"If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Moving, be like water. Still, be like a mirror. Respond like an echo."
- Bruce Lee
Spirit likes to play. It's silly to take life too seriously because it is all just a game to spirit. But we do take life seriously—very seriously. I do it too. However, what I have learned is that it is all, okay. We really are free to respond any way we want to what life presents. It’s okay to be human and not know and make mistakes AND TO HANDLE LIFE EXACTLY AS IT IS. And it's okay to simply let things go, no matter how much charge we have around them.
Sometimes I feel like people in my "personal" life think I am supposed be “perfect,” always “nice” and not challenge them in any way because I am a “healer.” This is so NOT what healing is about for me. Being a healer, to me, is honoring who I am. And this involves making myself vulnerable, meeting others where they're at and telling my story. I can not help how others feel and how they choose to view life or me. I do my best to honor and respect others wherever they are in their process—not because this is morally “right” but because making others wrong and criticizing them serves no purpose in my healing mission. And what does serve me is honoring Humanity through honoring my OWN humanity.
What I have seen is that expecting others to listen when they are not is always problematic. If someone is not listening, it’s simply because they are not ready to receive what there is to get. This could be for a number of reasons and it is their work to be done when they are ready. What there is to be aware of is listening actually takes no effort at all. If someone is not listening to you, there is a blockage there, for them. And that’s all. Who knows what it is. And it doesn't have to mean you stop listening. If we feel it's appropriate, we can perhaps ask the person, but this isn't our job or the "right" thing to do. Most of all, I believe people just want to be heard and accepted as they are. And when we know PEACE, we know WE ARE THE ONES who must STAND FOR THE LISTENING. As soon as we expect "others" to do it for us, we have given up both our freedom and our power.
I do my all out best to stay present, listen to what others are actually saying when they are judging and criticizing, especially if they are judging and criticizing me. I consider this the perfect practice for living an amazing life. And I believe it is healthy when we can allow our egos to get a good beat down from time to time. This doesn't mean allowing others to actually physically hurt us, but rather, not "righting" back when an ego asserts "it"self. This means letting others have the last say, allowing them to catch you vulnerable and expressing your love anyway, even if it may get rejected.
The truth is the REAL YOU IS IMPENETRABLE. Respect who you TRULY are and the unique voice that ONLY YOU can share with this world. And if your voice is not welcome somewhere, simply move elsewhere.
Flow like the water in a stream, simply moving around any obstacles you see. Gliding through life with grace and ease demonstrates another way to be~
Health is not some Utopian world where life just stops happening. It is being present and taking life as it is...and as it is not. It is a state of being whole, complete and sound. It is accepting who you are and where you are. Start by building a foundation of peace in your life through CONSTANT attention and CONSTANT compassion with where you are and others are. This calls for the willingness to be vulnerable with others, and let them in...and with that THE LOVE IS ALSO LET IN~
Thank you for being here, Healer! Your listening makes the difference.