Well, here we are:), the very first days of 2015, my friends:)
I hope you had a beautiful holiday season, and that, during it, you`ve gathered many lovely memories…:)
Since we`re having a brand new year ahead of us, it occurred to me that this new beginning might as well be associated with a white sheet of paper, ready to write everything we want on it…:)
Interesting, I said to myself. So, what is it that I would like to get written on this new white sheet? What is it that I want to share with the world, in this New Year?
I thought about it; I closed my eyes, and made a journey within myself, to see what was it that really inspired me for the white page called 2015.
What came to surface were four words, and they were so clear that I had no doubt it was what I looked for: Love, Kindness, Forgiveness and Unity. This is what I saw, and I knew it was what I wanted to write on this page.
Love? Yes, for everybody and everything. Unconditional love for my spirit, for your spirit, for everybody`s spirit and most of all, unconditional love for the circumstances and trials we face while being here, on Earth. They all come with a reason; they are meant for us to grow, to expand. Therefore, do not fight them; rather send them your love and acceptance. Take the example of the water; it can flow even though the path is paved with rocks; it can always make itself a way to the ocean even though it has to face many obstacles to get there. But it always does.
Kindness? Yes, to every living human being on this planet. To your dear ones, to your neighbors, to your enemies, to everybody, because every person is fighting a war (an inner one) and so everybody needs kindness, love, compassion. Take Mother Theresa as an example, or Mahatma Gandhi, or Dalai Lama. I have read and watched the movie that was made after Gandhi’s life, and I had tears in my eyes while watching it.
This man…his message was so inspiring, that it`s almost hard to believe that he actually was a human being, a soul inside of a body. What he did for India is amazing, to say the least, and he couldn’t have done it if it wasn`t for his continuous love and kindness he sent to his fellow countrymen and to the British people who ruled India at that time. Due to his unconditional love, kindness, and wisdom to be an ocean of peace even though in times of war and hardship, India has celebrated last year, on august 15, 67 years of independence. This wouldn`t have been possible had it not been Gandhi’s strong intention to have kindness for everybody and everything, and also, his strong intention to stay true to himself and his message.
Forgiveness? Yes, forgive, everybody, forgive them! We are humans, and we are subjects of making mistakes. It`s in our nature so please, don`t condemn it anymore. Instead, open your heart, let love flow through it and forgive. It will set you free immediately, because when we forgive we allow our higher self to step in rather than letting our inferior self to run the show. Most people make mistakes and don`t even realize it. In their world, it seems perfectly logical and valid whatever it is that they think, say or do.
Remember what Lord Jesus said when he was crucified? “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” These were His words, and they were said while He endured enormous body pain. Why did He say that? Because He knew that the people who had sentenced Him to death had no clear mind when they did so. Ignorance, prejudices and lack of faith was what dictated their thoughts and actions. How can one condemn and hold grudge against a person who has their mind darkened? Can you really condemn somebody who`s groping blindly in a dark room simply because they have no clue where the light switch is or how to turn it on? For these persons, I can only have compassion, and can only send them prayers, light and love. Remember Jesus`s words, “…they know not what they do”, and forgive them.
Unity? Yes, for I am you and you are me; for we all are one, and there is no separation. The message of unity was also well shown in all of Jesus`s words and deeds. He said, “My father and I are One”. He looked at the people around him, and referred to them as brothers and sisters. He never looked at somebody from a place of separation. No, not at all. He knew that this world – as we all know it – was created by a single divine hand, God. He knew that regardless of the nationality or religion, all those people had one single Father: God. This is why Jesus came forth; this is why He did all those deeds He did, to show us that we all come from the same place. This is why He died, so that you and I and everybody else on this planet can come together and see the one and single truth: we are one, and have but one Father, and it doesn`t matter if you`re referring to Him as God, Allah, Krishna, Universal Force or Source, etc.
We can call Him in any way it resonates with us, but one thing is for sure and will always remain this way for all times to come: we all are one, and have one Father. This is the only truth I know and accept. I do not want to know nor do I care what your nationality is, social status, job or religion. For me, what matters and am interested in is that you are my spiritual brother/sister, and from where I come, you come too; that what created me, created you too; that we`ll always be in this together and that there`s nothing that separates us. This is all I know, and it is enough for me.
Therefore, let me close this article with a question for you: What will you write on your (2015) page?
Talk to you next time:)