The Attribute of Compassion
Like Buddha, the Master Jesus, Mother Mary, Mother Teresa, or Kuan Yin,
the ascended deity of compassion and mercy, resolve to discover your
infinite connection to all of Creation through compassion, without
judgment. It is vital to turn the Love that you are inward, toward
yourself. The ground for compassion for all is prepared by practicing
gentleness and sensitivity toward yourself. It begins with
Rarely have you given yourself the extreme care and kindness for which
your spirit longs. Egos and minds have made it virtually impossible for
you to render a true appraisal of yourself. It is not easy to be
self-compassionate when the ego enjoys the drama of resentment and the
mind is used to self-loathing.
Compassion is an attribute of Divine consciousness and, when applied, is
a deeply spiritual experience that cultivates a loving relationship with
all it encounters. Stemming from the Love that you are, being
compassionate allows you to make a quantum leap in the evolution of
Develop and nurture compassion daily by both embracing and celebrating
your capabilities and strengths, and seeking the forgiveness of yourself
for your life actions that you would like to avoid. As you begin to
soften, extending forgiveness, tenderness, warmth, and sensitivity
toward yourself, you will find many beliefs and judgments that have kept
your consciousness low, departing. Shame, guilt, and despair will
literally pour out of your body, leaving room for more Light and Love to
expand within you.
As you administer compassion to yourself, you will find it easier to do
the same with others. Much of humanity's lack of compassion is a result
of not feeling a mutual resonance with the world around them.
Each of you holds the memory of what it is like to be fully supported
and surrounded with unconditional Love. Most of your memory has been
deeply buried, however, causing each of you to behave irrationally at
one time or another in an attempt to be recognized or loved. Rather than
understanding the pain one must be in to exhibit such behavior, hearts
have shut down, judgment has increased, separation has widened, and
compassion has lessened. This has caused further decline of humanity and
Compassion sees all with deep understanding—understanding that the one
not appearing as Love is still suffering the effects of mistaken
identity and separation anxiety. When you or another is suffering, it is
compassion, not contempt, that will shed Light.
You may ask the question, "But how can I show compassion to one who has
killed or maimed, dishonored or abused?" You show compassion for
yourself by choosing to disengage your thoughts from judging another's
behavior. You always have choice. You can either submit to the ego with
its compulsive drive to create separation, or rise above it, choosing
compassion. In the moment you disengage your thoughts from the outcome
you would prefer for yourself or others, you have shown compassion for
yourself and silently given peace to another. You have chosen your peace
over your suffering. And, seen or not, you have given peace on some
level to a fellow God in human form.
The purpose of compassion is to open your heart, regardless of your
opinion. No doubt, this is daunting to our human conditioning. We have
not been raised to live and let live. We have been raised to judge and
be judged. Exhibiting compassion, developing the natural part of
yourself, is how you break the cycle.
Each time you are compassionate, you become a living bridge of Love and
Light, closing the gap of separation. Each time you choose to be
compassionate, you have chosen to be more of God. Each time you do not,
you express yourself as a mere fraction of who you are.