Perception is the key to your experience. So perhaps if you are having an unpleasing experience you might focus on changing your perception and not the people around you. There is always a greater perception available to you. There is always a more expanded view than the one you are currently viewing. Especially when things feel “rough” inside, ask that you perceive with the eyes, ears and heart of God. Remind yourself that anyone and everything is the very image and likeness of the same essence of Love that you are. Perfection is about Divinity at the center of everything which always knows, supports, loves and guides. If you cannot perceive the perfection of a situation in your life today, then remind yourself that God is doing something for you that you could not do for yourself. I look back at some of the hardest situations in my life, when I felt yanked from something that I felt was good, or couldn’t have something I really wanted and see the whole picture with the clarity of “hind-sight,” and realize that something greater than me was steering me toward a much more brilliant good in the long run. So, a key to being an active and powerful member of any community is your perception. Intend to perceive the capitol T truth of any situation. Dedicate yourself to seeing the good at the center of any individual and when you find yourself in judgment, which we all do, forgive yourself quickly and chose an expanded perception. Chose to know that, without a doubt, even though you can’t see it with your own eyes yet, that the Universe is indeed “conspiring for your good.” Chose to know the truth that you live in a friendly Universe and that no one is truly “out to get you.” We are so dynamic as spiritual beings having this human experience and so many of us are carrying pretty significant pain bodies which taint our perception and cause defensiveness or judgment, especially when we feel fear or backed into a corner. This is why when somebody see’s past your ego and identifies with your Truth when you are acting from your pain body and acting out in jealousy or fear or sadness or self doubt, that it is an invaluable experience. Even a moment of this type of experience can and often does linger for a lifetime. So, when somebody in your community is acting out…. Without feeding the egoic body, see and identify with the Truth of that person. Being seen is one of the greatest gifts on the planet, so find a way to give it away today. Celebrate others successes, especially if they are celebrating in an area of your own desired growth. Do not feel threatened and do not remain quiet when somebody is succeeding in an area that you would like to succeed in for that would put the biggest damper on the possibility of your own growth in that area. Praise others for their triumphs and successes and see their truth when they seem to be in a dark spot. The second principle in the four agreements would be a huge benefit if applied more often in community – “do not take things personally.”
Sobriety is about getting’ real… so get real with your bad self today and allow yourself to grow into the next best version of yourself… your community will greatly benefit.