“Once I learned to like me more than others did, then I didn't have to worry about being the funniest or the most popular or the prettiest. I was the best me and I only ever tried to be that." Issa Rae
Just be me – what a great idea! After all, everyone else is taken, right? Seriously, when we live our lives concerned about what others say, do or think it makes us miserable. The reason of course is that we have no control over anyone else. People are going to do what people are going to do. Today, I sat in the park with my dear friend, ShaRon, enjoying all the people walking around, feeding the ducks, while a beautiful fountain cascaded in the middle of the water. I was so caught up in nature and our conversation and all thoughts of anything outside of that moment were just muffled background noise. There was no fear being shown anywhere. It was a small microcosm that was showing what was possible. We people-watched and made up stories of the ducks which was really cool. It was innocent fun. No one was getting hurt. Nobody was stressing, not even the mother of a small 3-year-old girl who was free to roam and play as she wished. There were moments when both ShaRon and I cringed as the wee one kept getting very close to the edge of the water. It was the closest thing to fear that was showing itself in the entire park. When we left, the child was still intact. The “what-if’s” had subsided as obviously this was not the first experience the little girl had in the park.
Dear Angels, why is trust so difficult at times? Even in the midst of a seemingly perfect outing with amazing weather and light energy, a thought of fear came in about something that never happened. How do we be cautiously aware without putting the worst possible scenario spin on things?
Dear Ones, we do understand your desire to protect the young and your bit of irritation when a parent or caregiver seemingly is unaware of potential danger. Could you have approached the mom? Sure, but you already knew there was a language barrier. Your only job in that instance was to trust. Trust that there were angels playing with the little girl. Trust that there was no need to sound the alarm but if there was, you were being observant and would have known if help was needed. Many times you do not allow your intuition to work due to your fear blocking it out. We invite you, Dear Ones, to trust the process. That little girl was you, deep inside where there is an element of caution and limits. It is admirable of you to want safety but ask yourself how you could let go for just a moment and see life through the eyes of the innocent child. She was there to be your teacher, just as everyone who comes across your path is you in some form teaching you and reminding you of who and what you are. Let go of the fear and just be you.
Dear Angels, thank you for the valuable lesson of letting go. I love you. Namaste y’all.
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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