The Polarization of The Election

I had an interesting experience yesterday regarding the presidential election. I was thinking about the different candidates and all the nastiness going on with the parties. It made me feel so sad that we’re so polarized and I was thinking how the polarization will be following the election.

People are going to be so angry if their choice didn’t win. Half the country will be supportive of the president and the other half will bitch about how awful everything is for the next four years (like it is now).

As I sat thinking about the two candidates running for office, a calmness came over me and I felt lifted up above the polarization. In the vision, I saw that standing on the ground (symbolizing the material world) was limiting the over all view of the election with my ego, but when I was raised up, sitting on a tree branch (symbolizing the spiritual perspective), I could see the whole thing from a higher perspective and it felt very different.

What I heard and felt is that we need to take our ego out of this race and ask the Universe to guide us to vote for the best candidate for the job. Who can help our country heal and live up . That’s the leadership we need. Show us and the world what the human race is capable of.

When I was a young girl and Kennedy was President, I asked my Democratic dad what the difference was between a Democrat and a Republican and I’ve never forgotten his answer. (Some of you aren’t going to like it, but it was HIS opinion). My father (who later became a Republican) said Democrats care about others, Republicans care about themselves.

If this is true, wouldn’t it be nice if we could find someone right in the middle. Someone who looks out for others yet understands the importance of looking out for themselves at the same time.

I don’t know if we’re there yet. I just know that from now until election day, I’m going to watch this whole thing play out from the tree branch instead of clinging to this race from ego, which says MY guy has to win.

How about if we take “MY GUY” out of the mix and replace it with the “RIGHT GUY.” Doesn’t that feel so much better? More accepting and definitely more loving.

A couple of months ago I had a conversation (which I say loosely because I couldn’t get a word in edge wise) with someone from the party I don’t endorse who was so hateful and angry about his opposing party that I was physically sick to my stomach for a couple of hours after hanging up the phone. It was shocking to me that a person would have so much hatred towards the party they didn’t endorse and my fear is that we’re going to be seeing a lot of that in the months after the election. What do people do with all that anger if “THEIR GUY” doesn’t win? It’s a scary thought and I don’t want to go there.

When we have our ego invested in something, most of us don’t want to pray for Divine Guidance and Wisdom. We pray for OUR WAY to be done. But as with every challenge on this planet, it’s another opportunity to grow spiritually rather than reinforce our ego, so please join me up on the tree branch.

Look at all of this from a higher perspective and lets pray that the RIGHT GUY, WHO WILL LEAD THIS COUNTRY WITH INTEGRITY, HONESTY AND SOLUTIONS, be voted into office. It’s so much nicer to do this from a spiritual perspective rather than that doggone ego of ours.

Love, Echo

Echo Bodine

Echo Bodine first discovered she had psychic abilities at the age of 17. Over the years she has written many books, hosted TV and radio shows, worked as an intuitive teacher and ghostbuster and continues to help people world-wide to open to their own intuitive capacities. Read More and follow Echo on Facebook and Twitter


  1. Tammy Askins on September 4, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Thank you Echo :). I am joining you on the branch, and I already like the view!

    • Echo Bodine on September 4, 2012 at 8:31 pm

      Thank you Tammy. Hopefully it will get very crowded up there. The more the merrier.

  2. Sandra Barnett on September 4, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    I so very much agree with you, Echo. I wish that every one in this country could read this!

  3. Jen Ballentine-Burris on September 4, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    There are more than dems and reps out there. The Green Party, Jill Stein, is just what we need. Check her out. I am voting for the first time because she is the first candidate I have ever deeply aligned with.

    No matter who is up there in that office, our lives are still going to be what we make of them. Love, every time, it is always the way. <3

  4. Colleen on September 5, 2012 at 1:41 am

    I feel so relieved with the better hope “let the right man win” and from the unbelievably better viewpoint from the branch above the fray and mudslinging. Thanks Echo for extending us the lovely invitation to change our way of thinking just a bit.

  5. Maureen on September 5, 2012 at 3:29 am

    Dear Echo, Yes! I am right up on that tree branch with you. A few years ago it dawned on me that this country isn’t going to get anywhere as long as Americans remain so staunchly divided. It’s like a big game of tug of war, with half the country on one side, and the other half on the other side. I know there are many “middle-of-the-roaders” — or should I say “tree sitters” 🙂 — but sadly, not enough to make a difference, at least not now.

    Over the years, the two parties have become more entrenched in their views, making it harder to reach agreements and actually accomplish something.

    Recently I noticed how each party represents a different set of personality traits and skill sets. For example, democrats seem to be more “right-brained” — creative, idealistic, big-picture kind of people; while republicans seem to be more “left brained” — logical, practical, linear, detail-oriented people. One group isn’t better than the other — they just have different strengths and characteristics.

    Our brains can’t function unless the right and left hemispheres work together …. and so it is with our country. I wonder why so many people can’t see that?

    • Jeannine on October 2, 2012 at 6:48 pm

      I saw it as a car battery that needed positive and negative connection to start.

  6. Stephanie Keys on September 5, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    I agree totally. Every morning and evening I pray that our Country is protected and all our Leaders received guidance to uphold their oaths of office. Now with the election, I, too, am up in that tree!

  7. Colleen on September 5, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Thanks for this Echo. I agree 100%!

  8. Irene Piper on September 5, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    I agree, I am up on your limb with you. Thank you Echo.

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