You have your own melody. You are an individual. Your mind is the only thinker and you make choices in what comes from those thoughts every moment of your life.
Your emotions, are your emotions, they may be influenced by others just as your thoughts are, but you are the only thinker and you are the only feeler. You make the final choice in all things. Your feelings can be influenced by others or as I know your heart can be influenced from the higher place, that inner voice that moves you to love.
Everything that happens in your life, comes from choices you make, influenced by others or not. The choices you make are yours. This is what I am talking about. You are One Power, you move your life. You may choose to listen to others or be influenced by others but you are the one who makes the choices. Ah yes, you may blame others for your life and how it turns out, but ultimately you are the one who makes the choices that lead you to point A or B.
Living in the Ghetto, growing up abused, unwanted and living around misery. I could have chosen to take on the patterns of those around me. I could have chosen to take drugs. I could have chosen to be angry and resentful. If I would have chosen those instead of the life or attitude that I chose, I would not be here writing this book now, actually I would not be here now. For I had a pain so deep I would have or could have turned to drugs or alcohol to escape my pain.
I could have dwelled on the misery of my childhood and let the wounds of it guide me longer than it did. I could have been one who wallowed in her misery for years using my pain for attention, wearing it as a badge for sympathy. There was a time when I did carry this pain. This painful badge created for me, as long as I carried it, a life of self martyrdom and sadness.
The negative life experiences that I did experience were short lived because I listened to my inner promptings and the positive thoughts and words that came to me both within and without. I listened to my heart that kept me reaching for love, reaching for a better way. Knowing that a way was there, the path of Love grew easier and easier once I let go of the painful badge and looked to Love.
When you listen to your heart and listening to God speaking to you through your heart and in loving emotions, you are led to a better place, a place of love and not a place of destruction. You let go of the world and all its conditions and follow the melody of your heart which is love.
When you become strong in your heart, you let go of the judgment programs of the world, and the programs that you have accepted that are controlling. You hear the voice of Love speaking to your heart. You do not hear it clearly at first but as you continue to make the effort you make greater and greater steps towards love.
It is important to listen to your own heart and be strong in the feelings of Love that speaks to you. There may come a time when the masses of your community, or world may choose controlling ways or accept controlling ways that are not for the highest good for yourself or for your community. How you act depends on how strongly you hear the call to Love.
Our history is full of events like this. There may be one person cornered, surrounded by a group and the mass energy of the group may want to hurt or kill this individual. It takes a strong heart to stop the mass energy of destruction, it takes a strong heart, ONE who is willing to say Stop and stand up for love. And many times one strong heart can sway the negative flow of the event.
There have been times in history when the mass flow was great and the power of positive action of love was slow in growing but ultimately with strength of conviction and with others join in to create positive change, because hearts had to be changed, from fear to love to see positive change is good, ultimately love was able to create a mass to right the injustice caused by the mass controlling energy of destruction.
People must be strong in the voice of love and work hard in not becoming fundamental about anything. In this strong energy such strong feelings of destruction can easily be ignited. In times of passion, either political, racial, religious, cultural or any strong feeling can be the cause of destruction. It takes a strong heart to choose love over passion.
How can one be strong in this? That one must hear the voice of truth within his heart and let go of the promptings of the mass movement of destruction. This can only be done by having faith in who he is and the love in his heart, in this can he move against the flow of the mass. Love truly sets you free to be who you really are.
We must listen to the voice of creation (love) and not the voice of destruction. There is a difference, no matter how positive you may think a movement is or a belief, if that belief causes the destruction of another, or a destruction of a place, or thing in anger and in fear, this is not a positive voice, this is the voice of destruction not the voice of love, love is creation. Mass movement in anger destroying people, hating people because they are different, in any way shape even idea, is not the voice of love, love nurtures and understands, love sooths, love caresses and love changes gently with wisdom, love understands, love allows.
One voice, one heart moving in love is so sweet even the hardest heart that has been programmed to fear, cannot resist the love that is felt. Will open ever so slowly but once a heart experiences love will continue to open and one day join in singing their own melody of love. So sing loudly your song let it be heard, let your love be felt. There may be many walls and barriers of conditioning that go against the call of love, between the feelings of love and it may take a while to join in due to these walls, but soon the heart cannot resist and will join in and spread love one heart at a time.