Friday, June 17, 2011

People show up as teachers~ They show us our walls~

“People who have the most to teach us are often the ones who reflect back to us the limits to our own capacity to love, those who consciously or unconsciously challenge our fearful positions. They show us our walls. Our walls are our wounds—the places where we feel we can’t love any more, can’t connect any more deeply, can’t forgive past a certain point. We are in each other’s lives in order to help us see where we most need healing, and in order to help us heal.”

Yesterday was not a good day for me. It’s been hard being away from home. I miss my daughter and there was a situation that upset me and ruined my entire day. So today I was looking for the words to help me understand what made me so upset.

What was it that I needed to learn from that experience?

What I’ve come to understand is that people and experiences that show up in our lives—show up as teachers. That everything that happens in my life happens for a reason. Everything and everyone that enters our lives arrives to reveal something to us—about us. But there are moments when the lessons and teachers can be harsh. This is when we put up those walls. When we really don’t want to hear it. This is when we become completely CLOSED off to the lesson. Yet this is the moment when it’s most important to pay attention and really look at what is being revealed to us.

Here is where we must take the good with the bad. Not every experience will show up perfect, beautiful like some fantasy. One of the most amazing gifts we can give ourselves is an ability to look at our relationships those that exist and those that have ended and really see the role we have played and the lesson to be learned. There are always gifts left behind.

“What really has occurred is that someone else’s closed heart has tempted us to close our own, and it is our own denial of love that hurts us. That’s why the miracle is a shift in our own thinking: the willingness to keep our own heart open, regardless of what’s going on outside us.”

So today I am OPEN~ Today I will not allow what is going on outside of me to affect what is going on inside of me. Today I am open to the lesson and the teacher~

Quotes are from: A Return to Love, by Marianne Williamson

Peace, light and LOVE~

No comments: