“Just because you lost me as a friend, doesn’t mean you gained me as an enemy. I’m bigger than that. I still wanna see you eat, just not at my table.” — Tupac Shakur
Though I never followed Tupac and can’t speak for his character, I found this statement hits the mark when it comes to letting go of people in our lives whether they hurt us or we have outgrown each other.
Each of us are on our own unique journeys from the moment we are conceived to the moment we breathe our last breath. It is our job to honor our journey. It is a beautiful gift given to us and it comes with an array of experiences.
Some of those experiences create a glow within our heart and a warmth upon our face. And other experiences feel down right terrible and challenging for us to look at. Yet all are part of your unique journey here, in this life time.
I am diving deep into Dr. David Hawkins work around the Map of Consciousness. Based on his research the energy level of Love is not what we currently refer to as love. Currently the world sees love as an intense emotion and as Dr. Hawkins puts it, “is a combining physical attraction, possessiveness, control, addiction, eroticism and novelty. It is conditional. This is not true love is that type of love can turn to hate. And hate stems from pride not love.”
What he discovered in his research is that true love,”is unconditional, unchanging and permanent. It does not fluctuate because its source within the person who loves is not dependent on external conditions. Loving is a state of being.”
Personally I am on a journey to reach that level of Love, both for myself and for others. Part of the process of reaching that state of being is honoring my journey. Letting go of those that need to be let go of. Not because their is something wrong with them but because I want to honor their unique journey and I also want to honor mine.
Going back to the Tupac quote above, I can still love them and wish them well, yet not need to be in their presence.
Reflecting on your own life, where can you honor your unique journey yet still love another?
Much Love & Light,