In the battle between Love and fear, LOVE always wins.
There can be no shadow without the Light and we must simply lean into our own resistance to see what stands in the way of our Love.
Hate is only the scab over our old wounds that have been packed full of fear and vulnerability. These empty and necrotic places deep inside of us that are underloved, and we fear unloveable, we defend with whatever weaponry is at our disposal, and hate is just so easy. Hate denies self-responsibility and so it slowly leaks our sense of personal power. We become so chronically depleted from hating that we find power in these wounds, we control ourselves and others with these bloody and scarred parts of ourselves until we become identified with our wounds and all other “more authentic” expressions of power and truth seem untouchable.
We can start a sacred conversation about hate by acknowledging that we all feel it sometimes and it’s mostly when our animal selves feel backed into a corner, however literal or interpretational that corner may be. When we have emotions like this, we have to wonder what needs we have that aren’t being seen or met and start taking responsibility for making sure our needs are addressed. No one is responsible for meeting our needs but us. Taking responsibility for how we are or are not making the world a more just and beautiful place is the first step to reclaiming our power as co-creators of this world.
The human experience is one in which suffering is unavoidable. How bravely we stand in the face of certain challenges will determine how quickly and fully we grow. Let us take our fear, our hate, our anguish and draw it closer. Pull these emotions into the tender places of our hearts and recognize that it is not because of another that we suffer, it is because of some resistance inside of us that we are unwilling to see. We resist the places that are tender and vulnerable, but herein lies our greatest strength and through this mysterious door into the void of creation is where our own divine will is waiting. . . .
“While we measure our own success in terms of our personal comfort and security, the universe measures our success by how much we have learned. So long as we use comfort and security as our criteria of success, we will fear our own intuitive guidance because by its very nature it directs us into new cycles of learning that are sometimes uncomfortable.” ~ Caroline Myss from Anatomy of the Spirit