Hate the hate, LovE the hater.
I have been posing the question to myself and to others ,”How far does your LovE extend?”
Extending LovE to those who have hurt us is what we are called to do. It’s the grace that leads us home. It’s an everyday practice of showing up for LovE and living in LovE. By extending LovE to those who have hurt us, it doesn’t mean we bypass the anger or suppress our feelings. We actually allow ourselves to feel the feelings. Moving through the feelings allows space for forgiveness and empathy.
I have learned, if the actions of another do not come from a place of LovE, it’s a calling out for LovE. Viewing the actions of others from that space really opens up the gates of leniency and seeing the lessons of what we personally internalize and absorb. In choosing LovE, we choose to see past the actions and limitations of our humanness and recognize our oneness as spirit.
I must say this kind of spiritual practice is one of the hardest things I have ever done, but I know in my heart it’s the right thing, to walk in peace and lightness instead of judgement and heaviness. I have done my share of getting it wrong and I have learned so much from my mistakes. They say hurt people, hurt people and so I am continually healing my own hurt and taking responsibility for my own pain in order to not hurt others. It’s something I challenge us all to do and not just do it half ass. I mean we need to really face ourselves and stop projecting our anger, pain and shame onto others.
So how far does my LovE extend? I am realizing mine is incredibly far reaching, but it’s only because I am continually doing the work on myself day by day, replacing the constricted thought process of fear with that of LovE. It is a work that must not be put on pause or set aside for any period of time. It’s painful, and a complete 180 degrees from existing in the victim roll. Taking a long, hard look at ourselves, our neurosis, our suffering and coming to the sobering realization that it is up to us, and only us to heal ourselves. It’s hard shit, but the only way to freedom.
Will we be disappointed at the twisting of innocence and the actions of others? Of course we will, but we will remain steadfast in LovE. My heart is on a trajectory of opening to all, extending LovE to all and we all know, once we set out on a mission we will be tested on the regular. So, let’s just keep walking on the side of the light and reminding ourselves that these tests are presenting us with a chance for the greater expansion of LovE.
This world needs LovErs. It’s time to get out of our heads and into our hearts. It’s time to show up for LovE.
What better time than now?