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In the ministry I have a policy that we all can feel comfortable when we make errors. I make errors every day it seems. I call them tactical errors. This has really helped me to release any judgments against myself and others about the litany of errors that take place.
In an online ministry there are literally THOUSANDS of moving parts to be attended to. It’s extraordinary how many little pieces are interdependent upon one another, and sometimes things fail and fall like dominoes. I have two expressions that help me to stay at Peace:
We learn through trial and error. That’s what we do. In the human realm, there’s lots of opportunity to take offense and lose our Peace, but I’m not interested in that anymore. I’ve learned that it’s not self-loving to take offense or be upset. I’ve learned that I’m only upset because I am thinking incorrectly. I’ve learned that I can give the CAUSES of the upset to Spirit for healing and it works.
The causes are a false belief. Whether I know what it is or not, I can turn it over and be DONE with it. I am so very grateful that I’ve proven that it works.
I still get upset sometimes, but usually not for long. If the upset lasts a bit longer than I have found it’s always because I’ve got a should directed towards myself. I can let that go. Known or unknown – but it’s usually pretty obvious.
I realized just yesterday, because of a prompting from Spirit, that we made a real error insetting up the purchase options for Masterful Living 2018 and some people might like to register for Masterful Living, but they might need to break up the first payment and have a payment plan for the workbooks and we didn’t give them that option. I’ve always given payment plans and partial scholarships.
I assumed that it was done as we’d always done it. It was just an error. We live and we learn. That’s my life. That’s your life. To be upset by any of it is to punish ourselves. And that’s why we get upset. Because we feel people, including ourselves, deserve to be punished.
I particularly have had an issue with wanting to punish people for not doing what I wanted, whether they knew what it was or not. I used to think that they should be able to read my mind.
It’s a strong ego tendency to want to make people feel guilty for their errors, rather than just accept them and move on. Punishing NEVER helps. Ever. Love is the only healer.
Everything really does work together for our good – even though we often can’t see it until we’re willing to accept it, without exceptions. Therein lies the rub!
I love that life has a path of gentle learning or ever-increasing harsher learning and we can decide how we’d like to do it. It’s our choice. I choose Love!
I’m starting Masterful Living on January 15th – Registration now closes on the 15th. Register now and you’ll get a free download of my New Year’s Reboot class and you can jump in and get started. If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it. In my year-long Masterful Living Course a number of people have healed their depression, gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them for many years. They have accomplished what they never believed they could do, because they gave themselves a chance, and they didn’t give up. You can do it too.
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