It has been a challenging week for me. One in which I have found myself straying away from what I know to be the truth. One in which I have found myself straying away from my true belief. It has been a week in which I have allowed fear, frustration, and confusion to overtake me. I have allowed the events of the week to cause tension, between myself, and some of the people in my life that I love the most. And so, this morning I take a moment to remind myself of the truth.
The Truth is, I am part of the Divine. The truth is every living person and every living thing is part of the Divine. This includes the Muslims, Gays, Straights, Christians, Atheists, Buddhist, Catholics, African Americans, Caucasians, Latinos and all others. The truth is, there is more than one path that leads to God and I will honor each and every path. Just because someone is on a different path, doesn’t mean they are lost.
Donald Trump is not my truth. Hillary Clinton is not my truth. Mike Pence or anyone else who tries to take away my rights as a minority is not my truth. I have even had to realize that the KKK, a hate group that has been one of Trump’s biggest supporters, is part of the Divine. I have had to find the love and acceptance in my heart for this group that I know is filled with hate, prejudice, and judgment. They are part of the Divine none-the-less and I must love them even though I am terribly troubled by their actions and beliefs. This week has caused me to realize more and more that I must align my actions with my beliefs. It is easy to belief one thing, but when the challenges arise our actions say something totally different.
It is my prayer moving forward that I come from a place of love in all situations. It is my prayer moving forward that I realize my truth and that I rest in the knowing. It is my prayer moving forward that I recognize and most of all respect ALL parts of the divine regardless of their sexual preference, the color of their skin, their religious belief or lack thereof. We each have a path. It is time to stop trying to convince or mandate that others be on our path. It is a work in progress for me but I am grateful for this week and the awareness and lessons I have learned as a result.
Peace and blessings to all. Have an abundant week and remember your truth.