Love is an energetic, not an emotion or a thought. It’s a wavelength you choose to be on. That’s why you can follow your heart and trust that it won’t lead you astray.
I know it sounds very old-fashioned to be motivated by love, but when it comes to human interaction, I think it may work to only react or respond to someone if you’re motivated by love. If you don’t love at all times it may be better to walk away or avoid people as much as possible. This is where we get into toxic energy.
A reaction is very common among humans and it is emotional. I don’t have a problem with it. Many people don’t like it or are uncomfortable with emotion. I only have a problem with lying. If your reaction or response is the truth, then it’s powerful! That’s a good thing.
A reaction is emotional and a response is rational. I like both. However, you KEEP your integrity and your power if you can respond instead of reacting. But sometimes, a blowhard or someone who is just completely off target sizing you up needs a strong reaction. It also happens if you’re blindsided by someone who is usually very kind to you. If you are the type who is comfortable with reacting, let them have it! It usually feels pretty good.
Responding is more constructive, it’s peaceable and calm and for the most part, this is what I do. Responding is for mature adults who are not very threatened by what anyone thinks of them and are literally able to avoid, walk away, get up and leave in the face of dysfunction, idiotic blathering, immature talk or reacting. Frankly, that’s most of human interaction in my opinion and I have no interest in it. But when it turns abusive near you, you’re going to need to combine reacting and responding (heart and head) and take care of business. Again, I choose not to spend my energy reacting or responding to human beings too much nor do I have to. I work at home and the Universe has my back in terms of energy flow and physical needs. I don’t rely on humans for much, thank god so I don’t waste my time on reacting or responding. I sit in my own space and work.
Deciding to react or respond then begs the question of what your motivation is for reacting or responding. That can be anything; defending yourself, sense of justice or righteous indignation, sense of entitlement or being owed something you are not receiving and really should, a desire for attention in some way, a need for approval, and the biggest motivator for humans, a lust for power over others which stems from parents abusing their power over you. I believe that has happened to most people because of human history and cultural norms. The desire to be right and heard in terms of world power is a HUGE VICE and epidemic. It’s really your child self asserting it’s right to independence and to have control over the direction of your soul growth which is absolutely 100% correct. It’s the theme of my book “Healer” that the foundational institution of the family is the number one abuser of power that starts the snowball effect of abuse of power in our world! Children are ruined and programmed by ignorant parents; some more than others. Until people realize that Source and the Universe have their back, not their family, it won’t change. That’s what the Spiritual movement is about as well as Quantum Science.
Why in the world, would ANYONE want validation from humans? Are you kidding me? I want to make sure I do right by my 200-year-old Elm tree out front far more than I do humans.
Nature doesn’t do that to us; people do. Human civilization has become completely unbalanced and unnatural and thus reactions and responses are usually violent and offloading. I avoid most of it or use my intuition to give me heads up to what’s coming next from the people around me. If your radar isn’t on, you could get into deep trouble.
Turn your intuitive radar on and be safe!