(Originally posted 2/19/14)
Man, did I learn something valuable today. I felt inspired to share with you because it's a beautiful lesson for us all that has the ability to heal the world.
Just like any other night, the crew (2 muts) and I, went for a walk around the neighborhood. I was daydreaming about gluten free, vegan fonuts and walking on the lawn of an apartment complex. My dog peed on the bushes. I continued to walk forward and heard a man shouting behind me. I intuitively knew it was directed at me but decided to keep on keepin' on. Then I heard, "Hey! I'm talking to YOU!" So, I calmly turned around. I didn't really hear what he was saying because he was yelling at me so much that I blurted out semi nicely, "Can you just please be nice to me?" He wasn't. He said something along the lines of, "You shouldn't be on this lawn, let alone letting your dog pee here. I work hard to keep this nice, etc. etc." From my point of view, it wasn't a house so I didn't think it was a big deal. If it was someone's home I wouldn't let my dog pee there, but for some reason my ego thought it was OK for us to travel on the complex's property. As he was yelling, I just kind of blankly stared at him taking the brunt of his anger with nothing earth shattering coming out of my mouth. After his rant was over, I walked onto the cold sidewalk and he stomped back toward his car. He was about to get in when something magical happened...
A quick side note. I am student of "The Course in Miracles." It is a metaphysical text in which you learn to let go of all of your blocks to love and return to it. It's your natural state of being. You work with your Inner Guide (your Intuition, Eternal Guide, Holy Spirit, your Heart, what have you...) to help you see love instead of fear. So back to the magic...
Something took over my entire body, my mind, my voice. This happens when you decide to surrender to God. Something bigger than me, a Divine Force, decided to shower this situation with pure LOVE. A total miracle happened.
I shouted down to his car, "Hey! I understand You!" His whole being changed. The anger he was carrying dissolved. He walked towards me and the heaviness between us was gone. I let down my ego and spoke from a place of understanding, "I don't blame you for being angry at me. You must work really hard to keep this place nice. I was daydreaming and not thinking about where I was walking. Now I know to keep them off of this area. Thank you for letting me know. I totally GET YOU." He replied with a heart felt apology saying he had just lost his dog and he thought my dogs were probably great and he shouldn't have yelled at me. We both left apologizing and smiling and understanding each other. I allowed love in and love healed.
Imagine I had just stayed in my ego. We would have both walked away angry, probably told the story to friends, continued the negative energy spiral and just stashed it away in our minds to rot. But because one of us chose Love, both of us benefited. Your healing will not only heal yourself but those around you.
I walked away with two leashes in hand, smiling. God is amazing. When you can look at your ego head on and know that love is greater, you win. Love always speaks louder. Today and every day intend to see love instead. Pray, ask what it looks like, surrender to it. Be vigilant in choosing the road the less traveled. Let's make it the road we travel more.
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Jamie Wozny is a passionate Spiritual Teacher who writes for souls who are curious about activating the principles of radiance, authenticity and magnificence within their own hearts. Her purpose is to help you awaken to your Soul's True Nature one article at a time.