In this week’s Change the Filter, we will be looking at unconditional love and how it’s achieved toward those who have given themselves over to “the dark side”. In all things we should strive to get understanding of people and that will lead us to a proper perspective and a clearer picture of the situation. Before we judge others, we should pause and consider their past and the things they are currently going through. As we have discussed previously, the soul is the real you and YOU ARE LOVE(d). But the soul is also reflective and it reflects the things it chooses to focus on. In other words, if we focus on hateful things, we will hate. If we focus on divisive things, we take sides and separate from one another. If we focus on scary things, we will be scared. But if we focus on unconditional love, we will love unconditionally. Remember the “looking glass”? Our perspectives are shaped by our FILTERS or the so called “glasses” we see things through. What are we choosing to focus on? The answer to this question makes ALL THE DIFFERENCE.
I was sharing this Unconditional Love message with a coworker and I was immediately rebutted with the question, “How can we possibly love murderers and rapists?” Great question! How can we possibly love those who have embraced the things of hate, greed, and cruelty? Hate only happens when we do not choose to embrace Love. Hate is “Misplaced Love” and it leads to the deformity of the soul. It’s unnatural for people not to function in their true nature. We were born to love unconditionally but there are those that give themselves over to the darkness of evil and become lost. These are “the monsters among us”.
So how DO we love the unlovely? How do we love someone who’s beast nature is raging? How can compassion be found for such evil? Walk it back! Walk it back to before the darkness took over. Keep walking it back to before they misplaced their love! Cruelty, abuse, neglect, and wrong teaching can be devastating to a child’s initial love they were born with. The depth of the outside action is often a reflection of the depth of the inside damage and pain. Walk it back to that helpless child who suffered at the hateful hands of misplaced love. If we walk it back to the innocence, we will find the compassion because that innocent child is still in there, alone and crying beneath the layers of all that darkness. Only Unconditional Love can see past the layers, hear their desperate screams for help and soothe their pain. Only Unconditional Love can save them and bring them home.