March 04,2014
Let It Begin With Me

Currently, I am conducting research and attending a weekly discussion group that have both provided strong evidence to support that we are all connected and that the driving force of the Universe is unconditional love. I have believed this philosophy for a long time and accepted it as truth without really questioning or being aware of any actual scientific evidence to support it. Now, I am totally convinced of its truth and reality.

Part of this philosophy also says, "As ye sow, so shall ye reap." In other words, what we put out will come back to us. What we do to others will be returned to us. The Golden Rule… "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

This has caused me to take a closer look at my own behavior and feelings toward others. Do I actually practice unconditional love toward others on a daily basis? Much as I would like to say, yes, always, the truth is, nope, I don't. I find it easy to unconditionally love my family and friends and most people, but I find it difficult to love those I find obnoxious, angry, difficult, mean, bullying, etc. I guess, that sometimes I wait and see how people treat me when, in fact, I should let it begin with me. Perhaps if I loved everyone else first, then maybe I would not find some to be obnoxious, angry, mean, difficult or bullying. Of course, everyone has faults, and we will all still have them even when we are all loving to everyone, but let it begin with me.

So, how can I accept those that I don't feel loving toward? It seems that we are to love everyone unconditionally, but we do not necessarily need to like them. For those we do not like, we can be courteous, kind, respectful and loving, but we do not have to spend time with them or befriend them. We can pray for them and practice acceptance and we can pray for ourselves to unconditionally love our fellow humans. I am reminded that I am able to love my pets and all animals unconditionally, and they love us back unconditionally. When we have expectations of how others should be or should act, we can be disappointed or judgemental about them and their behavior. I note that I don't have too many expectations about how dogs and cats should act…they should just be dogs and cats. Applying that to humans may help me to be more accepting of those whom I have judged.

So, today, let it begin with me to practice unconditional love to all of God's children to whom I am connected. I can use the tools of prayer, acceptance, forgiveness, kindness, respect and letting go. I do not have to accept unacceptable behavior and I do not have to like everyone, but I can practice using these tools while also taking care of myself.

There's a song by Vince Gill that says it all....

Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me.
Let there be peace on earth
The peace that was meant to be.
With God as our father
Brothers all are we.
Let me walk with my brother
In perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me
Let this be the moment now.
With every step i take
Let this be my solemn vow.
To take each moment
And live each moment
With peace eternally.
Let there be peace on earth,
And let it begin with me.

Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me.
Let there be peace on earth
The peace that was meant to be.
With god as our father
Brothers all are we.
Let me walk with my brother
In perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me
Let this be the moment now.
With every step I take
Let this be my solemn vow.
To take each moment
And live each moment
In peace eternally.
Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me.

Reference:

Gill, Vince, Let There Be Peace on Earth, retrieved on March 4, 2014 from http://www.lyricsfreak.com/v/vince gill/let there be peace on earth_20245913.html

© Carla Weaver 2014


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March 04,2014
Trusting Intuition

I have often heard the definition of insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. We do what we know. We follow what we've done before, often not even realizing what gets us into trouble or causes us grief. Learning is often a gradual unfolding of truth or new knowledge – an awakening to truth or new information. When our awakening is slow and we do not see our faults or errors, we feel pain and become impatient with the process. Sometimes, we are more fortunate and have an "aha moment" or more spontaneous realization of a truth or lesson.

I have been slow to learn that my self-doubt stands in the way of my own happiness, contentment, enlightenment and relationships. I often doubt my inner feelings, intuition, or knowingness rather than trusting these feelings and strengthening my confidence in my intuition – my trust that a power greater than me is guiding me. Frequently, after a lot of self-doubt or worry, something happens to show me that my worry or self-doubt was futile and that my intuition is more real. Learning to trust intuition as guidance from God is challenging for some, but will lead to a better and more content life.

© Carla Weaver 2014


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