August 23, 2012
Play your part in uplifting the world. Just play your part. Serve. Contribute. Yet you are not looking to become the savior of the world. That is too much for you to take on.
You serve, yet you can’t take everyone’s difficulties into your heart.
Be compassionate without tearing yourself apart. What difficulties belong to another do not belong to you, and, yet, you are not heartless. You cannot take on others’ problems as your own because that helps no one. If someone is lame, you are not to become lame too.
You are not Atlas who carries the world on his shoulders. Give service to the Universe and maintain your own well-being.
How do you reconcile helping the world if you add your suffering to the suffering that already is? How do you give compassion to the world and not have your heart ache? How much help are you giving the world when your heart is aching?
How did the Great Spiritual Ones do it? Their compassion was great, and, yet, they did not take on the suffering. They rose above the suffering, and so those they served suffered less. Of course, the Great Ones had a vaster view of the horizon. And so must you.
Buddha had great compassion and yet was a Laughing Buddha. Who had more joy in his service to mankind than such a one as Buddha? He surmounted the level of suffering.
There is no joy in suffering. There is no advantage except the opportunity it gives to cease suffering. Everyone who suffers has to rise above it. Suffering is not admirable. When you hurt your heart for the sake of another’s pain, what help are you giving?
Be kind to everyone. Send compassion to all around the world, and, yet do not a co-sufferer be. Compassion is not suffering, beloveds.
Some people over-indulge in eating. Some overindulge in compassion. Compassion means to rise to a higher level. It does not mean to adopt others’ suffering as your own.
When you suffer, you help no one. The Great Ones did not over-do nor were they indifferent.
When someone cuts himself, you are not to cut yourself. When someone bleeds, you are not to bleed as well. What is this? It is not greater compassion.
Be compassionate. Take action. Serve. Help, and keep your own heart high. Keep your own heart high.
It is not selfless for you to suffer when there is already enough suffering in the world. If you are to alleviate suffering, you must alleviate suffering, not take it on.
Have empathy and not be consumed in empathy.
The surgeon does not help the one he performs an operation on by weeping. The surgeon is not a robot. He has a heart, and yet he keeps his heart intact. He has to. He can love. He can be compassionate. He cannot perform his operations on himself. A surgeon does not help others by succumbing to their surgery.
Now that this is understood, there is still the question of how. How do you give compassion and yet not take on the suffering? How does one accomplish this? Even with your best efforts, how do you accomplish this? How do you gain such balance? How do you give compassion to someone with a rash without developing a rash yourself?
First, have the idea that you can be compassionate without being the most compassionate person in the world. Have a different definition of compassion than you may have had. Compassion is strength, not pity.
Heaven Letters – August 22, 2012
Come from love. Unless you are coming from love, don’t say it. Unless you are coming from love, be quiet. Even in little things, in little things that seem insignificant, unless you’re coming from love, don’t do it, don’t say it, don’t think it.
Even when it comes to deleting an email, if you are feeling resentful, let go of the resentment before you delete. If you are feeling spiteful, let go of spite. If you cannot let go of antagonism in the little things, how are you are going to manage negativity in bigger things?
You can let go of negativity. You can. You really can. Here is where you learn humility. I will tell you that nothing is worth negativity. Nothing. Have an ace up your sleeve. The ace is good will. And if the ace up your sleeve is not yet good will, then don’t play that card.
You have a magic card, and it is good will. And if you do not yet have this magic card of good will, go for it. You can go for it in baby steps. The thing is that you go for it.
Now I will tell you that there is no small negativity. There is negativity, or there is positivity. There is no scale when it comes to negativity, nor is there a scale when it comes to positivity. There are no gradations. Hard feelings are hard feelings. A tiny bite of venom is, nevertheless, venom.
If someone you thought was a friend lets you down in one way or another as friends sometimes do – let’s say he sent you an email that annoys you and you resent the email, think twice before you delete his email rudely. Deleting is okay. You have to delete emails and even loving emails. You can’t keep them all, yet you can delete without passion. Try it. Try it now. Pay attention. Delete with a blessing for the sender of it. Yes, even spam. .
This is so important what I am saying to you. When you feel peeved, when you resent that the sender of the email no longer seemingly considers you important, consider your good will as important. What someone else does is not so important. What you do and how you do it matters very much. I am talking to you right now and not to someone else.
I am not suggesting that you mask your negative feelings, I am saying that you remove them.
Unless you come from love, don’t do it. Come from love, or don’t do it. Remove the negativity. Bless the person rather than dismissing him or her. Will you do that? Will you do that for the sake of the world, for the sake of the person, for the sake of yourself, and for My sake? For God’s sake, will you make an end to negativity? What are you doing by keeping it?
Let go of animosity. Let go of hurt feelings. Let go of anger. Whatever is not love, let go of it.
This is the meaning of turning the other cheek. Turn away from negativity. Turn toward positivity.
I cannot be clearer than I am. Do not allow yourself to hold on to negativity. Do not allow yourself to act from negativity. Do not allow yourself to justify negativity.
Remember how I value you. Remember that I reside within the one you perceive as other who has ignored or downplayed you. No longer are you to deride the heart of another. You will not say it’s okay to relish deleting. Even if not spoken, what you think is communicated, and what you think falls back on you.
You are too wonderful to play with negativity. You are wonderful enough to drop it. Negativity is a hot potato, and no longer will you touch it, not even with a ten-foot pole.
Is it so hard to come back to Me?
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