Thursday, September 18, 2008

From the Trail...

Dear Friends

Greetings from the great northeast! Tonight I do a show in Erie, Pennsylvania -- industrial strength comedy, we're calling it -- then tomorrow an event for the Department of Peace Campaign in Kalamazoo, and Saturday with the transcendental meditators in Fairfield, Iowa.

Everywhere I've been so far, and with everyone I speak to about it, there is a strong sense of possibility and excitement about Heartland Security, and your own response and posted remarks have been heartening. I really appreciate your being a part of it at this early and all-important stage.

As more of us "take heart" -- and of course, "give heart" -- the heartening and the up-wising continues. In spite of the media distortions and "brainwashing machine stuck on spin" people are beginning to awaken from the Sarah Palin media trance, and are beginning to see her for who she is -- George W. Bush without the intellect. Meanwhile, even Republican Senator Chuck Hagel has expressed his misgivings about giving this miss the Vice Presidency, particularly with her being one 73-year-old heartbeat away from having her rapture-seeking finger on the button.

Of course, the evolutionary momentum is much more powerful than this election, and while I believe that an Obama Presidency would be an affirmation that the body politic is ready to take an evolutionary leap, it is much more up to us these days than it is to any leader. I will be making two announcements next week regarding two powerful partnerships we have made that will help bring our dreams closer to reality.

Meanwhile, please enjoy my mini e-book, A Course In Laughter. Laughter is one of the most heartening things we can do right now. I'd noticed in the past couple of weeks since the Republican convention that many of my readers were feeling a sense of frustration and despair about the temporary bounce McCain received after naming Palin. The tone of too many emails was fearful and cheerless. So ... we need to turn that around. Time to become cheerful and fearless!

Cheerful and fearless is what attracts people, and creates awakening and encouragement. We are facing a major evolutionary change. Everything that resists this change is up -- fear of the unknown, fear about our own ability to rise to the challenge, and of course all the doubt and fear that can be stirred by those who benefit from things staying as they are.

So ... here's a true story that I hope will set us on the right path, and with vigorous energy. Years ago, I was at an outdoor picnic. A group of us were enjoying a volleyball game. However, someone brought their Shelty -- a herding dog -- and this little dog was enjoying herding all the children on to our volleyball game. What was amusing the first couple of times soon became annoying. So, I got an idea. I told folks that the next time the dog chased the kids onto the court, we -- all of us volleyball players -- were to turn as one and chase the dog. That's exactly what we did. You should have seen that poor pup as the tables were turned big time. He kept looking back, as if to say, "Hey, wait a minute! This is wrong! I'm supposed to be chasing YOU!" But he got the message. Behavior extinguished.

That's where we -- those of us who are awakened to both the awful truth and the awesome opportunity -- are today. Our country has been overtaken by a toxic force. This is no time to resign ourselves in despair, but a time to step up, stand up, and speak up -- and as the REAL moral majority, chase these "bad dogs" back to the Dark Ages where they belong. And to those who despair that "everything is controlled by a small group of individuals" I say take that as great news. It means there's way, way more of us than there are of them.

Remember, cheerful and fearless -- it's contagious.

On with the up-wising, and may the unarmed forces be victorious.

Steve Bhaerman


My Painting Studio said...

Whew. I needed a political pep talk and a good laugh right about now.

Thanks for all your good work.

Sandy said...

As I read your Mini-book in Laughter it was very easy to recall hilarious moments in life and chuckle in the memory. In fact, some of the best jokes I ever "heard" were delivered by various animal companions over the years, including house-bunnies. Thanks for delivering today's daily requirement of humor:-)

Jacq said...

Where is everybody? We're all busy, but we've got to start somewhere, before we don't have a choice in the matter.
I don't mean to come across as strident. It's more a sense of urgency and passion.
I have an urge to chuck it all - job, bills, possessions - and do something to turn things around in our country and our world.
Does anyone have any ideas, short of joining a self-sustaining community in New Mexico?