DAILY SPIRITUAL NUGGETS:  31 Days of Empowerment – Day 18 “Compassion and Empowerment”

Meditative Thought: One of the greatest tools of empowerment is the ability to help someone.  The truth is, when we help someone we help ourselves.  We are connected through the divine love of God, and our nature is to reach out and to be of service.  As we walk this path of enlightenment, we get to examine the true meaning of compassion.  Compassion and Love is seeing someone as our self, and only wanting the best for him or her. In the movie Avatar, the essence of the film was expressed in a simple line: “I see you.”  Compassion is seeing that someone is hurting and saying, “How can I help?”  But all love and compassion begins with self and ends with self.  If we are challenged with showing compassion, we must check in with ourselves and ask, “Where am I in need of compassion?”  When we are kind to ourselves that is true empowerment.

Today’s Spiritual Assignment:  Today, set the intention to be compassionate with yourself.  Write yourself a letter of compassion around an issue that is challenging.  Write the letter without getting lost in the story.  Today’s assignment is to love yourself without attachment to your feelings.  The practice is to learn true compassion and become an effective tool for healing.

Affirmation:  Just for this moment…just for this breath, I am free to activate God. I am free to show compassion to others and myself.

Skip Jennings, ALSP, CPT
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