LA BELIEVES …

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Reflection … Grace … Peace …

I believe I look different. At times I do not know who IAM. It seems to me that IAM serene with clarity in my eyes. I feel vulnerable, open and yet pure. Have I found my grace? There are times I stumble into disbelief that there is this unity of one with the universe that makes me who IAM. Is this a sort of accomplishment?

I think it is the compassion I possess for myself that allows compassion for all. It is the reality of my existence to find peace and love within so that I have this peace and love to offer all. IAM tolerant of myself so that now I can be tolerant of all. It is the patience I have strived for that gives me today patience for all. Somehow it looks like I have achieved conjuring up space that blesses me as a gift to myself. This space I refer to is because I know love allows space to accomplish all one needs to fulfill them in their lifetime. IAM grateful for this gift because with it IAM given a chance to make a difference in any small way that I can through my thoughts, words and actions.

I know of the pain in this world and I have been able to endure mine as well as others because we are all one in the universe. It is the expansion of my own soul to reach out and be of service that guides me now. I find it is wondrous to live through this miracle of life that we are offered. The discovery that I can share with others the importance of balance in life by one being creative and passionate about the life their are living. To find that which stirs the soul to be alive is to find ones reason for being. At times IAM reflective in my own thought process of all that has come before today to lead me to all I can achieve. With that IAM grateful for yesterday and the many teachers I have learned from. Are we not all students in life, as well as teachers? I have made many wonderful happy choices to look back on which allows me to have no regrets.

Today I know the exact moment when the door of my soul opened to tell me to love myself – to love all. In doing so, I learned the true meaning of forgiveness and the realization that one must change oneself. No one can ever change another no matter how much they try. In helping myself to find the love I needed to exist I chose to change myself into journeying my life filled with a deep belief in spirituality.

My life, my beliefs, my love and strength are given to me today because I found my reason for being.

Pray, Meditate, Journal

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LA BELIEVES …

Forgiveness … but, why, when, how …

That small voice of our inner child is terrified and needs a hug, a kind word, acknowledgement and to know she is loved. What has scared her into being fearful is the screams, the anger, the shame and the dysfunctional pain of yesterday. Can she release the nightmares, the ache in her chest that fills her to hate another – a mother, father, brother, sister, uncle or friend. She carries the words, the punches, the screams and abuse today because she is trying to make sense of yesterday. Did she do something wrong? Was it her fault? Is she not allowed to feel loved? The answers to these questions haunt her mind and fill her dreams with a need to know. She is terrified of the answers as well because in her heart she believes she is not worthy of love today.

I love you as you are and I know you did nothing wrong. As a child how could you have done anything wrong. To release the fears of yesterday, the pain, and abuse forgiveness is key. Forgive yourself for you are an innocent. Forgive those who have harmed you for they had to be taught how to harm. We are all doing the best we can by those who have raised us as children yesterday. A child needs to know they are safe, are loved and that they have boundaries to adhere to. No one is allowed to hurt another with words, an object or their hands. Yet, we are a society filled with fear and pain by hateful words, flying objects and hands that abuse another by hitting or touching inappropriately.

Neglect to a child is no  boundaries to know what is allowed and what is not.

Neglect to a child is yelling, screaming and a parent who does not listen to them.

Neglect to a child is fighting between the parents.

Neglect to a child is not feeling safe in their own home.

Parents are powerful and the first law is respect for this child you have brought into the world. Children are born with unconditional love for their parents and when this love is not returned the inner child closes down and suffers a deep pain that they carry through life. How can a child forgive those who have created this inner fear, this feeling of being unloved, unwanted, not safe or just filled with guilt and shame. Pray, Meditate, Journal …

God is Love. Love is God. When we turn our belief to Him and trust that He has a plan for us we forgive the past, we forgive ourselves. There are only two aspects of life, the first is love which is God and the second is fear which is not God.

It takes more energy to  be angry then to laugh.

It takes more energy to hate then to love.

It takes more energy to stay mad then to forgive.

Pay attention to your emotions and shift them to be filled with love for yourself and others. The past can no longer hurt you because it is done. The present is your choice to live a life filled with joy by moving past the moment of pain which cannot be changed. We all have our stories but we are all given ‘free will’ by God so change the story to one of love for all no matter what has happened yesterday. You are responsible for your thoughts and once you change them to positive, loving, kind thoughts you will change yourself and those around you. May God bless you with inner peace, joy, happiness and love because you are a child of God and you are here to be like Him. Don’t let another dim your light even a little.

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