TURN A CHEEK
Standing there at the coffee counter getting my tea for the day, a man approaches me who believes I snubbed him in a personal way.
I naturally feel the essence of Love in my being softly knowing it's truth...."I know only Love, I see only Love, I hear only Love. What I attend to becomes either Love or fear."
As I feel the essence of that truth, his words have no sound. When he pokes my shoulder it goes right through me like a vapor. I don't feel it.
In this moment, I am so perfectly aware of what Christ said, "Turn the other cheek." I am standing in the God intended essence of those words.
I don't feel his touch, I don't hear his words because it comes from fear so it is not real.
When Christ said, "Turn the other cheek." he did not intend for us to stand there and be slapped again, to turn the cheek as a martyr. He was teaching us that we don't feel a touch that comes from fear and we don't hear words that come from fear. What he meant is when we are in pure Love, when we know only Love, when we feel Love in every cell of our being it is not possible to feel or hear fear.
I did not need to turn the other cheek to let him know he did not hurt me because I did not feel his touch of fear.
Try it out!
Breathe in the God intended essence of Love and the Christ intended teachings of turning the other cheek. I believe you will find this holy place where you are capable of feeling only Love, hearing only Love. This is what Christ meant and this is a place where you can live.
The truth is we make more of what you attend too, we make more of what we acknowledge as real. When we believe attack is real we will see attack, hear attack, feel attack, receive attack.
When we believe Love is the only reality then Love will come to us. Like energy attracts like energy. Acknowledged energy makes more of the same acknowledged energy.
Christ came here to teach us that we are him, that we are healers, we are light, that every one of us are a child of God, like him. He rose from the dead to show us our eternity. This is why He said, "Why are you so surprised that I do these things, each of you can do this and more."
He taught us to praise God because God is pure Love. The one true God is one true Love, so when we pray to God we are praying to pure Love.
When we are living in pure Love, hearing, seeing and believing in pure Love we are in God, we become God.
When Christ was teaching us to turn the other cheek he was not speaking about us being a beating post, he was not telling us to take the high road to be better than someone else, he was showing us that attack is not real and unacknowledged we do not feel the slap.
Love is the only reality, projection of blame is not real, fear does not have volume or touch so it is not possible to hear it or feel it if we are standing in Christ's Love and energy.
This is a place of practice. Life gives us plenty of opportunities to practice being Love.
Go out into the world be Love and practice being God in the purest form.