For many years my focus has been to be of service. How I have expressed it has changed but underlying it all I know it’s where I am to focus my energy. Over the last few months I realized that it’s not really about service, it’s about holding the space for love.

My friend really drove that home for me a few weeks ago and I am seeing it in a whole new light. Between my friend and a serious mediation practice I am seeing why love is so important. I want to hold the energy of love in all things I do and say although I have fallen off the love wagon a few times I will always climb back on.

It’s not always easy to feel love when others are spewing hateful things at you or negatively accusing you of being something they perceive you as being. It is not easy to put yourself out there and allow others to decide if you are good enough.

Recently, my guidance was to put out a channeled video and to be honest I didn’t want to do it but my guides said it would help many. My spiritual counsel also said some may be angered by it but I trusted my guidance and just did it. I put myself out there even if it was something the human part of me didn’t feel safe doing.

What I didn’t expect was that the gift would be in the negative comments. As I was watching all the anger and hatred on Facebook and on YouTube I realized that if I could feel love and compassion for others, no matter what, I am living in my authenticity.

I have seen a few articles and posts about lightworkers that only see the light and love are not helping anyone because there is so much darkness in the world. You can have light and love and see the darkness. What displaces darkness the most is love. If I see the sick and impoverished as victims I am taking their power. If I feel love and compassion I am helping them discover something loveable about themselves.

I would never deny the pain and suffering in this world. If you come from love it doesn’t mean you ignore those things, it means you have compassion and love and step in if you feel called to do so.

The beauty of the earth is that most of us can choose what we are passionate about. If my friend is passionate about animal rights and I am passionate about racial rights is one of us wrong? What if she’s always posting on Facebook and sending articles about animal cruelty should I tell her she should stop focusing on the animals and deal with the GMO problem? We are diverse in our passions and that is a gift!

I have seen too much hate and anger lately and it hurts so much. I feel the pain others are in and I want to give them a hug.

For me, the gift in the hatred is that I have decided that next year I am going to focus on one thing I am passionate about and do what I can to help spread the word and take action. In the action, I will be in love while doing it and not in blaming or shaming anyone else. I want to be in love while being in service and that is all.