Sunday, March 31, 2013

What Is Your Story?

Have you been crucified and then renewed in Love?
Have you been hurt and then healed with faith?
Have you been betrayed and then forgiven and been inspired?
Have you been mistakenly identified with your body or personality and forgotten your Holy Purpose?

Let us resurrect Holiness.
Let us learn from everything.
Let us heal the past.
Let us reveal the Light within.

Perhaps it is our identification with the body and personality that creates forgetting.
Perhaps it is our need to convince others of what we seek that causes us to judge.
Perhaps it is our fear of others convincing us falsely that we need to be righteous.
Perhaps it is our lack of trust and faith that causes us to defend and pretend.

You have a body. You are not your body.
You have emotions. You are not your emotions.
You have a mine.  You are not your mind.
You are spirit, life energy, flowing and creating that which you experience.

You have a name. You are not your name. 
You have a past.  You are not your past.
You have experiences, You are not your experiences.
You have fears, pains and problems.  You are not your these things with which we identify.

Consider the possibility that you are unlimited.
Consider the truth that you are Love ItSelf.
Consider the belief that you are creative.
Consider there is power in your thoughts and words.

You are more than your thoughts, your words and your deeds.
When you identify with your story, you may believe the limitations with which you identify.
When you tell your story again and still again, perhaps you are addicted to the drama.
When you live your life believing you are that which you are not, you are living a lie.

We die to the old self, so we can choose again.
We forgive the past, so we can create a new beginning.
We erase the script we were taught, so we can write a new story.
We allow what was to be completed with honor, so we can free ourselves to choose again.

Life offers endless opportunities to rise up.
Love gives us renewing options to resurrect.
Gratitude shows us how to increase always and only the Good.
Forgiveness is the constant reminder to lay all grievances aside.

When we clear the fear and relinquish all attack on ourselves and others, we are free.
Let love and light lead the way.
Resurrect your Holiness.
Loving you, 
Betty Lue

Handling Criticism

Every upset is always a wakeup call.
All wakeup calls are invitation to get on purpose.
Our purpose is to live in integrity with our mission and principles.
When we are fully being  true to our authentic self ,no one can upset or hurt us. 

Every criticism is always about the critic.
We can listen and be grateful for them telling their truth, their belief, their projection.
When we take it personally, we are acknowledging that we have some guilt.
When we are offended, we are confessing that we are not wholly on purpose and at peace.

When my buttons are pushed ( when I have a reaction) to what has been said, it is mine to heal.
When I am hurt or offended, I need to stop and listen to how I can respond to myself with love.
When I am defensive, attacking, upset, I need to take stock of what is the truth for me.
Always I can be aware that the critic is talking about their own need and I can forgive them.

When we hear a criticism or what we judge to be an attack, we can best forgive it all.
When we feel attacked or criticized personally, we can simply apology for the upset.
When we listen within for how best to respond, we can hear what is really needed.
The critic is always describing themselves and expressing their own need to heal.

What we give to another is given to ourselves.
When we offer forgiveness and healing to a brother, we are offering healing to ourselves.
There is no harm in doing no harm.
There is continuing upset when we try to be right.


Where we have guilt, we will be vulnerable.
When we are not true to ourselves, we can be hurt.
When we have blamed another, we will fear being blamed.
When we are afraid of someone or something, we have not yet forgiven.

All upsetting experiences are lessons, reminders or wakeup calls.
All difficulties are challenges which we can learn from.
All seeming offenses are opportunities to realign our principles and purpose.
In our defenselessness, our safety lies.

When we have nothing to hide with no secrets and no fears of being judged, criticism is a call for help.
When we are free from judging, blaming and making anyone wrong, we respond always with kindness.
When we are willing to give what we want to receive, we respond with respectful listening and love.
When we are open to giving what will bring peace and harmony to all, we forgive and love again.

And so it is, we learn and expand our capacity for Loving Kindness,
Betty Lue