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I keep an ever changing pile of metaphysical books by my bedside, books rotate in and out over time.  Occasionally I pick one up in the morning, especially when I am looking for a little spiritual “pick me up”.

This morning I had this idea about a situation and the injustice of it all.  I wanted to find another way to be around it.  So I reach for this particular book, randomly open to a page because I am sure the very thing I need to read can be found that way (and so often that is true).  I read the passages below and immediately knew that my feeling a sense of injustice is actually code for “what is not worthy of my love”.  It’s just that simple.  And right then and there, I softened.

 

“Now what is not worthy of love?  If you ask yourself this, “What is not worthy of love?” you will discover very quickly the things that you put outside of God.  And what you put outside of God you give great power to …

And those things that you claim outside of God are, in many ways, your master. Because as you adhere to the belief that they cannot be in union with the divine, that they cannot be accepted in the divine, in love and in the vibration of love, you keep yourself from it as well.”

Affirm:

“On this day I choose to realign my vibration to the highest expression of love that I may hold.  And I give myself permission to release any and all judgment of what cannot be loved, who cannot be loved, and I allow myself to accept my former choices as born in what I believed.  And I relinquish the beliefs that held me in abeyance so I may rise to a new understanding of love, and express as love in truth and knowing.  As I say this, I know it is true.  I am claiming my power back from any expressions of value that are not in alignment to love, and I give myself permission to reclaim myself as the expression of God in love that I am intended to be.  I am Word through this intention.  Word I am Word.”

~ Paul Selig, “The Book of Knowing and Worth: A Channeled Text”

 

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Well, it’s almost Valentine’s Day and despite the title, I am not going to talk about Cupid.  However, I do want to touch on the concept of two arrows.  This is based on a Chinese proverb:

There are two arrows in life.  The first arrow is the one that hits you from some painful experience.  Perhaps it’s something you did or said, or something someone else did or said.  It’s that initial hurtful sting to the heart, that’s the first arrow.

The second arrow is the one that we keep shooting at ourselves again and again, re-living that pain or hurt.  One could say there are infinite second arrows, but not when we choose to live life consciously.

I took the proverb “to heart”.  Wrote it down on one of my homemade well being cards, and now I keep it in a prominent place.  I can go long periods where I don’t re-visit a painful event, and then suddenly there it is again — another shot to the heart.  Guess what?  It doesn’t feel good.  It’s not supposed to feel good!

Yet, there’s another way of being and engaging with life.  The shot to the heart comes, and rather then staying there and swirling in the pain yet again, I can say: ah, it’s the second arrow on a continuous loop of re-runs!  I choose now consciously, lovingly, kindly … not to go there.

It’s a simple — no, thank you.  Then turning back to my passion, my life, all that lights me up, and affirming — yes, thank you!

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