Today’s topic is relationships and, as often happens, it is very apropos. Tom and I are in the throes of yet another renovation; this time we are helping friends do a new kitchen and wood floors. These experiences are always a wonderful time for us to hone our communication skills and every time we learn more; more ways to be clear, more ways to keep love in the conversation and more ways to listen properly. I think we still have a plenty to learn so there may well be more renovations in our future (this is #6!).
The biggest learning curve for me has been watching how I relate to others involved in the project. I love being pushed outside my comfort zone, I love being challenged to walk my talk and I love the opportunity for personal growth. I am being confronted by my shortcomings (always a very difficult and painful experience) and I am able to use this to look deep inside, discover a few more demons and release a few more veils. I do so wish that learning opportunities were not always quite so challenging!!
Every relationship begins with the Self and how I/we show up in every moment; am I truly “making manifest the glory of God” in my communication? Do I ask myself is it kind, is it necessary, is it true before speaking? What am I seeing in the other person that I dislike in myself?
Whenever we have to view ourselves clearly in a mirror, we are offered abundance in untold ways; the Divine is truly gifted in the blessings bestowed.
If you want to enjoy stronger relationships, begin with the person you see in the mirror; you might discover who you are and in that journey, you are guaranteed to discover more loving, nurturing and abundant relationships.