Learning to love the self is a journey for the ego. All time-based selves are illusory mental constructs - only capable of giving and receiving a mental version of love - which always contains its opposite.
But when the whole expression is recognized as One, true Love is automatically shared with the Self that abides within all people, places and things.
To so recognize, simply watch the individual self as it tries to love. You are before that.
Peace is an essential aspect of our eternal being. As such, the peace that we are can never be disturbed.
However, peace can appear to be disturbed when perception is darkened by the grievances we hold.
To hold grievances and to suffer for them has become "normal" because our grievances are justified by our belief in a separate self, and it's our allegiance to grievances that appears to protect that separate self from harm.
In truth though, there is no separate self who can be harmed, and holding grievances is the Only thing making us appear unsafe and susceptible to wrongdoing in the world we have made.
Complete safety and friendship with all beings is our birthright - which can be claimed through our Willingness to lay aside grievances in the moment our Peace appears to be disturbed.
May every being rest in eternal Peace and Happiness. Aloha!
There is no end to resistance as long as we are manifested in a creative environment because the sensation of resistance exposes our presently held limitations and informs the course toward new limitations more in alignment our creative visions and heartfelt desires.
We are all aspects of creativity, unlimited beings with our unique visions and expressions being an integral part of the tapestry of this limitation-based 'reality'. Resistant feeling is like a signpost that invites us to stretch imagination beyond that which we currently hold to be true in order to shift 'reality' toward the creative visions and heartfelt desires we hold for ourselves and for our world.
Seeing resistant feeling as something wrong is of itself the cause of frustration, pain and suffering as it holds us to mental patterns that continually recreate what's already known.
Nothing is ever going wrong! Resistance is a Gift, but as long as we perceive it as a curse, we make it so.
The ongoing practice of receiving the Gift is to recognize when resistant feeling arises, and watch the accompanying thoughts as if watching a show, movie or play, and notice how the feeling moves and evolves. If resistance is acted upon, that's ok. We simply return to watching as soon as possible.
This practice uses resistance to bring unconscious beliefs into awareness, where they can easily and automatically be resolved. Each of us is invited to do this for ourselves and for the world, and to keep going until every upset is met with compassion, appreciation and peace.
We have no control over our thoughts. We're programmed to think as we do.
But we choose whether to empower thoughts by taking them as truth, or disempower thoughts by recognizing them as programming.
Every time we recognize thoughts as Programming, we are re-programmed toward neutral thoughts - which neutralizes the drama in our lives and for our collective world.
To recognize thoughts as Programming, we simply turn our attention to the underlying feeling and breathe with conscious awareness.
When we are able to unconditionally forgive our attackers, there will be no more attacks.
For every attacker comes from within. The external attack is only a reflection of lack of forgiveness aka fear.
This isn't about trying to control what's going to happen - that only leads to more suffering.
We all hold memories of being attacked in different forms, whether physically, verbally, financially, etc. With those memories we automatically attach judgment that something went wrong, fear that it will happen again, and a need to keep it from happening again.
This way of being projects an energetic charge from aura that powerfully attracts more of what we are not wanting for ourselves and for the world - no matter what measures we take in the physical. Thus, the key to creating a more loving environment is in diffusing the energetic charge within our own field of awareness - ie: forgiveness.
How to forgive? Feel into the energetic charge that arises in our bodies when we think about the attacker, focus on breathing without pausing, and let the corresponding thoughts rise and fall on their own.
There's nothing wrong with Anger - Anger is just a distorted form of Love - energy in motion that arises out of mental confusion. Acting while feeling angry - even so called 'righteous anger' - serves to perpetuate the energy of anger in our own vibration, in our personal manifestations and for the collective world.
Notwithstanding the consequences, there's nothing wrong with acting out of Anger either. Whatever expresses is what's required, and for those who have been repressing Anger, expressing it is an advancement toward liberation.
Anger is a message that we are perceiving a circumstance that reflects a false belief which was impressed upon us in our infancy. The present circumstance is only relevant to our Anger in that it provides a storyline we can use to justify feeling Angry, and thus give more Life Force Energy to its vibration.
Without our belief that any circumstance or person is responsible for our Angry feeling, energy that was being directed to support and sustain Anger becomes available for inspired service to pure Love. To facilitate this transmutation through our individual awareness requires feeling into Anger's vibration when it arises, without acting on it, or otherwise feeding it with further belief in our mental projections about it.
In this way, Anger can play itself out, until all that's left is detached energy - which is automatically repurposed in service to unbounded Love.
Don't get discouraged if you can't stay focused right away, or if you don't perceive immediate results . Humanity has been conditioned for millennia to serve anger over inspiration, and the mind naturally grips to and protects what's known - so you may experience feeling worse before you feel better.
Your consistent intent and attention in this regard is an investment that pays off forever. Just do your best and keep it up - eventually the results will speak for themselves.
Vengeful thoughts are born out of the core belief that Love is something that must be earned. Such thoughts arise on fearful emotional patterns that began in infancy - when we first took this false idea as truth.
The idea that we are not unconditionally loved made us feel afraid that we may not be found good or worthy enough to deserve love. To avoid that fearful feeling we innocently escaped into the corridors of mind to help us to become loveable.
When we were rewarded for our efforts, we felt worthy of the love that we craved; and when we were punished, we felt unworthy and thus vengeful. Vengeful thoughts are the way the mind protects us from feeling unworthy, by making others out to be more deserving of punishment than we are.
These thoughts powerfully command our attention, and make us numb to the underlying feeling sensation, which attracts them. NoBody is immune from vengeful thoughts - which are the building blocks for the myriad ways in which we have been harming ourselves and others over thousands of years.
We are all complicit and innocent simultaneously - we are only doing the best we can based on what we believe to be true. Before we were given physical bodies, we all knew the truth, but in our innocence we took on the world's lack of love as absolute truth, and from that core belief we have added more beliefs, which serve to further deny the Love that we are.
As adults, the idea that love must be earned continues to run our lives and the collective world, but only until we experientially remember the truth.
How do we experience what's true? When we observe thoughts that seek to punish anyone, we direct our mental attention toward quietly experiencing whatever feelings are arising.
We intend to observe what’s being felt instead of indulging in thought streams that ask 'why me', make anyone out to be wrong, fantasize about harm coming to people, or try to figure out how to change anyone.
We remember our intent to quietly observe the vibrational resonance in our bodies as we keep re-directing our attention on the felt sensation - even when presented with thoughts about how our feelings or thoughts need to be changed, healed, transformed, etc.
We also recognize that the most intensely uncomfortable emotions present thoughts that seem very important in the moment, and we keep breathing and redirecting our attention as we do our best to feel beneath those thoughts.
Vengeful thoughts are not our fault, but they have become our responsibility. For we are the living heirs of these thoughts, and the violence in our world is a reflection of them.
Keep breathing consciously and do your best. Through your presence, you have the power to command miracles of grace in your life and for your world.