For many the basic principle we live by is, "Do unto others as you want others to do unto you, or love your neighbor as you love yourself." What happened? We are in times of blaming, fighting, condemning, raging while our children learn how to deal with shooters in their schools and what to do if you are kidnapped. Our children are afraid. Our parents are helpless to protect their children and many want to keep them at home. Most of us do not even know our neighbors. When did we find ourselves in such a hostile land? The government is not working and what the people want does not seem to matter.
No, I do not want to live this way. I want my children to play and be safe within it. I want to know that I matter and that the people around me care about me. I want to care about them and be there for them if I can. I want to work at a job that I like and that it fulfills me. I want my life to matter as I want your life to matter. To be happy and be loved is my right, as it is yours. This is the world I want to live in.
How do we get there from here? When you are in hurtful, difficult places, the first thing that most want to do is retreat. This is totally understandable, but it only gets you isolated and alienated. The trick is open you heart and find a way to love everyone in it. I thought at one time that this is was impossible. When I found myself confronted by an angry dog with mouth full of gnashing teeth and saliva dripping, I was scared and wanted to run, but instead I decided to test opening my heart. By the way, there was a fence in between us. I focused on my beloved dog, Winston. I used those feelings to direct them towards the fierce dog. What do you think happened? You got it. It stopped being fierce and wondered off as if nothing had ever happened.
Then I got it. The way, to make it out of this mess we are in, is just to love it. When you want to get angry at it, find away to feel compassion. The goal is to love more not less. To do this, you have to find a way to allow allow allow. This is what Angea does every day. She allows it all. She does not care who wins or loses. She just loves it all. When you want to hold back your love because someone has disappointed you, betrayed you, or hurt you, find a way to love more not less.
Starting today ask yourself, "Where have I pulled my love away from?" How can I start to love again?" I want to LOVE MORE NOT LESS.
For some help in doing this, let me continue to recommend Opening to Love a wonderful blend in the Angea series that is still available. Bathe with it. Wear it as a perfume. Get a massage with it. You will find a way that works for you. We all will! It is time to LOVE MORE!