Have you ever heard that phrase?
I’m not certain of its origin, and haven’t taken the time to research it. But I know that it is now a cliché that means, essentially, that something that appears, superficially, to be wonderful, is really a facade that is masking a rotten core. I’m pretty sure that the people of Denmark probably don’t appreciate the usage, as they are no doubt a long way removed from the root of the phrase.
In any event, I am seeing it happen, from a distance, within a circle of people who I thought were close-knit. “Spiritual” people, no less, who outwardly proclaim the highest acceptance and all-encompassing love.
My intuition is strong, and I can read the signs like following a track through the woods. In this particular circle, there is a dark wind blowing, and the vessels are scattering; the unity of purpose that once was the cornerstone is dissolving. When this happens, it is usually the result of an ego position – a clash of personalities.
It doesn’t matter where this circle of people are, or what they represent, (or represented). The ONLY thing that matters is UNDERSTANDING.
People are different, and people change. But one thing that doesn’t change is the fact that people FEEL. And what they feel is very important. It doesn’t matter in the slightest if their feeling is “for” or “against” you – it is THEIR feeling, and very valid in their life and worldview. As a result of this, some may feel the sting of being “ostracized.” To this I say, “don’t bother.”
People’s feelings are their own, and have nothing to do with you – it is THEIR feelings. Why trouble yourself and spend time feeling bad about something that isn’t even yours? This sort of thing happens all of the time. It is a great opportunity for you if you feel that you are on the receiving end of such a thing. You can use it to advance spiritually by leaps and bounds by doing two simple things:
1. RESPECT the feelings of those that you feel are pushing you aside. Their feelings are real, and they are entitled to feel them, no matter what you may think of them.
2. Keep walking, with a smile. Your life is bigger than the machinations of other people’s egos and opinions. Keep walking, with love in your heart – no judgment. You remain in the position of power by doing so. As a dear friend of mine, (you know who you are, Rick), recently wrote, “Don’t push the river.” You don’t have to understand everything, just FLOW. If someone’s behavior is “rotten,” how is that your business? The universe will deal with that, in EXACTLY the way that is most appropriate. Walk away. There is no requirement for you to wallow with pigs just because you happen to be passing by. Keep moving . . . stay above it.
Many Blessings To All…