We are only as strong as our weakest link Emotionally speaking, we have some pretty weak links.
Let’s define strength so we are all on the same page to start. STRENGTH is the capacity of an object or substance to withstand great force or pressure according to google dictionary.
Physically we can relate to this definition very easily. We have strength competitions, games and jobs. We seem to equate physical strength with power, as a god. Or at least, the patriarch has lead us to believe that.
And, we also deem emotional responses other than happiness As a weakness. Interested enough I recently have been told by not just one person but several, that I don’t work, because I don’t go to physical job that is registered with the state to give me money. This accusation, rubbed me the wrong way this time though and got me contemplating this idea of strength as I retaliated in my head ~ I do work, and the work I do is some of the hardest work we can do as a person, in fact it takes a strength to do the kind of work I do that most do t understand because of their perception that physically strength is the only real source of power.
It’s not about deserve, it’s what you believe & I believe in love.
None of us are deserving on either end. If you find yourself in good fortune or the complete opposite ~ you didn’t deserve it.
Let’s break down the word ‘deserve’
The prefix ‘de’ means:
de = ‘down, down from, from, off; concerning" (see de), also, away, from among, down from," but also "down to the bottom.
So If we replace the prefix ‘de’ with its meaning ‘away from’ then add the root word service, you get something like this:
When you believe you DESERVE, you are turning away from you dharma, or purpose. It literally means the complete opposite of being of Service
The word defined in the Oxford language dictionary: verb
The word WORTHY stands out like a sore thumb here. We are all worthy of compassion, forgiveness and a beautiful light hearted life. And yet, how many of us are fully devoted to being of service, of putting aside what we want, putting down our desires and picking up humanity.
Yes, we need to fill our cup 1st, this is the confusing part ~ allowing yourself to receive what you need so that you can be of service. So, when you demand a break, saying ‘i deserve to sit for a moment’ your emotion, your anger, your hate ~ perpetuates a lack of compassion for yourself ~ a lack of love. However, when you simply sit to rest without demand, guilt or even shame, you are being of service. You open to receiving what you need regardless of what the world delineates, you hold space for others to see how to receive and most importantly you send out a massive vibration of peace, of abundance, of Love.
So it’s not a matter of what you or I or anyone deserves ~ punishment or reward ~ it’s a matter of what you believe.
If you BELIEVE others DESERVE punishment, be warned, that goes through you 1st ~ and a very simple law of cause and effect (aka karma) is invoked.
And.....seeing that we are all One, the person you deem unworthy of Love, is simply a mirror of a part of you, that you hate.
It’s about what you BELIEVE.
I believe in Love
I also believe there is a consequence for every action. So when I observe a person cultivating hate, my heart opens for them.
~ I have felt the kiss of karma and have begged for her mercy ~
So now, I ask for their consequence to be as gentle as they need, to wake up.
Look inside ~ What needs to shift with you today?
How many people, how many hate crimes, how many look away.
When you hear the heartbreaking stories of loss people have incurred because of hate, how do you respond? Do you look away? Do you get angry and lash out? Do you find someone ‘out there’ to blame? Do you call for punishment or retribution for the sole purpose of revenge.
Darkness will not be driven out by darkness, only the Light can do that.
Hate will never drive out hate, only Love can do that. Dr. Martin Luther King
What does this mean to you? Look at you’re own reactions, are you perpetuating hate thinking you are standing against it? Are you being ‘righteous’ with the same hatred that created a situation in the first place.
Responding by standing for Love, means we stand up for what is right, but our intention isn’t revenge or punishment. Our intention is stop the hate from flowing through you and give it back to the person who still aligns with it so they can feel their own destruction, so they can process the damage they’ve done.
Today, where do you stand and how do you stand for it? You want to make a change in this world, find the hate that still resides within you, find the damage you have done ~ own up to it, just to yourself for starters ~ acknowledging where hate lives within us, accepting that we all have our fair share of lashing out (even if it’s at the car that cuts you off) and then ...... forgive yourself! Bring in some compassion~ build upon that foundation!
We are all doing the best we can with the thoughts and beliefs that have been handed to us from generations past. The experience of we are encountering are here to heal our subconscious programming. With out awareness nothing can change, the conscious universe shows ALL of us our destructive behaviors through situations.
Nothing changes, if nothing changes.
Look inside, what needs to shift within you.