Message for God: book 1/130
What would love do now?
No other question is relevant, no other question is meaningful, no other question has any importance to your soul.
Now we come upon a very delicate point of interpretation, for this principle of love-sponsored action has been widely misunderstood, and it is this misunderstanding which has led to the resentments and angers of life, which, in turn, have caused so many to stray from the path.
For centuries you have been taught that love-sponsored action arises out of the choice to be, do, and have whatever produces the highest good for another.
Yet, I tell you this: the highest choice is that which produces the highest good for you.
As with all profound spiritual truth, this statement opens itself to immediate misinterpretation. The mystery clears a bit the moment one decides what is the highest “good” one could do for another. And when the absolute highest choice is made, the mystery dissolves, the circle completes itself, and the highest good for you becomes the highest good for another.
It may take lifetimes to understand this, and even more lifetimes to implement, for this truth revolves around an even greater one: What you do for another, you do for the Self.
This is because you and the other are one.
And this is because…
There is naught but You.
All the Masters who have walked your planet have taught this. (“Verily, verily, I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto Me.”) Yet this has remained for most people merely a grand esoteric truth, with little practical application. In fact, it is the most practical application. In fact, it is the most practically applicable “esoteric” truth of all time.
It is important in relationships to remember this truth, for without it relationships will be very difficult.
Let’s go back to the practical applications of this wisdom and step away from the purely spiritual, esoteric aspect of it for now.
So often, under the old understandings, people, well-meaning and well-intentioned and many very religious, did what they thought would be best for the other person in their relationships. Sadly, all this produced in many cases (in most cases) was continued abuse by the other. Continued mistreatment. Continued dysfunction in the relationship.
Ultimately, the person trying to “do what is right” by the other, to be quick to forgive, to show compassion, to continually look past certain problems and behaviors, becomes resentful, angry, and mistrusting, even of God. Fr how can a just God demand such unending suffering, joylessness, and sacrifice, even in the name of love?
The answer is, God does not. God asks only that you include yourself among those you love.
God goes further. God suggests, recommends, that you put yourself first.
I do this knowing full well that some of you will call this blasphemy, and therefore not My word, and that other of you will do what might be even worse: accept it as My word and misinterpret or distort it to suit your own purposes; to justify unGodly acts.
I tell you this, putting yourself first in the highest sense never leads to an unGodly act.
If, therefore, you have caught yourself in an unGodly act as a result of doing what is best for you, the confusion is not in having put yourself first, but rather in misunderstanding what is best for you.
Of course, determining what is best for you will require you to also determine what it is you are trying to do. This is an important step many people ignore. What are you “up to?” What is you r purpose in life? Without answers to these questions, that matter of what is “best” in any given circumstances will remain a mystery.
As a practical matter, again leaving the esoteric aside, if you look to what is best of you in these situations where you are being abuse, at the very least what you will do is stop the abuse. And that will be good for both you and your abuser. For even an abuser is abused the his abuse is allowed to continue.
This is not healing to the abuser, but damaging. For if the abuser finds that his abuse is acceptable, what has he learned? Yet if the abuser finds that his abuse will be accepted no more, what has he been allowed to discover?
Therefore, treating others with love does not necessarily mean allowing others to do as they wish.