“I’m Afraid of Trump” – The Work of Byron Katie VIDEO

[I originally saw this video on a FaceBook post by Peter Mt. Shasta. Then, I encountered it again at Kauilapele’s Blog. It is worth watching as a valuable lesson/tool for how we deal with our fears, thus giving us a whole new perspective on things. In the post-election madness, I have a newfound respect for people like Kauilapele and James Gilliland, who bravely speak their truth in the face of such strong emotions against the much maligned Trump administration. The real work is seeing things from the other side or other self. Byron Katie in this video does a wonderful job helping a woman turn her thoughts around from negative to positive. Thank you to all those light warriors who shine the light of truth into the darkest corners of our psyche! ~DV]

“I’m Afraid of Trump” – The Work of Byron Katie VIDEO


James Gilliland mentioned this to me during our meeting on Maui and today’s radio show, and has also posted it on his website, here. I felt it might be helpful and/or illuminating for some.

In my view, “fears” are not to be “feared”, but rather “faced in the Light”. This is perhaps one of the valuable aspects of the “Trump effect” of seeming polarization. Whether it relates to that or something else, I perceive that many of us are coming face to face with whatever it is we are being asked to release, right here, right now.

And those who may “make fun” of those who are going through such a process, likely have their own set of stuff that they are not yet “facing in the Light”.


Published on Jan 20, 2017
A woman suffering from a deep-seated fear of Donald Trump questions her many thoughts about him. “He will create concentration camps,” she has written on her Judge-Your-Neighbor Worksheet, “cause a nuclear war, and ruin the environment. I want him to not be president, to disappear, or at least to get a better, kinder set of cabinet members. He should step aside and offer the space to Hillary Clinton or another Republican candidate. Trump shouldn’t say things that are racist, sexist, able-ist, homophobic, and xenophobic.”

Slowly, with Katie’s help, she questions these terrifying thoughts, sometimes with the help of the audience, and the heaviness of the thoughts begins to dissolve. After completing the inquiry, she has a moment of insight, as she realizes that it is the thoughts that create her fear, not Trump. She proceeds to tear up her Worksheet in a flourish of delight, to cheers from the audience. Katie turns to her with a smile and says, “You’ve just made America great again!”

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