Green is where the Heart Is for November 9th, 2016

By / Green Is Where The Heart Is / Wednesday, 09 November 2016 05:00

“If God had wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.” ~ Jay Leno

By Mo Linquist
Contributing Writer

I am writing this before the election on Tuesday and you are reading it afterward.  All I can say is that I will be soooooo happy when the ads and commercials with all the mudslinging and lies about the opposing candidates will be put to rest.  I bet you will be, too.  
Of course, it is no surprise that I voted for the candidate who believes climate change is real.  I’m an environmentalist.  It is who I am. If we don’t have a planet to live on, where are we going to live?  I spent hours researching the other candidates on my ballot.  I felt confident when I walked into that booth that I knew who the judges, commissioners, and other representatives were and who I wanted to win those offices. I’m not a republican although I’m sure I would have been, when the GOP originally emerged in the mid 1800’s supporting anti-slavery. I’m not a democrat although when I was a child the proposal for the Great Society and progressive issues of civil rights would have woo’d me. Today, both main political parties are broken.
Even more suffocating are the emotions flying around my friends on Facebook.  So many fabricated stories were re-posted substantiating personal viewpoints.  Some people I know took a hiatus from social media until after the election. Others have blocked people who would normally have been ‘friends.’ This was a post from one of my friends.  “After tomorrow's election some things will not change. Those who shared their views in a condescending and mean-spirited way will probably still be condescending and mean-spirited. One thing I will say about Facebook is it's allowed us to see each other in ways we may not have expected and in many instances it's been very disappointing. I don't mean disappointing that we don't all have the same views but disappointing to hear some of the attitudes.”  The funny thing is, this post was from November 5, 2012.  Some things never change.  
My response to this post, 4 years ago was “What a wonderful way to reign in the negativity with which we sometimes allow ourselves to become entangled.
I get reminded that when one finger is pointing at the other guy, three others are pointing back at me. What we 'hate' in other people is exactly what we despise in ourselves. In this month of Gratitude we should be grateful for this opportunity to declutter our own personalities of misaligned thinking.”
I have felt stressed and depressed leading up to this election.  Have you?  Let’s let it go.  You may be disappointed this morning.  You may be relieved.  Either way we must learn to live and work together.  We live in a country of courage.  Our nation will figure it out either way.  My job is to ask myself each morning, “What do I want to create today?”  My life is up to me.  My emotions are up to me.  I have decided to become my own candidate.  xo mo
Kure Beach resident Mo Linquist, Master FSIA, Red Ribbon Professional of IFSG and allied ASID is a recognized expert on Pyramid Feng Shui. She is the “ PersonPlace” design consultant specializing in soft goods such as fabrics, window treatments, reupholstery, blinds, shutters, feng shui and green healthy living products.  Her design studio is located in Carolina Beach Furniture, 1021 N. Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC.   Linquist speaks nationally and holds regular workshops and accredited trainings on this ancient form of environmental psychology. Helping clients create home and office spaces designed specifically to support their individual goals and intentions, Linquist uses cutting-edge techniques integrating science, 25 years of interior design experience and Feng Shui to balance, harmonize and create new patterns for success. To learn more about her work or for a consultation, contact her at www.molinquist.com  FaceBook at Mo Linquist Living Solutions or call 910-216-0366 local or 330-904-3636 mobile.

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