Bad Blagojevich Posted on December 6th, 2011
Justice was served when former Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich found out that lying does not pay. Blagojevich was indicted on charges of political corruption and now faces a 17 year prison sentence. He is charged with attempting to sell the U.S. Senate seat that was vacated by then President-elect Barack Obama. This “pay to play” scheme stood to net Blagojevich and his cronies, a new job and plenty of perks. The combative Blagojevich brazenly declared his innocence right up to the day of reckoning. He now faces 16 felony counts, including racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud, extortion conspiracy and lying to federal agents. The fallout from Blagojevich’s lack of judgment is far reaching – 17 years of incarceration, loss of home and status, possible implication for his wife Patti, and humiliation for his two daughters to endure. But what does the Blagojevich story have to do with health? A lot! The body knows when you are lying and so does everyone else. There is a certain “energy” emitted from the body when you are emotionally clear or conversely, “clouded” with deception. There is a certain level of health that is the natural by-product of balance or homeostasis. If you lie, your body becomes weak, and so does your immune system. On a larger scale, lying has global consequences – famine, poverty, corruption, violence, war are all consequences of lies, from the top down. Do the right thing! Square with your conscience! Don’t lie; tell the truth – even if it hurts. People make mistakes, and own up to them, that takes courage but wins respect. Bad Blagojevich is now reaping what he has sown – 17 years behind bars because he forgot what his parents taught him – tell the truth!