I am just back from an acupuncture session, and wow did that jumpstart my vibe! I am feeling a zillion times better thank you very much.
Well, it’s been a while since we had A Course in Miracles moment, but clearly it’s time for some healing in this community. We’ve got a lot of gurus who are no longer talking to each other. We’ve got a lot of people reacting to each other, myself included. We’ve got a lot of hurt feelings going around, and guess where they originated? From all the hating.
So it’s time for some ACIM.
Why do people hate? Because they think it makes them powerful. They feel powerless, and it gives them some semblance of a feeling of control over the world. In truth, though, hate is a lack of power. Someone far wiser than me put it this way:
Frantic and loud and strong the dark ones seem to be. Yet they know not their “enemy,” except they hate him. In hatred they have come together, but have not joined each other. For had they done so hatred would be impossible. The army of the powerless must be disbanded in the presence of strength. Those who are strong are never treacherous, because they have no need to dream of power and to act out their dream. … This is no army, but a madhouse. What seems to be a planned attack is bedlam.
The army of the powerless is weak indeed. It has no weapons and it has no enemy. Yes, it can overrun the world and seek an enemy. But it can never find what is not there. Yes, it can dream it found an enemy, but this will shift even as it attacks, so that it runs at once to find another, and never comes to rest in victory. And as it runs it turns against itself, thinking it caught a glimpse of the great enemy who always eludes its murderous attack by turning into something else. How treacherous does this enemy appear, who changes so it is impossible even to recognize him.
Yet hate must have a target. There can be no faith in sin without an enemy. Who that believes in sin would dare believe he has no enemy? Could he admit that no one made him powerless? Reason would surely bid him seek no longer what is not there to find. Yet first he must be willing to perceive a world where it is not. It is not necessary that he understand how he can see it. Nor should he try. For if he focuses on what he cannot understand, he will but emphasize his helplessness, and let sin tell him that his enemy must be himself. But let him only ask himself these questions, which he must decide, to have it done for him:
Do I desire a world I rule instead of one that rules me?
Do I desire a world where I am powerful instead of helpless?
Do I desire a world in which I have no enemies and cannot sin?
And do I want to see what I denied because it is the truth?
The truth is that the only person we can hate is ourself.
The only person we can attack or criticize is ourself.
The enemy is always ourself.
It was way more fun when we were all friends.
We are far more powerful as a team.
So let’s forgive each other and let bygones be bygones.
About the Author:
Erika Awakening is a Harvard Law School graduate and former practicing attorney. She left the rat race to become a location-independent entrepreneur, holistic life coach, blogger, speaker, healer, and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT tapping) expert. Erika Awakening is one of the world's foremost experts on eradicating limiting beliefs and lifestyle design on your own terms. Learn more about Erika Awakening
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