Depk Chopra on Obama and the Palin effect

Obama and the Palin Effect

politics has the uncanny effect of mirroring the national psyche even
when nobody intended to do that. This is perfectly illustrated by the
rousing effect that Gov. Sarah Palin had on the Republican convention
in Minneapolis this week. On the surface, she outdoes former Vice
President Dan Quayle as an unlikely choice, given her negligent
parochial expertise in the complex affairs of governing. Her state of
Alaska has less than 700,000 residents, which reduces the job of
governor to the scale of running one-tenth of New York City. By
comparison, Rudy Giuliani is a towering international figure. Palin’s
pluck has been admired, and her forthrightness, but her real appeal
goes deeper.

She is the reverse of Barack Obama, in essence his shadow, deriding
his idealism and turning negativity into a cause for pride. In
psychological terms the shadow is that part of the psyche that hides
out of sight, countering our aspirations, virtue, and vision with
qualities we are ashamed to face: anger, fear, revenge, violence,
selfishness, and suspicion of “the other.” For millions of Americans,
Obama triggers those feelings, but they don’t want to express them. He
is calling for us to reach for our higher selves, and frankly, that
stirs up hidden reactions of an unsavory kind. (Just to be perfectly
clear, I am not making a verbal play out of the fact that Sen. Obama is
black. The shadow is a metaphor widely in use before his arrival on the
scene.) I recognize that psychological analysis of politics is usually
not welcome by the public, but I believe such a perspective can be
helpful here to understand Palin’s message. In her acceptance speech
Gov. Palin sent a rousing call to those who want to celebrate their
resistance to change and a higher vision

Look at what she stands for:

  • Small town values — a nostaligic return to simpler times
    disguises a denial of America’s global role, a return to petty,
    small-minded parochialism.
  • Ignorance of world affairs — a repudiation of the need to repair America’s image abroad.
  • Family values — a code for walling out anybody who makes a
    claim for social justice. Such strangers, being outside the family,
    don’t need to be needed.
  • Rigid stands on guns and abortion — a scornful repudiation that these issues can be negotiated with those who disagree.
  • Patriotism — the usual fallback in a failed war.
  • ”Reform” — an italicized term, since in addition to
    cleaning out corruption and excessive spending, one also throws out
    anyone who doesn’t fit your ideology.

Palin reinforces the overall message of the reactionary right, which
has been in play since 1980, that social justice is liberal-radical,
that minorities and immigrants, being different from “us” pure American
types, can be ignored, that progressivism takes too much effort and
globalism is a foreign threat. The radical right marches under the
banners of “I’m all right, Jack,” and “Why change? Everything’s OK as
it is.” The irony, of course, is that Gov. Palin is a woman and a
reactionary at the same time. She can add mom to apple pie on her
resume, while blithely reversing forty years of feminist progress. The
irony is superficial; there are millions of women who stand on the side
of conservatism, however obviously they are voting against their own
good. The Republicans have won multiple national elections by raising
shadow issues based on fear, rejection, hostility to change, and

Obama’s call for higher ideals in politics can’t be seen in a
vacuum. The shadow is real; it was bound to respond. Not just
conservatives possess a shadow — we all do. So what comes next is a
contest between the two forces of progress and inertia. Will the shadow
win again, or has its furtive appeal become exhausted? No one can
predict. The best thing about Gov. Palin is that she brought this
conflict to light, which makes the upcoming debate honest. It would be
a shame to elect another Reagan, whose smiling persona was a stalking
horse for the reactionary forces that have brought us to the
demoralized state we are in. We deserve to see what we are getting,
without disguise.

Berry's picture

Ever since I first came across Deepok Chopra, I have admired his insight into the deeper meanings of the reality around us.  His comments above resonate so greatly with me and I believe he has brought to light something that none of us has considered up until now. As much as we may dislike or laugh at Sarah Palin, she does expose and dispay the shadow side of our society.

Thank you  Thomas-Rene for posting this.

Love and Light,


ChrisBowers's picture

Within the first paragraph I was reminded of something Ra said (in session 17) concerning the behavior of people on this planet during the "event horizon" transitional times we are now in. It explains alot and also allows each of us to not get too entrenched in the tempting anger/rage that can come when watching these apparent idiots do what they do and say what they say. As if that were not strange enough, they, the Sarah Palins and all her apparently-unstable adoring fans, think the same of us! How can we not get what they get? How can we be so blind??? How friggin' bizarre is that!!!! And yet this is simply the phenomenon of the ever widening chasm that is forming as the positive and negative polarities experience something akin to the externalization of the hierarchy, a defining moment when an old way is fading and a new way is coming in in a way that is quite the mathematical certainty of sorts, in spite of inviolate free will, for this planet is also an entity with an inviolate free will, AND GAIA HATH SPOKEN!!!!!!.

