Today I was flipping through facebook among all of the emotionally charged political posts and a simple sentence popped out at me from a distant friend. He asked the following:
“I’m experiencing a block around practicing unconditional love for sadistic killers. Any words of wisdom for the weary traveller?”
I love seeing genuine questions in a public forum like this because it creates conversation and opportunity not only for the person posting it but also the reader who receives the message to share, in this case myself, and the subsequent viewers of the exchange. I have practiced for years to know when a question is sincere and when I am invited to share the response or continue on without receiving. In this case, I heard clearly his message and was grateful for the reminder. These are the words I shared:
“I would invite you to release the need to send them love or anything of yourself, other than acceptance. Judgement is meant as a radar for us to know our own path and is irrelevant to the other person we are reflecting and projecting on. They are in possession of their own truth. The only question of concern is why you are choosing to share space with them and/or co-create and what you can learn, affirm or shift within your own truth because of it. Mahalo for asking the question and giving me an opportunity to reflect as well.”
I am envisioning the day when my “wall” is filled with these kind of conversations and the evident safety of feeling freedom to share and receive.