clinton r gandy @ EXPANDED CONSCIOUSNESS – The Superpower of Empathy – 5-25-15

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I read an essay on empathy. It certainly has not been something I set out for in my life as a special interest to cultivate, but the more spiritually evolved I become the more empathetic I become. Empathy requires that we reserve judgment. It was a huge moment for me when I realized I could be very disappointed for a person without being disappointed in a person.

When we recognize the part of us that is spirit/high power/God, it makes it impossible not to see the spirit part in others regardless of how at odds it is with the human part at the time. Humans are so messy. Driven by countless fears and an egoic mind set that insist we be right at all times, we are all, ALL of us very hard to love at times. I guess my own definition for empathy is to be willing to see the spirit trying in someone regardless of their circumstance.

There are different types of empathy and they boil down sometimes to the difference in being “store bought” or “homemade”. The “Store bought” variety can be categorized when you acknowledge struggle of another from a brain/cognitive point of view. The “Homemade” variety is when you live in a state of connection to spirit and gratitude that your spirit is producing it’s own source of Empathy, the emotional, spiritual connection with others.

Both a valid and both are good, but those who find their way to an empathetic state of being by thinking themselves there, will never experience the power of connection with the story of others through the spirit- empathetic awareness. There has long been detailed the people who take musical lessons and learn the fingering and the counting of the notes but never ever are able to convey the emotions of the pieces they play. There is a component to spirit that is lacking in them. Their dedication and study still is hard work that must have acknowledgment but they cannot interpret the passion of the piece the way that others do without trying.

Not everyone has the capacity to feel the plight or passion of others. Being empathetic and compassion is very difficult in the aspect that if you don’t learn how to manage what I believe to be spiritual gifts, they can easily overwhelm you.

Every year I get a little angry at all the people trying to bust the door down of the Mission on 80 trying to serve “Thanksgiving and Christmas” to the unfortunate. If I worked there I would ask them, “would you consider June 3 or August 6th, we have all the compassionate folks we need for Christmas and Thanksgiving”. “Can u still find it important to serve some Parker House Dinner Rolls when it isn’t an act designed by you to make you feel better about yourself while doing the least amount possible”.

That is an example of “Store Bought” empathy. It’s too planned and calculated. Real empathy is only possible for those of us who know that, “What we have is enough”, “Giving you a break” won’t leave me without one, “Recognizing your struggle”, won’t sweep me into it and all of us have monsters two inches from our tails and most of us just no how to disguise the panic better than others.

It’s long been said that we are spiritual beings having a human experience and I know personally speaking when I operate from spirit, I have no trouble at all honoring and acknowledging the struggle and pain of others. It is only when my ego and “human” concerns overshadow my gratitude that I forget that judgment is not necessary. I lose nothing, NOTHING by acknowledging your struggle and I gain a connection to spirit that cannot be found any other way.

People want to go immediately to the sick or homeless when they picture struggle. I’ve been aware and lucky enough to have learned to look wherever I am. I know a single mother starting to work full time for the first time in years. She’s frightened and she’s doing it. I know a mother who’s two children are at an age where they clearly see their father can’t stop drinking. I know a teenager who has to go live with relatives he didn’t even know he had in order to stay out of foster care. I know old people who can’t afford their medicine. I know a young girl who just realized she is obese when the kids at school pointed it out. I know several people who work as hard as long as they can and they can’t pay their bills. The stories of the human condition fill the pages and the hours of the history of the world. I haven’t forfeited a thing by having concern for them.

I lose nothing by seeing and validating your struggle. The Ego says I need to fix the struggle but the spirit only asks me to acknowledge

Complex and alternately beautiful laws of God come in to play when I try to explain this inexpiable truth, we are all connected. When I honor your struggle with acknowledgement I honor my own, loving you when you make it very difficult to even like you, I gain my own self acceptance. When I honor the part of God in you, the part of God in me expands exponentially.

Gratitude, empathy and compassion are the three ingredients that give me a good life today. They keep my spirit growing, my human side (ego) in check and they make me feel almost on a daily basis, it’s all worth showing up for.

