For Valentine’s Day
February 14, 2013
Hello My Friends,
Here is Ralph Waldo Emerson’s description of the deep nature of relationship between ourselves and our fellow human beings: “It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.”
If you desire peace for others, you’ll receive it. If you want others to feel loved, you’ll be the recipient of love. If you see only beauty and worthiness in others, you’ll have the same returned to you. You’ll only give away what you have in your heart, and attract what you’re giving away. Your impact on others—whether it be strangers, family members, co-workers, or neighbors—is evidence of the strength of your connection to Source. Think of your relationships in terms of holy or unholy.
Holy relationships facilitate the power of your divine connection at a high energy level for everyone involved. Unholy relationships keep the energy at the lower, slower levels for all concerned. You’ll know your own potential for higher love when you start seeing the perfection in all relationships. When you recognize others’ holiness, you’ll treat them as expressions of the divine nature we all share and you’ll want nothing from them. The irony is that they become co-creators manifesting all your desires. Want nothing from them, demand nothing from them, have no expectations for them, and they’ll return this kindness. Demand from them, insist that they please you, judge them as inferior, and see them as servants, and you’ll receive the same. It is in your best interest to be acutely aware of what you truly want for others, and to know whether you’re in a holy or an unholy relationship with every person you’re involved with.
One truth I’ve recognized during the years of my own growth is that it’s impossible to know my own connection to Source if I’m unable to see and honor that same connection in others. The ability to see yourself as an expression of the Divine and to see yourself in all of humanity is a characteristic of the holy relationship. It’s the ability to celebrate and honor in others the place where we’re all one.