I am thankful to at least be able to say that I have peace surrounding politics because I’m not Red and I’m not Blue and I don’t take political sides. I don’t care who is in power and never have. I merely send whomever is, daily love and light hoping they will manifest that, and if they don’t, I keep praying, and if they do, I still keep praying. Because ultimately, I feel it’s my purpose to love everyone, whether they’re Red or Blue, or any other color under the sun.
So, I applaud all those who wore Purple during Inauguration week, as they truly set the stance moving forward in 2021 to create unity rather than division, connection rather than separation, and peace rather than discord. Maybe it’s time we all do the same and stop looking at what’s wrong in the political party we aren’t, and instead start working on fixing what’s broken within us that keeps us seeing the world in such a divided way in the first place.
Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson