Find Grace in Yourself and Others

Earth hovers between the dark and the light. We know both sides of this existence too well. We, as humans, are continually in flux between these two poles. Some of us remain more so in one side or the other. That does not mean that the other side is closed to us for we may always seek either end of the spectrum.

What keeps us in darkness? Fear. Lack of knowledge. Self-doubt. Lack of self-worth. Dysfunction.

We tend to stay where we are comfortable. If we spent many years in the darkness we feel uncomfortable in the light. We think that someone will see through us and call attention to our misdeeds and bad habits. They will point at us and shout about our unworthiness.

Have you ever seen someone truly feeling uncomfortable in a house of worship or spiritual gathering? They feel out-of-place. They fear exposure and rejection. They tend to sit in the back and to one side. They don’t make eye contact. They look down at their lap almost the entire time. Why? Because love, light and salvation feel so foreign to them.

Do they dare to come back? Sometimes.

When we approach them and state how pleased we are that they are here and how we would like to see them here again, they withdraw. We are well intentioned, but somehow we make them shrink from sight.

How do we keep the doors open and NOT turn the timid away? We offer love. We hand them hope. We encourage them to walk with us hand in hand. We meet them on a comfortable level. We smile at them with all the Love of God within our smile.

We seek to comfort them and teach them where they are comfortable to begin.

Be calm. Be subtle. Be open-minded. Dogma does not win hearts.

Be the teacher when the student appears.

Find grace in yourself and others.

Amen,

Makah Win

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Comments

  • wuchenspiritguide  On December 15, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Really wonderful words, succinct and yet saying everything, so true. Keep up the writing!

    • wellspring0fgodslove  On December 15, 2011 at 3:35 pm

      My thanks to you. I always appreciate hearing from you and I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

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