Choosing Love

Every day, in every moment, we have the opportunity to change the world through simple acts of kindness, through being Love.   Part of the shift into a new consciousness is about taking responsibility for the energy we put out into the world around us and realizing that the shift begins first within us.  Every thought, feeling and action radiates outwards into the world around us, into the lives of those we encounter every day,  and even beyond us to the Universe itself.  By becoming conscious of the energy we create in every moment, we can choose to not only embody the new consciousness but to live it.  What better way to be the new consciousness than to BE LOVE!  

Yesterday I came across a beautiful and deeply moving message written by Life Coach, Kate Swoboda of www.yourcourageouslife.com.  This touched me deeply and made me aware of how our interactions every day give us the opportunity to embody the new consciousness, to choose compassion and to be Love.  Many thanks to Kate Swoboda for granting permission to share her message here:

A Love Letter To The World
By Kate Swoboda

In the face of complaints, look that person in the eye and imagine what it might have been like to be raised to see only what is wrong.

In the face of selfishness, wonder what it might be like to walk the world with a feeling of lack, of depletion.

In the face of insults, consider where this person first learned that it’s okay to abuse others.

In the face of disconnection, think about what causes it, and ask if your response will widen the river between the two of you.

In the face of laziness, recognize the fear of living big dreams.

In the face of extremism or fundamentalism, see the clinging, as well as the terror-filled silence that would arise for that person if they risked letting go.

In the face of controlling behavior, understand the chaos that must have bred it.

In the face of “always needing to be right,” see how often this person was once made wrong.

In the face of arrogance or bravado, hold gently that still, small piece that says “I’m not enough.”

In the face of drama or attention-seeking, see the person who wishes so much to be seen.

In the face of accusation, imagine what it might be like to live life with suspicion.

In the face of judgement or comparisons, step into the opportunity the world has just provided you for practicing love and acceptance.

In the face of passive-aggressiveness, recognize the child that wasn’t taught a safe way to express their truth.

In the face of anger, see the pain of isolation from others.

Most importantly: In the face of ferocious hatred, believe in the possibility that there exists the potential for equally as big, intense, lovely and fiery ferocious love.

~ Kate Swoboda

www.yourcourageouslife.com

(Love Letter to the World originally posted here.)

English: Hands Holding The World
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About Juanita

I am an intuitive healer and channel, bringing through messages of transformation and healing to support, guide and uplift during these times. As part of my Soul Path I work in partnership with Beings of Light to share their wisdom and bring through their messages. I also work actively with the Crystal Consciousness in the form of both crystals and crystal skulls. Together we work as a unified team bringing through messages of Love, Light and Truth for those who are drawn to these wisdoms. You can read more about me at www.crystalconsciousness.com View all posts by Juanita

11 responses to “Choosing Love

  • MaryAnn Fry

    Simply beautiful, and so gentle. Thank you.

  • Juanita

    Thanks for reading MaryAnn – I too agree that this is such a beautiful and gentle message. It has inspired me to try to really see each person that I encounter, look deeper and be gentle with their truths.

  • Judith Coulson

    This is a stunning message and so timely, this was brought home to me just the other day, how we have to be resonsible and think of all ways things can be taken. Thank you Juanita and Kate.

  • Juanita

    Hi Judith, lovely to see you here! I couldn’t agree with you more that we need to take responsibility and remember that we always have choices in how we will respond. We can’t always change situations and we definitely cannot change other people, but true empowerment is in changing our own perspectives and responses . . . being the change we want to see in the world.

  • Jared

    What a beautiful message. Definitely worth thinking about. J.B.

  • Juanita

    Thanks Jared, glad you enjoyed this message – amazing how a small shift in perspective can change everything.

  • Jean

    Kate Swoboda’s love letter to the world is food for thought!

  • Juanita

    Thank you for reading and glad this message has inspired you – it certainly does ask us to think deeper about those we encounter and realize that we are all on a journey and we are learning together.

  • Sharon

    Reminds me of another beautiful piece of writing: Children Learn What They Live by Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D.
    If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
    If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
    If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
    If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
    If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
    If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
    If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
    If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
    If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
    If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
    If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
    If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
    If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
    If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
    If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
    If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
    If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
    If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.
    If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.
    Copyright © 1972 by Dorothy Law Nolte

  • Juanita

    Thank you Sharon for sharing this beautiful piece – this brings home how important it is for us to affirm, accept and love others, and even more so where children are concerned. I think it is important to look also at the ‘inner wounded child’ that can so often express through adult behaviour and for us to see the wounding that underlies it. Compassion is so necessary and is a way we can all BE the change we want to see in the world.

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