As a Lightworker, I want to love everyone. I
want to dwell in a peaceful world where I know only Love and where that Love
vibration exists for all beings. As a Star Seed, I find it difficult to relate
to Earth’s violent trends.
It has always puzzled and disturbed me why people lash out at one another, why
they harm each other or do things to cause hurt or pain to another. What is
gained from it?
Bullying, torturing, tormenting, causing pain to another are actions that go
against my grain and evoke more than just a lack of understanding — they evoke
shock and, at times, terror. Earth humans criticize me as being too
“sensitive,” yet I do not enjoy fighting scenes in movies. Often, while
sitting in the theater and a scene of graphic violence is spread across the
screen, I will yawn and doze off. When video games display such gore, in the
guise of “entertainment,” I leave the room. In real life I’ve always avoided
brawls and have found that hot-tempered disagreements, whether I am involved
or not, leave me drained.
Those of us who know we are Star Seed came here with the intention of
spreading our Light and sharing our Love with all along our paths. It’s no
wonder so many are warped by the trauma of enduring the repercussions of
anger, fear, ridicule, resentment and jealousy from Earth humans.
We came into the earth plane innocently enough, hoping to change the world, to
make it a better place for all to dwell, and to show by example how to live in
peace and in harmony.
And it didn’t happen. We were kids who got our feelings smashed by other kids
on the playground or at school. Teachers disciplined everyone for one pupil’s
deviant behavior and all had to suffer, even when we did nothing. Our parents
put us down for being too imaginary when our angelic friends came around to
comfort us. Siblings crushed us with the idea, “You can’t do that!” Our
friends betrayed us, our peers rejected us for being a little “different,” and
then we had to put up with those people were couldn’t handle our special gifts
and reacted out of jealousy.
We Star Seed grew into adulthood, having learned to restrain ourselves — big
time. We learned early on to shut up or be labeled. We soon forgot that our
mission was about sharing our Love and our Light, because no one seemed to
want it. No one seemed to care that we had something precious to offer.
Yet Love is never lost. It may seem to leave us at times, just as the candle
flickers and gets extinguished. But Love never dies. There is always that
small particle of Light — that photon — that remains and can be rekindled into
a flame again.
Love is the greatest force in the Universe. Love is the key to happiness, to
abundance, to Inner Peace. Without Love there is a void, an emptiness, a
hunger that is never satisfied.
Love has many dimensions. What is a dimension but another state of reality, of
being? There are levels of Love that range from the love of a favorite dish of
ice cream, to the love of a child by her parent, to the love of a dear friend,
to the love of a soulmate and spouse. Then there is the most potent love of
all — love for one’s fellow being, a total stranger.
There is the Lover and there is the Beloved. A relationship develops between
Lover and Loved One. Love flows from one to the other and reflects back again.
When Love is pure and unconditional, it is returned simply because it has to.
It is a law of nature. When you feel Love for some one or some thing, you
receive it as well as give it, whether that person or object acknowledges your
love or not.
There is no such thing as unrequited love. Not really. If it is truly Love,
you will get it back. And if you merely desire someone’s attention (for
example, lust), and you don’t get it, it was never really Love to begin with.
True Love is understood and felt when you come to realize there are no
conditions and no expectations from the Loved One.
Can we truly love everybody? Can we honestly confess that we have love for the
murderer, the rapist, or a world leader who sends innocent young men and women
to war? What about those individuals in our lives who have in some way caused
us pain? How can we say we love All That Is when we secretly harbor that seed
of resentment, of remembered hurt or anger of which we just can’t seem to let
We all know how easy it is to love a precious baby, a cute and cuddly puppy, a
fluffy kitten, a gorgeous flower growing along our sidewalk, or that special
person in our lives who attracts us. But for most people it is difficult to
admit that you love a criminal or a rapist, or someone who has committed
dastardly deeds, or even a leader of our country who lies to us and leans
toward destroying us.
From my own experience, a powerful woman in my community almost ruined me, and
the agony of that experience, even after seven years, still leaves a bitter
taste in my mouth. Can I love her? A man I hired once to work for me knew how
to twist things so that he could intimidate me into having his way over the
other employees. He verbally abused me, even threatened me — can I love him?
