Saturday, September 19, 2009

Love and tolerance

While you are upon this earth we ask you to practice love and tolerance for beliefs different than your own. By all means, stand in your own sacred center and only allow those behaviors that are right for you into your own life, but please refrain from judging others. Each person upon this earth, no matter, how hateful or how loving is on a quest for love... whether they are aware of it consciously, or completely ignorant of the fact.

When you disagree with someone, that is fine. You were not all meant to agree with one another. Think how boring your earth would be if there were only one kind of tree, only one kind of flower, only one scent, and only a limited range of sound. It is the very differences, the exquisite variety, that makes your planet, and indeed your human race unlike any other. You were never meant to be alike, worship alike, dress alike, look alike, or think alike. You were instead meant to form a beautiful kaleidoscope of of being-ness that in total is created in God's image and likeness. Even the dark serves a purpose to define the light. You could not easily see a candle flame in the light of the sun, could you? But you can make it out quite clearly in a darkened room. And so even the souls whose behaviors are sadly dark serve a purpose for they help you see, by contrast, your light, your goodness, and your love. Bless them for this role, set clear boundaries, or let them be and move away from them. Refrain from judgment dear ones, for each soul is truly doing the best they can in the moment - certainly not the best they are truly capable of in potential, but the best they can in each moment.

By avoiding judgment you free yourselves up. Rather than having to spend copious amounts of time and energy in defense of your perspective, or teaching another, you simply own what is true for you, express it if need be, and release whether or not the other changes, understands, or even likes what you say. You then, in response, can make healthy choices, because you have communicated and received a response. You now know where you stand. You now know where the other person stands. You can make a new choice. You can express your heart even more. You are creating real movement by embracing this level of honesty and non-detachment.

By contrast, arm-twisting, manipulation, coercion, or any attempt to 'make' another soul grow or change is a waste of your precious, loving, time and energy. Offer your gifts of wisdom but if the other does not wish to hear them or make use of the, let it be. They will grow in their own time.

You are all here for the very same reason dear friends - to learn that you are indeed children of God, born of His love, breathing by His will, and striving to clear yourselves of the illusions that you are anything less. Some of you are more conscious of this than others. Do not judge the unconscious ones for they are most in need of your prayers, and your love.

Love does not dictate that you must remain around or give in to these hurting souls, but rather love asks that you be as compassionate and kind as possible - no matter what your choices. You can love and set firm boundaries. You can love and walk away. You can love and ask permission to share your point of view. Love acknowledges the soul within and chooses wisely which behaviors you will support and which you will choose to withdraw from. Love walks hand in hand with truth, clarity, wisdom, and discernment. If you need help finding the healthy way to love an unhealthy person - be it talking with them or walking away from them, pray for help - these prayers are held in high esteem and always answered in their proper time.

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