THE HOLOGRAPHIC RAINBOW, Part 2 … The Second Chakra Vortex — First Stage of Individuation

This is the second in a series of blogs taking a detailed look at the seven chakra energy vortexes, which are the conduits of subtle frequencies throughout our body’s energy field.

The second chakra vortex, known as Svadhisthana in the East, begins the process of first movement, first separation — pulling away from one’s tribe (one’s culture) and its conditioning.  Dictionary.com defines individuation as:  the determination or contraction of a general nature to an individual  mode of existence; development of the individual from the general.1  And, in a larger context that includes the metaphysical, here is another definition:  achievement of self-actualization through a process of integrating the conscious and the unconscious.2  This more closely follows Carl Jung’s philosophy and is often used by Master Charles Cannon in his writings and presentations when describing the human process of evolution.

This first movement, or “motion”, brings a beginning of identity with emotions, stirred up in the process of separation. Polarity shows up as we begin to see ourselves as separate and different from others. Emotional identity is developed and has polarity swings between over-active and under-active in learning balance.

According to Anodea Judith (author of several books on the chakras), an under-active second chakra tends to attract: rigidity in your body, beliefs or behavior; emotional numbness or insensitivity; fear of change; lack of desire, passion or excitement; avoidance of pleasure, fear of sexuality; poor social skills; excessive boundaries; boredom.  An over-active second chakra tends to create: sexual addictions; obsessive attachments; addiction to stimulation; excessive mood swings; excessively sensitive; poor boundaries, invasion of others; emotional dependency; instability.

In the process of beginning to see who we are, we have to learn to accept and love ourselves unconditionally … and this is often only learned when we interact with others and observe their reflection back to us. This is why “others” are often called “mirrors”. Since an eye cannot see itself, often it’s the reflections that teach us the truth of what is rather than the biased beliefs of our minds.  This is especially true in this sacral chakra energy which is heavily focused around our journey with others, sexuality and reproduction — providing an avenue of growth, a valuable gift for which we can be grateful. .

Also, according to Anodea Judith, “The basic right to the second chakra is the ‘right to feel … When the right to feel is compromised, it creates the demon of the second chakra, which is guilt.”3   Guilt causes suppression which is the antithesis of the evolutionary process of opening to greater and greater realities.

Thus, relationship is the journey of CHOICES … love vs. fear, awareness vs. ignorance. Again, there is no right or wrong, only our evolution engineering its own course to teach us whatever we have chosen to learn in this lifetime. Self-acceptance is key here, as an external expression of the sense of oneness of all and everything.  With self-acceptance comes self-forgiveness which opens the door to forgiving and unconditionally loving others. Relationships of all types take focus and effort, requiring wakefulness to maintain harmony. When conflicts arise, wakefulness is required even more, sometimes leveling out at “an agreement to disagree” in a space created by harmony.

We honor love itself by seeing the oneness of ourselves and all others at the deeper, spiritual level.4

Carla Rueckert, Living the Law of One 101

 

Again, it is important to keep a constant focus on keeping the energy flowing through our meridians. This can be more easily remembered when that intent is attached to the intent to watch our breath—moment-to-moment— in the awareness of our oneness with all that we observe.

The Synchronicity Socratic Process of Inquiry has been created by Master Charles Cannon as a method for recognizing and disempowering the illusory “stories” in our lives. As he often says, “events happen and then there are the stories we tell about those events.” This explains how our stories – whether they are accurate recollections of something that happened in fact or not – are turned into illusions by our minds. The resulting reality is not real; it is virtual. Using the Socratic Process to dismantle our illusory stories (and the virtual reality they have fabricated) begins to create a truthful reality instead.

To help clear the second, sacral chakra vortex, it is helpful to ask the questions below and then do the Synchronicity Socratic Process on them … revealing their illusory beginnings and habitual maintenance. Once this awareness dawns, we see that we have co-created the movies of our lives, with all their harmony and conflict. This can leave us awestruck in the presence of one source consciousness. At that point, all that’s left is to ask: “What remains in the stillness of a mind?”

SECOND-CHAKRA Questions:

 What is your primary belief about your social life and why it is the way it is?

What is your primary belief about your sex life and why it is the way it is?

