Friends of loving spirit, this week for many of us presses on to be a test of our compassion and equanimity.
If you are on that path as I am to know compassion, and make peaceful, healthy change in the world, as with all things; some days are easier than others. This week has been rough.
There is still much to learn about love, kindness and compassion. And there is no shortage of opportunities this week to know for ourselves how well we carry that out in the face of conflict.
As we ask for more compassion and kindness for our Earth’s animals, then inherently, we must somehow also extend compassion and kindness to the human beings we feel are causing suffering and disharmony to them and to us.
We must search ourselves and ask the big and very meaningful and important questions: Who deserves our compassion? Who have we decided are worthy of receiving it? What does true forgiveness look like?
I do not have all the answers. I do know that incredible acts of forgiveness have been shown in the media recently for some of the most unspeakable acts. It is an example that forgiveness does not make a violation okay, or acceptable, but that it opens the door to begin healing.
Forgiveness allows us to make peaceful resolutions and to start finding ways to make effective change for the better. It allows us to reconnect with the kindness and loving compassion that brings inner peace that we can share with the world.
Search within. There is a way to remain open to offering compassion and kindness to all beings. It can be incredibly difficult. It certainly is for me right now. But if we set our intention to heal, then we know the process often starts with surrendering to forgiveness, and we can truly make change.
My deepest love and gratitude,
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