The self-empowerment road is very strange. It requires us to make some weird connections. In our society we have the “nice people” and “the nasty people.” We look to media and culture for cues on how to define and react to both groups. For example: 1) the nice people pay their taxes, while the nasty people spend the tax payers’ money; 2) the nice people work and go home to their families, while the nasty people lead selfish and sadistic lives; and 3) the nice people will go somewhere relatively pleasant when they die, while the nasty people will more than likely go to a place of torment. Now, this way of thinking would be completely harmless if the world we live in wasn’t built on duality, but it is, and that makes the way we think of and treat the “nasty people” a self-empowerment issue. Continue reading “Self-Empowerment and “Nasty People””
“You are very judgmental!”
“Carla, please don’t judge me.”
“I don’t know about your gift of discernment Carla, you seem a little off.”
“When you say things like that, it makes me feel judged.”
“You are such a bitch.”
It bothers me that the word “empath” is not included in any of my word processor’s dictionaries. It’s not even on Dictionary.com, but anyway…I would like to propose a new perspective on judgment because the comments above (that I’ve received) from family, coworkers, and friends have always concerned me. Now mind you, I’ve been very honest about how mean I used to be, but I’ve also made it clear that I am very sensitive. So let me ask you this? How can a sensitive person be judgmental? Continue reading “A Judgmental Empath is an Empowered Empath”
Sometimes I think about how impatient I used to be with other people’s points of view. I’ve always been a spiritual person, but ten years ago I was a mean spiritual person. Whenever someone disagreed with me about anything I would quickly and condescendingly point out to them that they were wrong. I’m glad I’m not that person anymore; but my higher self pointed out that I can still be intolerant. Continue reading “10 Spiritual Beliefs That Can Block Compassion”
If to know yourself is to love yourself, then to love someone else is to know them too right? But what does it mean when you get to know someone, and you don’t like them? Do you think that maybe you don’t like them because they remind you of something you don’t like about yourself? What if you don’t like them because they show you something you don’t know about yourself?
Self-esteem is such a nauseating pop culture topic, that I was once ashamed to even admit that I think about it. I’ve thought about it regularly since sixth grade when I wrote an essay on how girls exhibit low self-esteem through aggressive behavior. And ever since then it’s been a topic that I’ve tried to get away from. But you can’t get away from something that you carry within your cellular memory. It will haunt you until you pay attention to it.