Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking,
It is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.

Once you are aware of your connection with others, you realize being petty, intentionally wounding, or belittling others with your words or actions hurts you on a level that I both have experienced and never wish to experience again. I’m getting a little personal here, but I believe in being transparent because it assists people in their healing. And we are all healing. I also believe in the law of attraction, so if you are here reading this, thank your inner guidance for bringing you here because there is a message for you in my most recent life lesson and experience. We are all mirrors of one another, helping one another to see where we need to grow, heal, and change. So here it is! I said something unkind to someone. I was angry and annoyed and clearly out of alignment, and I said something super petty and very low. Not my proudest moment because I knew exactly what I was doing. I wanted to annoy the person like they were annoying me. I was not practicing emotional intelligence, and I was not practicing Oneness.

How often do we do this and not think twice about it, or even worse, encourage others to join in as we use our words to inflict pain on one another? For what? Does it make you feel fulfilled to make someone else feel less than? Can we tear others down to build ourselves up, is revenge and divisiveness that sweet. Is deepening the chasm between you and others make you feel whole. Or does it feel better to have no enemies and to use your actions and words to empower others, even in their infliction? We are upset when others display this behavior, but somehow when it comes to us, we excuse ourselves from the same types of activities.

I felt it was more important to share this lesson publicly. I believe we all gain when we acknowledge our humanity and how we fall short of being our best. I think we all would be much better off if everyone admitted when they were wrong or did wrong. I think it is important to share when we do wrong and make a mistake. And when we or others make a mistake or act out of ignorance or anger, we seek restoration, not revenge and retribution. After all, it is lessons that we are all here to learn. No one is perfect. No one has it all together. We need to acknowledge our missteps and love ourselves and others despite the mistakes they or we make.

So this was my lesson: Above all, Love All. Love allows you to stay in your power. Love requires you to see past what is presenting; Love requires you to show restraint and build up not tear down. Love restores relationships, Love forgives, and Love provides boundaries. Love is the most potent force in the cosmos, it is the creator of all, and when you are aligned with Love, all things are possible. Above all, Love All.

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