Smiling at Strangers that is.
Notice how much effort it takes to not notice someone. To pass them by without making eye contact. To feel their gaze and not meet that gaze with a smile. Just notice this the next time this opportunity arises…
Or, maybe you’re in the mood to crawl up in a shell. Or they are. Chances are that one of us does not want to look up, for fear that we be seen as weak, or fearful, or self-conscious….
But then on other days we may feel on top of the world, happy, wonderful, on top of our game..
As individuals in fear we are weak and vulnerable… But if we could allow others to bring us up, and we bring them up, than together we can heal each other, make our days brighter and know that somewhere in the other, is a part of ourselves.
Don’t look down. Look up and smile. Muster it up for your fellow human being. It will perk you up and make your day brighter, and someone else’s. Or at least allow them to smile at you. It’s that easy.
With my greatest love,
Happy Holidays and thank you for visiting my blog. Today I wrote a poem which I would like to share with you. It speaks of hope, hanging in there and celebration. I hope you like it and it speaks to you too.
There’s something that comes from within. I can’t explain it…
It’s like after a long, cold winter: dormancy, stillness, nothing happening…
And then finally, all of a sudden, there is a sign of life again.
The reflection of the sun gleaming on an icicle… You watch it, and nothing at first…
And then, the first drop of water forms at the bottom… It lingers forever this jewel of light, and eventually, falls to the ground.
It’s so subtle that you’re not sure it took place. But then, another forms in it’s place. And then another, and another, confirming your suspicion that something is changing.
My heart hesitates to be too optimistic for it has been trained into submission and cautiousness from many moons of solitude and desolation.
“Can it be?” I wonder…
But at long last it is true. Somehow I know from within.
Spring time has come. I can rejoice. I can smile at life again. I am loved and accepted and held tenderly in the heart of the divine as I’ve been told. But now I feel it. Not just believe it. I am the experience of it.
I can accept the the gifts I have been given and use them to pass whatever light I have to others. I am extremely blessed. I do matter.
I mattered all along.
(Continued from yesterday.)
Looking within at our own mindsets, prejudices, hatred and misdeeds – minute by minute – and owning them – is the way to “face the negative” and releasing it.
Individually and collectively we will begin to see life change. Others may remain looking outward at all the turmoil. Fighting against it. (Joining with it and adding to it. Hopelessly connected to it because they cannot see or admit their part in it.)
But we will “ascend” to a higher vibration where this no longer affects us and we no longer have “stories” around this issue.
(I think this is what Albert Einstein meant.)
I have wanted to share with you this insight for a long time.
The time is now that we all realize our part in what comes into our awareness, and that how we respond, affects the collective.
The time is now that we pay attention with new eyes and understanding, especially where it bothers us most.
Seen in this way, we are being offered the greatest gift… as heaven wants us to ascend to the next level and is showing us the next thing on our list, specific to us, that we must transform to accomplish this.
I have found great peace in this understanding.
With my greatest Love to you and all who may find peace in this understanding.
Love, Lawrence Touitou
How can people who are bombarded with darkness every day, turn around and feel “empowered” and “hopeful” about the future?
I’d like to offer the following…
Big “Bad” things do not make “little” good things a waste of time.
To the contrary. To see the bad and not allow it to alter our effort to still do a little good in the world is really a quality I admire in others and aspire to grow within myself. It can be done.
It is, in my view what the world needs right now. Straight up, hard core, LOVE.
I have been awakend by many posts about “challenges” that humanity is facing. I did not know about many of them. But I do not “dwell” there. (I don’t keep hanging out there. I am not drawn to them. They don’t feed me.)
Here are a couple of quotes:
“What we chant is what we become.” – Master Sha (What we focus on, allow to come into our awareness, speak about, look at, listen to, etc. continuously is what we become. And when we “chant” we “look within” basically. We focus on ourselves.)
Or, “A problem cannot be solved at the same level of consciousness it was created.” (Or something like that.) – Albert Einstein
If we see something bothersome,
We must turn off the TV, news or gaze outside ourselves, find a quiet place, and look within, to see where this issue originates. We may have, for example, been disrespectful, controlling, hurtful, abusive…
Towards ourselves, towards others, towards mother earth…
Because there is nothing…
that bothers us outside,
that does not somewhere, at sometime have it’s source inside us.
Everything humanity is facing is something that we (collectively) have brought about.
(That’s karmic law basically.)
If we were abused in a relationship, we were at one time the abuser.
If we have challenges with authority,
we once were in a position of authority and guess what?
If we are emoted by an issue, whether it’s “children”, or “men” or “pollution” or “animals” or “government” or “religion”… it is bc we once were in these roles, and we were cruel and abusive to others, harming them, cheating, taking advantage, and more…
(Just the issue that bothers us the most points a clue. That’s why others are not as bothered as we are. We are even bothered that others are not as bothered. That they don’t see the utter horror, cruelty, selfishness… that we do.)
And so, to look at the “darkness” in front of us, to the aware, is truly to ask the question, “why does this issue bother me so much?” Now you are looking at the darkness. Now you are owning the darkness in you.
And with this profound awareness that we are responsible – not anyone “out there” (these are just ways in which we are being communicated with in the only way the universe knows how.) – we shine light (awareness) on it. We send our love to it. We ask for forgiveness for it. We are compassionate and offer our forgiveness. And we forgive ourselves for it.
In time, we rise above that vibration where this issue existed and move higher into more loving and compassionate beings, for all who have made mistakes.
(We break down the barriers that connect us all. We re-join together as one.)
Who has not done wrong? Who has not acted wrongly to another? Who, if not given the power and authority and money and wealth would not despite good intentions at the start, not eventually be seduced to take advantage of their power and create hardship for others, or the planet???
Looking outward, we buy into the “finger pointing” game – the war against this or that – that has been embedded into our society, historical accounts, religion, culture, humor, media, etc. keeps us separated from each other and the truth.
(Continued from yesterday)
Many are taking action and it is coming. More and more people are waking up to who they are (who the collective is) and showing up to say, “I see you.” (I see you doing something which is not right.)
With the growing multitudes waking up to this knowing of “oneness” that we all are – with this truth out of the bag – no oppression of individualized self, creation of lack, fear and separation can prevail.
With our growing love, compassion and respect that we have for ourselves each day, and all that we see and experience in our lives that is not aligned with oneness, we are compelled with open eyes to be the presence which discourages and removes it, without joining it.
We no longer need to be hostile or fearful. But not close the door or look the other way either; to face it. Compassionately as we would a lost child or someone ill.
To be a leader in the new age will require great courage, inner strength, evolution of heart and a different paradigm than the one we have been living from. The time is right for this great change to occur.
To realize our connection to all things, this “oneness”, is, “the ultimate accountability”.
It allows us to feel joy and pain for all things. It allows us to see the truth clearly, uncluttered by our selfishness.
It also creates a presence which permeates to all; to “wake up to our calling, to wake up to our “oneness”, to “do the right thing” by and for all, and to take center stage.
These will be the leaders of tomorrow.
It’s time we stop ignoring “what we know”. We are all accountable.
We aspire to reach this ideal and in time we will.
With all my love…