What is your primary belief about your creative expression and its acceptance in your world?

What is your primary belief about your ability to set boundaries and not take on other people’s inner conflicts?

What is your primary belief about your ability to be open and honest without fear of reprisal?

What is your primary belief about changes in your world and your ability to embrace them?

What is your primary belief about your life being passionate or boring and why it is that way?

What is your primary belief about your needs and desires for a romantic relationship compared to what is actually happening?

What is your primary belief about your emotions being independent or dependent upon another?

What is your primary belief about where you may be stuck in your emotions?

What is your primary belief about whether you have sufficient pleasure in your life?

What is your primary belief about any shame, guilt or anger toward the past?

 

REFERENCES:

  1. Dictionary.com, http://www.dictionary.com/browse/individuation?s=ts
  2. Journal Psyche, http://journalpsyche.org/jung-and-his-individuation-process/
  3. Chakra Balancing, Workbook, Anodea Judith (Sounds True, 2003) p. 25-26
  4. 4. Living the Law of One 101: The Choice, Carla Rueckart (L/L Research, 2013) (Kindle Location 2471).

 

Inner Self

News – Part 4 – Quantum Revelation

“When we pass beyond space and time, from the world of phenomena
towards reality, individuality is replaced by community.”

~ Sir James Jeans

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Discoveries in quantum science are revealing an intricacy of interconnectedness that defies logic and overturns traditional understanding based on finite and rigid structures. The deeper we look, the more life seems to be a mystery!

If we took the news seriously we’d assume that humanity is going to hell in a handbasket, as the saying goes. Doubtless, there is a dark side to modern life – which we need to acknowledge – but it’s just one side. Simultaneously, quantum revelations, like the one quoted above, are opening up a vision of meaning to how life works that sound very much like the wisdom of ancient spiritual traditions.

The quote continues: “As it is with light … so it is with life; the phenomena may be individuals carrying on separate existences in space and time, while in the deeper reality beyond space and time we may all be members of one body.”



For those of us who embrace spiritual values, it’s heartening when science legitimizes our understanding. Of course, we don’t need that to “believe,” but it is helpful for those beginning their journey who haven’t yet had enough depth of experience to know the path is real. This brings to mind another quote, from Antonio Machado: “Traveler, there is no path. The path is made by walking.”

This highlights the primary feature revealed by quantum discoveries, namely that the newly realized nature of the universe is participatory. In fact, there is no universe, “out there.” And it would also be inaccurate to suggest that the universe lives within us. More properly, we are the universe and what we consider “reality” turns out to be some kind of mysterious interplay between the observer and the observed, with no clear line of demarcation between the two … which turn out to be one. We are both what is looking and what we are looking at.

In his new book, Quantum Revelation, Paul Levy records a provocative question from American theoretical physicist, John Archibald Wheeler: “Beyond particles, beyond fields of force, beyond geometry, beyond space and time themselves, is the ultimate constituent, the still more ethereal act of observer-participancy?” To which Levy adds: “Are we, through our ongoing acts of observing the universe, the ultimate constituent which makes the whole universe?” 1

Quantum
This phrase has become a meme, repeated millions of times and meaning “To no longer be in a place that one knows or where one is comfortable; to be in a completely unfamiliar and/or discomfiting environment.”

Imagine, knowing that our momentary experience is forever being determined by our own observing. This would mean that when we change the way we observe, we can change our reality. That sounds like the very definition of personal empowerment.

Lest this become too ponderous, pretentious, and even intimidating, let’s recall something D.H. Lawrence once said: “it’s as if the atom were an impulsive thing always changing its mind.” Referencing Paul Levy again, he explained, “Until the moment it is observed, a quantum entity exists in a realm of potentiality, in what is called a state of ‘superposition,’ where all possible quantum states coexist simultaneously (a state, interesting enough, which has never been observed). The hallmark of an unobserved quantum entity is to hover in a ghostly ethereal state between the extremes of existence and nonexistence, where it can be said to both exist and not exist at the same time.” 2




Inner Being

As esoteric as this may seem at first glance, the description is actually pointing to something familiar to us all. This in-between state shows up in special moments and we all have our unique memories. Like, that first kiss. The symphony, a sunset, news – terrific or terrible. Are these rare moments of quantum awareness, forever fleeting and unpredictable, or are they simply events that, for various reasons, prove jolting enough to awaken us from our dream of the moment, in order to experience true reality through our sudden more intensified participation? If so, then the variable of significance here is our attention. Perhaps what’s going on is secondary to how we choose to observe it and, through that prioritization, we can reposition ourselves in the creator/creation relationship.

