I had a habit of listening to inspiring information on my commute to work that I adopted from Ali Brown and made 21st century as Ali’s version was listening to Anthony Robbins cassettes via a walkman on the subway and mine was listening to YouTube video’s via the app on my smart phone.
Now that I work from home I am still listening to inspiring video’s but on my smart TV whilst dressing in the morning and this was one I was listening to the other day.
I love anything Michael. His voice is like hot chocolate sauce on your soul but this video I especially loved and it had an exercise in it that I stopped what I was doing to practice it. In the exercise your are asking questions of what the Universe is trying to express through you and my answers were as follows.
1. Love everyone
2. Practice tolerance
3. Bless everyone and everything that tests that tolerance
So every time I found myself making a judgement of any one or thing, however simple in my head and sometimes verbally I would say “Bless you”. Bless you, bless you, bless you, bless you.
Ok it did feel a little forced but it also helped me a) feel better and b) highlight how many judgements I make randomly without even realising it when I already think I am a loving, tolerant person.
What instigated this blog post was that in light of recent events I was finding a neighbour challenging. They have been knocking on my door daily as they are chasing the status of replacement item for their house.
My partner is a self employed trades person and our neighbour has adopted him as their personal handyman and knocked at our door randomly late on Sunday evening explaining that an item in their home has a slightly rusty fitting. It’s not broken, they just want it replaced for aesthetic reasons but they keep knocking everyday asking if he has sourced the part and when he is going to fit it.
I keep telling them that he is very busy and he is working daily away from town and when he returns the merchants is closed but he is trying his best but it falls on death ears and to them their whole world appears to revolving around this item and they keep knocking very anxiously.
They are not a client, he never asked to be their self appointed handyman but that doesn’t stop them acting like they are his number one priority yesterday when they knocked and I watched them walk away and then turned to reenter my home slightly bewildered that people have been mercilessly killed and families have lost loved ones and to my neighbour this is their number one priority in the world I found myself saying “Bless Her!”
I stopped in my tracks. I just blessed her subconsciously and didn’t have to remember or force myself to say it. It just happened naturally.
I liked that it came naturally. I like that appears to be becoming a habit and then I wondered is this situation the Universe testing me and my ability to be more tolerant and loving?
If this is the case the Universe also likes to joke as the same person that I am writing about just knocked on my door at 08:30am in the morning to ask if my partner is coming to fit the item tonight and I tried to tell them he is working very later tonight and can’t see them fitting it as when they finally get home they will feel done in and ready for their evening meal but they have asked to take my number so they can call me later to check just in case he is coming to fit it they will make sure they are home. Instead of getting frustrated I smiled and guess what ….. I blessed her.
Blessing people feels so much better in my soul than getting annoyed.
I felt compelled to pick up a Dr Wayne Dyer book up the other day and read it randomly (but there is no random in the Universe) and what I read was astounding but that is another blog post but it reminds us what loving people can do to the world and what being negative does to us. So I am blessing the blessing.
Have a great day guys 🙂