That’s one of the benefits of playing a bigger game. When you do, you begin to hear a congruent message echoing throughout your world. It’s a message of love, hope and promise.
Once that happens, you begin to experience the reality of that in your life too.
When you begin to listen, you start to hear a still, small voice inside of you that speaks the truth and is aware of the truth. You will also begin to be conscious of the BS (belief systems) thinking that creates wars, lawsuits, and terrorism.
What you might hear if you pay attention is that you are the perpetuator of this BS. Like gossip, bullying and pranks, which at their worst can lead to the deaths of innocent people and at their best merely leaves a wake of hurt feelings and dis-ease.
If you become aware that you are perpetuating these mustard seeds of war, stop. Now. Forgive yourself and make a promise to never do it again. This is your opportunity to become aware so you can “be the change you want to see in the world” for real.
If you listen, you may also hear that you are at the core of something amazing. That the only gossip you indulge in is of the sort in which you talk about how amazing people are in your life. How much you enjoy them and their gifts.
You may even congratulate yourself for being the type of person who if you don’t have anything nice to say about someone or something, you say nothing at all. Like your mom always told you. That was some good advice!
Last week, in my class at Agape, we did something called spiritual gossip. It’s such a beautiful practice to be sitting in front of two people who are sitting behind your back talking about you and saying the most beautiful, loving, caring things.
You realize they don’t know you anymore than the people who may be talking behind your back and saying not so wonderful things and you learn to welcome all of it and focus your attention on yourself and being the type of person you want to be and stop worrying about the rest.
When you stop to listen, you’ll start to hear it. The consistent message of love, hope and promise. It’s in the air. Let me know when you hear it.