In essence, the Sarah Palins can go on thinking and acting and believing what they wish, but they will have to do it after a bit of an abrupt ending to this particular incarnation and begin a new one on some other 3rd density planet that is happily experimenting with elitist service to self negative polarity. They have every right to continue on the way they wish, just not here, not now. I have said it before and I am willing to say it ad nauseum - this planet is cosmically earmarked for service to self positive polarity 4th density.

I quote Ra's words from session 17:

Ra: I am Ra. "The fourth density is a vibrational spectrum. Your
time/space continuum has spiraled your planetary sphere and your, what
we would call galaxy, what you call star (Ra is speaking of our Solar System), into this vibration. This
will cause the planetary sphere itself to electromagnetically realign
its vortices of reception of the in-streaming of cosmic forces
expressing themselves as vibrational webs so that the Earth thus be
fourth-density magnetized, as you may call it. This is going
to occur with some inconvenience, as we have said before, due to the
energies of the thought-forms of your peoples which disturb the orderly
constructs of energy patterns within your Earth spirals of energy which
increases entropy and unusable heat
(one of the causes of climate change right now). This will cause your
planetary sphere to have some ruptures in its outer garment while
making itself appropriately magnetized for fourth density
. This is the
planetary adjustment."

(and then those incarnating in at this time in preparation for the harvest to 4th density)

"You will find a sharp increase in the number of people, as you
call mind/body/spirit complexes, whose vibrational potentials include
the potential for fourth-vibrational distortions. Thus, there will seem
to be, shall we say, a new breed. These are those incarnating for
fourth-density work

(and then this passage that goes a long way in explaining the very polarized nature of the days we find ourselves in right now)

"There will also be a sharp increase in the short run of negatively oriented or polarized mind/body/spirit complexes and social complexes, due to the polarizing conditions of the sharp delineation between fourth-density characteristics and third-density self-service orientation" (sort of a "the devil knoweth its time is short" phenomenon)

(and then this passage that strongly suggests that this particular planet is already earmarked for 4th density positive)

"Those who remain in fourth density upon this plane (on this planet) will be of the so-called positive orientation"

I rest my case - the defense rests.... (assuming Ra, Don, Carla and Jim are not all complete wack jobs!!! LOL)

Kerry called Ra "my invisible friend" this morning and asked me if that was okay, was that offensive? I told her, not in the least, for that which is visible in 3rd density will soon be understood to be a lesser proof of existence than that which is now considered invisible!!! I told her that by the time I am done pontificating that one short explanation, our physical bodies and the physical makeup of all that we can "see" will be different, for all of that "inverted Light" crude physical matter is continually in flux, and therefore never ever completely stable and absolutely never eternal, and is, therefore, not the best evidence of existence. And so it is, how Ra became my "invisible friend" to the end, haaahahahaha!!!!

Love/Light, Chris

Berry's picture

This is one of the most relevant passages from the Ra Material in relationship to our current world conditions.  It sums up all that we can expect in the next few years in a concise and brief statement.   I remind the readers that this was recorded almost 28 some years ago. But Ra was indeed speaking for our time here and now.

I am delighted that Kerry thinks of Ra as an invisible friend, one among many of the Federation of Planets in service to the One Infinite Creator.


Love and Light to both of you,


ChrisBowers's picture

Wait til "they" (all who believe that all life is limited to biological function in the realm of crude matter) find out that the so called "invisible" was/is only invisible because they/we were/are so very entrenched in a belief system that is so strong that it creates the illusion of invisibility, as in, "Look at the Monkey, Look at the Monkey!" Don't look over there, look at the monkey!!!!!