Ironically, all this conceptual exploration sifts down to one very simple and familiar instruction, although to experience it fully would represent truly earth shaking news: “Be here now!”




References:
1. Quantum Revelation by Paul Levy
2. Ibid

THE HOLOGRAPHIC RAINBOW … Clearing Chakra Energy Vortexes through the Synchronicity Socratic Process

 

This is the first in a series of blogs taking a detailed look at the seven chakra energy vortexes, the conduits of subtle frequencies throughout our body’s energy field.

As you may recall from previous posts, all manifestation is borne from the one source consciousness. The one energy densifies to create the virtual-reality movies of our lives, with one intention — to know itself more fully.  As a spark of that consciousness, we as individuals also want to know ourselves more fully and that’s why we incarnated into this form, here and now. We have densified into this game of polar opposites which provides CHOICE to us in every moment — the choice of love vs. fear, density vs. subtlety, expansion vs. contraction, awareness vs. ignorance. There is no right or wrong, and our evolution engineers its own course despite our best efforts to control it. “Trust and watch” is an excellent focus to use as often as possible, reminding us to be present to the magnificence of the game in which we are co-creators.

It is important to keep a constant focus on keeping the energy flowing through our meridians. This can be more easily remembered when that intent is attached to the intent to watch our breath—moment-to-moment— in the awareness of our oneness with all that we observe.  The resulting detachment releases fears based in survival and allows more peace and bliss into our lives.

The Synchronicity Socratic Process of Inquiry has been created by Master Charles Cannon as a method for recognizing and disempowering the illusory “stories” in our lives. As he often says, “events happen and then there are the stories we tell about those events.” This explains how our stories – whether they are accurate recollections of something that happened in fact or not – are turned into illusions by our minds. The resulting reality is not real; it is virtual. Using the Socratic Process to dismantle our illusory stories (and the virtual reality they have fabricated) begins to create a truthful reality instead.

VORTEX NUMBER ONE: the Root Chakra

The first vibrational chakra vortex is the first recipient of all stimuli into the body, for action/ reaction, fight/ flight. Known in the East as the Muladhara, this base vortex of red energy is commonly associated with survival and instincts (including sexual procreation for species survival). Another type of association is with the less-obvious but ever-present chemical elements, earth/air/wind/fire/ether, and the four directions. Increasing our awareness of these associations grounds us with planetary energies and decreases our fears borne of separation.

A rapid way that all of us can deepen the respect we have for ourselves as human beings of the tribe of humans on planet Earth is to allow ourselves to feel this energetic connection between our human bodies and the body of the Earth itself. Picture in your mind the energy flowing up from the Earth, up the feet and legs and through the red-ray center, on its way upwards though the energy body.  When we habitually “earth” our energy bodies with this visualization, we will increase our sense of wellness and “belonging.”

Carla Rueckart, “Living the Law of One 101: The Choice” 1

 

According to Anodea Judith, author of several books on the chakras, an under-active first chakra tends to attract:  Major illness or injury, Disconnection from the body, Fretful state (anxious, can’t settle down), Poor focus/ poor discipline, Financial problems, Poor boundaries, Chronic disorganization. An over-active first chakra tends to create:  Hoarding, Overeating, Greed, Fear of change, Addiction to security, and Rigid boundaries.2

Some of the fearful reactions and beliefs we have developed result in these undesirable behaviors. To clear the root chakra vortex, it is helpful to ask the questions below and then do the Socratic Process on them … revealing their illusory beginnings and habitual maintenance. Once this awareness dawns, we see that we have co-created the movies of our lives, with all their harmony and conflict. This can leave us awestruck in the presence of one source consciousness. At that point, all that’s left is to ask: “What remains in the stillness of a mind?”

 

 

What is your primary belief about why your childhood wasn’t happier?

