Guest Commentary by Hillis Pugh
Who we are not has much more to do with who we are. We focus so much on what we desire and what we are, we tend to forget about our polar opposite. I’m not saying we should lose our sense of “positivity” but without our opposite how can we know what we truly want and how to live now? Who we are changes from moment to moment and is subject to change with our external circumstances. Yet, our external circumstances has no bearing on who we truly are. The circumstances themselves are an experience we choose to go through to better understand the process of being human. Each experience is not unique to the soul having it; what makes the process unique is each different response to it. Each response is added to the collective mind (Akashic record). With each recorded response, we are getting close to who we are not – to be who we are. The question now becomes, how do I know who I truly am?
How do you know who you are? The answer to this question is different for everyone depending on where you are in the process of life. Are we more than flesh holding our Soul, yes; are we more than the energy creating life, yes; are we more than light shining brightly for others to follow, yes. Who we are and who we are not is relative to the situation and circumstance in the moment it occurs.
Most of us look through life with glasses of judgment and labels. The process of judgment allows us to label a person or situation for self to better understand the person and situation according to our human experience. Yet our human experience is to remind us who we are, our Soul Self. We live from a place of memory and this is why we judge our situations from previous ones. Our memory serves us to remember experiences and not judge present ones based on previous ones.
What we fail to understand in the beginning is the process of acceptance. All we experience is a process. The process of acceptance allows us to look at self, others, and situations as they are, free from labels and judgment. To get to know who we are is a process of acceptance of self. Once we learn how to accept self we can accept others. Now, how we label self and others is a different process.
We label everything! The labels we created made it easier for the human brain to discern what is good and what is bad. What we view as good or bad is subjective and relative at the moment it occurs. All of the people, items, situations, and places we label as bad do not serve our best interest or we are not interested in. All the people, items, situations, and places we label as good serves our higher self and most interested in. Then there are the people, items, situations, and places we are indecisive about, because we simply don’t care. Have we stopped to think why we have our personal labels for everything? We label all from a place of curiosity and higher knowing. The labels are meant for the instance of occurrence and a not continual label of similarity to be judged. Each person, item, situation and place is meant for a singular experience and should be accepted as it is and not judged or labeled from previous experiences. By labeling all experiences based on previous ones the same; we are limiting our growth and understanding about who we are not.
We all desire to be our Divine Self and live in our true purpose. In order to accomplish this way of living, we have to experience the opposite of our truest desire. What this looks like will be different for everyone. How we will get there will be different for everyone. Once on the path of acceptance, the process of being who we truly are takes place. We begin to see life as it is. We fill our hearts with more compassion and empathy. We begin to see clearly and better understand the choices each soul makes. We accept people and situations as they are. We increase the energy of around us with more acceptance. Who we are not is no more than who we are to be.
Remember all that is experienced is a process and serves a purpose in the moment occurred. The purpose is seeing life as it is, no more, no less, while bringing more light to what simply IS. We already have the knowledge to be who we truly desire to be. Yet we all believe our wisdom comes from applying our knowledge to each situation, yet, our wisdom comes from sharing what we know, our innate knowing of being connected to the Universe and to God. Now the process becomes knowing and having faith in what we already are.
Do you know what we already are? We are more than we appear to be, more than we reveal, yet all is shown, all is seen in our daily life. Only you know and can accept who you are now and who you desire to be in the Now.
Be thankful this day and everyday to know who we are and who we are not in the process of life.
Be thankful this day and everyday to bring clarity and acceptance to situations and people who open the Soul.
Be thankful this day and everyday to remember our source of wisdom, allowing it shared and magnified with self and others.
Love and Light for your Tuesday.
Hillis Pugh is a self-published poet, entrepreneur, and inspirational writer. His creative outlets include such forms as poetry writing and graphic design. There has always been a burning passion to write poetry and become ONE with words through a variety of expressions and degrees of emotions. His poetry writings include everything from self-reflection to sensuality to how he views the happenings in the world. In recent years, his poetry has become more spiritual. This opened him up to share his work with others openly, freely, and with a new awareness.
Thank You Thursday is a blog and soon to be published book of channeled inspirational writings and original poetry to awaken the hearts of others and to see gratitude in everyday life. This blog answers questions from the soul about how we can open our minds to experience the daily life routine and expand our vision to see and feel the gratitude in every waking moment. Gratitude allows the flow of love and abundance into our life when recognized. Thank You Thursday assists in teaching others to live life in a more gratifying manner; from the smallest of unnoticed actions and thoughts to the grandest life picture.
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