Who Do You See

two-women-standing-talking. . . when you look at another person? Do you know that what you see in another person is a reflection of yourself? So if a person irritates you for any reason, look at yourself, and see if what irritates you in that person is something you have a tendency to do that you aren’t so proud of. The flip side of that coin is if you see beauty in another person then you see the same beauty in yourself. So, I ask you, wouldn’t you rather see the good in every one?

We are all One, and connected. We are individuations of the Whole. I once heard our souls described like this: Think of a soul as air. Air is air, it just feels different depending on what room you are in or if you are outside. Our soul is soul, it just feels different depending on what body it is in, but We are Soul, the Divine.

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That analogy has always stuck with me, and it has helped me when I look at someone else. I am a firm believer that there is good in everyone. Some people have forgotten their Source, and sometimes we have to look a little harder to find it.

Unpolished DiamondsAnother analogy I remember that made an impression on me is think of each and every one of us as a diamond. We all have crud that sticks to our diamond, or we are unpolished. There are some people that have so much crud on their diamond that they just are not shining, and others, Mother Teresa would be a good example, have no crud on their diamond. They shine, and shine. How unpolished is your diamond? Can you look through the crud on someone else’s diamond and see the shiny part?

The next time you look at someone you are having a difficult time with, look for a glimmer of shiny on their diamond, I bet you can find it.

“Look lovingly on [your brothers], that they may know that they are part of you, and you of them.”
—A Course in Miracles Lesson 139 of the workbook.

Today’s recipe

I went to a Slow Food Atlanta potluck this past weekend. My contribution was these wonderful Gingerbread Cupcakes from FoodBabe.

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Gingerbread Cupcakes with Coconut Manna Frosting. Click for recipe

Here are some ingredients (organic of course) to use in your cupcakes.