Empathy: the ability to understand and share the feelings of another, whereby this ability to understand and share in another’s feelings creates grace … grace for yourself and grace for others.
When we are in the spirit realm for a time, things are much simpler, calmer, and more peaceful, which provides a contrasting perspective to the entrenchment of our Earthly existence. When we are living in the 3D heaviness of the Earthly plane, we are experiencing challenge, struggle, duality, triumph, awareness, and, hopefully, enlightenment. Practicing empathy and grace throughout the Earthly challenges can be very valuable.
Each of us is on our own journey with specific lessons to learn, growth to pursue, and karmic imbalances to overcome. As we reach our 20s and venture out to pursue our dreams and desires, we start asking the important questions: “who am I?” “why am I here?” and “what is my purpose in life?” Finding the answers may take a decade, a lifetime, or possibly another go-around—or several!
Patience and Understanding
Since we’re all on different timelines as we tackle our spiritual to-do list, we need to practice patience and understanding with ourselves and with others. Having the patience to appreciate everyone’s struggles in this Earthly life will quiet the Ego and settle us into our own heart-center. This heart-center is where each of us learns to be true to ourselves, to follow our heart’s calling, and to find empathy for our fellow man. It is not to say you should sacrifice yourself or your own journey for someone else, but simply to understand that everyone is going through the difficulties of spiritual growth. On Earth, the struggle is real. 😉 Often times, this perspective is enough to diffuse a difficult situation, especially if you can step back and look at it from an observer’s standpoint. Practicing removal or detachment will help reduce general life stress, as well as easing conflicts in personal or professional situations.
If we are willing to look at things from a different perspective, our awareness expands, and we are able to experience Grace for Ourselves and Grace for Others. It can be a pretty awesome and valuable tool to use throughout our lives, creating space for love, peace, calm, acceptance, and freedom. In practicing Grace, we can find an acceptance of ourselves and others, and a freedom to be who we truly are.
Have a blessed month, Everyone!