The Wand Position

The Wand Position
Often Used for Magic

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Know Yourself By Choice

How to know that you are loved or liked by people you care about. This is a difficult one isn't it. We all struggle with this sometimes.

And yet how do we know what's in the mind or feelings of another. The best we can do is observe and try to pick up hints from what they say - but when they are saying something even if it is kind to us and they are speaking directly to us without any distraction as far as you can tell in their presentation of comments to you - then notice how you feel.

If you are relaxed and you suddenly feel uncomfortable, your body may be picking up a conflict from them or you may just as well be picking up a conflict from you. After all, how do you feel about them - how you really feel. It's hard to know, isn't it.

I do not pretend to be nor do I claim to be a therapist, a professional counselor, a psychologist - none of those things though they are all honorable professions and I do honor them. What I do say though is that the best thing we can do to know our own feelings, much less those of others, is to work on ourselves.

I know most of you work on yourselves all the time and it is my intention, with these blogs, to help you to do just that and along the way to perhaps provide a little advice and guidance on the basis of what works for me. I am hopeful that it is of some help to you.

On that note though let me simply say I recommend the following living prayer. You might say if you like, "I am asking that I be able to clearly understand my own motivations, my own feelings and my own perceptions in the most benevolent way for me and that that knowledge and wisdom on my part help me to get along better in the world with those I care about and those whom I meet."

You understand that when we make these requests in this form that we are asking for the help of spirits and divine beings and Creator itself of course.

We cannot expect such abilities to happen instantaneously or overnight but some will come along or perhaps experiences will happen and since we add the word, "benevolently" or in this particular case, "benevolent" we are asking for those experiences to happen benevolently so that we can learn without having to suffer and learn. I feel that learning benevolently is better, I'm sure you agree.

So this little reminder is brought to you by me in hopes that it will help you to feel not only our kinship as fellow human beings but also help you to feel better in time about yourself through personal growth, change, adaptation and welcoming. Welcoming in this sense means not only you welcoming life but life welcoming you.

On that note - welcome. Goodlife.


Anonymous said...

Thank you again for the benevolent understandings in all things,Im learning too. Vince

Robert Shapiro said...

Greetings Vince, thank you for your comment and your kind words.