“You get what you give.” “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” “What goes around comes around” (feel free to sing this one like Justin Timberlake).
You hear these phrases so much that they start to sound like empty words, rather than deep wisdom. So here’s another way to interpret the same gist … one we’d never really thought of before.
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THIS WEEK, WE WANT YOU TO KNOW:
APPLY IT TO YOUR OWN LIFE:
This one comes straight from spiritual powerhouse Marianne Williamson’s mega-international bestseller, A Return to Love. She says:
“In every relationship, in every moment, we teach either love or fear. As we demonstrate love toward others, we learn that we are loveable and we learn how to love more deeply. As we demonstrate fear or negativity, we learn self-condemnation and we learn to feel more frightened of life … If I choose to bless another person, I will always end up feeling more blessed. If I project guilt onto another person, I will always end up feeling more guilty.”
Maybe you’ve been projecting guilt on to other people. Or maybe you’ve been overly short-fused, critical, or judgmental. When you act from that place, you send out a powerful message that sounds something like, “These are the things I believe in. And this is what I invite to happen to me, in return.”
You can’t expect to receive the good stuff (like compassion, empathy, love, and trust) if your life revolves around demonstrating the not-so-good stuff.
What have you been teaching, and what would you like to teach? Let us know!
WHAT #CLARITYGEMS ARE ALL ABOUT:
Sometimes it’s just better to avoid long blog posts and cut straight to the point!
Think of #ClarityGems as your weekly shake of the good ‘ole Magic 8 Ball … you never know what might bubble up and how it might be exactly what you need to hear today.
And instead of just a beautiful, inspirational, and shareable image (which is a nice start), we’re giving you some quick thoughts about how to interpret it … because inspiration without action is pretty, but kind of anti-climatic.
Tweet it, share it on Instagram, or forward it along to someone who needs to hear it today … and tag us (@ClarityonFire) to let us know how this Gem is inspiring you!
Rachel + Kristen