Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. <3
I have compassion for my parents’ childhoods. They were always doing the best they could considering where they came from and how they were raised.
~ Louise L. Hay
View your life with Kind Sight. Stop beating yourself up about things from your past. Instead of asking “What was I thinking?” breathe and ask yourself the kinder question, “What was I Learning?”
We begin the week with a message of “Self-Forgiveness,” reminding us that it is human to fall short of our goals and to make mistakes. The important thing is to view ourselves, flaws and all, with love and compassion. When you find yourself running down that list of all your shortcomings, comparing yourself to others, or beating yourself up for not being perfect, ask yourself, “Would I talk to my best friend like this? Would I allow someone else to talk to my best friend like this?” If the answer is “no” (and it should be!), you have to remind yourself that YOU are your own best friend. Don’t allow your best friend to be treated this way! Negative self-talk is as good as a negative affirmation to the Universe, telling it that you are unworthy and uninterested in joy, prosperity, energy and all the things you want and need in your life! The mermaids say, “When you find yourself saying negative things about yourself, immediately stop and say ‘Cancel that!’ then replace the negative statement with a positive affirmation. This will counter the negative energy and boost your self-esteem.”
During breaks at work, I choose healthy stimulation. I speak positively with others and listen with compassion.
~ Louise L. Hay
We end this week with the message, “Love is the answer.” Whatever situation you are facing right now, the answer is through love. Resist the urge to judge others or to try to force them to change. Instead, allow yourself to love them, completely and unconditionally. This advice is especially true when applied to yourself. Know that God IS Love and that YOU are loved completely and unconditionally. There is nothing you can do to make God stop loving you. Be willing to reach out and ask Heaven for help with everything in your life. Open your heart and allow Divine Love to heal, uplift and support you. And then share this love with everyone around you!
Make a conscious effort to shirt to compassionate thoughts and feelings. For example, offer a silent blessing to the homeless rather than judging them as lazy or a drain on the economy.
~ Dr. Wayne Dyer
The middle of the week brings us St. Dymphna, the patron saint of mental health workers. She says, “Trust your feelings and don’t let anyone tell you that you aren’t allowed to feel the way that you do. No one has the right to govern your emotions but you.” She tells me that when we begin to grow spiritually this can be a frightening experience for us, but it can be an even more frightening experience for those around us! Your friends may be afraid that they are losing your friendship or that they no longer know how to relate to you, especially if you once shared common interests, attitudes, activities and preferences that have become unpalatable to you as you have grown such as becoming a vegetarian while your friends and family continue to eat meat, no longer enjoying violent movies or television or no longer engaging in gossip or body hating “fat talk.” Take care with the feelings of those around you while honoring these changes in yourself. Just because you have changed doesn’t mean you can no longer be friends with the people who have been there for you and supported you in the past. It only means that your relationship has changed.