Weekly Guidance April 18, 2023Apr 18, 2023
Question: Why do good, well intentioned people hurt other people?
I Am: It’s because they themselves are experiencing fear and do not know how to process it. They seek to relieve some of that fear by giving the energy that’s overwhelming them to another person.
However, this just perpetuates the cycle of hurt and fear. Instead of freeing themselves from it, they are creating even more, both within themselves and the world.
Instead of spreading the love they most desire, they are spreading the fear and pain that they do not know how to escape.
If someone treats you this way, you have two choices:
To get upset right back, to yell and scream or to say nothing but quietly seethe inside. To let yourself become the victim. Your emotions are totally at the whim of how others behave towards you. Most humans start their journey here.
To process the emotion. To allow yourself to feel the pain that has been sent your way. To choose to listen quietly within for guidance about how to best react or respond, if in fact you are being guided to react or respond. To choose that you are a beacon of love, that their pain is not yours to heal or to deal with. But the pain you feel within is a blessing, leading you towards guidance that will free you from past karma.
Everything is always happening for you, even the situations that feel the most painful. These situations are bringing you opportunities to find your truth, power and love within. It’s not about letting people walk all over you, though. Sometimes it’s receiving guidance about setting firm boundaries that will protect your inner sanctuary and connection to God/Source.
Next time someone does something that feels painful to you, instead of firing off a reaction right away, pause. Excuse yourself. Take a few moments to be quiet with yourself. Connect to I Am within you and feel your body. Listen to the thoughts in your head. Feel what you’re really feeling.
Emotions are NOT you. They are simply a storm passing through.
Wait to react until you feel that the emotion has mostly passed. Whether that’s a few minutes or a few days.
From this place, of feeling clear, allow yourself to be guided to the appropriate response, a response based first in love and respect for yourself and your own incredible, infinite worth. A response that also sees all of us as one, and all of us deserving of love and respect.
In short, stand up for your inner peace with compassion for those who are not as expansive as you are.
Everyone is on their own divine journey.
Respect yourself and you will notice your respect for others grows exponentially.
And remember, YOU are more powerful than you’ve ever imagined 💜