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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a hero of mine. Back in the late 90’s I joined with many other people across the nation celebrating the work of King and also Gandhi. We were honoring their legacy and the teachings of nonviolence.
Both of these men were profoundly inspired by the teachings of Jesus and both of them inspired a revolution of civil rights within their country. Both men, their teachings and their lives continue to inspire me and many others who desire to live a life of service and recognize the power of Love to transform our hearts and minds as well as our world.
I’ve experienced great healing listening to and reading Rev. Dr. King’s speeches. They never fail to inspire and uplift. He had such a gift!
One of my favorite teachings of Rev. Dr. King is his Loving Our Enemies sermon. It’s so powerful and beautiful and I’ve made it a part of both my Finding Freedom and Masterful Living Curriculum. You can click here to read the sermon and you can listen to the sermon here. I believe you’ll find the speech is just as powerful now as it was then and it speaks to our hearts just as clearly now as it did then. The same lessons apply to our life every day.
As King demonstrates for us so clearly, Love is the way, Love is the answer, Love is an act of service, Love is our redeemer.
It’s a great reminder at a time when there feels like a lot of divisiveness. The time is always right to do what is loving. What’s loving is always what’s right.
The time is always right and RIPE for us to answer the call to Love, to forgive and to be of service. When we live in this way, from our heart, then our life is an inspiration to all. This is our destiny and our calling. All are called.
I invite you to listen to the speech, to savor it and apply King’s teaching to your life. You’ll find that if you do, your life will open up in ways you never imagined!
It’s not everyone who is willing to take a stand for Love. It’s not everyone who so values Love and understands the power of Love to heal and to redeem, that they’re willing to forgive, truly forgive, release all judgment and Love. But there are more of us. And it is the Light within us that cannot be hidden.
We can all live to serve the Light within us. All are called to shine their light. All are called to forgive. Every day offers us new opportunities to let the past go and to choose our Freedom.
A Course in Miracles tells us “To have, give all to all.”
To have Love, strength, courage and faith – give compassion, which is Love, which is ALL, to all. Having compassion for all is our divine opportunity to rise above our humanness and to transcend the limitations of a mundane life. All are called every day. We are called, every day.
I’m starting Masterful Living today January 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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