A quote from my Denise’s heart…
….If I really want to help, I must first take away the “wrongness” of their experience. I must understand that they’re just learning how to tie their shoe, and they must work it out in whatever way works for them. We all came into these bodies and stories to experience different things. I can’t assume that their way will be like my way. No matter what the struggle looks like, it’s not wrong.
From that perspective I can offer help that stems from love and acceptance. Perhaps my help is to just be present without judgment and to empathize with compassion. Or perhaps they feel safe enough to be vulnerable and ask my advice. If that happens I will certainly give it, always with the understanding that it’s only a perspective and not something they need to follow through on if they don’t feel that works for them.
Ultimately, our hearts KNOW where to lead us. So I can never go wrong pointing people back to themselves. And that’s the best way I can help anyone, including myself.
• That is exactly where I now stand. Back to that Shabbath in October 2009. Back to the center of my heart. From the mountain top of my Father’s Presence in my heart? He leads me to look at myself not to others. He leads me share my experience with others. To let Him do the rest.