The behavior we display to others when we are IN OUR POWER is usually strong, positive, considerate and compassionate.
This behavior represents our very best self and is a JOY to behold.
However, when we are especially stressed by life's challenges or very low on energy because of certain burdens or unresolved issues, our behavior can look very different.
Everyone experiences these times of dissonance as we struggle with the difficulties of the moment and, during these times, we may display some not-so-attractive behavior.
What a beautiful GIFT it is, then, when someone close to us can recognize that we are not at this moment our naturally bright and loving selves and may be challenging or uncomfortable to be around BECAUSE we are in pain or have overextended our energy and not listened to and honored the messages of our own body.
How wonderful to have someone in our lives recognize that when we display this kind of behavior, we are in distress...to have someone have a strong sense that this is not the person they know us to be.
How easy is it for YOU to see through someone's moments of tumult and turmoil and connect with the beautiful soul underneath these outer (and often frustrating) trappings?
Can you hold an image of love and caring when the words you hear seem so different?
If you can, what a beautiful gift to extend to someone...to be able to honor their soul and spirit even while it labors under the duress of these difficult moments!
Here is Spirit's guidance to help us through this challenge:
Keep the highest/best moment you have ever had with that person strongly in your heart. Know that this is what he is capable of and that some distress has intervened between that experience and what you are currently seeing. Tell that person you sense that he may be encountering some stress and and offer your support if the person would like this from you.
Whenever someone's light is not shining through, it is being obscured by unresolved pain. We can recognize and minister to that pain by our LOVING ACCEPTANCE of however that moment is showing itself to us.
Everything that exists is love expressing itself the best way it knows how. Sometimes that BEST WAY is cloaked in pain and a generous heart is needed to LOVE WHAT IS!
Through the Looking Glass
originally published September 14, 2011