Forgiveness: the art of releasing the need for things to be other than as they are.
This wound has hurt.
I guess it needs
has stayed with me
whispering my inadequacies
lies to me,
making me believe
I am unlovable.
like cowardly venom,
has shown me
You just helped it
There are those
who have lovingly
sucked the venom out
time after time.
Will it ever be
I won’t force.
What it needs here
And I’m not waiting
for anyone else
to bring it.
It’s right here,
from my broken open heart,
Maybe one day
you will realize
it’s not the end of the world
to fall in with me.
Or maybe it is.
And you will realize
Thank GOD, that world is ended.
Now the more beautiful world
Playing my song
when I wrote it,
Deep and true
Yesterday, I suddenly needed a new sheet for my bed. I just wanted to replace the sheet with the same thing because mine got a hole in it. So we went to the store, and those sheets were on sale! YAY!
They had every single sheet but the one I needed. The color that matched in my size of bed. Boooooo.
I was having that kind of day. (If I didn’t know better, I would have thought Mercury was retrograde.) All sorts of shit was blowing up and acting weird. I was pretty disappointed. There were 2 alternate colors I could get that would kind of coordinate, but not MATCH. I vacillated. I couldn’t decide. My son helped me decide to get the robin’s egg blue, which actually matches my walls. Ok, bummer. No matching sheets. Somehow, I was still disappointed. I can get just a touch OCD sometimes. I even had them check in the back to see if they had any more. Nope. Ok, whatever.
I came home and did all sorts of house and mom stuff. I’d had a long day and didn’t actually get the sheet on the bed until around 9:00pm. It ended up being a pretty perfect match to my wall. After making the bed and getting ready for sleep, I pulled back the covers to get in. The semi-surprise and beauty of the blue color simply delighted me. It really is one of my favorite colors.
I was really sure in the store that I was disappointed. I was sure for hours that I was disappointed. Turns out, what the universe delivered actually delighted me. I felt that way all last night and all day today whenever I have seen it: delighted.
Sometimes we end up loving that thing we think we didn’t want.
Every single person is worthy of having their basic needs met. Because they exist.
Anything that says otherwise is some bizarre conditioning humans picked up along the way from living in this slave society we’ve co-created.
Every single person is worthy of having their basic needs met.
I simply do not understand any argument against this. It’s all bullshit.
Please extrapolate this idea to your personal life. Realize that you are worthy of of every single need, want, heart’s desire. You do not need to earn a single, damn thing.
I’m coming out hard on this one because it’s so absurd.
If we all woke up tomorrow understanding our inherent worthiness, this world would transform. We can do this on a global/political level. But it’s likely it has to come on a personal level first.
It’s preposterous to me that as a society it is not our number one priority that each individual has a safe place to live, food, clothing, and health care. I’m incredulous that anyone argues against this. So, I’m doing my thing. I’m shouting the truth I see into the wind, hoping others pick it up, too. The more of us who pick this up, the better.
We have the ability to make this happen. We have the ability to create a society where we all have our needs met and have time and space to develop ourselves as people. Don’t ask me about the economics of it. There are other people who can figure that out. There are probably hundreds of plans in existence already. I know it’s true. It’s the will we need, and the details will follow.
But first we have to care. About others. About ourselves.
There is no difference.
How does society change if everyone has a place to live, food to eat, clothes to wear, healthcare, and time to develop themselves?
This scenario does not just benefit the one who is receiving these things. We all benefit from this scenario.
Envision it with me. Believe.