Remember that change is not necessarily something that gets imposed on you, but is something you have the power to create.

~Ainslie MacLeod’s Spirit Guides

Change is inevitable. We all know that. But what we often forget is how much power we have to create the change we want.

In the days following the result of the 2016 presidential election, many old souls are appalled by the changes they see coming. A Trump administration, packed full of young souls, has the potential to create lasting damage to the people, the economy, and the environment.

As I pointed out in my book, The Instruction, young souls don’t want to govern, they want to rule.

Faced with this, a lot of older souls feel a deep sense of disempowerment right now. They talk about leaving the country, or how depressed they are. And they have every right to feel that way. It’s all part of a process that leads to change.

But there’s also a past-life element in all of this. Sadly, it affects older souls more than younger, less spiritually-connected souls.

Older souls often have many lives of disempowerment in their soul’s past.

We’ve all been slaves, prisoners, or have been trapped by financial restrictions or social expectations. Soul-level memories of these past lives have been triggered by recent events, and have caused many of us to feel helpless in the face of something so much bigger than ourselves.

It’s perfectly natural to go into a place of powerlessness.

But what’s important is to get out of there as quickly as possible–to flip from a place of disempowerment to one in which you feel empowered. Instead of staying stuck and internalizing your emotions, channel them outwardly.

Use that energy to stand up to those younger souls, and show them a better way of behaving.

Under a Trump administration, many people’s rights and even lives will be at risk. The way to go to a place of empowerment is to get involved, stand up for those who lack a voice, and be a force for positive change.

As an old soul, it’s incumbent upon you to help others.

When you were a persecuted minority several lifetimes ago, what would you have wanted? To be supported and protected. This is your opportunity to be the advocate or protector you wish you’d had in your life back then.

When you’re done mourning over this sad state of affairs we find ourselves in, lick your wounds of disappointment and get to work.

Join the ACLU, become an ally for LGBTQ rights, or speak out against injustice in whatever way that calls to you.

Use the power you have to be a force for positive change in the world.

Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing what I’m doing to help impact change, and how you can join me. I’m really fired up about this, and think you will be too! Stay tuned…