Notes From Higher Self is a series created from higher level awareness with messages derived from my connection to self & spirit. This is here to inspire and empower you to connect with your higher self, so we can transform ourselves and the world around us.
This note deals with the collective mirror, choosing love when met with hate and the idea that separation is an illusion. Intention: As I meet myself with love, I am able to see others & the world around me through the lens of love. Tune in to my Love Reflections Guided Meditation at the end.
SEPARATION IS AN ILLUSION
Separation is an illusion. Everything we experience and everyone we encounter represents one or more of the following: a reflection of some part of ourselves, a part of the collective energy that we have co-created, or a part of the whole of society that has been held within the control system of fear for thousands of years. It is up to us to break this control system through realizing the power that we have within us and joining together as a collective.
Our experiences and reality are the culmination of an outward reflection of our internal state. When we accept and honor the reflection of ourselves in others, we realize that we can’t be separate from them because it is to be separate from our own self.
This is not to say that we are all the same, but that we are all unique expressions of the same divine source. At our core, we are made up of the same essence that manifests as different people with different lives, paths and lessons. There is a oneness but not sameness. We all still maintain our uniqueness. As we are all expressions of the same core essence of infinite love and light, when you feel separate from a person or a people, you are separating from yourself. To feel separate from a person or a people, is to have something that is fragmented within yourself. Any feelings of separation that we experience is a reflection of pain that is still within us. When this moment arises, we are given the gift of being able to become aware of it and release it through that exchange.
SEEING THROUGH THE EYES OF LOVE
The more we completely accept and love ourselves, the more we will see others and the world around us through that same lens of love. This is one of the ways in which we can collectively bring about transformation, not by thinking the world needs to change but by mirroring the love that already exists within all of us.
I believe we are in a time of massive transformation that is bringing us into a higher consciousness and better way of being as a people, a planet and a universe.
As we go through this process, everything that doesn’t align with the truth of who we are has to come up to the surface to release. This is where fear and all its manifestations come in.
DON’T FEED THE FEAR FORCE FIELD
When fear is the leading force behind intentions and actions, it is oftentimes expressed as anger and in some cases, can lead to hatred and violence. A person in this state feels so threatened that they go into survival mode, a state of desperation where they can’t access their higher consciousness. They are projecting all the darkness they feel in themselves into their external reality. Rather than lifting in consciousness to their inherent state of being–love, they are being fueled by fear and expressing through it as they mirror their internal state into existence in their reality. What they hate is what they are. As they hate themselves and the primary fueling force is fear, then everything that is “different from” or “outside of” them becomes a threat.
Those that are acting from a state of fear manifested as hatred or violence need healing and transformation the most, which can be initiated through love. They won’t be reached through more unconsciousness/fear: judgement, hatred or violence. Even when that response is warranted, it will not achieve anything.
If we meet hate with more hate, we are feeding the fear force field and expanding it as a control system.
Most of the time people in this state of being also can’t be reached with logic or reason, but they can be reached through being seen and loved. Seen for the completeness of who they truly are, and seen for the love that they, too, can embody. The most transformative and courageous act is to love them. Love them from a distance, see them in light and see them for the fellow human that they are. That is how we can affect change, by helping others to align with who they already are by seeing them in their truest sense, a fellow human that has the capacity to love and be loved.
CHOOSING LOVE WHEN MET WITH HATE
Seeing so much fear manifested as hatred, racism and bigotry come to the forefront from recent events has caused me to reflect on my own experiences with anti-semitism. Experiencing anti-semitism has helped shape my ability to love even deeper. As a Jewish woman I have felt the pain of hatred directed at me and my community simply because of our religious and cultural identity. It is something I’ve experienced my whole life and there were times when I didn’t feel that I could be Jewish and be accepted. I remember when I started public school and learned one of the only other Jewish kids had “denounced his judaism” to better fit in. For the first time in my life I considered what it would be like to not be proud of my identity, as this idea was completely foreign to me. Later in my early 20s, I had a boyfriend whose brother said, “at least I’m not f*%*ing a Jew,” when they were in a fight. I remember feeling an emptiness and deep sadness at once when I heard about what he had said. It was beyond my normal range of emotions.
When my grandmother moved here from Israel, she was sick with lupus in the hospital and a nurse was looking for her horns. My mother was furious, but my grandmother chose to stay calm and educate the nurse who had never met a Jewish person before. The woman was astonished when she realized Jewish people didn’t have horns and they were, in fact, people just like her. Just a few years ago when my younger sister was in Poland, she and her Jewish group had water dumped on them in the dead of winter, were called “dirty jews” and told that the holocaust never happened while visiting the remaining wall of Auschwitz Concentration Camp. The fury I felt for this was unmatched. This is my baby sister that I love and care for so deeply. I don’t want her or anyone to ever feel what that feels like.
As a child I didn’t understand what I had done to be so vehemently hated by so many people in the world, or how a culture that celebrates so much love and acceptance was the object of so much hatred.
I’ve now come to realize that I’m grateful for these experiences of anti-semitism because they have enabled me to more deeply empathize with my fellow humans.
I was able to transform the projection of hatred into love and empathy. The experience has allowed for my heart to expand, where I now have room to not only love those that love me, but also love those that hate me. I saw, firsthand, that reflecting anger and hatred back to them from my own pain and fear would keep the cycle going rather than break it. Fear can be transformed to love through love and higher awareness; fear cannot be transformed through more fear.
TRANSFORMING OUR WORLD BY ALIGNING WITH LOVE
The more people that see the world and others through the eyes of love, the more the world will shift on a global scale. As we love and accept ourselves, we access the infinite divine love that we have within us and are able to give it freely and effortlessly because that internal well is always there for us.
Through the simple action of being in a state of love, we are contributing to a collective state of love consciousness and global transformation.
When we choose to align to love and experience life through this way, we are not only lifting our own state of consciousness, but we are lifting others and the world around us. When we see others through the lens of love, we allow love consciousness to be expressed through that joint experience. It is the culmination of these moments, interactions and individual states of being that when collectively shared, will bring about a shift on a global scale. It is up to us. No loving action or thought is too small to have an effect.
I love you.
NFHS IN ACTION
Be in the frequency of love:
Love yourself deeply & fully,
and allow that love to emanate from your presence.
Act from the frequency of love:
Commit a loving act for yourself,
someone in your life, or your community.
LOVE REFLECTIONS GUIDED MEDITATION: