Oh Oh Oh, this is sooo me! I Adore Being Alone! Really! Always have and by the looks of things, always will! I am an only child, born of 2 only children in The City of Manhattan. My life was always solitary, which might seem counter to being a City Kid, but knowing what I know, you can be more blissfully alone in a City than anywhere else on the planet.
There was a code when I was growing up in NYC that you give each person a wide berth, no unusually long eye-contact (more than a nano second), and no prying into other people’s affairs. After all, that’s what the doorman was for haha! Rather, You Kept Your Own Counsel and that my friends is where the power lies.
Keeping your own counsel. Hmmm, what does that mean anyway? To me it means seeing how I feel about a particular subject before jumping into a “group on” about it. It means honoring the tacit arrangement that although we are living on top of one another, literally, we can give each other privacy and space. It means keeping my opinions to myself! Bingo, there’s the big one, KEEPING MY OPINIONS TO MYSELF!
Through the constant and consistent practice I have adopted of inculcating The Teaching’s of Abraham into the marrow of my bones, I have come to the delightful realization that my opinion is just that, mine. And that my way of seeing something is again, my way and perhaps not at all germane to the person whom I’m focused upon.
Do I know their story? Do I have a clue about what they’ve lived, their desires, their gaps, their dreams, anything? NO! Not even my own kid! I don’t have a bloody clue, ’cause guess what else I know? That sometimes I don’t even know what’s best for Me, so why oh why would I take my Super Power of Focus and use it frivolously? Why not turn that Focus back on me? How am I feeling? What’s brewing and stewing in my life? What do I want more of? Less of? How do I want to Create today?
Although now my home is situated smack dab in a suburban landscape, I still live by my NYC code of honoring everyone’s space. It’s in my blood and now that I KNOW the benefits of Keeping My Own Counsel, or as my father Clyde used to say to me when I would weigh in on a subject, “Tend to your knitting back there!” (Usually it was when I was doing hard time stuck in the back seat of my dad’s sport’s car while he smoked cigars and my mom her cigs! Haha)
So Creator, how about this? Let’s make today a Tend To Your Knitting Day. Tend to Your Vibration Day. Tend to Your Wants and Desires Day and leave other people to tend to theirs? I’m thinking that’s a genius plan.
I’m off now to knit one, pearl two on this delightful day. And if I drop a stitch or two, so be it. I can always recalibrate, pivot, hit the reset button on my focus and vibration. After all WE ARE MASTERS for Christmas’ Sake and that means EVERYONE! Not just us guys and gals who like to swath ourselves in The Knowing That The Teachings of Abe afford us! EVERYONE! Leave them to find their connection in their way and let’s tend to ours lovingly and with care!
You with me My Homies?