Our card for today, Wednesday, January 4th, is taken from the Gateway Oracle Cards – Mending Bridges – “I heal rifts. I am a mender.”
Most Lightworkers are also empaths. As empaths we generally really dislike confrontation and so we tend to avoid it wherever and whenever possible. However there are times when avoiding confrontation isn’t always possible and then we are faced with a dilemma, what to do. For most of us the answer to that is easy, we are going to try to get the persons involved to see a different perspective. We are the peace keepers after all and so we will restore peace if there is any way to do so. This is our chance not to get drawn in to one side or the other but to insert reason into the conflict. Generally we are very good at this.
Then we must face our own confrontations and how to handle them. It’s easy when we are playing the peacekeeper in other’s conflicts, but when we find ourselves in conflict with another person, and our own emotions are involved, being a peacekeeper is much harder. However it is not impossible. If we can try to see the situation, no matter what it is, from the other person’s perspective, we can usually come to some sort of understanding where no one loses. This is where we are called to stand in our mastery. We can share our perspective from a place of love without putting blame on or attacking the other person.
One of the questions we must ask ourselves, even if in the heat of the moment nothing could be further from our mind, is “What would love do in this situation?” Love doesn’t mean we become a doormat or bow to everyone else’s perspective, but it may mean that we just agree to disagree on this subject. We can listen to their side of things with an open heart and mind, let them have their say without feeling that we must interject our own opinion into the mix. It may be too much to ask for the other person to listen to us in the same way as, from personal experience, that generally escalates the situation once again that we are so eagerly trying to diffuse. At least our listening will allow the other person involved to feel that they have been heard. Sometimes in truth, all we can do is walk away.
One thing those of us on the spiritual path must remember is that not everyone is going to want to hear what we have to say. I know this because the people in my life think I am crazy. If I even mention anything remotely out there or against what they have been taught their whole lives, I get looked at like I have taken leave of my senses. I have had to learn to let things go unsaid when in the presence of most of my family. That is the only way to keep the peace. It’s not an easy thing to do when I sit and listen to family members talk about politics or religion or the mainstream news when they believe what they are saying wholeheartedly. I literally have to bite my tongue! But it keeps the peace and allows me to enjoy the time I spend with them. I let my love for them guide my way and try to stay away from topics that could lead to arguing. After all I am a mender, a healer of rifts, a peacekeeper. When we are praying for world peace, peace first begins at home.
Have a great day everyone! ~Namaste~
Love✲ ¸¸.•*¨¸.☆.¸＊°˚ ˚
& Light ♫☯♪ ☼ Aurora & Star Twin
Artwork taken from the Gateway Oracle Cards, Mending Bridges.