Apathy

I am reminded at times that not everyone is on the same level of acceptance and awareness that I have grown to embody as my beautiful life. I come across folks with hate and indifference. I come across people from all walks of life. I usually know who I can approach and who I am not to throw my love bombs to.

Leo Buscaglia in his LOVE book shared, “I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love isn’t hate —it’s apathy. It’s not giving a damn. If somebody hates me, they must ‘feel’ something about me or they couldn’t possibly hate. Therefore, there’s some way in which I can get to them.”

I agree with him. Hate is strong and it is based on fear and judgment. I feel apathy is based on knowing and then coming to something deeper in emotional body of indifference. Not caring. Not giving time to something. Apathy is the lack of…rather than the rage and anger that comes with hate.

So when someone says, for example, “I hate homosexuals” and they don’t know any homosexuals personally, it isn’t hate. It’s lack of understanding. It’s lack of knowledge. It’s lack of humanness. It’s indifference. But it’s not hate because it can’t be personal if you don’t interact with someone who is gay. That indifference and ignorance dictates their emotions. Usually this comes from lack of education.

So, when I am around someone who hates this, and hates that, I try to stay open to what love can actually teach this person. Apathy permits me to enter a door of opportunities to be heard. I can sit with them and listen to their story about something they don’t know much about and alter their view through a loving manner. Because in most cases their dislike is taught and transferred (or projected), I can also share my personal experiences.

It doesn’t always work. But I continue to show up with as much love as I can to alter their perception. We meet folks at the level of their awareness, not ours.

I can turn apathy into love a lot quicker than hate. Hate comes from personal experience. Love is the antidote for apathy.

Let’s find the way to change the lack of anything and turn it into the love for everything. I vow to keep loving in such a profound manner than the person feeling the love cannot deny it. I plan on healing through an open heart and joy.

And you…how will you help heal this planet? How will you continue raising the vibrations to help shift consciousness? Do share please!

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Find Joy in Your Life

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The absence of proof is not necessarily proof of any evidence. You want to hold certainty in your hands and it can’t be done. It’s not available. The proof of life is in living and being aware of your humanness.

Imagine: You lie dying on a bed. Do you speak about politics, religious indifference, race or cultural issues? Nope! You speak about loved ones. You tell stories of your lovers and spouses. You share about your childhood. You do not listen to this timeline full of sensational news. You don’t care what is happening out there. You want to know about places far and wide that you didn’t get to visit. You express your love of sunrises, fast cars, delicious food and beautiful company. You marvel at the journey, often with regret and other times with admiration. Politics, war, injustice and indifference do not matter at this time. They are not held captive in your presence.

Why? Why do we give so much energy to those things that will not reside in later years when we will be ready to transition into death?

Make your thoughts count. Create energetic moments that will transcend your existence when you are in your last breath. You are a creator of your reality. At the end of your life you will remember the first pretty girl you kissed, the puppy you got that Christmas, the horse ride you took in the trip, the way your child felt upon your chest…. You will not care how much money you owed or if you cleaned under the bed or if there is expired food in the pantry. Life is a precious commodity so use it for greatness. Make moments count so that when you are ready to embark into the light you will feel joy and not sorrow; love and not hatred, admiration and not regrets.

Go be happy. Fake it till you make it if you must. But, remember that you decide how you feel and react to everything that happens around you. Don’t keep waiting for a tomorrow that might never arrive.

Have a blessed day y’all! Mucho love!

Agree to Disagree

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It’s taken most of this lifetime

to finally learn

not to judge myself based on

anyone else’s reasoning,

insanity, judgments,

ideals, and moral compass.

I will never live up to you

if I am going to be labeled,

scrutinized and manipulated.

I have my own ideas, thoughts, reasoning,

rationales that run from here

and end pass your comfort zone.

Please don’t hate me,

rejecting and discarding my patience

as I happily tolerate our differences.

It’s perfectly great that I can love you

in spite of not believing in your faith,

or siding with your political views,

or your twisted ideas on sexuality

and how “some people” are an abomination

to this earth. You are entitled to these thoughts

and that’s more than fine for you

but I am entrusted with my very own core beliefs.

I have collected these hypothesis

through my journey, gathering what works for me

in a basket of compassion even to the slightest judgment

coming at me like a double-edge sword.

I’m a big girl now feeling rather comfy

with myself and how this new world has welcomed me

with open arms (even when you label me as insane or abnormal).

I can’t stand intolerance, bigotry, ignorance, discrimination,

stupidity, and faithless hatred while you stand for pseudo Christianity,

holding your beliefs up with a rigid Bible-belt and hypocritical suspenders.

I can say that loving you is a privilege regardless of our differences…

but to you it is the in-differences that challenge the feelings in your heart.

It would be a dull world if we all thought the same.

The beauty of these crevices that indent every part of our humanity

is the agreements in disagreeing and watching the world evolve

through all diversity.  It’s a lovely truth:

to love one another without expecting to morph into one belief,

one idea, one thought, and one experience.

Ultimately the light that guides us is the one which lifts us to Spirit.

Let’s agree on that one point.

We are the totality of Divinity

regardless of your hesitations

to accept that which scares us to death.

We are all forms of faith, grace, truth…and Love.

In the end love should be what we can agree upon collectively!