Sometimes a hardship beyond one’s control is experienced as an imprisonment or punishment, forcing one to stay in a state of suffering. Even in this situation, you have the soul choice to transcend human suffering through previously unimaginable unconditional love and forgiveness.
Broken down by your incessant drive to persecute me,
my confusion and despair increase.
I do not want to hurt you or others, so I hold back my anger.
My attempts to defend myself get exploited
as you keep assessing my vulnerability and find new ways to hit your
target. I know that I do not deserve this cruelty,
but why then am I forsaken?
I know that others in authority will not see this abuse
and that my damnation will only deepen.
Your strikes do cause me pain and fear,
and bring me closer to feeling small, broken, fearful, worthless, diminished.
The roles of persecutor and persecuted,
abuser and victim,
the justified and the punished
are so deeply entrenched in our collective unconscious and societal structures that it is hard to believe that I can do anything
more than simply survive this experience.
as I walk my spiritual path in the footsteps
of Ascended Masters, including Jesus, I ask:
how do I bear this cross and
deliver myself to the resurrected state of transcendence?
And so, I pray:
I pray for my personal strength to endure this persecution
while strengthening my faith and beliefs in greater Love and
purpose emerging through my human experiences.
As I walk through the valley of darkness,
may I find frequent retreats
where I can curl up in the lap of lovingkindness
and feel held by Mother Mary’s wide, soul-comforting embrace.
May this experience alone heal my soul in countless ways,
helping me know that I am always worthy of restorative Divine
Love. Through my surrender, I completely allow myself to fully
receive bountiful Divine Love.
As I submit to peaceful non-resistance,
may I deepen my ability to look at my brothers and sisters
with greater compassion.
As I experience their projected suffering,
may I resist personalizing their actions and
may I find my Way to pray for their deliverance.
“Father forgive them for they know not what they do.”
May I come to truly understand what it means to turn the other
cheek, not through martyrdom,
but in true resilient loving compassion.
help me learn a deeper compassion and forgiveness,
allowing me to pray for the solace and end of suffering
within the soul of my persecutors.
May my love become more resilient and persistent when I witness their resistance.
May I submit to this experience as a great purification
so that I may become the melted gold
ready to be reshaped by my I Am Presence’s vision for me.
As Jesus has shown me the Way:
“Father into your hands, I entrust my Spirit”.
May I transfigure my suffering into complete and pure trust in
God to deliver me through my humanness to my spiritual
May I come to see the holy gift
within this suffering
as I embody more of my own Christ Consciousness
of greater self- and other-love and forgiveness.
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