The Good and the Bad
I had a very interesting night a couple weeks ago.
I was with my friend and she introduced me to a short story called, “The Egg” by Andy Weir. The message that I got from the story is that we are all one. This is a quote from The Egg:
“But all the people on earth…All you. Different incarnations of you.”-Andy Weir.
This friend told me that I should support an organization because I’m black, I told her no. The short story of The Egg, says exactly what I was trying to say. Only supporting one group of people is like asking me to just support one side of my body. She told me that I have to deal with the body that I’m in right now. I don’t agree with that.
I am not my body. I am a spiritual being.
No one’s soul is black, white, asian, or Mexican. God/Universe doesn’t just show love to a certain group of people that look alike. My DNA says that my body is Nigerian, Mali, Cameroon, Native American, Irish, Scandinavian, Southeast Asian, and British. If I just support one “race” then I’m not supporting all parts of this body that I’m in now. I’m borrowing this body right now. In a hundred years, I probably won’t be in this body anymore.
The beauty in that is that I get to choose what to do. I don’t have to live my life according to what other people what me to do. I get to live my life the way that I want to live it.
Every one has that choice.
My friend asked me how I was changing the world. I replied that I was changing myself. For example, as a travel nurse I am spreading my positivity around where ever I go. People are noticing that I can keep my smile during a stressful situation. After going skydiving, one woman said that she was now inspired to go skydiving. Some of the nurses are inspired to become a travel nurse because of all the adventures that I talk about. I started the blog for myself and if it helps other people that is great. That is just some of the ways that I’m changing the world. Some things that I do, I don’t talk about because I do it from the heart and I don’t want everyone to know.
That’s why I say to change the world, you need to change yourself.
Sending positive energy into the Universe always comes back to you. If the people around you are angry, then you are putting out that vibe into the Universe.
When I was in the process of falling in love with myself, I learned that I have to love all of myself. I can’t just pick and choose what part of myself I’m going to love. I have to accept and love all of myself. I dont just opt to love the “African” side or the “British” side of my body. One friend of mine said that she didn’t want anyone to have to settle for loving the crazy parts of her because she was really crazy. I wanted to tell her that she has to love all the parts of herself before you can ask anyone else to love all of you unless you are willing to love all of yourself. I didn’t tell her that because she didn’t ask for my opinion. She just wanted me to listen. I used to be in relationships asking for my boyfriend to love me when I didn’t even love myself. I had to learn to love myself, the good and the bad.
When we got back to my friend’s apartment, we sat outside by the pool and talked. We talked about spirit animals and other things. There were ants crawling on our picnic table. I looked up the meaning of ants. Ants are small but they are very strong. “No matter how small your task, or your contribution, it is still essential. All good things come with time and effort.” – Ant.
One man was listening to our conversation. My friend and I ended up sitting at the picnic table that he was at and having a conversation with the man. The message that I got from the conversation, is that when a person has peace on the inside they radiate that peace outwards to other people. I know that to be true. People are starting to notice the inner peace that I have cultivated.
I didn’t agree with everything that the man said but I listened to him.
It is possible to really listen to someone that you don’t agree with and be respectful.
What would the world be like if we actually listened to other people instead of just waiting for them to finish so that we could state our opinion?
I do this sometimes too. Just like I want to be heard so does the other person that I’m talking to.
The man also stated that I needed to look up the meaning of my name. I need to know what I’m responding too. A lot of people have asked me what my name means and I always respond that I don’t know. When I got home, I looked up the meaning of my name. My name means, God is gracious in Irish. No wonder I think that God/Universe is gracious. God/Universe has always taken care of me, even when I make a “mistake”.
The biggest lesson that I learned from that night was to radiate peace from within. That is how I’m going to spread peace and love. That is also how peace and love are going to come back to me. The energy that I put out into the universe is going to come back to me. Whether it be good or bad energy.
I believe that that man was sent there to remind me of that. If I had not listened to him, I may have missed that message from the Universe.