STEP THIRTEEN CONTINUED
We follow the principle that when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. The witness of our lives is the only message we need to carry to others.
Instruction: Respect your message.
As we rest in knowing that we don’t have to do religious recruitment, we can also rest in the assurance that our message is being shared. Our Light is shining, and the witness of our peace, or lack of, is being seen and heard by those we meet. Respect the message of your life. As we grow in spiritual understanding, our message is getting out by us being more loving, caring, giving, and forgiving. Just because we aren’t calling people to a specific action, such as making a commitment to a religious leader or to a religious institution, it doesn’t mean that the witness of our lives isn’t calling people to be all that they can be — not just in the physical, emotional, mental, and business realm but especially in the spiritual realm, which, in the end, is the area that matters the most.
Letting go of the need to change someone gives us the freedom we were meant to have. Successful spiritual leaders attract people because of the brightness of the Light that shines within them that pours out into the world around them. Charismatic and/or controlling leaders can be successful from the perspective of generating a large following and wealth, but we also must look at the larger picture of whether they are able to have long-lasting positive spiritual growth in their followers. We are not always ready to learn from the first group we mentioned, the spiritual men and women who have made peace with their ego and peace with their purpose in life, but when we are ready, the right connection will be made. These individuals may only be in our lives for a short period of time, but the impact they leave can have a long-lasting positive influence. These spiritual giants aren’t concerned about forming a gathering around them, because they are more concerned with helping people to find their own path by listening to their heart and trusting the inner guidance that is available to everyone. They have come to respect their own message, and it is their desire that we respect our message, too.
Today’s Assignment is to let go of the need to change people. Respect and honor each person’s journey and be a light to their path. Others will be drawn to your light as you simply live in peace and harmony with yourself, the world, and those around you.
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