Love Thy Neighbor

I’ve read posts this morning on FB from people who I love and am friends with which hurt me. I don’t think I’ve ever truly realized how prejudiced people can be and sometimes I don’t think they even realize it.
 
  1. Whether you do or do not celebrate a holiday this month, I wish you peace, love, abundance and health every day of every year in every lifetime.
  2. Do or don’t take the vaccine. I will make the decision which is correct for my body without feeling the need to debate it with anyone via a FB post. I honor you for your decision.
  3. Talking shit about someone on your FB page doesn’t make you right, it just sheds light as to who you really are.
  4. Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one and what comes out is…. well fill that part in yourself.
I wish people would learn to just love. LOVE your fellow human being. LOVE unconditionally. TODAY is all this human skinsuit has. You are not guaranteed tomorrow. You have today to fulfill your soul contract and resolve the karma you agreed to deal with when you entered this lifetime.
 
Set an example for your spouse, children, grandchildren, coworkers, friends and fellow human beings. Love the differences: race, gender, religion, sexuality, speech, beliefs… Love it all.
 
Just because you love someone, does not mean you agree with everything they say. It means you accept them as they are. When you can do this, it means you’ve learned to accept yourself as you are. If you are still pointing out people’s faults, take note of what you are correcting. Chances are you share this fault and are pointing out what you don’t like about yourself.
 
From the Christian bible (which was mutilated in translation since it was written in Hebrew anyway), Book of Proverbs, Chapter 25 Verse 21 & 22
  • 21 – If your enemies are hungry, give them food to eat., If they are thirsty, give them water to drink.
  • 22 – You will heap burning coals of shame on their heads, and the Lord will reward you.

And in Matthew Chapter 5, Verses 43-47, verse 47 is a little biased, but hey I’m Pagan…

  • 43 – “You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.
  • 44 – But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!
  • 45 – In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike.
  • 46 – If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? (Scream it louder for the people in the back) Even corrupt tax collectors do that much.
  • 47 – If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else? Even pagans do that.(You’re damn straight most of us do, but we find it increasingly difficult to be shamed for our belief system.)

Love without limits.

Shelley

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What if…

What happens if today was your last day on Earth as a human? It’s time for you to cross over because your soul contract is done for this lifetime. Are you ready to face whatever is on the other side with dignity and say “I tried really hard. I made mistakes, but I learned to apologize. I hope I made a difference.”

Or will you be saying “OMG already? I have so much left to do. I thought I had more time to change.”

Many people live their lives constantly replaying memories in their head with a scenario of “What if…” wondering if they could have done something different to change the outcome to a specific situation.

  • What if I hadn’t said <XYZ>?
  • What if I hadn’t agreed to turn off life support?
  • What if I had walked away from that bad relationship earlier?
  • What if I had made a right turn instead of a left?

This action is keeping you living in the past with that memory and you are not able to move forward. You’re in a stalemate with a past version of yourself. You know that really annoying saying “Everything happens for a reason”? It’s true! Yes, I know this is something people dislike hearing.

But, why? Why do you dislike hearing this? We live with this ideology of “If I am in control then I wield the power.” We foolishly allow this to settle on us like a soft blanket we aren’t willing to let go of because it’s way too harsh in reality. If we stay under the blanket and pretend we could change it, then… What happens to the rest of that sentence? There is no end of that sentence because you should never change the events of the past. You may change how you feel about them, but not the facts. Only the Divine Source has that type of power. As a human, you don’t want it. You couldn’t handle the responsibility of being omniscient and omnipotent.

What is the point to all of this nonsense? Be in control of what you truly can, being present in your life. Stop having “What if” conversations with yourself which causes you to live in a past that you should not change because the life lessons were important. Those choices and decisions have made you who you are. If you do not like the outcome or who you were in that moment, stop being that person. Make different choices and decisions now.

We have all made mistakes. I have made some pretty big ones which have cost me relationships with family members who I love tremendously. All I can do is sit back and hope that one day I will be forgiven. I refuse to live each day wondering “What if today I’m forgiven?” If you have done what you can, trust the Divine Source is allowing things to play out in the highest good of all involved. This is hard to do when you are a simple human who wants to fix it all.

Step into presence and live your life the way it is right now, not the way it could have been. Reach out to your loved ones who are here in front of you willing to be with you. Send a text. Give an air hug or physical hug when possible. Smile at a stranger. Pay it forward if you are able. I am not perfect, but dammit I try really hard every day to make a difference in someone’s life. I am not saying I am successful at this every day, but I have made a difference.

What if you stop living in the past and become present? How much different would your life be?

Peace and Blessings,
Shelley