I’m grateful for my perspectives that encourage me to feel compassion. We have to choose perspectives that encourage compassion if we want to feel compassion for others. If we buy into people convincing us to hate and judge others, we won’t feel compassion for them. If we think we are above another person, we won’t feel compassion for them. Feeling compassion comes from the energy of love, abundance, and peace. It comes from seeing the human in another person no matter what they believe. Having spent a lot of time studying humans, I feel compassion for people who get lost in the energy of fear, lack, and separation, because I know we all have our own shadows. I know how easy it is to feed my shadow energy if I’m not doing my work to stay aligned with love, abundance, and peace.
I truly feel compassion for those who have let their shadow energy aligned with fear, lack, and separation take over. It’s a very painful place to live. I don’t think I’m better than the people who are there. They have as much potential as I do to align with love, abundance, and peace once they see they don’t HAVE to hold perspectives that keep them in the pain. I know I don’t have to stay in the energy of fear, lack, and separation for longer than it takes me to see it and be WILLING to move myself out of it. Knowing this about myself helps me have more compassion for others.
Today, I commit to looking at my perspectives that fill me with compassion. I’ve been told in my life that I care too much. There is no such thing in my book. I’ve never been hurt from caring. I’ve been hurt from not having healthy boundaries and not loving, caring, and respecting myself. My compassion for others means I see the humanity in someone else. When I can see the humanity in a person who I don’t agree with, I know I’m living fully from a loving place. When I feel compassion for those cloaked in fear, lack, and separation, I feel like a better human, not a human better than someone else, better than I was when I was judging them. My perspectives help me be the loving person that I want to be. It doesn’t matter if someone else thinks that makes me weak or naive. I honestly believe the energy of hate makes me so much weaker and filled with toxic energy. I definitely don’t want someone else’s behaviors to create toxic energy inside me, then I join them in the energy of fear, lack, and separation. This perspective helps me to rise with love to feel compassion.
As a multiple trauma survivor, I’ve seen and lived what it’s like to carry other’s hate inside of me. It hurt so much that I wanted end my own life. Feeling compassion and forgiveness saved my life and set me free from the prison of living in the energy of fear, lack, and separation. I only like staying in that energy long enough to learn from it. Living with a compassionate heart shows me that I’m doing the work to live life from a loving place. When I feel compassion for others, I feel my soul expand.
With Love, Abundance, and Peace,
©Rachael Wolff 2021
Author of Letters from a Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World (Click the title for more information, purchasing, and format options)