“Act as if what you do will make a difference. It does.”
I was having a discussion with my friend Jean tonight and the quote of “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothing at all” came up. Wouldn’t it be such a different world if we actually followed this? It is so easy to do with people we like and admire. The niceties roll off our tongues. But what about those we have issues with, those we choose to bash because we disagree with them or just don’t like something about them? Then it gets a bit more difficult, doesn’t it? Why do we feel it is okay to speak unkindly about others based on the fact that we do not agree with them or see things the same way they do? Why do we want to come out of our lane and make our voices heard with the myriad of other voices to verbally assault an individual or even a group of people? Whenever we do this, we are stepping out of our hearts and letting the human ego take over. Radio host Bernard Meltzer offered this advice: ”Before you speak ask yourself if what you are going to say is true, is kind, is necessary, is helpful. If the answer is no, maybe what you are about to say should be left unsaid.”
Dear Angels, so many times we can be so unkind in how we treat our fellow humans. We were taught by Jesus to “let all that you do be done in love.” How can we get past the characteristics of those who we judge so that we may show kindness to them?
Dear Ones, indeed the teachings of the great Master can at times seem very hard to adhere to. It may help you to remember that the one or ones that you are passing judgment on are just as much a part of the Oneness as you. They may be exhibiting characteristics that you deem going against their fellow man and/or God; however, it is not your call to cast them out as unlovable. No one made you the judge over your fellow humans. Your “job” is simply to love. Remember that “Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.” Anything other than love coming from you means that you have deviated from your soul purpose and mission for being in your human experience. We understand that it is easier to show love to an innocent baby than it is to a murderer. Dear Ones, the Master never taught us to differentiate when loving but to simply love. It is not for you to withhold the spark of love inside of you based on what a person does. That is not for you to decide and definitely not for you to discriminate. We know that many have an issue with this teaching. Your human self wants to separate out the good and bad, the worthy and the unworthy. It gets even harder when the actions affect you on a personal level. Dear Ones, love is hard sometimes, but only as hard as you allow it to be. If you are excluding others as you pass out love, then you missed the lesson of Oneness. We encourage you to stop the judging and see only through eyes of love. Remember that every interaction you have with others, whether in person or through your thoughts, is an interaction with yourself. Give that some thought and time to fully comprehend it. Be kind, be gentle, be loving in your thoughts, words and deeds.
Dear Angels, thank you. I love you. Namaste y’all.
Today, I promise to remember that I am each person I perceive to be outside of myself and therefore show only kindness with no judgment.
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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