I am blessed to go away on vacation and visit my family. My brothers, sister and mom, the nieces and nephews and wives of my siblings, my extended family. Rarely do we all get in one place and this was not everyone but I chose to find a way to gather with as many of the southern contingent I could. It has been so enriching and fun!
It is not always all roses, for we all have family karma and lessons to learn together. We are all different, raise our kids different and have different goals and means in life. When you see the diversity in a family and the challenge that represents, you can understand why the larger world has conflicts, for different views are not always easy to transcend. It takes courage and openness to be able to accept others as they are when you are all different. However, isn't that the wonder of the world and what we all seek? Peace and understanding in diversity. It is the goal here and our family can support us in that practice.
Yes, tension and difference arises. Buttons are pushed, the sibling order and old patterns come forward. Yet, we don't need to cling onto, hold grudges or allow this to linger. We can see the good in all our ways, the end goal reached often through different means. It takes great openness to be allowing of others and stay directed on the areas you connect. I find my family to be great practice in this and I seem to learn so much from continually directing myself to love. Loving it all, even the negativity and difference as a wonderful way to learn and see the blessing in all things.
If you seek this connection, allow the tension and opposing ways to fall off and let them go, you find the interaction to be so joy filled. I have stepped away when I felt the conflicts coming, keep my mouth shut and been open to expand how I see things by observing rather than engaging. It is an art with family as we all know but the rewards delicious indeed. The fun with the children, the giggles of the adults, the humor and laughter rich and the disturbance a test to love it all. It can be done. Knowing how to quiet, walk away and let go the gift of learning and the connection when you do, pure rapture!
I inspire you as you gather this summer with family to allow the differences to be there. They make the great tapestry of humanity. Open yourself to see the loving in all the family craziness and suspend your judgments for the greater law of love. Yes, we all have our differences and ways of being yet it does not have to cancel out the commonness you have with your family. We do all love each other and hope for the best. Our actions not always showing that but no one is on and in their best through life. We all a work in progress and these gathers an opportunity to love more and see the greater soul through the behavior.
I am still vacationing with them and loving it all. Learning of myself, how I am different but mostly how I am the same as my siblings. We all love our children and our families. We strive to be our best and to love our best. We do it differently but that is what makes us unique and different. To see past that is a gift I have and cultivate often in courage and bravery. It is good though for I love my family. I stand by them all and support them to grow as I do. We are part of the greater human family learning acceptance and cooperation. It is a lovely clan to grow and learn with. I am indeed blessed that this motley group gives me great life lessons to expand my awareness and love!
Another chapter in becoming! I am off to the beach again!!!! Wahoo!
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