I’m grateful for the gifts that come from listening to other people’s perspectives. If I can listen openly, I’m listening from the energy of love, abundance, and peace. If I’m making judgments, being rude, condemning the person, name-calling, insisting on my own way, etc., I’m listening (if you can call it that) from the energy of fear, lack, and separation. I’m not responsible for where someone else’s energy is—only where mine is. When I can listen from the energy of love, abundance, and peace, I can receive the gift the person is there to offer me, whether it be in-person, reading, audio, watching on TV, etc. If their energy is aligned with fear, lack, and separation it doesn’t mean they aren’t offering me gifts. I just have to be willing to see through the story to receive them, but I can only do that if I listen. I’ve got so many amazing life tools from listening to other people’s perspectives, my life wouldn’t be where it is today without the influence of many other perspectives.
I’m grateful for perspectives that show me how I want to live and ones that show me how I don’t want to live. In over 30+ years of reading personal and spiritual growth, along with my academic background, I’ve read and heard many different perspectives. We each have different ways of doing things. There are different kinds of therapies for mental health, spiritual belief systems for spiritual wellness, financial advice for financial health, professional training for professional development, exercise and eating programs for eating health, etc. If there is one thing I’ve learned, it’s that there is no ONE right way to live our best lives. Listening and asking questions helps me to limit the story I’m creating in my own mind, learn more about the actual person, and figure out where their perspective came from. I find this experience to be such a gift even if they are showing me that they are lost in the energy of fear, lack, and separation, because it ignites my compassion instead of my separation.
Today, I commit to honoring the gifts of other people’s perspectives by listening wholeheartedly. When I’m open to hear other people’s perspectives, I listen to where they are holding their energy. Are they coming from the energy of love, abundance, and peace or fear, lack, and separation? If I remember to put my energy here, I find that I’m less likely to negatively judge them, which puts me in the energy of fear, lack, and separation. I won’t see the gifts from that energy space.
If I remain in the energy of love, abundance, and peace while listening, I’m open to hear what I’m supposed to get from the conversation. I also am able to receive intuitive hits that guide me to ask questions, offer assistance, hear Universal messages of love, and/or in toxic cases know when to walk away. Today, my focus is going to be on listening to what others have to say and thanking God for any gifts I receive. This will be fun because I have a lot of reading to do today from four different books. I’m sure there will be a lot of gifts there. I’m also going to enjoy listening to the perspectives of friends, family, and neighbors.
With Love, Abundance, and Peace,
©Rachael Wolff 2021
Author of Letters from a Better Me: How Becoming an Empowered Woman Transforms the World — Click cover to learn more!