“I was pissed.” you say. What do you expect to prove by your anger? Are you out to teach the other a lesson? How about instead make it a lesson in love, a lesson of forgiveness. I forgive you of your hurtful thoughts. Let others misdeeds go as well. Only in this way will you know Peace. Peace be with you, the Peace of Love and Forgiveness.
It’s the ego that doesn’t want to let go. It fears for its life. It is always in the defensive mode. Put the ego to rest. Tell it that is runs your life no more. Let God move up and take control. Put God’s Will, Divine Love in the driver’s seat. Do not keep score. Keeping score is not how you play or win the game of life. Whoever keeps score loses, loses their life. They die to the opportunity to know Wholeness, Holiness.
Crucify the ego or you damn yourself! Don’t you see this? You are not so all that that anyone is going to bow down to you. If you cannot hold your breath or bite your tongue then remove yourself from the situation. Take a walk, breath deep.
What exactly do you think three little words of “I am sorry.” will do for you, redeem your soul? Not unless they come from your own mouth, otherwise they are lost, or you are lost. This lesson must be learned. Will it be tonight? Why not change your mind and change your heart? It is hardened so. Do you know that you are ugly when you choose to behave this way? Your beauty is hidden, spoiled by your boastful pride. “Pride, me?” you disclaim. Yes, pride is getting in your way. Are you too proud to unconditionally love another?
Try this experiment for me, if you will please. Let go of the anger and hurt, if not just for a while. Set it aside for now. Imagine laying it on the floor and pushing it under the bed out of sight. Now, in your mind’s eye pick up a bouquet of fragrant flowers. Hold them, admire them, smell and inhale their sweet essence. Let their essence become yours.
So how did that go for you? Quite smoothly, I observed. You transitioned well. You let go and allowed Love to flow to and through you. And look what happened, the other was able to love you in return. He had no need to act in defense with his ego. Instead through the Love, the quiet space you softly offered, the other was able to self examine and thus realize his ways and how such had impacted you. A sincere apology was then offered, and again and again, which you most lovingly accepted. Now, how could have this scenario have played out any better? I presume you have no need or desire to pull out the old hurts for they now lay dead under your bed.
Excerpted from the book
Listen Hear, A Divine Love Story
by Debra Clemente
Set it Aside
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I'm a passionate fine art painter awakening to a deeper sense of purpose and connectedness with the universe everyday. This is a story of my journey. - Debra Clemente
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