Thursday, March 28, 2013

Have You Ever Had a “Judas Experience”?

Have you experienced being blind-sided?
Have you felt misunderstood and falsely judged?
Have you been betrayed by someone you trusted?
These are what I am calling “Judas experiences”.

The experience may have little to do with facts or “truth”, and much to do with misperception.
We find in human interaction, false beliefs, fear-based emotions and past patterns emerge.
People believe and do what they are unconsciously “programmed “ to believe and do.
I do not pretend to understand what is going on or what clues to look for.

I simply know that we must live true to our own principles and values.
Each one of us can easily conform and comply with others and those in authority.
Each one of us can pretend to be what others think we are.
But we would be so out of integrity that we might wish to quit or die or fight.

We need to think and speak and live our Truth.
When I see others project their own motives onto me, I must say “no”.
When I experience others attempt to criticize or control, I see their need to criticize themselves.
When others are jealous, vengeful or angry, I know they are projecting what is theirs.

The one judging is always judging themselves. 
The one expressing envy or jealousy feels needy and lacking.
The one seeing ulterior motives has their own.
The one teaching fear and threatening is afraid.
The one trying to be friendly and issuing demands is using kind words to get control.
The one who is limiting and restrictive, is afraid of freedom.
The one who challenges another’s integrity is not trusting their own.
The one who doubts is seeking faith.
Anyone who judges is calling for LOVE.  (Love=Freedom+Trust)

Those who step above the conflict and confusion may be falsely judged.
Those who are forgiving may be falsely accused.
Those who choose a path of Love may be doubted and feared.
Those who seek to serve and give always their best may be maligned.

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.”
We may not know, but when we are true to ourselves, we can be a true friend to all.
Take time today to trust yourself and support your own real values.
Believe in the truth within you and be faithful to your own intention.

Do not allow others to shake your highest principles and values.
Allow no man to lead you astray from the path of Love.
Fear will try to have its way with you, but hold steady to your choice to serve only the Highest Good.
You need not try to change anyone’s mind when you know your own mind and your own God.

We are here to clear the fear and learn to forgive and Love anyway.
Always remembering to love the Love in me and You, 
Betty Lue

Hymn I sang as a kid.. It is still true today for me.

I would be true, for there are those who trust me;
I would be pure, for there are those who care;
I would be strong, for there is much to suffer;
I would be brave, for there is much to dare.

I would be friend of all-the foe, the friendless;
I would be giving, and forget the gift;
I would be humble, for I know my weakness;
I would look up, and laugh, and love, and lift.

I would be faithful through each passing moment;
I would be constantly in touch with God;
I would be strong to follow where He leads me;
I would have faith to keep the path Christ trod.

Who is so low that I am not his brother?
Who is so high that I’ve no path to him?
Who is so poor I may not feel his hunger?
Who is so rich I may not pity him?

Who is so hurt I may not know his heartache?
Who sings for joy my heart may never share?
Who in God’s heav’n has passed beyond my vision?
Who to hell’s depths where I may never fare?

May none, then, call on me for understanding,
May none, then, turn to me for help in pain,
And drain alone his bitter cup of sorrow,
Or find he knocks upon my heart in vain.

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.