For your consideration…

I think that today’s message is a continuation of part of yesterday’s message. It is one we have had before but given to us a little bit differently and with some humor. It came in via the image of a spouse “tuning out” their partner. We have all been there. We are talking to someone and they give the appropriate nods and grunts but we can tell they are not interested in what we are saying. They have made a choice.

We tend to think that selective hearing is negative. But that is a judgment and like most things there is a balance. It can be positive or negative. It is the intention that we have behind it that matters. Selective listening is a tool we have in our life tool box.

There is a difference between hearing and listening. Hearing it the surrounding “noise” that we hear. Sometimes we can control it and sometimes not. We hear it just by the circumstances we find ourselves in. However, listening is different. We can choose to listen to what we hear…or not.

That is where the connection to yesterday’s message comes in. We are urged to choose not to listen to negative people, media, organizations etc. Anyone that does not have a positive message is not worthy of our listening. How does what we are hearing make us feel? Does it uplift us or does it bring us down? Does it feel like it is caring and loving or destructive? Does it feel like a building block or a demolition? Does it feel like light or darkness? Does it feel like love and HOPE or hate and despair?

We are asked today to choose whether to use our listening tool in our life tool box or not. We are asked to listen for what serves us well. We are asked to listen to what is for the highest good of all and tune out the rest.

That is the HOPE. And so it is.

Bit by bit, piece by piece, HOPE by HOPE action steps anyone can take….

-Affirm…“I am loved.”

-Meditate/pray…ask…”What is my next step for my highest good of all?”

-Drink lots of water.

-Get outdoors and take in at least 10 deep breaths.

-Use selective listening.

What made me smile yesterday…

-A chill day off.

-A good book.

-A beautiful day with windows wide open.

-The lawn looking green and beautiful. The trees are blooming.

Love, Blessings and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris


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