So the first question I asked myself is why now? Why am I presenting this material to you? Well, just like Neale Donald Walsh (Conversations with God series) and many of you, I’m having one of my many conversations with God, and I understood it was time.
I have had a passion for speaking and presenting for decades. And although I’ve done it for corporations I’ve never done it for myself, for my passion, and I wasn’t sure what to speak about. I mean there is so much in this universe of knowledge to share, so where do I begin, what resonates for me? I have been on a spiritual path for decades and it seems oh such a slow process, but then again now that I have finally reached the place I need to be, it really has gone by quickly.
My heart has finally truly opened up and found a place for everyone. To put aside judgments, to put aside petty issues, to put aside blaming and to know true love. Often I have said that there are only a few things that everyone wants in this life and that is love, shelter, and food. When you think about it that’s all there really is. Of course there are different forms of love and ways of feeling love. Like love for a parent, or love for a child, or love for a significant other, or a friend, or someone that needs help, but love is really Love. In it’s purest form it is to give with an open heart all the universe has to offer. It is to open your arms to everyone and anyone who needs you. I know you see this. For in giving look how much you receive. You get that love back ten, a hundred, a thousand fold; actually it is immeasurable. And regarding shelter and food, well that resonates differently for each of us, whether you want a small place in the woods, or a place on the beach, a palatial estate or just a tent. And of course food, wow, most of us would love to eat everything and anything available the choices and combinations are unfathomable.
As I write this there is interference from my ego, this is what we call monkey chatter. Questions about why me, why do I have the right to present this to you? Does this put me above others? Yet I truly know that what I am presenting to you is from love and only want all of us to realize, to understand that we are the same, we are the same, we are the same. Think, right now, right this second about whom you are. Feel deep down into your soul and feel the love and compassion you have for someone else. Perhaps it’s just one or two others, or perhaps it’s for a small circle of people, but you know that it can be bigger. How many times have you seen other people in distress and you wanted to reach out and help and you did. You didn’t know them, but you knew you wanted to do something to help, didn’t you. You could do that everyday and every minute for yourself and everyone around you.
Think about how you act and react now to those closest to you. Your family, your friends, your co-workers etc. Now I want you to take a deep breath, a very deep breath and look around you. Look at the person next to you, behind you, in front of you, and all around you. You have judgments about each of them without realizing it most of the time. In ten seconds you have sized them up and made decisions about who they are and whether you like, or could like, them or not. Why do we do this? We do this out of fear. Fear of not knowing, not knowing if they will like you, if they will hurt you physically or financially, if they don’t physically measure up to your standards and more. They are so different from me, how can we be compatible. Whatever the reason, STOP! Stop the judging! Just because you don’t know them doesn’t make them bad, it only makes them different.
I’m not a religious person, in the sense of believing in one secular organization who believes that their belief about God or a God or Gods is the true way to think and be. And Because I don’t have a particular religious belief doesn’t mean that I believe that religious organizations are bad, they may help many see the light. Whatever light that is, as long as it doesn’t harm, disparage, denigrate or cast aspersions on someone else. Believing that you see the light is great, but the key is being the light. Each of us has a piece of the light, each of us is light and it is the light in each of us that makes the universe shine. We are God and God is us.
If you think about the basics again, that is the basics of what we need, love, shelter and food, why do we need millions of laws. There are so many laws made by man it’s impossible not to be outside of them at sometime. You see there are only a few basic laws that if we adhere to them make all the other laws un-necessary; they are: don’t lie, don’t cheat, don’t steal, and don’t hurt another physically or verbally. There are ten in the commandments and basically they say the same thing with a few more about not having any other Gods, etc. Again, I say I am not placing one religion over another because of what and how they believe for what you believe now is right for you. Just don’t allow your beliefs to interfere with someone else’s beliefs. Imagine that we all get along by my not trying to make you believe the way I do. Yes, it’s comforting to know that we have similar thoughts, because we all really want to be like everyone else that we see as normal, which makes us normal, but we don’t have to. We are all normal and abnormal depending on who views us. If we allow others to live as they wish within the laws of don’t lie, don’t cheat, don’t steal, and don’t hurt another physically or verbally, then how can anything go wrong. Wow, do you think it’s possible? Some will say it’s utopian, but why not go for the gusto. Just think about if you and someone else were the first people on this earth; what would you do? Of course you would be Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie or vice versa. Now that’s probably heaven. But you see, even with my saying this someone out there is saying why them how about Joe Blow and Sandra Smith or Sandra Smith and Betty Wilson or Joe Blow and Mike Wilson (no relationship to Betty). What I’m getting at is that it’s okay to be different just don’t try to make everyone else be like you. It’s the differences and allowing the differences that make our world go round. It’s how we learn and create and improve. Our differences create wondrous things. Be who you want to be and let others be who they want to be. Give love openly and receive love without question. And begin creating a new wonderful life for yourself and do the things your passionate about. Life is really too short to do anything else. Be love and be happy. Now smile and share it with everyone you see.
With love and abundance,