Have you experienced receiving a lot, and yet when you try to give are refused? Have you given a lot, yet never been gifted? Sharing is a beautiful thing. It takes time to learn how to give, especially if we’ve had adverse experiences through life. It can be even more difficult to learn how to receive, from a humble heart.
Life is an amazing journey, full of ups and downs, ins and outs, rights and wrongs. It is sometimes experienced as pure innocence and love, followed by betrayal. As one attempts to remain in love there may be many betrayals of many kinds. There may be serious harms done to the body and the mind. It may be that the path of anger and destructive action and thinking becomes the norm. It may also be that after time, there is a life lived in the shadows, no light, no love, only huge darkness. After awhile (or longer), there may be a reaching for that innocent love once more.
Being a slave to the emotions is a horrible experience. Really good feelings, followed by really bad ones, being tossed about on an invisible sea, seemingly with no hope in sight of a brighter day of peace, of calm, of love lost regained.
Cultivating love and compassion from a damaged heart is a tough journey, but one most of us take. While life continues it may be discovered that vengeful thoughts and actions are poison to the soul, and the one harboring these thought forms is actually the one most affected … it has potential of robbing them of their soul. Sometimes it may be that they honestly do not care, and that they would rather die and take many with them on the way out. This is the hook. Although they may think they have the power, they are actually being manipulated by something more sinister than even they have capacity to understand.
Remember … choice is where the power dwells. Every individual has the option of choice on some level. When the emotion arises and says, ‘you will be in fear’ or ‘you will be angry’ or ‘you will be distraught’, personal choice has opportunity to say “No, Sir Emotion (or Ms Emotion) you are not in charge today, THIS will be the experience I choose to create instead.” Difficult? Yes. With practice it becomes easier.
Feel everything, intensely get to know you. This way it will become easier to distinguish what energies are yours, and those that belong to someone else. Responding then becomes a little bit easier once you know what you are and are not dealing with (eg: if it is yours or not). If it is yours, change it to what you would like it to be, if it is someone elses, determine steps needed for forward, positive, progression.
Deciding not to participate in drama can be as difficult as it is to quit smoking, or drinking, or gambling, or cussing. It is the same though … just a decision away from the change desired.