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Have you ever felt offended? Of course you have! I used to be the QUEEN of taking offense. I was offended all day long. I actually used to look for things to be offended about. I would get so upset. It wasn’t until I made a commitment to practicing the principles of non-violence that I realized how much harm I was doing to myself by taking offense.
When I was willing to look deeply into it, I realized that, for me, taking offense was inflicting a heavy, negative, violent anger energy on myself. Very often I didn’t even let people know that they had offended me. I just held it against them.
Then, I decided that LOVING MYSELF was way more important than anything else. I began to Love myself free of all the false beliefs and negative habits and I began to be able to be helpful to others in doing the same.
Here’s a wonderful and inspiring quote from A Course in Miracles on the topic – it’s so clear and so perfectly true!
“To love yourself is to heal yourself, and you cannot perceive part of you as sick and achieve your goal. Brother, we heal together as we live together and love together. Be not deceived in God’s Son, for he is one with himself and one with his Father. Love him who is beloved of his Father, and you will learn of the Father’s Love for you.
If you perceive offense in a brother pluck the offense from your mind, for you are offended by Christ and are deceived in Him. Heal in Christ and be not offended by Him, for there is no offense in Him. If what you perceive offends you, you are offended in yourself and are condemning God’s Son whom God condemneth not. Let the Holy Spirit remove all offenses of God’s Son against himself and perceive no one but through His guidance, for He would save you from all condemnation. Accept His healing power and use it for all He sends you, for He wills to heal the Son of God in whom He is not deceived.”
Are you willing to discover the Christ in yourself by seeing it in others?
Will you continue to take offense and block your experience of healing and awakening?
Let’s Love ourselves free of these negative habits and live as our true identity!: Perfect Love!
I’ve been thinking about offering a class on what to do in case of freak out or meltdown. If enough people are interested I’ll add the class to my schedule as soon as I can. If you’re interested, will you please click to let me know?
We’re waking up together and I’m so grateful for that! If you’re finding what I’m sharing to be helpful won’t you please share at facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you!