On August 28, ACEP and Voice for HOPE co-hosted a webinar teaching citizen healers how to educate their representatives in Congress specifically about Energy Psychology as a viable healing modality. For those of you who weren’t able to attend the live event, we hope you’ll watch the recording on YouTube.
One point we wanted to draw from the presentation and bring up for discussion is what Voice for HOPE’s Jim Turner called being “transpartisan”. We feel this is especially important to discuss as the Republican convention just finished, the Democratic convention is underway, and the election coverage is ramping up.
Both in the webinar and in his book, Voice of the People: The Transpartisan Imperative in American Life, Jim sheds light on the need to connect with others when trying to bring about political change, as opposed to being politically divisive. For legislation to be passed that favors natural methods of healing such as energy psychology, there will need to be a large-scale effort on the part of people from all different kinds of backgrounds and ideologies. Citizens cannot approach Congressional representatives confrontationally and expect a positive outcome. Instead, an informative dialogue needs to take place.
This is an important point to remember in our everyday lives as well, whether we are dealing with someone who differs with us politically or a co-worker with whom we don’t get along that well. Bring an open-minded and dialogue-driven attitude into your daily encounters and you will feel positive energy flow through you and out into the world. At the same time, if you approach your daily life with an attitude of partisanship and confrontation, you will bring negative energy into your relationships and the world.
This is easy to forget, especially as we get caught up in our lives and the differences we feel with those around us. As we leave summer behind and move into election season, we hope that you will make it your intention to be more open-minded in your encounters with others – and to seek the points of connection rather than division – for the betterment of all.