The Angels by Ann Albers
August 13, 2016
You express this love most purely when you are honest with yourself and the world around you. There is a notion in humanity that love is only expressed in a “positive” form – by saying “yes’ to every request, by making everyone comfortable, or by appearing cheery no matter what the circumstances. These expressions are beautiful when genuine.
Nonetheless, there are times when “no” is an expression of love. There are times when love dictates that you must allow someone else their discomfort in order to be true to your own heart. There are even times when you cannot truly, authentically find a positive outlook and, in these spaces, allowing yourself your sadness, fear, anger, and envy with complete self-acceptance, may be the highest expression of love you can find in that moment.
So many of you have been trained to believe that pleasing people is an act of love. We would agree when your heart is genuinely inclined to do so. However, it is not loving to assist another if you are not honestly drawn to do so. If a friend calls and says, “Can you help me today,” and you have other plans, drop into your heart. “Heart, Divine Love, what is it you want for me today?” Trust the answer. Perhaps you will genuinely want to cancel your plans and help your friend. Perhaps you will not. Truth is loving Being honest with yourself and others is loving. If you serve the truth within your own hearts, dear ones, then whether or not you please everyone else’s ego, you will serve their soul.