And how can I bring myself to love our president when I have such rebellious
feelings of disgust for the damage he has caused our environment and the lives
lost from a foolish police action in a part of the world that sees us as
nothing more than bullies? How can I love him?
How do we get past the ickiness in life and move on to finding Love and Inner
Peace that is our birthright? How do we deal with those individuals and those
things in life that fill us with dread, with remorse and cause us to wish they
would simply go away?
We must remember that those people are in our lives for a reason. Basically we
recruited them to participate with us in the Grand Plan. They are here to
challenge us, to help us grow, to teach us about Love. And what have we
learned? When we grovel in self pity and crawl away to lick our wounds — still
harboring our resentment — have we learned anything from it?
Once we realize we recruited them and they are doing us a favor — the whole
outlook changes! Yes! You are not here to make my life miserable — you are
here to teach me Unconditional Love! It doesn’t matter that you lashed out at
me, caused harm or became a thorn in my side. Because I have a tool — the one
secret ingredient that I use that allows me to love you.
And what is that secret ingredient? Suddenly, it’s as though the room has
Compassion. Compassion is the one thing that can allow us to love — fully.
Compassion will neutralize the bitterness we carry deep inside. It will
nurture the desire that we as Lightworkers have to reach out and embrace a
We may not approve of what our president is doing. We may have strong opposing
opinions regarding his actions and his policies. We may not appreciate being
yelled at by a foul-mouthed employee who threatens to sue us over some
ridiculous whim or another. And we may still allow ourselves to be sad when we
think of someone we once trusted and looked up to, who turned against us. But
despite these feelings — which we acknowledge and accept — we can have
compassion for them. And because we have compassion, we can love them.
Compassion is being able to embrace another with unconditional love. In other
words, no matter what their shortcomings are in our eyes, they are Beloved in
the Eyes of God. We can love and accept those whom God loves. Yes, that
includes a Hitler or a Saddam Hussein... or a Bush. It includes the child
molester or rapist or drug peddler. Whatever misfortunes or misdeeds have
arisen because of their actions, we can still love them because God does.
Namasté is a word that says it all: “The Christ in me acknowledges the Christ
in you.” Compassion is the key that opens what is blocking us from
experiencing complete, unconditional Love for our fellow beings.
As Lightworkers on our way to experiencing True Love, we can begin with
ourselves. Do you love Your Self? Try a little experiment. Go to the mirror
and stand there a minute, staring at your image in the glass. What do you see?
Do you love that person? Can you look that person in the eye, smile, and say,
“I love you. I really love you!” Do you mean it?
You might discover this exercise is harder than it sounds. Try it. If it’s
awkward for you, embarrassing, or conjures up negative feelings or
inadequacies, then you’ve got some work to do about learning to love yourself.
Until you can love Your Self, totally and unconditionally, you cannot truly
love others, or God for that matter. The Law of One states: Love God, love
your neighbor. You can’t do one without the other. And since God resides in
You, when you say to Your Self “I love you,” you are saying it to God. Love
God, love Your Self. It’s one and the same... Love your neighbor as Your Self.
It’s one and the same. How much simpler can it be?
So, is Love really the answer? What is the question here? Can Love change the
world? Can it take care of all the suffering, needy people in the world? Can
Love make everything better? I believe that if everyone used compassion — the
gateway to Love — the answer to the question is yes — yes, Love is the answer.
No matter what the question, Love is the answer.
But let’s face it, not everyone knows this. So many people are stuck in the
idea that revenge is the only justification. How can we as Lightworkers change
this? We start with ourselves. We start by loving ourselves, and then by
reaching out to others.
No one promised it was going to be instantaneous. No one set any deadlines
either, at least that I remember. But the sooner we put compassion into
practice, the sooner our lives and our world will improve.
Let’s begin today, at this moment.
If you don’t know where to start, try this exercise. Get a piece of paper and
write down three people you know that you have trouble loving. It could be
someone you know personally or it could be someone in the news. Then, under
each person’s name, list three things that block you from loving that person.
Next, look in the mirror and ask yourself, “Have I ever had that quality?”
Look deeply within. You might be surprised to discover the answer. Finally,
begin to list qualities about that person that justify why God loves him or
You are now on your way to having compassion... and knowing the true meaning
Ann Ulrich Miller is publisher of The Star