We are not waiting for "them" - they are patiently waiting for us!!!!! We have so many things backwards in this 3rd density hologram that it is utterly amazing that we ever come to escape its strong allure and gravitational pull. Ahhhh, but there is another "gravitational pull" that is stronger, much stronger, ergo, black holes, the cosmic signature of life forms and entities coming to such clarity and enlightenment that what we see in our 3rd density hologram matrix through the telescope is the cosmic effect of the most awesome of "aha's"

Another thing we have backwards that Bill Hicks would allude to at the end of almost every one of his standup comedy routines centered in the Law of One concept of "ONE", we do not struggle to get to enlightenment! We struggle to stay in our entrenched and favored dream(s) that denies enlightenment, that very natural condition noticed upon achieving emptiness, the surrender of all notions and imaginations and beliefs and judgments and conclusions, including conclusions about the Law of One, funny as that may seem....

The Law of One material, as ALL catalyst is and was always intended to be, is only meant to guide one to a very personal understanding of the same place the Buddhist priest would have one go to - total emptiness/non-attachment as natural "gateway" to the place we are literally already always at, and can never ever not Be - we are simply in a very willful/intentional self-inflicted coma/dream while quite entrenched, on some level, in the belief that all of this is being thrust upon us and is happening to us. Such a belief, upon being correctly understood, becomes so utterly silly/ridiculous that it is quickly/easily dismissed, for one would have to believe that Unity/Creator is being subjected to something other than and separate from Unity/Creator, against Unity/Creator's will. Utter nonsense unto the ultimate bizarre when correctly and thoroughly appraised!!!

No matter how much we may "think" we understand, we all still have much to let go of to achieve this emptiness unto ascension/transformation. Proof of attachment test - anyone ready to give away all their possessions right now and hit the road absent any cash or credit/debit cards to achieve emptiness through the practice of non-attachment??? I know I'm not quite yet (but I think of it often as pathway to "walkabout" or "vision quest"), and yet, if one did so one would be within the camp of the world's majority (many of whom think they want what we have) and therein lies the sure path to enlightenment as almost unavoidable if one were truly ready to literally practice that level of trust in reality.

As Eckhart Tolle will say from time to time, "It is what it is"

Love/Light, Chris

P.S. Correction on my other post above! Just noticed I mistakenly (in another obvious fit of dyslexia, LOL) said, "this planet is cosmically earmarked for service to self positive polarity 4th density". It should say, as I'm sure you all are already aware of, say, "service to others positive polarity 4th density"....

Berry's picture

P.S. Correction on my other post above! Just noticed I mistakenly (in another obvious fit of dyslexia, LOL) said, "this planet is cosmically earmarked for service to self positive polarity 4th density". It should say, as I'm sure you all are already aware of, say, "service to others positive polarity 4th density"....


You are forgiven, even Ra occasionally made the same mistake. LOL



ChrisBowers's picture

I am indeed in good company....

Thanks for the encouraging reminder!!!

Love/Light, Chris

P.S. What is really amusing about the seemingly apparent mistake is the reminder from Ra that all serve the Creator, for it is utterly impossible not to, whether one is negative polarity service to self or positive polarity service to others. There is only a polarized medium where free will entities are making conscious choices that lead, ultimately to the very same place and thing, Unity/Creator.... For there is no other place and there is no other thing....

What a Trip!!!!!!

Thomas-Rene's picture

Great posts. Chris and Berry.

Berry wrote: "P.S. Correction on my other post above! Just noticed I mistakenly (in another obvious fit of dyslexia, LOL) said, "this planet is cosmically earmarked for service to self positive polarity 4th density". It should say, as I'm sure you all are already aware of, say, "service to others positive polarity 4th density"...."

Perhaps the uncorrected version might just need the second self changed to Self?

I'm just amazed at how fast things are moving these days. Seems like less than two weeks ago there was six hundred billion dollars needed for a bailout. Now it's up to seven hundred trillion dollars. Everything that isn't in resistance is accelerating.

Just a little more than one hundred years ago, those seeking change thorugh understanding of self could spend a lifetime with Freud and end up with endless unanswerable questions.

Then came behavioral psychology (modification) and learning how to not manifest what was going on in the inner world; the spiritual thirst. In two months one could be "doing life" differently.

Next ~ the human empowerment movement. A weekend of intense encounter and one understand those early childhood decisions that might may no longer be of service; those seemingly formative decisions that shaped us into what Freud believed was incurable. Perhaps Freud was fond of his quirks. Especially so when he discovered that he could convince people that his quirks were reality, thus luring them into the role of the "true believer."

Eric Hoffer, The Longshoreman Philosopher had much to say about the true believer. In a brief paraphrase he wrote that the "true believer" couldn't know Truth because belief got in the way. They seem to be unwilling to see that there just might be another way of seeing. Collectively, the true believers seek compatible true believers and form mass movements to resist change. Resistance is very expensive. My favorite analogy is thinking of the electricity we use in our homes as something that is "Produced." That's what the utility companies claim. But all the costs of getting electricity into my home are based on creating resistance to the free flow of electricity.

