Our Earth Mother Gaia selected women to preserve our future. Those living in the sea are called Mermaids and the guardian body on land is called the Andromeda. They come to be before us in the books of the Gaia’s Majesty Trilogy (Available for purchase from Amazon.com)
Transformation A World to be Imagined
What Lies Ahead?
America seems to be at a profound choice point. Will there be something beautiful emerging in the end or a transfixing horror in our future? I prefer the dream offered by the picture above. We may begin to see it unfold shortly or a nightmare may materialize in the mist. In the end women will be the key and must be recognized.
For the moment let me return to the present reality. And I must make a statement that is not political, but rather clinical. I am a clinical psychologist with a Ph.D. from Duke University and have had decades of experience. I was stunned and, I must say, pleased when the book by Donald Trump’s niece came out. She is also a clinical psychologist and we agree on the diagnosis of him as a narcissistic sociopath who is unstable. His focus on himself leads him away from the needs of our country.
And even worse, many of our citizenry seem unwilling to face the devastation of our future that can come not just from such a thing as a pandemic but from failures of our government. The problems extend beyond the White House to many of our political leaders. But it is important to remember that we may also be facing a grand fulfilling opportunity that we the people of this country may direct.
Our problems are numerous and include the fact that we have a substantial gig workforce. We say we have an unemployment rate of a specific kind but true reality is otherwise. A gig workforce includes people who are without an ongoing and stable employer. The gig workers face short term and multiple forms of employment. At the same time tragic events have mobilized the black and brown communities to make demands that are wholly justified. This white man is clear that white men have dominated this country from its beginning, often with dire and corrupt consequences. That needs to change and I will not forget the crucial growth of the empowerment of women.
Conservatives and Progressives Together
It is my view that for decades now we have been inadequately attentive to the needs of our country. In addition to the grasp on power by white men, a major contributor to the inattention to our broad needs has been a conservative movement that has become dismissive of their responsibility.
To be clear I have a high regard for true conservatives. I consider myself to be a progressive and believe that progressives and conservatives working together form an important source of benefit and balance. It is inappropriate for conservatives to simply hold onto the past as if it were stone and it is inappropriate for progressives to simply hurl themselves into the future. Together we form an essential balance as we consult and negotiate together.
It is time for us to reach out with respect and openness to diverse views and values. Yes, there may be a dark future but we may also direct it to the benefit of us all. We must come together with respect and seize a grand vision of transformation that just may lie before us.
My Personal Response to Our Looming Crises
I’m what is called an intuitive personality and it is intuition rather than pure logic that guides me. The truth is that when I began to write my Gaia’s Majesty Trilogy I did not understand where it would lead me. I knew my attention was on the future but I didn’t understand the depths of feminism that would guide me.
My life has led to the full recognition of the centrality of the grasp of older white men on power. Now that I am an older white man I’m going to demonstrate my objection to their hold on our world. The Gaia’s Majesty Trilogy will be one form and this blog will also give some of the history of my objections among many other themes. My concerns are deep and my hopes for our future especially when women are empowered will be fully displayed.
It is time to move forward but, in what we call the real world, it is hard to know to what exactly. But it should be up to us to seek constructive ways to shape it to benefit all of us.