Question For The Day

Today’s question is…

Close your eyes and silently ask yourself what color best represents you right now in life. What is the first color you see?

Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson

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Red Or Blue Shouldn’t Matter! How About Purple?

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

Silly Joke Friday

Silly Joke #1

Five blondes go into a bar and one of them says to the bartender, “A round of drinks for me and my friends.” They get their drinks and the raise their glasses to a toast of, “To 51 days!” and they drink. The “head blonde” asks the bartender to set them up again. Again, the blondes toast “To 51 days!” and they drink. After they order a third round, the bartender says that he has to ask what the toast means. The head blonde says, “We just finished a jigsaw puzzle. On the box it said, “two to four years” and we finished it in 51 days”.

Silly Joke #2

Brenda and Steve took their six-year-old son to the doctor. With some hesitation, they explained that although their little angel appeared to be in good health, they were concerned about his rather small privates. After examining the child, the doctor confidently declared, “Just feed him pancakes. That should solve the problem!” The next morning when the boy arrived at breakfast, there was a large stack of warm pan cakes in the middle of the table. “Gee, Mom,” he exclaimed. “For me?” “Just take two,” Brenda replied, “The rest are for your father.”

Silly Joke #3

A woman came home early from work one day and found her husband in bed with a young and attractive woman. The woman yelled at her husband in anger: “You slimy disrespectful pig! How dare you do this to me!? I’m the mother of your children, and I’ve been faithful to you all these years! I want a divorce now!” The husband answered: “Wait a second my love, let me at least explain what happened.” “All right, let’s hear what you have to say for yourself,” answered the wife waiting to see just how her husband would try to talk his way out of this one, “but these are your last words.” Her husband started recalling: “today when I left work and got in my car to head home and this woman asked me for a ride.” “I noticed that she was very skinny and wearing worn out clothes covered in muck and mud. She told me she hadn’t eaten in three days.” “She looked worse for wear so I took pity on her and let her into the car.” “In my mercy for her, instead of taking her straight to where she needed to go, I brought her home first and warmed her up a plate of goulash, the same plate I made for you last night which you didn’t eat claiming you’d ‘get fat’.” “She devoured it in seconds.” “Since she needed to get clean, I offered to let her use our shower.” “While she showered, I noticed that her clothes were very dirty and worn, so I threw them out. She needed new clothes so I brought her the old jeans you no longer wear because they’re ‘too tight’.” “I also gave her some underwear I bought you that you didn’t wear because ‘I don’t have good taste in clothes’.” “I found the shirt my mom bought you for Christmas that you didn’t wear to ‘piss her off’. And I gave her the high heels you only wore once because ‘someone at work had the same pair’.” The husband took a deep breath and continued… “She was so grateful for my understanding and help. When I walked her to the door she turned around with tears in her eyes and asked…” “You’re such a great person! Is there anything else your wife doesn’t use?”

Bonus Silly Joke (3 Quick Ones!)

My 5 year old: “Do trees poop?”
Me: “Of course they do, that’s how we get #2 pencils.”

I was sitting at a bar with a friend the other night when he casually pointed across the bar from us and said, “see those two old drunks sitting there…that’s going to be us in ten years.” I looked and him and said, “that’s a mirror stupid!”

John: Did you know I broke up with my girlfriend of 5 years? I found out she was a communist…
Mike: Say what???
John: Yeah, I should have known, there were red flags everywhere.

Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson