Cracking The Oyster
Happy Thorsday! Welcome to Day 20!
I don’t know about you, but that phrase almost makes me feel like I’m in some sort of trouble when I hear it, “We need to talk”. That phrase or “can we talk?” are just about enough to send shivers down my spine; just about nothing good in my life has ever followed either of those two phrases.
I’m far too serious of a person. It’s far too simple for me to “go there” and stay there. I’m extremely fortunate those closest to me balance me out.
Today’s article is very serious, yes. No, we’re not breaking up with you WP, you can relax…lol!
Grab yourself a temperature appropriate beverage, get to your favorite cushy reading spot, and as always…
If you are to be your Self in the world, you must be for others as well as yourself. There is no other.
Be willing to receive the Infinite Love of All. Be willing to understand how to rise above the struggles and pains of the world. Be willing to rise again and again with each call for help, each outstretched hand. Be willing to be the one to choose to change. Offer your pain, suffering, guilt, and blame up for transformation, into the light of Love that you may see and give only the light of Love always.
I have a responsibility to you. This Guiding Thought encapsulates that responsibility.
The first responsibility is to be willing to receive the Infinite Love of All. Yes. This is my responsibility. It’s not just a wish, or hope or fantasy, or some airy-fairy feel good statement. This is serious, a serious responsibility. The reason this is serious? Marianne Williamson says it this way, “As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” In the same way, when I open myself to receiving Infinite Love, I give you permission to do the same. In Love, what I do for me, I do for you; you are my responsibility. I am my brother’s keeper.
The second responsibility is the “rising above”. In situations where there is pain or struggle I must be aware, turn my thoughts to Divine Love, allow Love to lead me, and rise above. This is not an easy thing to do, but it is my responsibility to try, and be willing. People learn what they see, learn what they experience. When I can really remain in Love during times of struggle, I am showing others they can too; I am opening up a path for others to follow.
And I must get myself through my own pain or guilt. I need to heal those parts of me that are hurt or feel unloved or abandoned or overlooked. As I heal those parts, they turn into light and love (really, they do!), and that pain or struggle no longer even exists in the same way within me. At that point, the “rising above” becomes easier. There is nothing for another’s pain to resonate with within me; in the absence of a sounding board, it can disperse, and I can help it along through Love.
We are One, there is no other. You are my responsibility. Am I yours?