“No one is capable of making you upset without your consent, so if you begin practicing the intention to be authentic and peaceful with everyone, you connect to peace itself- and gain the power to change the energy of your relationships with family and friends”. – Wayne Dyer
I found this quote on Facebook on Dr. Dyer’s page. It is fitting for me to write about today (even though it was the quote from yesterday.) I am choosing to contemplate this concept because of some recent and past events related to people very close to me. There are so many people in this world who have forgotten their innate essence. They have forgotten that we were born with the purpose of being “love”, of expressing peace, of walking in peace on a daily basis.
It used to amaze me that people chose to be so unforgiving, so bitter and so close-minded. It no longer amazes me. I understand that each person has their own soul-journey. They have their own reasons (conscious or not) to do what they do, to feel the way the feel. I can’t say that it’s always a fun or happy or peaceful to be when we are on the other end of these people who forget their innate purpose. It’s as if the minute we fall from heaven to be conceived and welcomed into this world by birth that we forget a huge part of the “God-reflection” of us. We forget that we have empowerment beyond what we believe is possible. We forget we have the same spirit God has, since we were created in His image. We forget that the greatness of that spirit gives us the highest privilege bestowed to any creature on earth – the privilege of showering love and granting peace to those we come in contact with every single day.
The flip side of all this realization is that, in our desire to share love or grant peace, we must also realize that some of those people may not accept our love or peaceful actions. It is then up to us to remember to let go. We must consistently remember that “what we resist, persists” – meaning that if we don’t let go of the fact that our good deeds and purity of heart isn’t reciprocated, we will be the only ones suffering. However, like Dr. Dyer says, we may also gain the power to change the energy of our relationships with family and friends. I know this to be true, from my own personal experience. Some people are more receptive to love, acceptance and peace than others and that’s okay. One of the most positive thoughts to keep in mind is that those who truly need to be reminded of their own love and peaceful spirit will definitely accept us as we are. They will be open to what we have to say and to how we choose to live our lives. Remember, too, t hat even when we can’t reach some people, we must never give up. Just because we can’t always positively affect the life of one person doesn’t mean we can’t affect the lives of many others. In our intention to be loving and peaceful, we do truly have the strength and choice to keep others from making us upset. Always remember that nobody has any negative effect on us unless we give them permission. This is one of the most freeing truths I have come to remember in my journey on the way back to where I started – right up there next to God.