Humanity has been conditioned into complacency that allows nescience and creates a state of ignorance. This is not a judgement, this is truth. All you need to do is look around.
It is my intention to help you strip away your complacency, elicit your curiosity so as to obliterate any nescience and shift your perspective on your life to turn ignorance 360 degrees to face knowledge and understanding, allowing for compassion over empathy.
Why compassion over empathy?
Would you agree that it is close to impossible to find a solution to any issue from within a state of emotional entanglement?
As an “empath” I can attest to the challenges involved with being able to feel others’ emotional state. Being empathetic is to stand in someone’s shoes and feel their pain, feel their discordance. This is certainly uncomfortable and can lead to some debilitating health issues, which many empaths experience.
From personal experience, I feel confident when I dare say that individuals who choose to dive into someone else’s emotional state, or allow it into their energetic field, has some inner work to do with regard to the hero/victim narrative and karmic imprint, and to develop skill around creating a protective energetic boundary. When this happens, the true power of healing & helping can emerge;
For us to truly assist not only our individual Self, but our Brothers & Sisters, it is compassion we need to practice. Compassion is the ability to ‘hold the space’ for another (or self), listen, and observe. Without judgement and without trying to change anyone’s mind, for it is up to each individual to make a decision from their own Free Will to make any kind of change. When we exhibit compassion, we are letting someone (or self) see the greater whole of themselves and the world. They are being heard, and seen. When we feel heard and seen, we can then let go (absolve) ourselves from the entanglements of the past.
how does this apply when doing inner work?
When we are healing wounds of the past, whether they be from this lifetime, or lifetimes past, our state of emotion must be disentangled from the events and experiences.
When doing the work to heal karmic or trauma imprint, we must step away from the scar, away from the pain, step away from the emotion so we can see and hear the part of us that is trapped in that moment - frozen in time.
To liberate that child, that version of our soul, we must be standing in the Truth of our Being, the part of our Being that Holds the 3-fold flame of Power, Love, and Wisdom. From these three qualities, Compassion is able to bring in liberation through the gifts of absolution and forgiveness.
Open up to the power within you. Be bold and compassionate as you return to the imprints of the past that are creating gaps, stops, blocks, and pain in your present life.
Give yourself, and those who are in or who have passed through your life, the gift of forgiveness. So we can all get on with living a harmonious life - together.
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