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No Fear in the House of Love
A couple of practical thoughts for trying times.
This story is a short philosophical story about honesty and love. It is also about keeping our heads and spirits high regardless of the circumstance. There are times for investigative journalism but tonight philosophy seems rather appropriate.
If you missed my latest about the Anatomy of Deceit, please read it. In that article, I talk about how deceivers confuse their target’s senses and try to steal their stuff, be it actual stuff or their spiritual sovereignty (and then their stuff). This applies both to the past twenty months and to life in general.
I believe the reason why deceivers and thieves are allowed to play on people’s weaknesses temporarily is to give the people a way to obtain the knowledge they will remember. Victory gives us confidence. Clarity earned from being losing and finding yourself is solid clarity. And in my experience, those who have already learned from losing and finding themselves in the past end up being stuck with the difficult task of holding the hand of the ones who are still half-way in the fantasy land. Holing that hand without losing your mind or getting depleted is a dance that requires even-headedness, self-respect, and a memory of total love.
I believe that this time is an intense opportunity for many people to be forced to snap out of zombiehood, and remember that our souls are legitimate. Our truth is legitimate. Our love is legitimate. Our hearts are legitimate. I keep saying it again and again but it’s true. We are legitimate people. We have never been meant to be anyone’s zombies.
And yes, it is easier to say all those things than to practice them. Being surrounded by laughing villains can be tough. However, I believe with totality that if one remembers how to transcend the trauma, if one taps into the infinite love that heals all, something opens up, a special kind of clarity. You are suddenly walking with light, and you are a real person!
Now. It is without a doubt very natural to react to trauma with screaming. There are occasions when the scream just comes out. We are not machines made of steel, we are living and breathing human beings. But after grieving and crying, please keep going and remember that you are legitimate! And that you aren’t alone!!
I have found that keeping an even head and remembering love is critical. If you set your compass to becoming stronger and bigger than your immediate pain (or sometimes, if that is the only compass you have), and if you pray for clarity and solutions from the heart of hearts, you may get a chance to heal both yourself and those around you.
It could be a total shot in the dark. But I believe that this is how we get out of darkness and remember the joy.
May the deceivers all trample upon each other.
May they leave us and our loved ones alone and be gone.
May our loved ones see the light and dance with us so that we can all forget our suffering.
Our life is not about suffering. Our life is about trying things out with maximum honesty, getting over mistakes as gracefully as possible, forgiving ourselves and our loved ones, and helping each other shine.
That is true.