What is your primary belief about how your parents could have raised you better?

What is your primary belief about your relationship to your siblings?

What is your primary belief about making a living: an opportunity to express yourself or a drudgery that is challenging?

What is your primary belief about whether you can earn a living sufficient for your needs and desires?

What is your primary belief about your community: do you participate comfortably or feel out of place (even withdrawn with little contact?)

What is your primary belief about how you take care (or don’t take care) of your physical body?

What is your primary belief about any compulsive or obsessive habits you can’t seem to change and would like to?

What is your primary belief about how your habits (eating, drinking, shopping, surfing the web) reflect who you truly are?

What is your primary belief about the times you are resistant to (or suffocated by) the structures of your life?

What is your primary belief about whether you are “grounded” in your body … as part of the earth you walk on?

What is your primary belief about whether your environment supports who you truly are?

The NEXT BLOG will continue the series with the second chakra delineation.

 

 REFERENCES:

  1. Law of One 101: The Choice, Carla Rueckart
  2. Chakra Balancing Workbook, Anodea Judith

 

 

 

Windy road

News – Part 3 – Taking the Road Less Traveled

“Popular culture is a place where pity is called compassion,
flattery is called love, propaganda is called knowledge,
tension is called peace, gossip is called news,
and auto-tune is called singing.”

~ Criss Jami

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It’s 34 years since George Orwell’s 1984 dystopian novel accurately predicted how confused future society would become. But he didn’t tell the whole story and neither does mainstream media.

It’s remarkable to witness how clearly Orwell predicted the 21st Century. Newspeak was the official language of the ruling party in his novel and its intention was to employ “doublethink” to eliminate thought crimes. Doublethink is described this way online: “Doublethink is the act of holding, simultaneously, two opposite, individually exclusive ideas or opinions and believing in both simultaneously and absolutely. Doublethink requires using logic against logic or suspending disbelief in the contradiction.” The three slogans inside the novel, “War is Peace,” “Freedom is Slavery,” and “Ignorance is Strength,” are all examples of doublethink.” 1

Fake news is our name for it today, where facts have become “so called facts” and social media manipulation expertly steers viewers, listeners, and readers into carefully managed belief silos of obedience and advocacy for all that’s best for their puppet masters.



There’s just one problem with these Machiavellian strategies – consciousness has something else in mind. Incredibly, it’s only within the last hundred years that science has begrudgingly admitted that consciousness may actually play a role in our experience of reality. New advances in quantum physics are confirming that we live in a participatory universe. And that’s upsetting every applecart of traditional understanding.

Control is the issue. The human population includes those who control and those they control. The controllers of course are the vast minority, sometimes referred to as the 1%. But they have the necessary position, power, and money to ensure they stay in control, at least temporarily. Revolutions happen, although at least in America discontent is managed through the spectacle of regular democratic elections, assuring that “sheeple” (humans acting like sheep) remain convinced they have a say in which strings are pulled.

The powers that be don’t appreciate threats. Discoveries in the quantum world that link science and spirituality are disconcerting for all of us, because we’re realizing reality is not what we’ve assumed, but these insights are especially disturbing to those managers of the status quo. This calls to mind what Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz said at one point, when confronted by the strangeness of the world she found herself in): “I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”

Undiscovered
This phrase has become a meme, repeated millions of times and meaning “To no longer be in a place that one knows or where one is comfortable; to be in a completely unfamiliar and/or discomfiting environment.”

Lao Tsu said, “The world is won by those who let it go.” Jesus said, “Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth.” What do we say … what do we believe?

It’s likely that if you’re reading this blog you have a somewhat evolved understanding of the current human condition. You may have become so turned off by the daily assault of negative news that you’ve turned it off. That’s not good news to our overlords. They need to reach us to control us and if we disconnect from the mediums they use we’re no longer available to manipulate. Their greatest concern? We just might wake up from this dream and realize that we’re not really designed to be consumers, that we’re all inherently creators.




Former President George W. Bush did his best to perpetuate illusion when he advised: “I encourage you all to go shopping more.” Apparently, millions of us listened and obeyed. Through one crisis after another, starting with 911 and including the financial crash of 2008, we’ve avoided outright revolution so far. We keep shopping, we stay distracted, we behave.

