Cosmic Cow Pie: Connecting the Dots


Sandy, Rebuilding, & Behavior Modification!

Sandy, Rebuilding, Politics & Behavior Modification! 

How do all the dots connect? Clouds

Is there a message?

What can we do?                             

Hurricane Sandy has just devastated the east coast like no other storm in our recent history! To rebuild the ruble is going to take billions of dollars and human beings helping one another like never before.  Simos Xenakis has captured some amazing shots "After Sandy."

Could this be a sign of how we need to pull together to get our nation from under the "turmoil" it is experiencing.  Will the storm be over after November 6, 2012 or will it be SSDD ~ that is "Same Stuff Different Day." How will we connect the dots?

Sandy was a flashing light, like a beacon on the shore for ships at sea. I  have been thinking about this post since mid October when I filled out my election ballot and mailed it in.  Millions of dollars were going to be spent in the next 30 days in waste for the commercials and flyers for a few undecided voters who could change the election... REALLY, should those final few waiting till the last minute be the "special interest group" that determines the fate of the direction our country will go?

Think about it, what 30 second "negative" commercial is going to change someone's mind who can read, think and reason on their own.  I am sorry, if you are reading this and are letting television commercials help make your Presidential and Congressional candidate decisions you are not utilizing all your own reasoning power!  The media is SELLING you what they want you to buy... and many times the message is NOT factual.  It's the media spin to manipulate you to do what they want.

The time has come for all good men (generic term) to take a stand and DEMAND some real change.  Let the news cover the Democratic and Republican National Conventions along with the televised debates and let social media do the rest of the campaign.  Let the political parties put their money where it helps the PEOPLE not the party.  The political paybacks are not worth the investment of the American people.

Most of my friends had already made their minds up and knew who they were voting for after the convention and debates. The constant stream of facebook, google+ and twitter posts for someones candidate is annoying beyond belief.  Sharing statements that are not correct makes the initiator look like an imbecile. 

Discussing the concept of  "after the storm" what are the people who have been SHOUTING their strong beliefs going to feel like if their candidate loses on November 6th?  How do they take back all those unkind words and cartoons which exuded hate when the candidate does not win?

There WILL be anxiety for some when their candidate is the loser, so preparing for that possibility will help in maintaining balance if you process it NOW.

Face the facts,  there will be a winner and a loser.  Some will be happy and some will not.  You are going to need to build a bridge and walk on over it if we are to heal this nation and come together as a united front.

Neighborhoods on the east coast and community services are all going to have to work together to rebuild the natural disaster we have just experienced.  The same principles are going to be needed to reconstruct our nation.  Compassion, kindness, forgiveness, consideration, patience and ingenuity are all qualities which need to be incorporated in our daily lives to rise above the horrific mess we are in financially.

Let’s take all the fear out of the politics that are out there.  Think about who directs and controls your life right now?  You Flag and catneed to TRUST and know that you will still be directed and controlled by the same Principle that has been in effect since the beginning of time.  This is a personal decision and you control your thoughts on this one!  Take responsibility for your own thoughts, you are in control of your own fear.

The candidate who gets elected on November 6, 2012 needs our support and positive thoughts. Each candidate talks about “crossing the lines” to help the American public, lets support them in doing it.  This should not be campaign rhetoric, both sides need to walk the walk, AFTER THE STORM!

We need to think about the concept from our  personal perspective and realize we are going to have to “cross the line” with our individual thoughts and work together as a Nation to correct this ”monster” debt and unemployment situation.  We have a part to play in the process and that is to be the BEST American’s we can be, supporting our Congress and President no matter what party gets elected.

“You must be the change you want to see in the world"  Mahatma Gandhi.  He was a man of power, a man of peace and he changed the world.

Ask yourself, what are you doing to make a difference?

We need to think about the future, we need new energy sources, we need to recycle, we need to develop cars that are fuel-efficient, we need to get rid of all the excess that is tearing our country apart.  We need to start with ourselves and think about what we are doing to facilitate the changes that are needed.  We need to love our neighbor before we can have world peace.  We HAVE to reach “across the isle” if our favorite candidate does not win and see what we can do to make things different and change the destruction from within  going on right now.

