Friday, May 30, 2014

Suffering or Freedom?

I choose to free myself by taking full responsibility.
I no longer need to complain when I am willing to change.
I free myself to see myself and make beneficial choices.
I change my mind easily and choose for win-win solutions.

Have you stayed too long?
Are you waiting for someone else to change?
Are you wishing for a miracle?
Are you attached to being right?

Some believe they have no choice.
Some simply are too depressed to go?
Some are waiting on another to do the work?
Some are simply to stuck to see a way out?

If you believe that suffering is a part of life, you may feel comfortable.
If you are afraid of losing everything you value, you may value the choice to stay.
If you are dependent on the person or the house or job, you may be afraid to let go.
If you just want to complain, criticize and be long-suffering, you may enjoy where you are.

There is no one to blame.
There is no reason to complain.
There is nothing to do, except.
Get up and leave.

Animals know they are free.
People believe they are trapped.
Animals choose what is good for them.
People choose to stay in familiar stuckness.

Frogs put into a hot pot of water will jump out.
People may make it up to be their karma or destiny.
Frogs put into a cold pot when gradually turned up, will cook to death.
Humans may make it up to be good, until its too late.

When we know we are free, we must take responsibility.
Our responsibility can be to stay to protect and provide for others.
When we know we are free, we can be afraid of taking care of ourselves and making a change.
Taking care of ourselves may be to leave or to stay and stop complaining.

Being grateful can be a simple choice to appreciate what we have and where we are.
Being grateful can be tolerant of behaviors and personalities unlike our own.
Being grateful can be to recognize we have made our own choice and choose to make the best of it.
Being grateful can be to forgive the mistake we have made and to forgive others’ mistakes as well.

Is it time to change your mind or change your choices?
Is it yours to take full responsibility for learning the hard way?
It is your choice to suffer or be free.
It is your choice to take full responsibility.

Loving you in choosing what is best for all concerned,
Betty Lue

This is a powerful and effective way to Get Free and Let Free!

Getting Free
(By Setting Others Free)
It is not unusual for us human beings to secretly wish and hope that the people we’re close to don’t become too magnificent. We don’t really want these significant others to be too free or too powerful or too creative or too successful or to dream too wild a dream. We actually prefer that they stay small, “manageable”, non-threatening, tame. After all, we don’t want to be made to feel uncomfortable or inadequate or diminished or challenged by the boldness and joyfulness with which someone else lives his or her life.
But, until we are willing and actively desire that the key people in our lives be totally free and powerful, we cannot be free and powerful ourselves.
So, here is an affirmation-prayer that may help us begin freeing others, so that we can begin to free ourselves.

I, _____(your name)_____ want you, _____(his or her name)_____, to be the highest, clearest, most powerful expression of God that you can be. I would not limit you in any way, knowing that only as I encourage you to expand, explore and grow, can I myself be free. So I fully support you in being and expressing all that you are.
I want you to go where you feel called to go, to speak and act as you feel guided, and to express yourself in whatever ways seem right. There is nothing I do not want you to do, for I know that all movement is contained within God and always leads us to Him.

I am at peace with whatever decisions and choices you make, no matter how they may seem to affect me. Since I know that God loves and supports me perfectly, I know that however you choose to be with me must be a manifestation of that divine love and support. Because I trust God, I trust you. And because I trust you, I trust myself.

So, be free, be powerful, be unlimited. And know that I, _________, want you, _________, to be the highest, clearest, most powerful expression of God that you can be. I fully support you in being all that you are.

Randall Keller, 1985