inner peace, love, Spirituality

Only Love Matters

Do not be fooled. If you are hating on any group of people and are seeking to oppress them, you are not doing God’s work. Jesus said to love everyone and not judge. That means everyone. Whether you like them or not. Whether you agree with them or not. Whether they are similar or different from you.

If you are part of a hate group, you are on the wrong side. You are not better than anyone else. You do not have genetic, moral, or mental superiority over anyone. What you do have is a sense of self-importance, and a good case of fear of what you don’t know or understand.

fearBut there is a cure for all that and the cure is love, understanding, and compassion. Love yourself so that you can love others. Understand your fears, figure out where they are coming from – are they rooted in reality? Are they the result of your upbringing? Dig deep in your mind and really examine your fears, then work to eliminate them from your life by facing them. Have compassion for yourself as you work thru your fears, it is not an easy process and it might leave you raw and broken.

Healing will come if you open your heart, face what you fear, and seek to understand the world around you. Know that you are not separate from other human beings. Know that we are all one family, not matter our backgrounds. If you do this, you will experience love like never before, not just love for yourself or others that you know, but for all of humanity, for all of the Earth – human, animal, or nature. You will feel the connection to ALL and it will feel ecstatic and incredibly peaceful. You will wake up each morning with joy in your heart and gratitude.

Love matters

The answers to get there are inside of you. All that is required is an opening – open mind, open heart, open willingness to connect to the Source and feel the love. Feel the connection and love that is available to all of us. Be still and know.

Do it, we all need you…

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Hypocrisy Rantings

I have a lot of things swirling in my mind. They’ve been swirling for days so it’s time to write them down and hope they will leave my mind because I’m tired of having conversations with myself…

Ok, here goes my rant – hypocrisy. By definition, hypocrisy is the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform.

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My hypocrisy rant is directed at people that call themselves “pro-life”. It seems to me that they’re only pro-life when it comes to abortion. The only time that they get upset and scream about life is when it regards a fetus. There is radio silence when it regards any other loss of life.

If you are truly pro-life then you would also be against wars and for sensible gun rights.

If you are truly pro-life then you would care that almost 16 million children in the US live in poverty and you would be working to alleviate that instead of trying to take away food stamps from families.

If you are truly pro-life then you would not expect a DACA recipient to be kicked out of the only country they’ve ever known.

If you are truly pro-life then you would not diminish other women for wearing a pussy hat and attending a march, which by the way is a pussy-CAT hat and not a vagina hat!

If you are truly pro-life then you would not be angry at people that are protesting for social justice and equality.

If you are truly pro-life then you would be against breaking up families for deportation and instead help work on a path to a legal status and citizenship.

If you are truly pro-life then you would not shame and try to convert gay people because you would know that that’s how God made them.

If you are truly pro-life then you would not use your “high moral ground” to put other people down, instead you would lovingly help lift them up.

If you are truly pro-life then you would be outraged that white nationalists are holding rallies and you would squash any act of racism.

If you are truly pro-life then you would agree that climate change is real and that we are killing our planet – the only planet we have to live on!

If you are truly pro-life then your heart would break at all the wildlife loss and extinction happening right now on our lands and in our oceans.

If you are truly pro-life then you would be against polluting our rivers, soil, and air to feed the greed of the fossil fuel industry.

If you are truly pro-life then you would worry about the kind of world you are leaving for the next generation.

You would not be selfish.

You would not only think of making things better for yourself.

You would not turn a blind eye because it doesn’t affect you.

If you are truly pro-life then you would care about ALL life – human, animal, and insect. Not just a life that is not even born yet…

 

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The Definition of Insanity

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. This is true as a human experience and as a spiritual lesson. Spiritually, if you don’t master your lessons, you will find yourself in the same situation over and over until you learn and change how you handle the situation. Right now, this is happening on a global scale to entire populations and it’s up to all of us to not repeat the mistakes of the past so we can move forward. If we don’t, we will be stuck in a loop where the same horrific event re-occurs until we take action and make a change. This – right now –  is the moment in time to make these changes.

The energy has shifted and the connection to spirit has been muted or blocked. The spirit world is still there, watching and listening, but not able to help like they normally do. If you are a sensitive person, you might have felt the energy change. Basically, we are on our own and this is, in a way, our test. Are we going to rise to the occasion and forge a better world or not?

BeTheChange_GandhiWe certainly can! We are able to and have all the tools to do just that. This is the time to think about humanity on a large scale and make sure all our actions and words are for the benefit of all. On a smaller scale, it’s about doing small and large acts of kindness. To greet each person with love and a smile. To focus on our similarities instead of our differences. To find common ground instead of being divisive. To be compassionate and show mercy. To push our leaders to act in the best interest of all. This is not the time to be selfish, to think only of yourself, and to push for things to appease small groups.

 

As I’ve said before, the new world is inclusive. It’s for everyone. It’s a place where every person has value and no one is demeaned because of the way they look or what they believe. It’s a world where you are free to be your true self without fear. It’s a world full of love and acceptance.

We are at the cusp of its beginnings. The journey will be rough, sometimes unpleasant, but also filled with the incredible beauty of the human heart. What makes us human is truly unique – it’s love in its purest form. The love that makes you reach out to a stranger because you recognize your brother or sister in them and the unity of it all. So envelop yourself in love, radiate peace and compassion, and show the world your best self yet!

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Bubbles

Stand, kneel, sit…take sides, stand by your beliefs…but is anyone listening to the other side? It seems that no matter the controversy, we are shutting down conversation and choosing to stay in our bubble of beliefs. We are holding steadfast in what we believe to be true but is it really true and can there be any forward movement or resolution if we don’t engage, debate, and have a civil discourse? How can we compromise without a conversation? How can we forge a better, more inclusive world if all we want to hear is our voice and voices like ours?

Obviously, we can’t…and until we do, we will see more of these destructive events – whether man made or nature made that are pushing us to work together, to see the human on the other side, to help each other, to love one another – like we are meant to do. We cannot forge a better world if the world we want to live in only has one side. It must include all sides, all voices, all beliefs, and be a compromise and an expression of freedom of all for all.

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It’s not about being right or wrong, it’s not about religion, it’s not about education, it’s about removing the “I” and becoming a “we”. A single person can affect a lot of “we” – as shown today in Las Vegas. How many lives has one single person destroyed and disrupted? Many, too many…think about that. If you’ve ever felt that you don’t matter, that your actions don’t matter, you couldn’t be more wrong. Each one of us is an important part of the whole, no one is insignificant, and everyone’s actions matter. All of us have to start caring about the “we” – I am “we”, you are “we”, we are “we”. Burst your bubble and stand together. Stop taking sides and see all sides, forge a bridge to the other side, become “we” with all sides. You can still be an individual with your own beliefs but what you cannot do is stand apart from the “we”. The other side is not bad, evil, or hateful. The other side is part of “we” and therefore it’s you.

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