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Mumblings and Musings August 17th 2015

Welcome to my newsletter called "Mumblings and Musings". It's here I muse (and sometimes mumble) about life in general... and also let you know at what events I'll be teaching.
With all my love,

Denise Linn


Treated Unfairly? Judged? Here's a secret strategy.

I have a hot button on anyone being unfairly accused. It makes me want to grab my sword of light and start swinging.

My husband laughs at me because I won't watch movies where someone is accused unfairly. It gets me riled. In my life there have been times when I've been blamed for things I didn't do or didn't say ... and it makes me want to race to the top of the highest mountain and scream, "It's not true!"

And if any of my friends or extended family are treated unfairly, I'm like a mother bear on the move. Watch out! I feel a bit like Xena Warrior Princess wanting to right the wrong. (If you are reading this there is a good chance that you are part of my extended family, so I have your back. Just saying.)

However, an encounter with a dear friend began to shift this pattern (a bit). Kabir and I were taking a walk through a local park. I hadn't seen him for a while and I wanted to catch up on his life. I asked him how things at his church were progressing. (A few years before, Kabir - who was Muslim – had started an interfaith church, of which he was the minister.) There were Christians, Hindus, Jews, Buddhists, Muslims and more, in attendance. They came together to celebrate the Creator and work for unity of humankind. Kabir was one of the kindest, most gracious, most moral beings I had ever known ... and if anyone could create unity, I knew that he could. The last I heard his church was thriving and even getting national and international attention.

"I was kicked out," he said quietly.

"What!" I replied with dismay.

"I was accused of being inappropriate with a female practitioner," he said calmly.

"Were you?" I asked trepidatiously.

"Of course not. She had made advances towards me, which I didn't return. She felt rejected, became very angry and threatened to go to the board and tell them I had was making sexual advances towards her. She said that she would demand they kick me out. Which, in fact, is exactly what happened. She was very convincing, evidently," he explained.

"Oh my God! Weren't you angry? Didn't you want to hire a lawyer? You started the church and she was lying about you... and they kicked you out! This is unjust! Didn't you want to announce to all the parishioners that it was a lie? How could you stand all those people believing these things about you? This is so unfair!" I was outraged to hear that this had happened to my devout friend. I wanted to go to battle for him.

Kabir smiled gently at my outrage and quietly said, "It was all right, Denise. Maybe I needed a break from my church duties. And really, it doesn't matter what everyone thinks ... in the end it only about what God thinks ... and God knows the truth."

His serenity and calmness seemed holy to me. I was struck by what he said: It doesn't matter what others believe about me. It's between me and God ... and God knows the truth." I thought of the times when I had been treated unfairly and how angry and resentful I'd been about it. What if I could let go like Kabir? What if I could feel calm, even if I was judged unfairly? How much more peaceful my life might be without all the angst.

So now, whenever I get caught up in "the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune" (Shakespeare), I remember Kabir's words. "God knows the truth." It's not easy when there is injustice, and sometimes I lose it, but remembering his words helps me get back on the path of peace.

Remarkably, about a year later, the woman confessed to the church board that it was all a lie, and the board apologized profusely and invited Kabir back to be the minister. Kabir graciously accepted their invitation with the same aplomb that he accepted their rejection. His grace continues to inspire me. I'm not there yet, but I'm working on it.

When faced with injustice:

  1. Ask yourself what the highest path is: Sometimes taking up the fight can be the highest path. And sometimes letting go is the highest path. There is a place inside you that knows.
  2. Remember this: Although it's hard not to be wobbled if folks think something abut you that's not true, the Creator always knows the truth about the situation. In the end, that is all that truly matters.

 

Here are some things coming up.
I'd love to see you at one of these events:

 

I CAN DO IT! London
September 5 - 6, 2015
The Light Friends House, London

Clear Your Past,
Open the Gateway for an Awesome Future

I've met some of the most stellar people during my times in London. I'm so very much looking forward to beaching at the "I Can Do It" conference there in a couple of weeks. Some of the stellar folks that are also teaching there are Dr. Christiane Northup, Robert Holden, Mike Dooley, Sonia Choquette, and many more... and me! Here is some information.
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I CAN DO IT! Orlando
September 18 - 20, 2015
The Orange County Convention Center

Clear Your Past,
Open the Gateway for an Awesome Future

I love teaching in Florida!!! Here are just of a few of the awesome speakers that will be there: Cheryl Richardson, Wayne Dyer, Caroline Myss, John Holland, Joan Borysenko, Anita Moorjani, Bruce Lipton, Joe Dispenza, Mike Dooley, Robert Holden and many more... and me! Here is some information.
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Celebrate Your Life Conference
November 6 - 9, 2015
Phoenix Arizona

This is going to be AWESOME! There are 30 different workshops with folks like Marianne Williamson, Wayne Dyer, Colette Baron Reid, Don Miquel Ruiz, Iyanla Vanzant, Jean Huston, Joe Dispenza, Neale Donald Walsh, John Holland, Bruce Lipton, Greg Braden and many more... and me!
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