Everything that is happening in our world can pull forward our own inner fears and lower vibrations. Our biggest insecurities will suddenly rise up again, just as we thought we had conquered that part of ourselves or moved past that part of our lives. We believed we learned that lesson already, yet here it is again. It is easy to see and feel LOVE when things are calm, balanced and running smoothly but the most important time to actually practice LOVE is when it is the most inconvenient time for us.
An inconvenient time could be that very moment someone cuts you off on the road. It could be the moment someone challenges you on social media or when you are judged by another because of the choices you’ve made. The world is a new place where we need to do better. We need to LOVE better and with more conviction.
Can you imagine the world we could live in if the people we perceived as “bad people” were actually just “wounded people”.
When pertaining to human beings, what if the words good and bad didn’t exist?
What if we could look at an addict or the homeless or a thief imprisoned for their wrong doings with compassion and love?
What if we could see that same person as a child who’s been wounded somewhere along their journey in life?
Would you help this wounded child?
Would you help to heal their hurt?
If a person was injured with a physical wound, would you help them bandage their skin and relieve their pain or would you poke at the wound and inflict deeper pain?
This is what we are doing when we are blinded from the truth… our Truth.
If we so willingly help the physically wounded why is it that we do not help the inner child with a wounded heart?
Consider that we need to hold space for compassion in our consciousness for all human beings. Compassion that allows for human beings to be perceived differently from their wrong doings, from their mistakes, from their choices. If we cannot hold space for this, how then can a person redeem themselves in the eyes of our society?
If we pass judgement and hatred out into the world in the form of words or thoughts, are we bad people or could it simply be that we are just wounded too?
If we are wounded too, then how does this make us different from the thief, the addict or the person seemingly doing wrong?
So here lies the paradox that truly needs to be examined. We all have “wounds” that we are healing. Some healing at a faster pace than others yet we are all doing the work in some shape or form. When we commit to our own healing, one tiny layer at a time, we get that much closer to healing our own wounds. When we heal ourselves, we heal those around us and begin to shift the way we view the human race.
See one person in your life, in the world that you have labelled as a bad person. What did they do that made you see them as bad or wrong? How have you judged them for their choices, mistakes, beliefs or wrong doings? Now can you see them as the wounded child? Possibly neglected, harmed, or shamed as a child. Possibly lost and forgotten that they are also a child of LOVE.
See this person in your minds eye. Look them in their eyes. Take them into your arms and let them know that no matter how you have perceived them or judged them with your physical eyes, you will now see them with your heart. Heart to heart, soul to soul, the love in you salutes the love in them.
Written By: Debbie Smith