STEP 12 of 12 Steps to Loving the Self:
"Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of following these steps, we automatically love others as we love ourselves and carry this message to those who still suffer."
A TRUE STORY RELATED TO STEP 12:
"Yesterday I was standing back a few metres from the ATM machine waiting to use it. A man came up and asked me if I was waiting and then stood behind me saying to me that I could stand closer to the ATM machine. I began telling him about my experience once when I went up to an ATM machine to take out a large amount of cash for an overseas holiday. A man stood nearby and my intuition didn't feel good about his presence. I decided to not take out the cash and go to another ATM machine instead. When I got into my car where my daughter was waiting she gave out a huge sigh of relief saying she also had a bad feeling and was so glad I'd listened to my intuition. I told this man yesterday that no matter what happens, we can still have love and respect for those who do things we deem evil. I shared with him a story that had been told to me many years ago by a man who had been held at knifepoint. He was asked to hand his wallet over. He decided to act from LOVE instead of FEAR. He got his wallet out opened it and said to the robber: "I've only got ten dollars, but you can have it because I can see you need it more than me." The robber put his knife down took the ten dollars and began apologising profusely explaining that he really needed it. The man with the wallet then extended his hand to the robber for a handshake telling him his name and saying it was nice to meet you and wishing him well in his life and saying he hoped things would get better for him. We really don't know what has happened to someone to make them so desperate they have to rob others, but it usually stems from a life of pain and suffering. No one who has been brought up with real LOVE would act this way. We are all born innocent. It can sometimes go on for generations. One thing I do know, JUDGEMENT never resolves anything and is a form of ATTACK. It is the very base cause of all war and conflict in the world. We can bring world peace only when we have it in our own minds and hearts towards everyone. To forgive everyone is to forgive the ONE SELF we all are in essence. The man I shared this story with then says: "Well there are people who are acting crazy on drugs and you have to be careful." Yes, one needs to practice discernment and presence. If you are present and you listen to your intuition and act on your inner guidance all will be well. If you are to experience being robbed - you can also use that as an opportunity to extend LOVE. It could be the perfect suffering lesson for your own spiritual awakening and I have some of those stories to share too! The choice is always yours. LOVE is the ANSWER to all the suffering of this world. JUDGEMENT never heals anything ever! I left that man just loving him and who knows what miracle may happen in his mind and heart. My job is to forgive everything and everyone and extend LOVE to all. The only evil is JUDGEMENT and that takes place in my own mind.
~Eileen Dielesen (copyright 27.7.18)
STEP 10 OF 12 STEPS TO LOVING THE SELF:
"We continue to take daily inventory of all the ways that we are not accepting and loving ourselves, and when we see these areas, promptly love ourselves."
A STEP TEN TRUE STORY......
Yesterday I was travelling on the train and a beautiful young child about 3 years of age was playing with a paper plane. She stood on the empty seat in front of me and I joined in her loud, vibrant joy. We got louder as I totally joined in the play and her giggles were a pure delight for my own inner innocent Heart. The child in me was blessed with an opportunity to play. Then one of her parents said: "Shhhhhh, calm down." I responded: "Why? Why does she have to be quiet, we are having so much fun!" The belief that children should be seen and not heard is one that has probably been handed down since the Victorian era. The parents then smiled and said: "She will probably sleep really well tonight!" Yes, it is natural to want to express ourselves in joyful ways and I LOVE to have the opportunity to be a loud child - it is never too late to have a childhood. What a gift that beautiful child was, a healing angel gracing my life with an opportunity to play loudly! I was able to accept and love my inner joyful, playful and loud child and that was an act of loving myself.
Heaven is here now. Enjoy the precious moment for that is where the timeless beauty of life and God/Love resides. Let go of all thoughts of the past and the future for they keep you held in their tight grip and stop you having the life you were meant to have as a joyful being expressing your uniqueness.
~Eileen Dielesen (Copyright 27.7.18)
Eileen is always inspired by the voice of Love within her. May our hearts always be joined as ONE in Love and through the words that appear on these pages may you feel the light and Love she has for you.