You and I are the difference in America. Watch this video created by Diane Johnson and feel the love!  It is NOT the Republicans or the Democrats.  It is us and the way we behave.  The way we reach out, the way we help others, the way we treat the environment, the way we love one another.  The same way we will have to come together "after the storm" with Sandy.  American Red Cross and Salvation Army donations are needed NOW!

Apply the universal concept of the Golden Rule, in this time of escalated challenges.  “Treating others as you would like to be treated” is a moral Principle, found in the teachings around the globe. It can dissolve the anger and lead to peace one day!

Think about this, if you were the newly elected President, how would you want to be treated?  Then, let your individual answer direct your actions.

 Are the dots connectiing?  Will Sandy make a difference in how you are processing the rebuiding of our Nation, Politics and Behavior Modification? 

Spread the world as we cross the isle to rebuild together!  One Nation, Under God, Indivisible with Justice and LIBERTY for All! 

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Comment balloon 10 commentsCarra Riley & Declan Kenyon • October 31 2012 10:37AM


This is a post that needs to be read by matter what your political belief. I am suggesting.


Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 8 years ago

Thank you Margaret.. my only friend :)  I appreciate the support.. I did change the title and am going to make a shorter version featuring the youtube link fo the song my friend wrote... So great to  connect with you and I am excited about the hangout on air Thursday to discuss VA loans!  Thank you my friend!  

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) about 8 years ago

Carra, well said.  I am hoping the president gets elected for another term, but I will support whomever is elected and I hope our congress will act accordingly.   Instead of putting the needs of the country first, it's criminal that they put the needs of their party first.  

The disaster on the east coast should certainly put this race into perspective but sadly, I am still getting asinine voice mails from both sides (my husband is a Romney supporter).  Do they think anyone listens to their pre-recorded voice mails?  That money would e far better spent helping others.

Posted by Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches (RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A) about 8 years ago

@Susan - I agree, they could use that voice mail money in many better ways.  I get several a day.

I will support whoever is president.

Wonderful words of wisdom, Carra, glad I saw this post on G+.

Posted by Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR, Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS (Desert Gold Realty - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale) about 8 years ago

Carra, Please go read Susan's featured post  Political Intolerance


Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 8 years ago

Susan ~  So glad you have the attitude of gratitude and are all for the healing of our nation.  The division has to stop and no matter who wins we have to support the country and go forward.  Thank you so much for takint the time to read this epistile and I am creating a shorter, happier one tonight!  

Virginia ~  So good to read that wonderful attitude of supporting the winner.. I am so grateful that you came over to read this!  Thank you.

Margaret ~  I will scurry on over there.. thank you!  

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) about 8 years ago

Margaret sent me here. It is a very good post, even though I do not see how Sandy should change the election. Every election is tense and gets to the point that it becomes annoying, but this is part of how the will of people is done, and we shouldn't rush it, shouldn't stop the campaigning and use the money for something else.

No matter how big Sandy is, and how much destruction it caused, natural disasters do not change the course of the country, but Presidents do, and we see it happening, and it is important to deal with the aftermath of the hiurricane, but not forget that we might be dealing with a bigger disaster on the election day.

Posted by Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices (Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408) about 8 years ago

Jon Zolsky ~  Good thoughts you have and we have to support whoever is our new President!  We have to rebuild after Sandy and we have to rebuild our country.. that was the analogy.   That will make the difference... support not division to accomplish the needed modification.  Thank you for stopping by and Thank you @Margaret Rome for sending Jon.  

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) about 8 years ago

The president might ought to be campaigning in New York it might even change to Romney. Sorry to say but Romney will win and it will be big. I just think 08 we voted with our emotions and 12 will be with our pocketbook.

Fool me once shame on you Fool me twice shame on ME

Posted by Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl. (Charles Stallions Real Estate Services ) about 8 years ago

Charles ~  Tuesday will be the big day and we will all need to support the President of the United States whoever that might be!  Thank you for stopping by to share!  Nice to meet you!

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) about 8 years ago