Walking in another’s shoes and waiting on the sun
Is it possible to walk in another’s shoes? Really? To see and even begin to understand another’s plight or their perspective on life?
I’ve tried on used shoes before and they hurt! Physically, they can throw your spine out of alignment too. But a whole lot of us are trying to understand our brothers and sisters pain right now, because we innately know, We Are All Connected.
How can you see life through the lens of another’s experience?
We must access knowledge. How do we gain insight when we can’t trust the media or mainstream narrative? We can watch and listen to those we know. We can open our hearts and minds to those we meet. But we still may find ourselves upset and off balance.
I am of English, Irish, Dutch, German, and Native American lineage (Cherokee tribe).
And my grandmother was persecuted for being Native American. But, though I remember a few of her stories, I didn’t live her life. I only got the few stories that she chose to share with me. I was 18 years old when she died, and I as only really ever interested in her stories during the last few years of her life, because I was focused on being a teenager.
Humanity trumps race
A friend of mine has called for all of us to check the box: Other —and write in HUMAN, whenever we have to fill in ANY form that asks us for our race and ethnicity.
Are you willing to do that?
I consider myself a mixed bag anyway, and have never thought of myself as “privileged” because I have worked (since I was 15), for everything I have ever had (even putting myself through college, putting braces on my teeth, etc.).
As I mentioned, my maternal grandmother told me stories about how she and her Native American ancestors were persecuted—some of her elders had been forced to walk the Trail of Tears.
I have a book about the Trail of Tears and haven’t even been able to read it—yet. As I recall, I had nightmares from watching Roots when I was young.
We don’t watch TV, but I see headlines when I log into web applications for my work. And on breaks, I see stuff on Facebook. But, as an empath, I have known for several years that if I am not careful, I can easily get sucked into other’s drama, because I always feel that I can help ease their pain–somehow. (See my 2016 article: https://sheilamurrey.net/2016/03/08/walking-more-than-a-mile-in-anothers-moccasins/
Does the color of my complexion, mean my pain doesn’t matter?
I have been bullied, lied to, cheated on, yelled at, cursed at, gaslighted (way before I ever knew what that was), left alone to fend for myself and my two children (when they were young), raped twice, betrayed, abused, kicked, shot at, had my car taken away while I was at work left with no way home, had my ex sneak his way into my office screaming for me to come home, and thrown out of our house (all our belongings on the driveway)! So, I can very much relate with agony and PAIN!
Is that what you want to hear? To see?
With every fiber of my BEing, I take it upon myself to RISE!
I alone am personally responsible for how I feel, and how I respond. I have mastered being quiet. Now, I need to speak!
I believe we can all RISE together—if you are willing to put forth some effort (and acknowledging that your level of effort may differ from mine and that’s okay)! I am all about personal responsibility. I hold myself, thoughts, words, and actions to a higher standard. And always here in ALL ways to offer a hand UP.
Complaining and Protesting
I learned years ago, that protesting, as certain people and groups are currently doing in cities across America, would never feel good to ME because I am a peacemaker by nature and by what life has taught me to be.
Years ago, I tried to take part in a march against Monsanto. And I tell you, I was fired up and READY to march. But, I felt the Energy shift in me when I arrived on the scene. I saw some hypocrisy among the organizers. And I saw the money being made. I felt my emotions had been hijacked, so I left. I remember distinctly making a conscious choice to leave and not sew any seeds of discord. I chose to never use any chemical product of any sort again. I chose to become more connected with my food and what I put in and on my body (See my Being Wholly Vibrant blog.)
Now, I realize there is a time for Everything. I do not have my head in the sand.
I had to sit with a situation that disturbed me this week. And then, I asked the Universe why it had to happen THIS week because our generator quit, we live off grid, and only have the SUN to supply our power needs. Plus, we aren’t receiving much sunshine all week due to a tropical storm in the gulf! Frayed nerves!
I just had to sit and receive what I could learn from it. And remember to activate my faith.
- I always have the power of choice and can choose to balance my emotions
- Complaining adds to the discord and never makes me feel good
- Judgment keeps me sitting and spinning in repeating patterns
- Not my circus, not my monkeys (though this week it WAS my circus!) LOL
- I’d rather laugh than cry!
- We are going with the FLOW of nature, and wanted that so much!
- No one can FIX anyone else
- It is an inside job
- Only I can manage my own Energy
- I wanted to be one with the earth (now, hoping more above it than below it!)
- I know everything happens for a reason
- I know Everything Resolves to Gratitude
As of today, going through what I have, I now know that I am more of a Creator, than a Destroyer.
Last night was a full moon. I took some time to hold ceremony outside, though I could not see the moon for the full cloudy sky.
I remembered cutting the cords of repeating patterns three years ago, but here we go again. And it’s okay.
Energetically, I cut the cords of all of our karmic and ancestral wounds for my granddaughters and the generations to come. No curse remains.
Here and now I state, my grandchildren will not have to take any historical family burdens upon themselves. They can be self-filled. Self-motivated. They can help others as they choose. Free spirits! They can care for themselves first, without guilt. They can choose to do what they love! They do not have to repeat the sins of their parents, or of mine. They do not need to try and figure anything out. The past is the past and it is abSOULutely done.
I continue to sail on this ship of fools. And it’s ALL okay. Everything is in motion.
To find my feet upon this beautiful earth, I keep repeating: BE HERE NOW.
At some point, in the spiral of time, humanity will learn to appreciate, honor, and even revere, the CONTRAST that brings about Creation.
I am human. I am imperfect. I am empowered. I am free. I am LOVE.
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