Perhaps those in resistance to the necessary changes to be made at this time will prevail in the election. But it wont matter.

Love, Light, Life & laughter to all

Shaun75's picture


good post bro and thanks for the info!:)


yeah i agree with the Chopra can clearly see the is positive the other is negative..


it is very wierd to see people cheering for the negative at those meet-ups with


what a world!  it shows how well the controllers have programmed/brainwashed Humans on this planet..they have done an amazing job..


,but the outcome of that amazing job sucks! is very tough to live here on this planet, awake to the reality of the system.


i wish for heaven and abundance for all Humanity:)


much love to you all and to all that is:)



ChrisBowers's picture

Wonderful post!!!! Tricia has expressed this very truth on many occasions that you quoted from Eric Hoffer,

"the "true believer" couldn't know Truth because belief got in the way"

It is key to the core understanding that no notion of belief shall be left standing upon that moment of enlightenment, for that moment of enlightenment comes the moment we surrender all attachments and entrenched views. As Helen said in A Course in Miracles,

"trading bad illusions for good ones, and finally, good ones for none at all"

It is why Ra was almost laughing in the Law of One material when discussing the all but foolish notion of finding someone to faithfully channel a message that must ultimately come to each of us, not by Ra posting a message in time (although the catalyst of such an act has helped many to find their own seeking ability), but by each of us finding the will to search for that return to understanding what, in the end, requires absolutely nothing but willingness, pure willingness - the willingness to approach those methods of understanding and then release them the moment they are sufficiently used up instead of turning them into just one more static religion, the devil's most shrewd method to date (to make use of another useful catalyst concerning positive and negative polarity), one that always requires our willingness to worship the creature (or the catalyst) instead of the Creator.

Same old same old until we get tired of the boring static nonsense of attachment and entrenched romantic notions of nothing real. And then, upon risking it all on the wacky concept of giving it all up for "nothingness" in return, we become aware of ALL that was/is always there, never not there, just somewhat invisible until all else untrue was/is surrendered to all that is already true and real.....

Nothing Real can be threatened....

Nothing Unreal exists....

Herein lies the Peace of God...

Love/Light, Chris

Thomas-Rene's picture

"trading bad illusions for good ones, and finally, good ones for none at all"  Chris Bowers

You're on a roll, Bro. One of the most rewarding trip masters that guided me through the subtlety's of duality was David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D.

Truth Vs. Falsehood, The Eye if I, I and other works provide profound understandings of consciousness levels and their corresponding emotional qualities. It seems to me that the main proponents of maintaining the duality of good and evil are the western religions. Hey ~ without evil they are out of business, right? But when the whole spectrum of consciousness from one to one thousand is applied to books, movies, governments, etc., then all of what might be labeled as evil becomes a level of consciousness. For the most part, consciousness can be lowered by our allowing our encrusted thought forms to create the "them" and "us" thing, the illusion of separation

Love, Light, Life and LaughterCool


ChrisBowers's picture

So well said!  I love when I am reading someone else's words and I get an instant word picture combo that is the result of the synergy/flow.  As I was reading your post I got the distinct impression of being very much present and alive on so many other levels, but that I was most conscious (right now, and now, and now) of maintaining the illusion of this physical body.  I am doing this, but no one is telling me to do this.  I can stop this any time I want to.  A large chunk of enlightenment will be the amazing realization of our infinite options, but like Ra said in the Law of One sessions, one will only ascend as far as the intensity of the Light is not knocking him or her over, what one is comfortable with.

Boy, does that ever do away with concepts of judgment and crime and punishment and heaven and hell.  How sad that the liberating messages from so many ascended masters coming to our aid have been squandered by reducing them to fear-based illusions of Godliness.  I feel like Neo in The Matrix, attempting to see past the entrenched notions of reality fixed in his mind to be able to overcome the Mr. Andersons of the ongoing lie that none of us are ever subject to.

The vampires are not storming our sanctuary - we are, on some level, inviting them in of our own accord, or we are self-activating to be more aware of the choices we are making and the infinite options we actually have just for the asking....  We may still be tested by temptation of fear, but who cares!!!!

Let the games begin if that is what it takes to wake up!!!!

Love/Light, Chris

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