Obama, Hope And A New Beginning

We made history last night. No matter what side of the aisle you sit on, no matter who you voted for, whether you live here in America or watched the results from elsewhere, you know that change is in the air.

Something is different today.

This morning we woke up to hope.

This morning we woke up to a real sense of possibility and potential.

This morning we woke up knowing that real change is possible.

And this morning we know that each of us has the power to create that change.

Our votes and our voices were heard and counted. And our long desire for positive change has now begun to manifest.

Last night we, as a collective voice, voted for hope. We said yes to the positive change that is possible.
But our work, as Deliberate Creators, is just beginning!

In this election we have shown the world and proven to ourselves that we can remain focused on our desires.
In the previous elections our collective attention was fixated on what we did NOT want. In this election we had a true leader who inspired us to stay focused on what we DO want.

Now, our work is to continue to focus on our desires. Continue to focus on the possibilities and the positive change we want to see in our own lives and in the world.

Last night we took a huge step in the direction of positive change. And we must not fritter away the momentum that step has generated.

We now have a leader, a true leader, to inspire us. But he is just one person. He helped to rally us and focus our attention. But each and every one of us played a part in this historic event. And each and every one of us must continue to play a part.

Take a moment to feel the hope. And even if you did not vote for Obama, I encourage you to drop your guard for a moment and feel into that hope. It is there, for all of us. And its here, not because of Obama.

The hope is here because of you, and me, and each and every person who said “yes” to the dream of a more positive future.

Over 45 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of a dream. He had the dream “That one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.'”

Last night we took a big step towards making that dream come true.

But it is not the color of Obamas skin that is most important or most remarkable. No, as Deliberate Creators, what is most important is the hope he has inspired in this country.

Feel that hope. Breathe it in. What does it feel like to look forward to the future, to have positive expectations of where we can go, what we can achieve, who we can become?

For too long we have been mired in the despair of hopelessness, seeing no light at the end of the tunnel. For too long we have been focused on all that was “wrong.”

Now there is a bright light calling to us.

But remember, no matter what happens, that light is not out there, in the world. No, that light is within you.
You are the light. You are the hope.

Last night you became the change you wished to see in the world!

Continue to be that light. Shine that light on the world. And watch, with amazement as your world, your life, reflects the change you are becoming.

So here is to hope. Here is to joy and light and positive expectation.
And here, most of all, is to the awakening and unfolding of YOUR greatness!