Saturday, January 07, 2012

Cherish Yourselves

Our wish for each one of you in the new year is that you would cherish yourselves, and see yourselves, in any given moment, or in any given circumstance, as nothing less than the love of God made manifest in this world. You are all deserving of love. We ask you this year to choose to be loving to yourselves. You are all deserving of kindness, so choose to be kind to yourselves. You are all worthy of miracles and so believe in them even when you haven't a clue how they might come about. And you all know, deep down, that it feels better and more honest with yourselves to be loving, no matter what the world presents to you.

Anger, upset, frustration, etc., are all very human emotions, and when they occur by all means, let them flow and let them go, but then dear friends, as if you are building muscle this year, choose love once again. Choose kindness. Choose to allow others to have their perspectives without feeling that their truth is a threat to your own. You can acknowledge one another and not agree upon a thing. You can say, "Ah yes, I see your point. I see why you feel as you do, and yet I feel differently and that is ok! We are unique. We are not always supposed to agree!"

But what if someone has wronged us you say? We answer this question by way of example. Suppose someone has taken your money. Well then dear friends, you have choice. You have a legal system you can employ and you also have God. You can say, well then, you have stolen from me and I will take you to court but I will do it with love. I will not fall into fear and anger. A parent correcting a child with love is far more effective than one correcting a child with anger. Alternately, you can say, "Ok you stole from me but it is too much trouble to take you to court and so I will walk away." Keep the money you took from me and bless you. I release you and will move forward in my life with love. God will give me more. Neither choice is a "holier" path dear ones - who you are being on the inside is always far more important than what you do on the outside.

And so this year, strive to bring love into all your choices, into all your situations, into all your relationships. This does not mean life will always be easy, nor does it mean that people will always return your love and kindness. But you will feel like yourself. You will feel better. And if you can't muster up the love for the outside world, at least be kind and loving to yourself.

It takes so much energy to hang on to upset, grudges, unforgiveness, and the like. You do not want to drag these things with you into 2012, dear friends, because whatever you harbor on the inside will make manifest on the outside in greater fashion this year than ever before. Instead, bless your past. Bless those who have wronged you for indeed they are your teachers. By all means, create a kinder reality for yourselves this year, not so much by worrying about which choices to make, but by making all choices with love. Love is the catalyst for transformation dear friends, and each of one of you seeks a greater, happier, more expressed, joyful, and abundant reality.

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