Lao Tzu, known for his balance and his gnarled stick, explains humility through Linda Dillon, channel for the Council of Love, as “the willingness of your being to extend yourself to others realizing that in that you are simply extending yourself to All.”
During his lifetime, long ago in China, he said it was important for him to serve the poor, the rich, the powerful and the meek:
“And I would tell you that my joy came from serving those in the villages because they would listen to me, not simply to listen to my words, but listen to my heart and to truly receive what I had to offer, which was love; for the healing energy of all things is love.”
He goes on to speak about humility:
“. . . part of what Humility is is not only not putting yourself above, or just as importantly, below others, it is putting yourself with others. So it is not only serving, it is allowing yourself to be served as well.
“It is very irritating, is it not?, when you have received a gift, be it of healing (someone bravely giving or asking for an apology), of friendship, of support, it matters not what it is, and then you wish to return the favour, the service, not in like kind but simply as an expression of your gratitude (balance) and the person says to you, ‘Oh, no, no, don’t bother, I don’t need anything.’
“And it hurts your heart because you have not been permitted to give back. So the balance is broken, my stick is on the ground, and that is humiliating.”
When we extend the healing of an apology to another we don’t know how it will be received.
It takes courage to recognize when we are “being right,” holding onto old ways of being that do not serve us or anyone.
When the healing of an apology — either asking for one or giving one — is received by another in joy there is great glee felt, above and below!
If for some reason the healing is not accepted, there is still a wonderful opportunity to look within and ask, “How is this (not being accepted) connected to the past?”
Are there core issues of sorrow or fear still lingering?
Within our self we may have more to apologize and forgive ourselves for, greater understanding and knowing to come to, greater gratitude for self, balance.
Sitting still, watching the pictures from the past, we can discern what is needed.
I Love you, myself
I apologize to you, myself
I forgive you, myself
I Am the Infinite and Eternal Flow
of Apologies, Forgiveness and Gratitude,
Love, Peace and Joy
I Am Balance
This is what Universal Mother Mary, through Linda Dillon, told me:
“You have learned the power of forgiveness and compassion. Apologies, receiving a genuine again, ‘I’m sorry’ when someone says that truly from their heart, it is a request for forgiveness.
“And so in the person receiving the apology, it is not only the transmutation — and what I would call the rectification of an injury — it is an expansion of the receiver to then from a higher realm grant forgiveness and feel compassion.”
When we humbly ask for an apology or give an apology we are extending a healing.
The ensuing forgiveness and feeling compassion leads to gratitude for everything, joy!
Apologies, forgiveness/peace and compassion/Love create harmony, balance, joy, golden gratitude and as Lao Tzu says, “the willingness of your being to extend yourself to others realizing that in that you are simply extending yourself to All.”
As within — so without
Love, peace, joy within — Love, peace, joy without
Universal Law teaches us the balance is in attachment and detachment, attraction and repulsion, give and receive, and it is also found with apologies and forgiveness.
Sonoma Stories: Cotati Woman
Keeps Pledge to Donate a Kidney;
Santa Rosa Man Happy She Did
By Chris Smith, THE PRESS DEMOCRAT, February 25, 2018
Thank you to Petra for this amazing illustration of humility.
Taunya Moore did something for a fellow human being that was unusual and profound. But the Cotati resident prefers the act not be elevated to heroic, or even extraordinary.
Because she’d like for many of the rest of us to feel fully capable of doing it, too.
Years after Moore resolved to one day donate one of her kidneys to someone whose life or quality of life depended on a transplant, she did it.
She’d been in a hospital only once before, to deliver her daughter 28 years ago, when she was admitted to the UCSF Medical Center in January. A surgeon removed her perfectly good right kidney, which was promptly transplanted into someone she’d never met, Santa Rosa single dad Richard Lazovick.
(1) “Lao Tzu Discusses Many Aspects of the Divine Quality of Humility,” channeled by Linda Dillon for the Council of Love, April 24, 2013, http://counciloflove.com/2013/04/lao-tzu-discusses-the-many-aspects-of-the-divine-quality-of-humility/
Audio: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/inlight_radio/2013/04/23/heavenly-blessings-lao-tzu-the-quality-of-humility Meditation 14:35, Lao Tzu 23:21
More How Things Work in the Higher Realms,
Compassion Road and Forgiveness Road posts here.
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