• My Soul Hurts but I Can Still See the Rainbows

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    Today I woke up thinking and singing in my head a song by a Colombian singer, Adriana Lucia, that talks about how her soul hurts. That is exactly how I woke up today with my soul aching, and that is exactly how I have been feeling ever since they declared Donald Trump the president of the United States.

    I was born in Colombia and I cannot emphasize how much I love my country, and how despite all the problems that we have had, I feel very lucky and blessed to have been born in a country that has been referred by many as a country of the heart.

    We might not be rich, we still have many problems to solve, but you can bet that you are going to feel welcomed and loved anytime you visit my country, or even if you decide to live there. You will definitely experience love simply by being in Colombia.

    I was also brought to the United States when I was a child due to my mother hoping that I would have a better future here. That pretty much translates to having a better job and financial opportunities.

    I grew up being a Latina who since the age of 7 has lived in the United States. This translates to having Latin values, being very connected to my roots, and being able to appreciate the little things in life; but also having the privilege to have learned a second language, having an open mind, and being independent since a very young age.

    Conclusion: I feel that I grew up having the best of both worlds.

    I actually have dual citizenship. I love Colombia with all my heart, but I also love my state California with all my heart. Nonetheless I am aware that I am an immigrant and that to some that may be offensive. I am a minority, and for the some that may be offended by it oh well they were immigrants once too, and as stated earlier being a minority actually means having the best of both worlds.

    First of all I can honestly say that I have no hatred whatsoever towards Trump nor the Republican Party as I started out being an independent voter years ago when I first became a citizen. I do need to say however that this election was more than just about a political party, and more about the message that each candidate was giving, about respect, and what each one of them stood for and represented.

    So why does my soul hurts? My soul hurts because I feel that the results show and say a lot about what the people in the United States are really thinking and feeling. It says a lot about their views, about racism, and even about gender although sadly there were many women and a few Latinos who ironically voted for him. Bottom line it says a lot about what is inside of them.

    This saddens me because I cannot believe that hatred, division, and disrespect can win in a country that is supposed to be “the land of the free and the home of the brave.” How can a man who is coming from ego, hatred, selfishness, vanity, lack of values, and total disrespect be preferred by the majority of North Americans? How can hate win over the only door for the possibility of love, dignity, and respect that we had?

    What this shows me is the ignorance, misinformation, and fear that exists, and how can one not be saddened by this? I know there are many people like me who are in total shock and disbelief. How can this be? What does this say about the United States Nation?

    There are people that woke up in fear wondering what is going to happen now, how are they going to explain this to their kids, and what is worst there are vulnerable families that are wondering what is going to happen to them now that Trump will be in charge. I can only ask myself what happened to the concept that we are all one?

    I can definitely understand all of them and my heart goes out to all of them, and this includes the Americans who as Hillary Clinton said in her Concession speech: “You represent the best of America.”

    I am proud and happy to know that those intelligent, kind hearted Americans who possess higher consciousness actually exist. This of course also includes the many people who although may not have been born in the United States are citizens and voted for seeking unity and growth which was represented by The Democratic Party.

    Nonetheless to all those people who woke up in fear I say there is no need to be in fear. Fear does not solve anything, and as my favorite quote says: “Life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you react to it.”

    I am sad and disappointed, but I am not in fear because I know that I am the creator of my life. Trump being in charge only motivates me more to educate those who are less informed. It motivates me to make the most of myself because although Trump won the election, and he will be the next president, I truly believe that regardless of the results, light always wins over darkness.

    So I say to you turn your fears into the force that is going to motivate you to be unstoppable, and you will be prove that despite the challenges, obstacles, and less than desired country rulers you are the one who decides what type of life you are going to have, the quality of it, and how you are going to use your life to possibly be a guide and an inspiration to others.

    Let’s use this apparent defeat as an opportunity to grow in love and light; and to even fight stronger for our dreams. “There are more seasons to come, and there is more work to do.” ~Hillary Clinton

    Let’s use this sad moment to reflect on our values, on what is true for us, and go towards what we stand for. “I have had successes and setbacks. You will have successes and loss too, this loss hurts, but please never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it.” ~Hillary Clinton

    “Never doubt that you are powerful, valuable, and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.” ~Hilary Clinton

    No one not even the ruler of the most powerful nation can determine your value, your worth, or how high or low you are going to fly in reaching your dreams. Do not allow anyone but you to rule your life and determine the direction of it.

    Yes there could be laws that might affect you, ignorance and hatred that can hurt your soul, but do not allow anyone to determine how you are going to react to all these things; nor to stop you from making the most of yourself.

    I want to end this blog with gratitude. I am grateful for my soul choosing to be born in a place of the heart (Colombia). I am grateful for growing up in what to me is the best state in the United States: California. I am grateful for speaking such a beautiful romance language (Spanish), and such an important language (English).

    I am grateful and proud of all the immigrants who have worked very hard, and who have done and continue to do jobs that no American would desire to do.  I am grateful for my mother who worked so hard cleaning houses and doing other jobs to raise me as a single parent.

    I am grateful for how we all enrich this nation with our diversity. I am grateful for those Americans who can see beyond hatred, racism, and fear and who instead are able to come from love.

    Finally I am grateful for choosing to live as my Higher Self and not live as my ego; and for instead choosing to grow in this situation.

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6 Responsesso far.

  1. Eileen Burns says:

    Thanks for sharing part of your life liliana, hope the Trump situation wakes people up and helps them stand together more than divide them

  2. Sian says:

    Thank you for sharing this moving post Liliana. I hope you continue to see the rainbows and to help others to do so. Sian

    • Liliana says:

      Thank you Sian, yes I am passionate about continuing to see the rainbows and helping others see them too. 🙂

  3. Ada says:

    Liliana! that was very powerful blog, thank you for reminding us to never give up on our goals and to always remain in a positive outlook with life.

    • Liliana says:

      Thank you Ada. More than remaining with a positive outlook as you state, which is obviously a great start and a wonderful thing, it is about getting in touch with our soul/with our essence and living your life from that place. Therefore regardless of what occurs you get to come from a higher place. 🙂