Here's an example. One of my current labels is, "I am an author," and while objectively given the books I have written, that may be true, the actual truth is that in the past I have been an author. And, there's a darn good chance I may choose to be an author again, as I am one who writes. However, if when people say, "Tell me what you do, Karen," I reply, "I am an author," the universe will provide me with that experience over and over again. And that's not necessarily a "bad" thing. I love being one who writes, and frequently that is how I choose my expression. But by labeling myself "author," I am leaving out so much more. I am not that label, and I don't wish to limit myself because I am also one who loves, one who laughs, one who dances, one who smiles, one who is in joy, one who brings comfort, one who learns, and so many more expressions, and I don't wish to choose one, two, or even ten as my self-definition because I wish to be open to every expression of my Divinity embodied.
Here's another label: "I am sick." While people have certainly been sick even a moment ago, remember this: applying that label can perpetuate the sickness. Miracles happen. People are spontaneously healed. Or perhaps what appears as spontaneous healing is actually no longer choosing the label, "I am sick." While you were sick a moment ago, maybe in this moment you are not. As a statement of Divine expression, perhaps a different choice than the label of sickness would be, "I am one who chooses expression in wellness."
Here's another: "I am too fat." Hit home? Here's a question. How do you know you are "too fat?" Perhaps you are the perfect size your body needs to be at this moment. In fact, I'd go farther and suggest it is impossible to be "too fat" because you are exactly as fat as you are, and I am exactly as fat as I am. These bodies are how Divinity is expressing itself through us right now, and the Divine (or God if you wish) makes no mistakes. Therefore, you are not only not, "too fat," but you are perfect. And with the "too fat" label, you are judging and disowning something created as an expression of Divinity. In rejecting yourself, you are rejecting the Divine. A different choice of self-awareness may be, "I am one who chooses my Divine expression in the physical as a perfect state of health for me."
Another: "He is an awful human being." It's easy to label others, yeah? However, the judgment implied in the label suggests you truly know something about him, and you may think you, indeed, do. But you don't. You aren't him; you aren't walking his path. You don't know the reason he has made the choices he has or understand why he has chosen this type of expression. If you think you do understand these things, it is still just conjecture. All you know are moments of behavior you experience, and those are all in the past (even if they only happened 30 seconds ago). Instead of applying labels, perhaps you may wish to see him as an expression of the Divine and realize he can create himself anew, as well, and by seeing him as the Divine aspect of himself instead of his past behaviors, you can help raise his vibration in a way that benefits not only him, not only you, but the entire universe, as well.
Do your labels serve you? If they don't, then remove the label and be open to what can be instead of what once was. There's only one thing we truly know about everyone and everything we encounter in this moment: It is an expression of the Divine. It is the Divine seeking to express itself through embodied human forms and terrestrial events. Everything else we think we know is conjecture based on history. It's easy to judge people and events, but judgment a) may not be true (and most likely are not); and b) gets us stuck in the lower vibrations of what was instead of working together to raise the vibration to what truly is.
If we ever wish to rise out of the vibrations that are manifesting currently in our personal lives and on our planet, we need to see things with fresh eyes. You cannot end war with more war. You cannot end hate with judgment. You cannot fix a broken economic system with anger. You cannot cure poverty with furious rhetoric. Perhaps, then, it is time to try something different and view everything with love. This is where the answers lie - in love and not in history. If we see everything as its highest expression and realize everyone and everything is an expression of the Divine, then the next step is to see our Oneness with those events and those things. And the more people who realize they are One with everyone and everything, the more people set aside an agenda of selfishness and instead join a vibration of selflessness that allows the One that we are to continue to move to higher and higher expressions of the Divine.
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