Friday, January 25, 2013

Why Do They Attack?

Guilt attacks and tries to dump their guilt on others.
Guilt withdraws and tries to hide from others.
Guilt fears punishment and pushes away others.
Guilt calls for forgiveness and compassion.

Guilt blames and criticizes, and feels blamed and criticized.
Guilt shames and abuses, and feels shamed and abused.
Guilt isolates or scares others and feels alone and afraid.
Guilt tries to keep from hurting and hurts others and themselves.

When we are separate from the Good within, we feel guilt.
When we leave our Source and try to do life alone, we feel guilt.’
When we forget and neglect our selves and our purpose, we feel guilt.
When we are out of integrity and untrue to our purpose, we feel guilt.

Guilt calls for forgiveness and relief.
Guilt seeks assurance and love.
Guilt longs for healing and help.
Guilt wants the hurting to stop and be whole.

When we experience attack, sometimes we have attacked with our thoughts, words or behavior.
When we feel attacked, sometimes we are the most forgiving one who can help the attacker.
When we have been attacked, sometimes we are learning to forgive all things.
When we know attack or crucifixion, sometimes we are simply called to transcend and love anyway.

When we can be as gentle, forgiving, compassionate and reassuring as we would want, we are free.
When we can forgive ourselves and truly be sorry for the suffering of the attacker, we are whole.
When we can lose nothing and gain everything in our kindness and courage, we are strong.
When we can truly be the Healing Presence in the life of those in pain and suffering, we are healed.

It may be difficult to understand…..
Those who attack are afraid.
Those who attack are needy.
Those who attack are guilty.
Those who attack are calling for forgiveness and Love.

When we are able and willing to be response-able, we  are the healing Presence.
We respond with Ho O Pono Pono, I am sorry. Please forgive me. I love You. Thank You.
When we understand all encounters are Holy, we respond with help and healing.
When we live the Golden Rule, we know we are here to give to others what we want to receive.

And so it is, we experience All Relationships are for the purpose of Healing.
Healing you and me with every thought, word and gift of Love,
Betty Lue

Do It Anyway

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered.  
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.  
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies.  Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you.  
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy it all overnight.  
Build anyway.  

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous.  
Be happy anyway.  

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow.  
Do good anyway.  

Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough.  
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.  

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God.  
It was never between you and them anyway.