Meanwhile, consciousness is doing its thing … expanding human awareness. Millions of people are waking up to the lies and a very different truth. They (we) are choosing the road less traveled. That term was penned by American poet Robert Frost. Here’s the context:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Awake

Some of us know there’s a choice and we’re choosing differently, moment by moment. We’re ignoring or resisting mainstream media programming that casts us as victims in a soap opera drama and consciously creating our lives by expressing the qualities that are most important to us, like love and compassion and forgiveness. We may glance at the news from time to time and notice the madness, but we’ve shed the programmed belief that what’s being presented is true. We’ve awakened to a fundamentally different reality and, while we don’t know what’s coming any better than others, we are increasingly filled with hope and gratitude, because we’ve plugged in to the one truthful broadcast: life itself.




References:
1. https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-principles-of-Ingsoc-in-1984

Confused Guy

News – Part 2 – Whose Responsible for What Happens in Your Life?

“A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.”

~ Edward R. Murrow

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It’s said that we get the government we deserve. These days, our leadership is hand delivered by mass media.

In modern society we are fixated on the external and that’s all the news covers. Of course, it should really be called the “olds,” not the news, because everything that’s reported on has already happened. And, what we’re given is always about the visible. Meanwhile, consciousness is expanding. Human transformation is occurring, but at a pace way too slow to hold public interest in our fast-paced media streams.

All forms of consciousness evolve; expansion is intrinsic to consciousness. And no one escapes the inevitability of evolutionary momentum. As Neale Donald Walsch reported in Conversations with God, even Hitler went to heaven. In other words, everyone grows through their experience. Everyone is doing the best they can, given their model of reality, and there is always growth. It may be slow, in fact personal transformation most often is, and with someone like Hitler it’s almost impossible to see or believe, but it’s happening. Unfortunately, with someone like him, a tremendous amount of damage is inflicted on others. But there are always hidden reasons, even for that tragedy.



What complicates things further relates to the Eastern model of karmic process and past lives. While it would be distracting to journey very far down that particular rabbit hole, it is worthwhile to note the law of cause and effect. None of us can consciously see the karmic load we are carrying, developed through our prior actions, nor understand how this is materializing in our present life cycle. In fact, what happens to us always relates to something we are working on, something we are needing to learn. We may be atoning for horrible things we did in the past or we may find horrible things being done to us, all in service to maintaining evolutionary momentum in our growth as a human.

Too bad that we can’t rewind the tape and make better decisions! But it is possible to review past mistakes, learn from them, and apply our new wisdom to similar situations that arise now. In other words, to do something new … and give ourselves a chance to achieve new results.

I often quote Einstein’s definition of insanity: doing the same thing and expecting different results. But to change our results requires more than changing what we do. What produced those actions? Why did we do what we did? Our mindset. So, we need to change our minds, the way we think, which will change our actions and contribute to different results in our lives.

Kid Begging

It sounds heartless to consider the least fortunate of us this way but it is the course of sanity to attribute full responsibility to each of us for the lives we are leading. Some people are starving. Why? Others find themselves in impossible, abusive relationships. Why? Meanwhile, others are born into luxury and privilege, they need never work a day in their lives. Why?

The simple answer is that we can’t know. The true story of our personal past remains veiled to us, including the implications of our past actions and how they have contributed to what’s happening in our lives today. But that doesn’t mean we can’t acknowledge the principle – that everything we do produces “karma,” which we will need to pay off in the future through suffering and virtuous actions. A question we can answer, and must if we are to progress in this lifetime is, “What can I learn from the situation?”

This is hardly an attitude encouraged by mass media. The default setting employed in that arena is victimization. Random or calculated events occur, are reported on, and those involved are inevitably cast as victims or perpetrators. We spectators are encouraged to take sides, to blame, judge, and pity, completely ignoring the karmic aspects that contributed to why these individuals find themselves in the predicaments being reported on.




This perspective is not meant to shame or blame anyone, merely to illuminate a deeper truth about what’s going on. We’re all responsible for our own lives. That acknowledgement can instigate an attitudinal shift, it can fuel a new eagerness to explore the meaning of any moment, letting go of judgement to discover what we might learn and how we might grow.

