Saturday, September 01, 2007

God wins!

It has been an interesting week. I have never seen anything like it in all my years of doing readings. My best friend's house that they just put on the market was vandalized by crazed and drunken neighbors, and so many clients have written me with similar stories of discouragement and attack, whethere it be by uptight co-workers with bad behavior, former spouses flying off the handle, you name it. I was joking with a client that I think God is doing so well, that Satan took viagra. It was unreal. I think that's why I went through my little deal with the angry person a few weeks back - so I could be calm for everyone else this week.

No matter what... God wins. Always and forever, love wins.

We are all being challenged to stay in a loving space these days and yet it is the only space in which we come out 'winners' because to fall out of love is to lose ourselves to the very challenges that plague us. It is not easy. It takes extreme self discipline not to fall into hatred and anger towards those who aim their anger and pain at us. It takes prayer... "God help me forgive. Help me love. Help heal their hurting hearts." It takes courage. It is the easy way out to get sucked into the dramas and fears and angers of this world. That dance is supported by the masses. If someone calls you a name most of your friends would rush to your side to defend you. And yet, in my crowd of friends, we do something different. We may vent a little but we soon get over it and we start praying for the attackers. We pray for our own ability to rise above it and love as God loves. We pray for the ability not to give our thoughts to the darkness and to forgive. And God answers those prayers, keeps us safe, helps use heal any messes that those lost in darkness have made, and prevails.

Forgiveness is never saying something was 'ok' - forgiveness says, I give your actions in my past no power over the goodness in my future. Forgiveness frees you up - it has little to do with the other.

There is no greater power in the world than God's love, than an open heart willing to show compassion to the lost and wounded souls, and at the same time do the right thing and take care of yourselves. My friends, did of course, file a police report and get an injunction against the vandals. They chose not to respond to their attacks. And I chose to go with my friend, late at night after we both got off work to check on the house, not with fear in my heart but with prayers on my lips. All was well. All was peaceful. All was calm.

We are being asked to live according to higher standards than the rest of the world, and we CAN do it. Angels are helping us. And by freeing up our energy to love, rather than to fall into deep anger, fear, and hatred (although we may momentarily have those feelings move through us since we can't escape being human), our energy is availble to create the good we want in our lives instead. When our loving energy is abundant, and we open up to more in our lives, because choosing love always opens us up to the River of God flowing through us. Think of your energy like your money - invest it in thoughts that uplift you, people that inspire you, with withdraw it from those who wish to bring you down.

It 's not easy, but its right.

You are strong and God and the angels are always behind you. And at times in our lives when faced with negativity and fearful souls, remember what the psalmist said... "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for [God] you are with me." I truly believe this.