Merry meet Friends!
Michelle here, bringing lots of love and light!
"The wise do not buy into other people's perceptions of who they are and what they are capable of. Instead, they bypass a person's public persona and see who they are in their highest expression. When you see actions taken with integrity, instead of words only, you will then know a soul's worth." ~ Shannon L. Alder
"I am aware that I am less than some people prefer me to be, but most people are unaware that I am much more than what they see." ~Douglas Pagels
I work in a substance abuse treatment center for women. Each morning and evening the women recite the philosophy. At the end of the philosophy it says: If you treat a woman as she is, she will stay as she is. But if you treat her as if she were what she ought to be and could be, she will become what she ought to be and could be." These are powerful words which we all need to live by. Each day that I work I am reminded of these words because at work and outside of work, I see people treating people as they are instead of who they can be and in reality who they really are. We are all expressions of God/Goddess/All That Is, whether we believe it or not.
When we continue to treat people with the illusion of who they present, they continue to act that way. We don't allow people to step into their highest expressions. It is up to us to see ourselves and others in the way the Creator see us. How do we do this? We begin by realizing that we are one with the source of all life. I know that some spiritual traditions believe that we are not all children of God if we don't adhere to certain ideologies. However, we were all created by the same source. Are my children no longer my children if they don't follow my beliefs? Of course not! Regardless of their actions, they are my children and so it is with The Creator of ALL!
As I grow in consciousness, I notice things about people (and myself) that I had not noticed earlier. When we vibrate at a different energy level, everything changes or rather our "eyes" are opened to the masks that are worn. People can appear to be very superficial; only concerned with looks, money, titles, etc; surface things. Quite often those are their concerns. I have discovered that people are afraid to be who they are. Kurt Cobain says it this way: "I was tired of pretending that I was someone else just to get along with people, just for the sake of having friendships." People have a need to fit in with others and to be liked. So, often they hide themselves from themselves and others.
I see clients at work reciting the philosophy yet continue to act "as she is" because she has not seen herself as she can be or ought to be. Part of my job is to help them see themselves differently because I see them differently; because I treat them as they truly are and not as they present. My oldest son is in recovery and I notice that he is still treated by some as if he is using. The thing is, he has relapsed several times and may do so again, but I choose to see him as he is divinely created to be. Do I forget sometimes? I most certainly do; I forget to see myself that way sometimes. However I am aware that there is another way of seeing. Over Thanksgiving I noticed some behavior that was very superficial but when I look into the hearts of the people and not listen to their words, I see the essence of who they are. And who they are is generous and kind.
We are so much more than we and other people think we are. I realize that seeing people as they can be, or I really prefer saying as they truly are and not the illusion they present, can be daunting for some. We have all been hurt by trusting or "seeing the good" in people; we have hurt others as well. There comes a time when we must understand that we are one and we all carry parts of ourselves and others to each person that we meet. That time is now. If each person would help someone else know and see his or her worth, and that person in turn does the same thing, we may not be on the brink of a world war. Sure we have different cultures and beliefs but we are still one race; the human race. May we allow ourselves to be seen and to see with the eyes of compassion and love? May we honor the journey that we are each on separately and collectively? May we know a soul's worth and our own?
Until next Sunday,
Merry part and merry meet again,
Gypsi Mama Michelle