“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life is way too short to dwell on the unpleasant, the unkind and the mundane. When I say daily “I love my life” I truly mean it. I have worked hard to weed the unpleasant things from around me. As Harvey MacKay says, “don’t water your weeds.” I choose instead to focus on those who want to flourish and bring joy to the world. I choose to look around and see faces full of possibility. It does not mean I am not compassionate to those who are caught up in their stories. Each person is on their own path and things will happen in Divine timing for all. The weeds are there as part of the contrast in life. If you have ever pulled weeds, you will understand the metaphor when it comes to dealing with some of the unpleasantries of life. Sometimes it is that person who wants to assert their beliefs or fears onto you. Sometimes it is someone who wants to make sure you know the "correct” way to do something. Whatever it is in your own life, you have a choice to let the weeds grow out of control or set your boundaries and keep them at bay.
Dear Angels, how do we set our boundaries while maintaining our compassion for others? If we step away from another person, are we dishonoring the commandment to “love your neighbor as yourself” or can we show that love from a distance?
Dear Ones, these are the tough questions that humans have to sort through when it comes to relationships of all forms. As you have been instructed to love one another and your understanding of unconditional love expands, you seem to wrestle with the concept of loving each other. We encourage you, Dear Ones, to see each other not only as an extension of yourself but as one united in the consciousness of all that is. When you find it hard to express love to another, ask if there may be times when you feel unlovable. What is it about the one you have difficulty with that keeps you from fully embracing them? Can you see any of that inside of you? Be the first to extend your hand, to open your arms for an embrace to allow the full flow of love. Having a different viewpoint or a disagreement is no reason to disconnect from another person. However, we will invite you to set your boundaries if someone disrespects or dishonors you. Never let anyone walk over you or treat you as less than. You are a child of God and thus deserve respect; therefore, you may have to step away from those who are abusive in any manner. Know your worth and live your life knowing that you deserve kindness and respect.
Dear Angels, thank you. I love you. Namaste y’all.
Today, I promise to set healthy boundaries.
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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