Giving Away Blessings
Giving away blessings is action. It is doing something. It is to be caught by yourself thinking or praying well for other people. Giving away blessings goes beyond simple desire to actively giving life to thoughts.
To dynamically bless other people is bold. Whether we like or dislike the other person, but especially if we dislike or even despise them, praying for blessings for another person is an audacious act. It takes courage to reach so far inside of ourselves that we care about anything outside our being. That we summon up the courage to ask that another person receive whatever it is they need requires maturity and artlessness of spirit.
It’s the simplest of matters to pray to God, gods, whatever we think might be outside of ourselves or to something we do not know or believe exists. We can ask for the status quo. It keeps life calm. We presume.
It’s more difficult to get outside of ourselves and pray for other people. The utter intensity of thinking of something or someone not ourselves can be overwhelming.
Why care about the welfare of someone else who may be totally rotten to us?
What the angels have told me is that there is always an answer. Usually the one I absolutely do not expect.
More times than I can recall, those angels spoke through the mouths of other humans.
Isn’t that tedious? That you might see from the outside what is better for my spiritual life? For my inner being?
How dare you?
That is precisely what I used to say to people when they told me to pray for another person. To pray about a situation. How dare they presume to judge themselves competent to know what is best for me?
Odds are they didn’t. They did something that I failed to do. They listened to their angels. They followed Divine thought.
They brought me out of my selfishness back to the primary reason for which I was born. Remember the 1960s and Star Trek with its prime directive? There is another prime directive which comes before all others.
It is that our purpose in life is to do good and avoid evil.
Shockingly, that applies to us all. Women, men and children. Regardless of everything else.
There are no opt out buttons because there is no opting out. It is the reality of our lives.
Blessing others, praying that they receive what they truly need as opposed to what they want or we want for them, is hard. Just like praying that we get the things we need in life rather than what we want. We have the freedom to let go of whatever prevents us from having genuinely good and fulfilling lives. Part of that is praying that other people receive what they genuinely need, also.
On the surface blessing or praying for other people may appear to be giving away the farm. That is true only if we do not look at the deeper meaning of our thoughts and words. At the gifts we are receiving by giving it all away.
As contrary as it may seem, as much as it may rankle or raise our hackles, praying for other people — asking that they receive the blessings they need — is good for us. It elevates our spiritual consciousness. It makes us more human and divine in this minute than we were in the last minute. It deepens our knowledge and understanding of ourselves.
By reaching deeper into ourselves, daring to listen to our angels, we become more ourselves. A benefit of doing good for others is that we also do good for ourselves.
That cannot be repeated often enough.
When we act out of unselfish and unthinking kindness, we are committing good.
We called upon to live more expansively than to do good for only one person at a time. Although sometimes that feels like more than enough. It is our job to live impeccably so that whatever good we do is felt by all people.
During flu seasons we have always heard how we need to be careful because it could become a public health crisis.
Big news. Humankind is way past that. We are in a spiritual health crisis. It became more serious than previously some three or four centuries ago. In the period since the crisis has not abated. It has gotten continually worse.
It’s why we have the privilege of praying more frequently and ever more deeply for ourselves and each other. It’s why we’re told to put into action our abilities to pray good into being for other people. It’s easy to pray for ourselves.
Praying for other people takes guts. An enormous amount of guts. It takes brains and moxie and courage. Our very lives are on the line each and every day that we have the unmitigated courage to step outside our narrow minds to act for the welfare of others.
Have you courage? Have you brains and heart and the desire to be more yourself than ever in your life?
Dare you give away blessings?