I love myself for the Truth within me. The Truth within me Knows me for who I am—Pure Love, Only Love, beyond all valuing of the world. In Love all are equal, for we are One. This is how Truth Knows me—Pure, One, and Free. This is my Truth; this is our Truth; this is the Self I love.
What do you do when you work really hard on knowing yourself as Love, on valuing that essential part of you and seeking only the Truth within…and so many people around you are focused on valuing money, climbing the business-success ladder, and material ambition? What about when those people judge you as lazy and complacent because you are not in their “climb-the-ladder-be-ambitious” mindset because they have no idea about the work you are doing on yourself to bring more love and light into the world?
That’s a rhetorical question. It’s aimed to get at how we–those of us working with Love and Light on a daily basis, in the world–deal with people and situations who “aren’t there”, and who value other things.
In times past, people who worked with the higher vibrations, the energy of Love and Light, were those people who took a religious-spiritual path, within churches and organizations, as monks, nuns, servants of God in an established tradition. In these scenarios, the time and space was carved out and constructed in order to worship, pray, and devote one’s life to God. These people were surrounded by others like them; there was an implicit understanding of people’s purpose, and everyone was devoted to that purpose.
While these scenarios still exist today, there are also more diverse ways of serving the Divine–so many people are doing the work of Love and Light, as everyday people, with families, jobs, school, etc. We are everywhere!
And we are everywhere because we need to be. There are so many people and places that need our light. So, we go there. No longer do we have the luxury of sitting in reclusive meditation for 8 hours a day; our work is within…and out in the world. We are the Light-bringers, which means, we go to where Light is needed–and that means to the dark places. We must be our light, the light of Love, the Light of our True Selves, everywhere we are, everywhere we go, regardless of what others think or judge us to be.
We cannot change people. We especially cannot change people who want to hold on to misperceptions, smallness, or errors in thought. What we can do is remember our Selves. We can correct our own perceptions, expand into infinite Love, identify with Source, invite Divine Will to act through us, and be the Love and Light we are.
It is a new era–we are out there, in the world, working. It is not easy; we must be vigilant to maintain our Love, amidst people and situations who do not understand, who do not want to know.
All are called. Everyone is your brother, your sister–they are making their way to Love and Light, just as you are, just as you have. If you are further along the path, you are their light, their guiding hand, wherever you go. Lead by example.