Your sociopaths teach you not to be martyrs. Your bullies teach you to walk away in peace or stand up for what you believe in. Your liars teach you to discern truth. Your saints and quiet, kind, and genie souls inspire you to embrace the sweeter, more light filled side of your own nature. Everyone, every belief, every perspective, without exception has some value in this school called earth. To create the perfumed bloom of the rose you need the soil, the manure, the worms, the sun, the rain, and even the storms that strengthen the branches. All have equal value. All contribute to the blossoming.
Dear ones, even the darkest and most misguided souls contribute to the blossoming of your own soul. Do not crucify or judge them. Instead grow beyond them, around them, above them, and know that you need not dance with them once you have reached for greater light. You can discern without judging. You can embrace all perspectives as having a right to be without agreeing with them. You can say, "I know you have a right to be, but yet you are not right for me!"
In this reality you can find the peace that surpasses all understanding, for what the mind cannot yet tolerate, the heart already seeks to love. In this reality you see, as we do, the truth, light, and love beneath it all.
©Ann Albers www.visionsofheaven.com