Thursday, January 24, 2013

When I Am Healed, I Am Not Healed Alone

When I see myself as whole, I can see you as whole.
When I see myself as flawed, I see you as flawed.
When I need healing, I believe you need healing too.
When I trust in my holiness, I trust in yours as well.

When I recognize my forgetfulness, I listen and look for reminders.
When I believe we are the same, I offer you the reminders I find.
When I think we are different, I give you what I think you want.
When I know we are both remembering together, I give you the best I receive.

We are the same you and I.
We are in this predicament together.
Yes, some are more awake and aware than others.
Yet, when we are joined in love, we share our awareness.

There is nothing really that separates us.
Our history, education, age, beliefs and body identification appear different.
When we forgive and erase all that is temporary, we recognize the oneness within.
When we know we are one, we teach, model and inspire the Highest Truths we know.

The “golden rule” is to “Do to others as we do to ourselves.”
When we are loving and forgiving, helpful and kind, we will offer the same to everyone.
When we are afraid and judgmental, denying and disrespectful to ourselves, we may do the same to others.
Our relationships are the holy and healing encounters where we learn only to give the best we know.

It may take many “missed takes” to see things differently.
There may be many false judgments before we see things perfectly.
It may seem like our history keeps repeating itself, before we let go of our stories.
There may be numerous unholy and unhelpful encounters before we trust and allow everyone to simply be.

The judgmental feel judged.
The conflicted see others as conflicted.
Those in pain may feel relieved to know they are not alone.
We need to see and believe differently to be healed and whole.

All criticism is about the critic.
When we stop believing what others believe and trust ourselves, we know Love.
When suspend all judgments, take nothing personally and make no assumptions, we are free.
Life is our greatest and most obvious opportunity to see all our projected beliefs in our world.

Bottom Line: 
I am healed when I see you and all as healed, whole and holy.
What we perceive in others, we strengthen in ourselves.
My greatest help to you and me and all humanity is to forgive my misperceptions.
I am here to see us all with forgiving eyes and a loving heart.

Loving you, 
Betty Lue

I am here only to be truly helpful.
I am here to represent the Love that sent me.
I do not have to worry about what to do or say, because the Love that sent me will direct me.
I am content to be wherever Love Is, knowing Love is always here with me.
I will be healed as I let Love teach me to heal. ACIM “healer’s prayer”

The 12 Principles of Attitudinal Healing

1.       The essence of our being is love.
2.       Health is inner peace, healing is letting go of fear.
3.       Giving and receiving are the same.
4.       We can let go of the past and of the future.
5.       Now is the only time there is, and each instant is for giving.
6.       We can learn to love ourselves and others by forgiving rather than by judging.
7.       We can become love finders rather than fault finders.
8.       We can choose and direct ourselves to be peaceful inside, regardless of what is happening outside.
9.       We are students and teachers to each other.
10.    We can focus on the whole of life, rather than the fragments.
11.    Since love is eternal, change need not be viewed as fearful.
12.    We can always perceive others as either extending love or giving a call for help.

Attitudinal Healing affirms that we are responsible for our thoughts and whatever feelings we experience.
Attitudinal Healing encourages us to re-examine our relationships, bringing them into the present by releasing past judgments and grievances.
Attitudinal Healing reminds us that perception is a mirror of what is in our mind.