The First Step Toward Kind Thoughts.
The Purpose of Spiritual Transformation is the Natural Manifestation of only Kind Thoughts.
How can this be achieved? It certainly sounds like a fantasy. I can hear your thoughts:
"How about a murderer? Should I have kind thoughts about him or her? How about a mass murderer?"
Certainly it will take some time to get to this place of only kind thoughts. Consider this a journey. It requires a bit of traveling on your part. It may seem like a long journey. It is for many.
Every journey, however, starts with a first step. That first step in this journey is to start having only kind thoughts about yourself. Why is this so important to have kind thoughts about self?
Have you ever met a person that was very angry regarding themselves? Have you witnessed how they would berate themselves and then turn this anger toward others and transfer the hate and frustration outward? This is what we do as humans when we hate and are unkind to ourselves - we turn it onto others. This is called projection. How many times have you seen a person accuse another person of certain things that the accused is totally innocent of? Projection onto another is the manifestation of self hate.
When we become kind to ourselves, the same thing happens. We now start to project that kindness onto others. It is a gradual process - don't expect a complete transformation in a day!
Do you wish to try this experiment on yourself? Would you like to try and be kind to yourself and see how it affects your relations with others?
Here is how you can start the process. As with any process, instant results are not to be expected. A process is a lot like washing clothing. It takes time for the washer machine to work through it's cleaning and rinsing process before the job is done. This process also requires time.
The first part of the Be Kind to Self Process is to recognize the types of expectations that you place on yourself. Expectations are tricky. We often have many. They are usually associated with the many different roles that we play throughout the day. For example, a man who is married will have the role as a husband. Chances are, the role of husband has created expectations within the man as to what a good husband is. Many times these expectations are distortions that are not even recognized by the man's wife. A great way to expose such distortions is to list down all the expectations that one has as a husband or spouse and discuss them with your partner. Your partner will quickly tell you what expectations are realistic and what aren't.
This perspective will be useful for you because after listing out as many self imposed expectations as possible the next step is to throw them all away. Surrender them to the Creator and thank the Creator for taking them away. Expectations create anger and hostility when the expectations aren't met. Expectations are the root of dissatisfaction with self. Simply throw them all away and adopt a simple strategy - just do the best that you can at any moment in time. If the best that you can at any moment in time is less than spectacular because you are hungry or tired or distracted, then so be it. If it's the best that you can summon at the moment then how can you berate yourself?
If it was not the best that you can do at the moment, then forgive yourself for the laziness and try again in this now moment to do your best.
Using this simple strategy will free you up from the self imposed expectations that you then use to berate yourself with. You will feel more free and more kind to yourself. This is the first step toward only kind thoughts.
The Second Step Toward Thinking only Kind Thoughts will appear in the next article.
Every day, Archangels, Jesus, or Ascended Masters dictate to C Louis Osburn words of Wisdom from the Heavenly Realms that are filled with Love and Light. Drink in this Wisdom and find yourself lifted to a better place with your True Self living a joyous life from the Heart.