When I was young I had a Beagle. It’ was a sweet sweet dog without a vicious bone in its body. One day it got hit by a car and my dad rushed out to help it and it tried to bite my dad’s hand off. When we are led by pain and fear, real or imagined, all of us, are very hard to love. Empathy AND Compassion help me look beyond the ugliness of pain and see a spirit in crisis.
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Wes Annac – Astral Travels – Visualizing Love And Empathy – 5 August 2013

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The following was written for the ongoing “astral travels” section of The Aquarius Paradigm Weekly Newsletter.

This week, we’re going to visualize Love, compassion and unity being expressed on our planet. We’re going to use our visualization abilities to cultivate a few different “scenes” wherein people are breaking the mold and helping each other in Love, which is a welcome alternative to how plenty of people on our world choose to treat each other.

Last week, we visualized and blessed representations of hatred and divisiveness being expressed and fed, and now, we’re going to use the visualization abilities we’ve been honing to Create and bring into manifestation, Love, compassion and unity being expressed in the collective.

Humanity has been held back for so long because we’ve allowed ourselves to be convinced we’re separated; apart; different from one another.

As we each possess our own unique egos and belief systems, the outer-differences between us have been played upon and we’ve kept our world in unawareness by refusing to work together and see to it that everyone can get along on this Earth.

The new paradigm we’re building is all about Love, cooperation and harmony and for this paradigm to come about, the mechanisms of separation and hatred that have driven collective unawareness and inability to work together must be surpassed. We must each recognize what it is in us that seeks to feed or drive hatred and separation, and we must, as a collective, address our seeming differences and come together despite them.

The visualizations I’d like to offer in this exercise will be of the new paradigm of unity and cooperation in play. We’ll visualize and Create based upon those visualizations, others working together and Loving each other despite the extent to which separation has been enforced and believed in.

To begin our exercise for this week, I’d like for you to visualize a small family standing on the side of a large and popular road or highway. This family is holding up signs proclaiming their inability to find food for their children or get by, and each car that comes by gets a glimpse of their tragic and unfortunate fate.

Breaking the stereotypes and judgments that sometimes come about regarding these sorts of things, there are no alcoholics or drug addicts in this family who seek to use their situation to score money for their addictions from unknowing people. This family is genuinely struggling, and the parents seek only to find money or food to feed their children.

This is the unfortunate situation far too many families are in on this planet, and while a certain small percentage of people possess more than enough funds and resources for everyone, the many are still left to suffer and worry in a world that’s employed a purposely-broken financial system that keeps the “little man” down and “big brother” on top.

The heat is nearly unbearable as this family diligently holds their signs and hopes for a generous Angel to help them. People passing by in cars blasting air conditioning wonder how the family can deal with the intense heat, but even the children are used to it.

The family has been unable to experience anything near the abundance that even middle-class families are blessed with, but persevere nonetheless.

Visualize these souls, and empathize with their situation. Empathize with the fact that so many families and children have been left uncared for by an uncaring collective, and send your blessings of abundance toward this visualization if you wish.

As you view this scene and empathize with this family’s situation, notice as a sleek, expensive looking jet-black car pulls up to the side of the road. The backseat window of the car rolls down to reveal the passenger; an older, suited man.

The older man promptly asks his driver to put the car in park and opens the door. Stepping out of the car, his expensive suit and other features about him show that he’s a very rich man.

The man communicates to the family that he was once in their shoes, struggling every day to get by and looking for a way to feed his family.

He gets into a small conversation about the tireless work he spent building his business from the ground up while he and his family struggled to get by, and expresses that if it weren’t for somebody who had money to invest in his business and help him out financially at the time, he wouldn’t be where he was now by a longshot.

He expresses to the struggling family that he understands the situation they’re in, and that the old “just get a job” rhetoric isn’t always applicable in a society that keeps the lower class earning low wages while, in many cases, performing much harder work.

