by Melissa Phillippe and Kayla Gold
It has been a challenging and full couple of weeks. I send love and
light out to all of you, to all of us!
I found myself receiving many e-mails about the Sept. 11 events, a
few of which were about revenge and how "they must pay". I
was so disappointed in this and I so wanted to "teach them a better
way to respond". This I was my initial reaction to reading them.
I kept thinking, "NO! They don't get it! This is the same energy
and someone has to be the first to say 'NO'"!
Then it occurred to me that the judgment I was reacting with is just
that very same energy. The same resistance to someone else's experience,
.....the same desire to be right and know that the way I believe is
better, ..... the same underlying "us vs. them" mentality
that I was supposedly resisting. The same response of closing down my
heart to another human being out of reaction.
Then, of course, the very next opportunity was right there for me:
to love myself even in this reaction. To see it, simply to observe and
to be aware of "what is" in that moment, and to allow it to
be. And to not close my heart down to myself as a reaction to my wish
that I were being different!
This is, indeed, a rich time. Rich in emotion and rich in opportunity. Bless you in these days, and always. May this season bring you to a greater remembering and experience of the Truth of Your Divine Nature. May we all surrender to the All That Is more deeply as we open to what is, and all of our feelings about it. May we all become better at keeping our hearts open. Blessings and love to you. In Joy and in Peace.
Whispers on the Wind
Melissa Phillippe is a San Francisco Bay Area singer,
Reprinted with permission