“The greatest disease in the West today is not TB or leprosy; it is being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for. We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread but there are many more dying for a little love. The poverty in the West is a different kind of poverty -- it is not only a poverty of loneliness but also of spirituality. There's a hunger for love, as there is a hunger for God.”
― Mother Teresa,
It has always been a mystery to me how terribly we can treat each other as humans. It is easy to forget that we are all equal when we stay in our head and not in our heart. Our heart will never lie to us. When you ask for clarity, it always comes. When we look for answers to world situations, especially where hatred and greed reign, it is best to search our heart for answers. There is a Cherokee story about good and evil. It is called Two Wolves.
An old Cherokee chief was teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.”
“One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, self-doubt, and ego.”
“The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.”
“This same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf wins?”
The old chief simply replied, “The one that you feed.”
Dear Angels, what we focus on is what we feed. We can set the intention to grow spiritually but if we are harboring hatred in our heart and feeding it constantly, we are lying to ourselves and others. Sometimes that hatred slips out in the words we use when we talk about another person. We all have someone in our lives who we judge because of their words and/or actions. How can we come to terms with this so that we can maintain our integrity in what our heart and soul are telling us to do?
Dear Ones, in life you will always have judgment. Who among you can turn to someone who has treated you or others in an unkind fashion and say truthfully “I love you”? What about a mother facing her son’s murderer or a young woman looking at the face of her rapist? Going further, look at those who are participating in human trafficking and sex crimes. What about serial killers? Dear Ones, can you pick and choose who you will love unconditionally? We are not saying you should endorse what each of these people did or even like the being they are portraying in their life story. When you consider that no one person has lived a perfect life, perhaps then you can drop the judgment part of it all. When Jesus spoke to an angry crowd who were ready to stone a woman for her sins, he instructed that “he who is without sin” should cast the stone at her. Judging another person is not why you are on earth, Dear Ones. If you find yourself showing anything but love to your fellow humans, we encourage you to look into your heart and ask if you are worthy to judge. When you criticize that person who thinks differently than you do, or maybe looks or acts differently from what you think they “should” then ask where that judgment is coming from and again are you worthy to administer that judgment. Do you not get the message yet that it is all about the love? Love is truly all there is. Your human experiences are all to show you this one thing. When you step out of the love, you are stepping further away from your true spirit self. Come home to love.
Dear Angels, thank you. I love you. Namaste y’all.
Today, I promise to come home to love in every given moment. I promise to show only love and compassion.
Teri Angel is a Happiness Coach, energy healer, best-selling author, spiritual teacher and mentor, and a motivational speaker. Teri is the Peace Campaign Coordinator for We, The World and the founder of a nonprofit organization, Angelspeakers Inc., which offers educational workshops and events centered around environmental awareness to include animals and nature, peace advocacy opportunities and ancient wisdom teachings. Teri’s movement “Peas For Peace” involves strengthening our awareness of the oneness of all, unifying mankind through compassion, peace, love and joy. She was named "She Who Blesses the Sacred Land" during the Peace On Earth Tour and embraces that title with loving grace. www.angelspeakers.com
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