Tree in hands

Those of us who adopt this mindset inevitably discover that whatever is happening in our lives, bleak or unfair as it may seem, is always the best opportunity possible to process past actions and grow, to learn the lessons that life serves up to us in every moment of this Earth School.




References:

Fake News

News – Part 1 – What’s New?

“The less you know, the more you believe.”

~ Bono

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The concept of “fake news” has gone viral. It might be described as “so called facts weaponized to sabotage my agenda.”

Optimists who follow a spiritual path believe we are nearing the birth of a Golden Age. Realists notice that the world is getting increasingly darker. Of course, we wouldn’t be aware of light without darkness so, one might say: more darkness, more light.

Those brave (or foolish) enough to watch the mainstream news, otherwise known as the “mudstream” news, or the “lamestream news,” are increasingly aware of the concept of “fake news.” Is this real or fake? There’s always been deceit in what we’re fed by corporate controlled media. Propaganda takes many forms. Those who realized early that television is an advertising medium may not have fully grasped that the advertising is not primarily in the ads but in the lifestyles that television programs present. There’s a reason this is called “programming.”



Why is it that we seem to be increasingly forgiving of outright lying by leaders who, once upon a time, were expected to model behavior our children could admire and seek to emulate? Because we have fully embraced the belief that the end justifies the means.

According to a recent blog by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, “Many of President Donald Trump’s critics have raised concerns in recent weeks about his alleged affair with porn star Stormy Daniels. If the revelations are true, Trump’s infidelity is a serious matter between him, his God and his spouse.

“Quickly, so-called white evangelicals rushed to defend the president, urging the nation to ‘forgive’ and move on. ‘All these things were years ago,’ Jerry Falwell, Jr. told CNN. Another stalwart of Trump’s faith advisors, Tony Perkins, told Politico he and others are willing to give the president a ‘mulligan’ on issues of personal morality because he champions an evangelical agenda.” 1

Man reading fake news

Indeed, the end justifies the means. Here in this end cycle of the Kali Yuga, illusion dominates truth. Facts are now “so called facts” and routinely dismissed when they interfere with the fulfillment of personal agendas. As more and more of what we are presented as “truth” is in fact fraudulent, this becomes the new normal and we are increasingly complacent about it all. This recalls graffiti scrawled on a subway wall: “The problem with this country is we’re all apathetic.” Underneath, someone spray painted, “Who cares?”

How did it get to be this way? The image of the proverbial “slippery slope” comes to mind, as does the urban myth about the frog in steadily warming water who will sit there contentedly as the temperature rises until he boils to death. If he was dunked in hot water he would react immediately to save himself. It’s the slow, creeping change that seduces us into apathetic inaction.

When we honestly survey the world scene, it’s only realistic to acknowledge that it’s increasingly dark, that holistic awareness seems to be declining. The rise of the alt right, mass school shootings, raging racism, wealth inequity unlike anything we’ve witnessed since feudal times, and the determined effort, at least in this country, to ignore the dangers of climate change.




The world is now thoroughly “ego-centric.” We’ve built this modern world according to our beliefs, central of which is separation from God and nature. And, we are proud of ourselves, like children showing off for our mothers. “Look Mommy, I built this computer, this artificial reality game, this skyscraper, I have a billion dollars in the bank. Aren’t I clever and good? Please, notice me, praise me, love me.”

But this is not the whole story. Meanwhile, under the radar and un-reported – but absolutely real in experience for millions of us – is a growing sense of oneness with God and nature. We find ourselves literally transforming, and we seek each other out for support and inspiration. We increase our meditation time, not to better handle stress but because we love communing that way. We spend more time in nature for the same reason.

We find the boundaries that have separated us as an entitled human, arrogantly presumed to be the superior species on the planet (despite mounting evidence to the contrary), beginning to blur as we come to know ourselves, not as physical bodies bloated with swollen egos, but as the loving, gracious souls we are, in a synergistic, symbiotic relationship with all other life forms.

Typewriter fake news

As Paul Harvey, famed radio host from the 70’s, always said to conclude his program, “”And now you know the rest of the story.”




References:

1. https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-s-white-evangelical-defenders-embody-slaveholder-christianity-ncna842406