He expresses that he saw the family on the side of the road earlier that day but didn’t stop, and instead went to the local organic market to pick them up some meals. Reaching into the back seat of his car, he pulls out grocery bags of healthy, organic foods that could be made into multiple meals for the children and the parents, and could potentially last weeks.

He expresses his understanding that all the cheap food in the world is also the unhealthiest and most ravaging to the human body, and that he wanted the children to be able to eat healthy food if they were going to eat anything.

This isn’t all the man has in store. Not knowing much about this family, he takes a huge leap of faith – and hands the father a great sum of money.

He expresses that he knows it would only be enough for the family to get by for so long, but that he gives it with Love and understanding nonetheless. The family, looking at the overstuffed grocery bags and the blessing of abundance they’ve just been given, are speechless.

They truly don’t know how to react, and express the most brimming and shocked of appreciation to this strange millionaire Angel.

He expresses to the father that if he were to have any palpable ideas for a business, to let him know for potential investment and assistance with getting it off the ground. He expresses that he’s older and retired these days, and is always looking for some type of business project to get involved in.

The family is overjoyed and the father considers working on potential business ideas, and the new paradigm of sharing and helping lift others up if one is uplifted themselves, is expressed tenfold. The collective energies of the planet benefit exponentially, as for a few glorious moments, stereotypes are broken and judgment gives way to understanding and assistance.

I’d like now for you to visualize a press release being held in a room in the White House.

The President is speaking in front of a podium to the world, announcing the United States Government’s reaction to the emergence of a whistleblower who exposed and brought to the world, secrets regarding the space-oriented technology of the Military Industrial Complex.

Technology that people have been taught to believe is only possible in science fiction was disclosed to the world, by a whistleblower who witnessed such technology front and center and was able to provide proof of it to the news organization they disclosed it to.

Since the leaks, pundits on conservative television and radio shows have screamed about the need to prosecute this individual because “the national security of the United States is at risk”. The United States Government is expected during this press release to announce their decision to pursue prosecuting this individual and “holding him accountable” for leaking what are actually very important truths for our evolution as a species.

What the President says is far beyond the expectations of anyone who thought this individual would be prosecuted. The President heralds this individual’s actions, and announces a full-on investigation into the secretive workings and technologies of the Military Industrial Complex.

The President expresses his desire to bring about full exposure of what the whistleblower had only just begun to expose, and to find groups willing to create positive and beneficial advanced devices for humanity out of the technology that had been exposed.

The President announces that his administration has no desire to go after or prosecute the whistleblower in question, and rather, seeks to honor him with a ceremony.

He will later go on to tell the individual to his face that if he’d like to use his background and experience with the advanced technology to head a company charged with creating something positive out of it to give to the world, he can.

The whistleblower accepts the offer, and creates a large and successful company bent on serving humanity and producing advanced technology that benefits our Lives in myriad ways.

Rather than this individual having to Live in fear of jail-time for Life or even having his Life taken, his brave acts of exposure garner immensely positive consequences for all of humanity, and the new paradigm is able to be built upon the foundation of recognizing when somebody exposes something important for us all to know, and honoring them for it rather than prosecuting them.

Admittedly, our second story was less about compassion and unity being expressed and more about our governments acting in humanity’s best interest, but nonetheless, I’m told our visualizations help in manifesting such things on the world stage.

That’s not to say that the US Government is going to suddenly announce a ceremony honoring all the whistleblowers they’ve tried to prosecute, but if the whistleblowers and truth exposers of our immediate future (and there will be many) can expose their truth in a safe and allowing way rather than a condemning or persecuting way, we’ll come to learn about every last thing that’s been hidden from us.

We can see our visualization as having kick-started the official “disclosure” in its realm, and we can make this visualization in hopes that Governments the world over will be able to break tradition and help bring truth and exposure forth, rather than fight against it and those who attempt to expose it.

