Saturday, February 16, 2013

Don't keep misery company

You have a little saying on your earth that we will paraphrase, "Don't let the lost, angry, hurting souls get you down." It is important, dear ones, to remember that keeping those in misery company does not serve them. Far better to stay in your light and keep them company if they wish, than to step into their darkness. In this way you become the light, the love, the hope, and the inspiration for those in need.

In very practical terms, this means, do not allow those living in anger to anger you. Do not let the depressed sadden you. Do not let the lost, hurting, and hateful, draw you into their pain. We do understand that this is no small task upon your planet earth. There is far more acceptance for pain than joy. There is far greater support for pity than compassion. There is a general acceptance of the idea that life on earth must by its very nature involve suffering. And to a degree, dear ones, it does, for that is what humanity has accepted as the "norm."

You, however, do not have to buy into this reality. You do not have to feel it is necessary to be in pain in order to help those in pain. You can, instead adopt the attitude that God has for all which is one of acceptance, understanding, and compassion. Divine Love says, "I would rather see these beautiful souls grow through joy but given their level of understanding now, they are growing through pain. I will send them love. I will beckon them with love. I will listen to their pain and bless it and help them release it." But dear ones, you do no one any good by choosing to suffer with them. Instead you simply dim your light, thereby making yourself less able to lead others into the very same.

So how do you avoid falling into the darkness when you bear witness to pain or sadness? By your very compassionate nature you are likely, as human beings to have feeling of sadness or upset, but if you can acknowledge that these come from love, from a very deep and compassionate love, and then tune into that love, then you can switch from the vibration of pain, into the vibration of love. Say you see the suffering of the innocent. It enrages and saddens you. You realize that this frustration and sadness comes from a very great love. And you focus upon the love until you see yourself as God sees you, a being of very great love and compassion. You are a being that wants better for the beings that inhabit your planet earth. And from that place of love, dear ones, then you ask, "What can I do to bring this love to the surface? How can I best express it here upon the earth?" You will be guided then to express your love. You will no longer feel powerlessly mired in pain, but rather powerfully rooted and guided in love. And in this space, then you can become the force for changing the very things that bothered you to begin with.

Let us make this discussion a bit more personal. Suppose someone close to you is angry or sad. They are attacking you. It hurts. You get angry. Your human tendency is "fight or flight" and you want to either fight back or run away. Stop there. Focus on what is beneath this "fight or flight." Is it not a desire to love yourself, to be treated well, to have the other person act in a higher and holier manner? Focus on your desire to love yourself. Does it really help you love yourself to attack the other, or to run? Ask the question, "How can I best love myself in this situation God?" And then you will be guided. Sometimes you will be guided to speak firmly and with compassion. Sometimes you will be guided to go. Sometimes you will be guided to simply listen to another perspective with compassion. When your words or actions are guided you will act or speak in a way that is conscious, that acknowledges both of you as souls who are basically, dee p in your hearts, seeking love.

And so dear ones, beneath your pain is love. And from your love you can act, speak, or think in ways far more powerful than if you remain mired in darkness. We know this takes effort. We know it is not always easy. And yet we know also that returning to the truth of love is the only way to ever effect change upon your planet earth.

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