This just came to me as I was reading a response from a woman on a Dawn Katar channeled message I posted on facebook this morning.
There is something here about “opening my heart in the remembrance of Oneness,” as this friend posted, and about the self-lessness of listening to others and hearing myself at the same time.
Two things come to mind:
1. The other day I moved into a new house. I was driving down this new street and a car was pulling right out of the driveway as I approached. I could see them pulling out and I beeped my horn and they just continued pulling right out onto the street, so I slowed to almost a full stop.
Slightly aggravated and also surprised I just thought, “Oh, ok.” I pulled up next to them to turn and I beeped my horn. It was a young man at the steering wheel. He looked over at me and I said, “Hey, you need to look when you pull out.” He gave me the finger and said, “Fuck off.” I felt the twinge of that energy run through my body and I opened my heart and sincerely said, “Peace,” as I held up the peace sign, and “God Bless you,” before I pulled away. He gave me a half-smile and a thumbs up as I drove off. I felt open to receiving whatever love there was present in the interaction. I thought, how can I see love here? I jumped out of the situation and saw it from the outside and I actually did feel love in his reaction to me. I opened my heart and it helped me feel more connected with him even though he said, “F O.” This was a shift in how I might normally have dealt with these feelings of being sworn at in the past. I take responsibility to reacting to him and even saying something to him. In the past this could have come from a longing for getting back at him or making my point. Now, I see love and responsibility in my reaction to him. I care about his safety as much as mine.
Maybe he just needed to be right. Maybe he just got into an argument with his girlfriend. Maybe he “doesn’t care” and just says “Fuck off” to life and the world. Whatever it is, we are all human, we are all one. So how can I open my heart to connect with the love that IS there?
2. When I have worked in the restaurant business as a server, there have been SO MANY TIMES when I have had to put aside my own thoughts, feelings, opinions, beliefs and just LISTENED to what the customer wants and needs and do my very best to accommodate and validate them. I held it in my duties as a server to offer the customer the best experience possible. For some reason it has been VERY easy for me to do this in the restaurant business and I have found GREAT JOY in walking out each night knowing I supported myself and others to have the best experience possible. Believe me, I have learned my lessons and not every customer walked out happy, however, on average, I will say 98% of them did.
On the flip side, I find myself, in my own life, having trouble doing this in my personal relationships and conversations within myself and with others. I find myself wanting to be heard and validated and wanting to argue with others or defend myself when others share opposing views with me or challenge my opinions, thoughts, beliefs and actions.
The them today is Open my Heart and Listen, to myself and others.
How can I open my heart, be a channel for peace, love and connection, in my personal and professional life? It is like walking around as if I am the coach I want to be with clients all the time, I am in my Coach’s Stand in every moment of my life. Hmmm, what will this be like and what is possible when I do this?
I will let you know.
How can you walk around your life in your Stand for who and how you want to be? What is possible when you take this on in every moment?
As another coach said to me: “How do you want to leave people when you are finished interacting with them?” And I will ask, What is important about that to you?
Many Besos, Sarah