We have so much to learn about the manner in which corruption and secrecy have thrived on our Earth, and for now, we can hope that our two visualizations have helped to anchor the new paradigm-energy in greater increments. Along with visualizing and giving our energy to the new paradigm’s manifestation, it’s important for us to integrate the qualities of the new paradigm into our own Lives and be the change we wish to see.

For now, you’re welcomed and encouraged to continue Creating and giving your energy to visualizations displaying the new paradigm in action. With the unlimited power of your astral visualization ability, there’s truly nothing you can’t do and you’ll come to find your exploration quite fun.

Getting into a light meditation and enjoying fruitful astral landscapes and visuals, as well as using such a heightened state of perception to perform necessary energy work for the planet, is more than enjoyable and will see you understanding and knowing about your power in greater ways.

We’ll come to find that our Lightwork is an absolute breeze and can be performed instantaneously if we make the effort, and we’ll aid in our own evolution by performing such work. In future weeks, we’ll build upon what we’ve done already, and we’ll continue to bless various situations and visualize aspects of the new paradigm coming about.

For now, simply enjoy the fact that you’re able to perform this potent work for the planet. We’ve been told that it’s noble work indeed, and I’m honored and delighted to be able to perform it.

This concludes this week’s astral travels.

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Jim Self Interviewed – Empathy, Autism, and Emotions in the Higher Dimensions

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Send Your Light – In Unity With All The Other Yous

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When you send light to ‘dark’ places you are illuminating these dark places so that:
(1) it creates a more balanced place where everything available may be seen and evaluated
(2) others are given the free choice to discover these hidden ideas that contain solutions for some of the biggest problems on Earth.

— in politics, your light creates solutions that haven’t been seen before.
— in disease-ridden places, your light creates peace and hope
— in scientific places, your light creates ideas and inventions that were ‘hidden’ in the past
— where there is strife, there can be peace
— where there is hatred, there can be understanding
— where there is vengeance, there can be love and compassion

A true master allows all energies to serve him. And what better way than to have the energies of all your life times unify to send your light. When you understand the concept of sending Light, and you begin working with your own higher self you will find solutions to balancing people and places where there are race wars, riots, vengeance, power struggles — remember these are old energies flailing because they die hard.

And it is human nature to want to see the results instantly. You are asked to allow for divine timing to take place and let the highest potential unfold and hold the energy of hope for your future.

Do you have 30 seconds today to send your light dear Lightworkers, Old Souls, Lemurians?

You are very much honored for the light work that you do.
You are very much loved and you are never alone.

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Sophie’s Miracle

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5-month-old Sophie, our miracle girl, after 3 weeks of physical therapy, is supporting her own weight, and beginning to walk on her own! http://sheprescue.org | http://facebook.com/WGSRescue

Even though she’s had remarkable results from physical therapy, the doctors all now agree that she will need surgery to remove the mass from her spine in order make a complete recovery. Please donate to help us pay for Sophie’s treatment: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr…

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Sophie was abandoned at a local high-kill animal shelter and slated for immediate euthanasia because she couldn’t walk. Westside German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles saved her not a minute too soon. Our vets discovered a mass on her spine in the neck area. She has been undergoing physical therapy (including hydrotherapy, acupuncture, massage, and laser therapy) to build her strength and coordination.

We are so encouraged and excited to see her rapid progress, because prior to this, she wasn’t able to even support her weight at all. We are hopeful that she will eventually regain the use of all 4 legs and run and play the way any puppy should. Please help us continue to give Sophie the love and support she needs to make a full recovery.

Westside German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles is a non profit 501(c)3, no kill rescue committed to saving all types of German Shepherd Dogs from high kill shelters and adopting them to loving, qualified homes. Sophie is just one of many dogs that Westside has saved.

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The Gift of Forgiveness

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To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.
~ Lewis B. Smedes

Most of us carry around anger, resentment, jealousy, or some other negative emotion directed to others. Unless dealt with, they will eventually start to broadly affect the quality of our lives and those around us.

