Let us have discourse on the quality of love known as respect. This quality manifests within people as the practice of sincerely and willingly holding each person one meets in high regard and then upholding this value in their interaction with them. Respect is the quality of being fully present with the other in receptivity and compassion, seeking to relate to the other person with an openness of heart and mind that honors their journey of life. This practice helps each person to feel respect and be more fully interconnected in their consciousness and actions.
High regard and respect is a gift that one freely gives to another from their heart. It is a very powerful way of enhancing every aspect of one’s own life, for when one applies the principle of respect for another, there is a sense of one’s own power. One feels that they are a powerful influence with the other people in one’s life. By holding another in respect, one chooses to see the innate goodness within both of them. Showing respect tacitly bestows upon the other a good reputation which they will desire to further merit.
Respect and regard for others is one of the key ingredients to a successful life. The practice of showing respect enhances one’s own ideals, and at the same time enables others to reach for theirs. In complimenting and acknowledging the other person’s good deeds and positive attributes, one feeds their souls, bringing out the best in them. One becomes more effective in engaging life, as it expands their sensory perception outside of their own heart and mind. They feel the vibrations of everything around them through other people, nature, their environment and world.
Engaging life is an expanding activity; it opens new pathways of positive experience and creates new possibilities for growth. One gains confidence in holding others in high respect. As they seek out and experience the true wonder and beauty in the essence of another, they expand their possibilities beyond their normal self imposed constraints. As one elevates the others’ sense of well being, all are lifted and raised to a higher level of relationship. They imagine and expect a good outcome in the interaction and are more effectively responsive to the realities in their environment.
Respect is not only a wonderful gift one gives to others but is also a very rewarding gifting to ones self. By creating a positive self image in regards to another, one gains an enhanced sense of good in one’s self and this leads to choices which further expand their sense of well being. It is the knowledge within self that one has given more than they thought capable of giving which expands their sense of that which they are and of how much they have to give to others.
Each time they succeed in respecting and lifting another, they are building on their own inner strength. They come to an innate understanding that they are serving the purpose of a greater creative power and that helps support their efforts. By giving each moment before them their full attention and their own creative touch, they make it their own. Doing this while maintaining a sense of that which has true value for them prepares them for whatever may come and helps with their own sense of clarity and possibility.
It is in how one thinks, speaks and acts which determines the true value of ones character. Ones wisdom and the respect it brings comes from ones experiences and interaction with the world which gives them grace and humility. When one has faith in their own value and respects what is important to them, they have an inner confidence and assurance in their own abilities and resources, making them comfortable with where they currently are in life.
Being honest with others shows a respect for them and ones own sense of worth and can lead to positive changes in the dynamics of relationship. When one follows the golden rule of doing unto others what one would have them do unto self, it creates an atmosphere of trust and respect. Each person lives their lives based on the conviction that they have dignity because they are a child of the Divine and begin each day by living up to that heritage. They live in the joy, power and victory of that knowing.
Having respect for self and others brings a sense of enjoyment and reward in learning about ones self, others and the world around them and also an acceptance of the fundamental values of mutual respect and tolerance. There is an interest in exploring and improving their understanding of and showing respect for different faiths and cultural diversity. They are able to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others on these issues. They are honorable, dependable, and trustworthy people; their word is their bond, so they do not make promises lightly and will spare no effort to fulfill their commitments.
They purposely direct their thoughts, words and actions towards becoming the kind of person others can respect and rely upon to impart worthwhile counsel and welcome one another with love and respect. They help others with a sense of humility and gratitude that the Divine is helping others through them. Their personal happiness wishes to see good things happen to everyone around them and this spiritual happiness shines brightly each day in their lives and in the world.
I take my leave with the greatest of respect and with my blessings.
I AM Archangel Gabriel.
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