Natural Law - October 2015
We are all self-governing.
Let us call upon our ancestors and teachers - past and present,
to guide us in the way of the Heart.
You are all my relations. All is One.
An initiation has taken place. Do you feel it? Have you emerged from the cave of darkness? Are you experiencing something new? It happens differently for everyone. Reflect.
A new frequency is here and it affects everyone differently. As a result, some of us will experience joyful breakthroughs, while others will suffer greatly, and for many, something inbetween all that. Whatever occurs for you and your loved ones is designed to trigger the change required for higher learning and evolution. It is meant to be.
Empathy is a loving process from which we gain understanding and offer tenderness to another. To empathise with someone or a situation, essentially means that we have fairly recognised all the elements at play that have resulted in a particular, (often unwanted) outcome. In addition, empathy is when we communicate this understanding from a place of tenderness.
With this approach, we truly empathise with another, because essentially, we assure them that we have context. That is, we accept the chain of events that have resulted in this particular experience for them - we understand why they feel the way they do.
Empathy is often confused with over-identifying with the unfortunate circumstances of another. This unhealthy attachment is often brought-on by our own hurts that we either haven’t acknowledged and/or need to deal with. In this case, we connect to another’s situation and often experience deep levels of understanding. Then however, we step across the line, to take-on and become a surrogate for the events and emotions belonging to someone else.
In contrast, some of us display a perceived lack of empathy. This is where there is a ‘cold’ response, or perhaps attempts to trivialise or deny another’s misfortune. This approach reveals an inner disconnection and refuses fair understanding of the unfortunate situation of another.
So where are you at with empathy?
Often the reason for rejecting understanding or getting over-involved, lies in our own story. When we intend and commit to unraveling our own life hurdles, our walls and dysfunctional compensations crumble. Clearing these barriers enables us a fresh perspective from which to respond to life. This is how permanent change occurs.
How can we operate in a cohesive and self-governed society, if we can’t display true empathy to one-another?
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