Kindness by definition is the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.
Our current political climate is raising our awareness to just how important kindness is for our very survival. We are social beings who need connection and kindness is the glue that holds everything together.
What does kindness have to do with grief, you may ask? Great question! When we do not act from kindness we cause hurt for another, as well as for ourselves. When we are not treated with kindness, our soul, our very spirit, hurts. Our soul knows what nurtures it. Love and kindness given and received are the highest soul food.
When we grieve, we are missing something good, something that has fed us, or perhaps we grieve for what we wish would have been, could have been, but was not experienced. Longing for our loved one, or aching for love and understanding from someone who is or was incapable to giving it to us are usually at the root of our sadness. If we could somehow experience the kindness of a loving gesture - a kind word, a smile, a hug, an apology – our grief would dissipate and be replaced by love, joy and peace.
After my Dad passed I experienced healing messages from my Dad via spiritual mediums. He conveyed that he wished he had been more focused on love and not on doing ‘it’ right. He regretted that he allowed the church and other authority systems to dictate his beliefs rather than listening to his own heart. I knew he loved me before he passed, but after death his love and acceptance of me, just as I am, furthered my own healing and self acceptance.
Love and peace are at the very core of our being. The God of Love is the very spark of life within us.
Some may ask, ‘Where is God? Get quiet and you will know. Like a baby in its mother's womb asking, ‘where is my Mom?’, God is right there within your heart. Look for opportunities each and every day to show kindness, to act from the core of who you truly are, and you will continue to discover and experience your true identity as a child of God.
As we each bring kindness to our world we take part in the transformation of this planet until we indeed will experience Heaven on Earth.
“Reflect the peace of Heaven here, and bring this world to Heaven.”
– A Course In Miracles
I am looking forward to your Share on this topic of kindness:
- How do you feel when you act from kindness vs. when you don’t?
- What powerful act of kindness have you experienced?
- How do you feel when you witness kindness vs. when you witness hatred and cruelty?
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Until next time, be kind and Shine Your Light!