All the more reason why we try to make the very best mileage by following the very best practices.
I have my own idea of what some of those very best practices are. You will have your own idea. Let’s share.
(1) Use neutral language.
The very first mutually-agreed-upon information we receive about each other comes with what we say or read. It comes with words. Granted that body language can lead to suppositions, our impressions from body language are firmed up and confirmed by what is said in words.
If this is the case, then does it not make sense for us to use neutral words? Does not so much of the drama and turmoil come when we use words with a strong valence, pro or con? What Archangel Michael called Perro, the ancient diplomatic language that is based on neutrality, was devised to repair the damage from the intergalactic wars. It was found that speaking in ways that were simply descriptive and true caused the least amount of fallout. Can we not learn from this?
A “share” is something specific. It’s a statement made that tells us something about us. It doesn’t usually tell us something about the other guy. It doesn’t usually convey simply bloodless, juiceless information. It reveals us to others.
A share comes from transparency. It allows us to be known. So much of what is said today is designed to prevent us being known, to hide our true intentions, to fool others or throw them off the scent.
But a share makes the content of our heart known. It clears away the rubble and debris and allows our love to flow between each other. It makes us known and making ourselves known promotes emergence, unfoldment, blossoming. Tell me who you are. That is all I want to know. I want to know you and be known deeply. The time is past for hiding. The time has arrived to be known.
(3) Take a stand
Under this planet’s former management, much depended on being flexible, not committing oneself, being master of the cut and fill. But when a new world is a-building, much depends on what we can be accountable for, what we’re committed to, and what we support from principle and under all circumstances.
We now need to be known by our stands. What do you stand for? What is your life a demonstration of? What are you here to support? And what can we count on you for in realization of your purpose? What is your stand? And who are you as a stand?
(4) Break through
All that holds us in our shell is overcome by our own efforts. The ways in which we break free of our shell are unknown to us, just as how we ride a bicycle is unknown to us. We know them when we do them and once we know them we never lose our ability to do them. Emergence or breaking through is one of those arts that cannot be described in words but is known once we do it. We have a will, which cannot be touched or seen, but has its own laws of movement.
And when we exercise that will to come out of our shells, we break through our suppression and inhibitions. Break through. Emerge. Come out of your shell. Now is the time when we need you, unimpeded, in the fulness of your glory. Break through your resistance by the exercise of your will. Become a player in the creation of this new world, however you do that, whatever role you choose.
Love is the universal solvent of difficulties and the universal glue of relationship. Love holds the atoms together. It holds people together. Love stimulates growth more than the sun does. The very nature of light is love. We are given the free will to reject love, but only a failure to thrive results. Nonetheless love will not let us die as beings. Love is eternal.
Love assumes all roles and plays all parts. Only love lasts. Anything we create with love that is grotesque breaks down, falls apart, and returns to its native state.
All our processes – thinking, feeling, acting – informed with love cause us to unfold and the world to progress. And all the world’s progress only leads back to the unveiling, the revealing of love. So why fight the way life was designed? Why cause the engine to falter because we won’t use it the way it was intended to be used? Simply love and we conform to life’s design and purpose. Love, love and more love and we return to our original state of innocence.
If the purpose of life is to know our true nature, and to be our true nature is to know our true nature, then be your true nature, which is love.