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A Spiritual Perspective on Politics

A Spiritual Perspective on Politics

The current financial and political situation has been coming for awhile. Our system of control of power and money benefits those who are already rich and powerful. The people in our country and other consumer based nations have been living their lives based on an illusion. Assuming their basic needs are more than being met, the people strive to make more and more money to purchase more and more things. When they have what they want, they are relatively content. The truth is, too much value has been placed on maintaining personal lifestyle and too little value has been placed on the greater good of everyone. What could we do to help improve the lives of others if all the money being spent on military endeavors and projects that make corporations richer went into feeding the hungry, treating the sick, and helping people make positive shifts in their lives? What if everyone decided to be content and grateful for their blessings and changed their consumerist ways? What if citizens in our communities started sharing with and helping each other? Yes we are individuals, but we are also interconnected energetically to all other energy. The current societal focus seems to be on separation, separation from each other and separation from our collective creation energy. Our society values individualism more than community as evidenced in the every person for themselves attitude. Where is the balance? From a spiritual perspective, the energy flows triangularly and is interconnected. Being in balance means balancing your personal energetic flow, self to Self, self to others and self to The Loving Universe.

This may be too simple an approach, but we are spiritual beings in physical form. It is time for more attention to move towards individual and collective spirituality. This is a major change. It means choosing love over fear. Too many people are living in fear, fear of the future, fear they will lose their financial security. Fear energy builds on itself. It is

Coolest Ways to Be Involved in Politics

Coolest Ways to Be Involved in Politics

Politics is all over. No matter how one tries to stay away from this aspect of life, it still exists and will affect the day to day system. And so, one is left with little choice but to just adapt to the bickerings and the promises. Involving one’s self in politics doesn’t mean one has to run for a position or debate all day long on who should win. There are creative and cool ways to be in jive with the unescapable political world. Take a look at the following ways and start to be involve now:

1. Join a political poster design contest

A political poster design contest basically is for those who are endowed with the gift to draw beautifully. The candidates have their own poster design contests online and it is a cool and definitely creative ways to be politically-inclined without being a dull speaker. John McCain currently has a poster design contest open to voting while Barack Obama sells the political posters designed by his supporters as part of his campaign.

2. Become a member of a political discussion board

As there tens of political forums in the web alone, those who have the gift of jab can never run out of avenues to be involved in the political issues. Plus, one will never run out of anything to say as there is a new issue everyday.

3. Pose for a political website

For those who want to be exposed, in a good way, try following Jessica Alba’s footsteps. Gag yourself and pose for a website that advocates voting. Her thought provoking poses for declareyourself.com really made news and it is definitely cool to be a model for a worthy cause.

4. Vote

This is what EVERYONE can do. Voting this coming elections is the coolest thing one can do to be involved in politics. It makes one’s voice heard sans the condemnation or the debate of why one chose that candidate. The polling booth will serve as the vessel of one’s right to suffrage. It is important to be involved in politics,

Body Language in American Politics

Body Language in American Politics

When George Washington crossed the Delaware, according to the famous painting, he was showing a body language stance of confidence. He did this by standing erect with his hands on his hips. There is evidence of the same stance by Woodrow Wilson during a time when he was lecturing at a university and by Walter Mondale during his presidential campaign.

Many presidents and presidential hopefuls have shown body language signs of confidence and dominance. In the 1992 presidential debates, much of this was going on. Former President Bill Clinton, Ross Perot, and former President George Bush were all showing a palms down gesture that symbolized their belief in their superiority.

Another nonverbal cue of body language is a way you tilt your head back and hold it there. This has shown up in speeches by Mussolini, Roosevelt, George Wallace, and even Al Gore. It symbolizes a feeling of being disdainful, arrogant, and superior.

Sometimes, body language shows how uncomfortable a politician is. In 1988, former Vice President Dan Quayle was speaking in a televised debate. His opponent came out with a rather cutting remark, and Quayle’s response was an immediate “Adam’s apple jump.” This is a classic sign of nervousness.

The angle that you put yourself in relationship to others is a part of body language. Former President Richard Nixon was known for being uncomfortable around people. This was shown in the way he set himself at a ninety degree angle to others he was dealing with.

Much has been made of a 1988 Time magazine cover photo. It shows Jesse Jackson, who was making a run for president at the time. He is standing with his arms crossed in front of his chest. Some say this is a classic defensive pose. This may or may not be a correct interpretation of his body language.

A tense, pouting mouth can show uncertainty, frustration, and sadness. Photos were taken of former President Bill Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky ordeal. In them