Yesterday, on my birthday (and I so hope your read yesterday’s post which was my birthday gift to YOU), I was flooded with precious wishes for my HAPPINESS. In gratitude, I reflected back to the well-wishers my hopes for THEIR Happiness, too! Can you begin to imagine a world where that is what is taking place all day long, day-after-day… for everyone! WOW! What an amazingly wonder-filled world that will be. Yet, that HAPPINESS, which is derived from True L.O.V.E. begins at “home,” with each of us.
I have pondered much about the art of Be-ing HAPPY! Years ago, I founded my in-home daycare/ preschool upon that foundation. I will write much more about its intricacies throughout my posts.
True love exacts that I must love myself with all my heart (great, consistent, allowing, gloriously warm feeling), with all my might (passionate, focused energy) with all my mind (thoughts, statements and beliefs about myself) and with all my strength (my physical body acting in concert with those feelings).
As I allow and cherish my SELF and live in accord with the great unifying JOY of my body, thoughts, and feelings, my works (that which I DO) will all be a representation of who I really AM. I will then (naturally) treat all others with the same depth of allowance, joy and wisdom. I will perceive NO ONE as above or below me, while perceiving and treating ALL others as equally divine, beautiful, and worthy of my perfect love.
As I live in this manner, I will be accessing the pure balance of peace that was originally experienced by “Me” before my incarnation within this current body.
A few years ago, while feeding lunch to the preschoolers entrusted to me within my home, I looked up from dishing up the plates and noticed the crest-fallen look on the face of one 4-year-old girl that I had had for a couple years. Having “taught” them continuously about living in peace and happiness, this “look” was not at all typical of Anna. I asked, “Anna, are you feeling happy?” “Nooooooooo,” she quietly whimpered. I then asked: “How DO you feel?” She replied: “Saaaaad.” “Do you LIKE to feel sad?” “Noooooooo.” “How do you WANT to feel?” “Happy.” “Okay, do you want my help, or can you find a happy thought by yourself?” “I want your help.”
“Okay, what WERE you thinking about?” “I miss my Mommmmmmmy!” “What do you miss about your mommy?” “My mommy plays games with me and I love her.” “Ahhh…. You like to play games with your mommy.” “Yes.” “Your mommy is kind to you.” “Yes.” “You got to be with your mommy for breakfast this morning.” “Uh-huh.” “Your mommy loves you and is fun to be with AND you get to be with her in the mornings!” “Yes.” “You get to be with your mommy again tonight.” “Uh-huh.”
“You also like to come here and play with your friends, right?” “Yes.”
“What are some fun things you like to do here with me and your friends?” She was able to enumerate several. “Soooo… you have a mommy who loves you and plays games with you AND you get to play with your friends and learn and have fun with me, too!” “Yes.” “Wow! You have happy, fun things to do in the mornings and evenings AND you get to play here and have fun during the day! WOW!”
By now, she was smiling. I asked her what she was looking forward to doing the rest of the afternoon. She listed off a few things, by now smiling and feeling empowered. Her conversation now brightly turned to her surrounding, listening, group of friends.
After sharing this principles with a friend, she “got it” and a few weeks later, she shared with me the following experience. Her husband went in to the garage to clean it out, grumpy and banging things around. She asked him why he was upset. “Cause I have to clean out this d_____ garage!” She then lead him through a similar change of perspective where he decided that he was NOT a “victim” but was, instead, CHOOSING of his OWN FREE WILL to be the one to clean out the garage for a variety of reasons, including: he did not want to pay money to anyone else to clean it out, no one else knew where and how he wanted everything, he wanted to throw out some things that he wanted to personally choose what and where they went, he really liked the way he felt to walk or drive into a clean, organized garage, relatives were arriving soon and he would feel better knowing that they would see his clean garage, etc.
Applying the words of Christ, found in Matthew 5:3-12, and assisting one’s self (or others in our stewardship) to climb UP that “Stairway to Heaven” can benefit us each moment of our lives! Yesterday’s post presented the “Elevator to Heaven.” Again, I implore YOU to read and study… and apply… L.O.V.E. to Your life. Each moment. Every experience.
For me, learning to think, feel and choose to live continually in peace and true to my real self has reminded me of subtle yet profound ways to “take back my power” and, along with treating all others as my awesome equal, live no more as a “victim” but as a person who DOES have control over my life. At times, that control may only be in my own choices to feel only peace. Usually, those choices lead to thoughts, actions and states of being that have vast potential to benefit not just me but many others around me.
Let’s Each choose to BE HAPPY… not only on our “birthdays,” but each and every day for the rest of eternity. BE-ing HAPPY is a natural result of applying the “ELEVATOR to HEAVEN” and Truly Loving our Self and each other correctly.
In my pursuit of Real Truth, I have given up everything. Crawling through the “eye of the needle,” I have learned the *mysteries* and am now giving my life to assist YOU to dis-cover Who *YOU* really are, along with your unique gift to offer humanity. As you learn to seek (in the right place and with purified intent), you WILL find treasures of lasting value, along with every promised reward. Together, we will establish a society of humane beings and live life ALIVE, on PURPOSE, and with a sociality unequaled… because we will each BE and view each other as equally and profoundly DIVINE! Please… catch this Hope and Vision and join with me.