Harmony in Relationships
Universal principle #17
Our primary relationship is with God. How we see and feel about God determines the quality of all our relationships. Knowing that God loves and supports us unconditionally, allows each of us to feel unconditional love and support for our Selves. We are then able to feel and express unconditional love and support for everyone. Aligning with this sequence allows you to see your Self and others as who you really are: the Power and Presence of God eager to surrender to all possibility. When you hold this Truth in your consciousness that is what is reflected to you.
Since we are God then all relationships are with the Oneness. We can have amazing relationships with others when we do some simple things. On our thirtieth anniversary, thirty five coming up New Years Eve, I realized we had been married for more than ten thousand days. I then began to think of all the things we had done over those three decades. Lou Ann and I are very affectionate with each other. We probably kiss ten times per day and we touch each other ten times per day and we tell each other we love each other ten times per day. I realized that we had done those intimate things a hundred thousand times in our first thirty years. They are simple gestures of love and when someone gives you that much feedback about how much you are loved, the relationship has a good chance to work. I sound like a love accountant!
Another thing that Lou Ann taught me is being thankful. In the very beginning of our marriage she thanked me for the smallest things like handing her something or following up on something or putting the cap on the toothpaste or cleaning up something. When I got that kind of feedback it was only natural for me to want to do more for her and of course thanking her also for all she gave to me. We also focus on gratitude which of course falls under thankfulness. We often go over a list of things for which we are grateful. I even learned to be grateful for every event in my life, not just the loving ones. Each event reminds me that I am still here doing the best I can at every moment and being thankful for it all! Take time today to thank someone for just being who they are. They don’t have to do anything to earn it. Then recall all of the things in life that you have created and be grateful for the experience. From my heart to yours, Thomas