Hello world. The following was written 9/02/2016.
I am speaking of the retrograde and the gifts I was being given of witnessing the things my brothers were sharing of their own trials and tribulations. Their sharing had me looking within at those things I myself had experienced too.
“Something to consider, until one can look within themselves honestly, authentically, LOVINGLY and ACCEPT themselves exactly as they are, they will not be able to connect with anyone else. Until that time they continue to place walls between them and others. They continue to wear a mask, a false façade to hide from the world and themselves who they Truly are. When I love myself someone else can love me.
Both my Husband and I had to stop searching for love. We both found ourselves seeking instead for a friend to accept us exactly as we are when we are. Someone who allows us to simply BE. In asking for that we had to be willing to give the same without reserve and without judgments of any kind. It is a tall order but worth every instant of the peace and joy that come from it. All it takes is being willing to be completely authentic with ones self and all who’s path may cross your own.
Being authentic requires letting go of our fears of being judged in any way. To no longer hide any aspect of ourselves or our experiences. To take full responsibility for the choices and judgments we make and the consequences of them. That means accepting responsibility for accepting the judgments being handed to us as well. Because in everything we make the choice and decisions to do so each time. You always have a choice and you are the only one who gets to make that choice. No one else may make them for you. All they may do is accept and allow that you have.
This is a retrograde. Everything that can go wrong does go wrong during these cycles. I normally do not react to situations. Yet I have been lately which is very telling for me. I to am not immune to the Universe. LOL, how I would like to say I am immune. As I shared earlier I am faced with items I learned in childhood in witnessing the actions of the adults around me. Their infidelities trained me to question and be suspicious. To always be in fear of the same things happening to me. This retrograde has me looking at those beliefs and healing them. Everything we go through is for our benefit and the benefit of our brothers. Every single thing without exception.