Forgiveness is the act of unchaining yourself from thoughts and feelings that bind you to an offense, imagined or real, committed against you. It is a commitment to a process of growth and change. The first step is to recognize the value of forgiveness and the positive impact it can have in our lives. When we forgive, we release the control and power of the offending person and stop playing the victim. We no longer define our lives by how we have been hurt and instead can define ourselves by how we have grown.

Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.
~ Cherie Carter-Scott

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A wonderful Message from George Carlin

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A wonderful Message by George Carlin:

The paradox of our time in history is that we have
taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways,
but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less,
we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and
smaller families, more conven iences, but less time. We
have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but
less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more
medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too
recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too
angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too
little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our
values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate
too often.

We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life.
We’ve added years to life not life to years. We’ve
been all the way to the moon and back, but have
trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. W e
conquered outer space but not inner space. We’ve done
larger things, but not better things.

We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We’ve
conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write
more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish
less. We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait. We build
more computers to hold more information, to produce
more copies than ever, but we communicate less and
less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion,
big men and small character, steep profits and shallow
relationships. These are the days of two incomes but
more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These
are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, t hrowaway
morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and
pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to
kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom
window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when
technology can bring this letter to you, and a time
when you can choose either to share this insight, or
to just hit delete…

Remember; spend some time with your loved ones,
because they are not going to be around forever.

Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to
you in awe, because t hat little person soon will grow
up and leave your side.

Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you,
because that is the only treasure you can give with
your heart and it doesn’t cost a cent.

Remember, to say, “I love you” to your partner and
your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and
an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep
inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for
someday that person will not be there again.

Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time
to share the precious thoughts in your mind.

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.

If you don’t send this to at least 8 people….Who
cares?

George Carlin

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Mooji – Compassion and Empathy

Resilience:  Compassion and Empathy    –   mentalhelp.net

Harry Mills, Ph.D. & Mark Dombeck, Ph.D. Updated: Jun 25th 2005

The quality of your relationships, and not the quantity of them, is what matters for you in terms of your emotional resilience. It is better to have a few high quality relationships than many lower quality ones. One of the attributes that differentiates people with higher quality relationships from people with lower quality relationships is their ability to be compassionate and empathetic.

To be compassionate means to be aware of and sympathetic to the suffering of others. To be empathetic means to be able to notice the subtle verbal and non-verbal signals people give off that let you know what they need or want. People who do not have the ability to recognize these subtle cues are at a great social disadvantage in terms of the way they communicate with others. On the other hand, people who are empathetic receive both physical and emotional benefits from their sensitivity. Compassionate, empathetic people are able to really listen to and understand the experiences that other people describe. Their willingness to put their own concerns away for a while and to really witness and experience others’ experiences is universally appreciated as a genuine and precious gift which decreases loneliness, bonds people together (creating stronger, deeper relationships), and enhances self-esteem and self-worth for both relationship partners.

Compassion and empathy are skills that can be cultivated. You can grow in your ability to be compassionate and empathetic by practicing being other-focused (rather than self-focused), and by practicing altruism.

Become Other-Focused

When you’re in a relationship, there are two things you can focus your attention towards: yourself, or your partner. Being empathic and compassionate requires that you focus your attention on your partner’s experience, but this is a fairly difficult thing for many people to do. It’s not so much that most people are selfish or self-centered (although many are); it’s more that it is just natural to be more in touch with your own needs than the needs of others. It’s also the case that when you are not feeling good, you are naturally inclined to self-focus and b

More than just listening to what your partner says with words, pay attention to how he or she carries him or herself and what he or she does. Look for disconnections between what he or she says and what he or she does. If your partner says, “I’m fine” but look like she is in great pain while saying it, you’ll know she is probably not being completely open with you. If you notice this, you’ll have discovered an opportunity to ask her how she is really feeling.

Practice Altruism

Practicing altruism means being willing to be generous. It means to do things to benefit others without too much thought for how those things will benefit you. There are many ways to practice being altruistic. Volunteering your time at a local community food kitchen, fostering a child (or a dog or cat), calling 911 when encountering a serious accident, or simply being there for a friend in need are all examples.