By Jennifer Miller
Monday morning with “the girls” at the recovery home is a time where I arrive with a sense of total love, acceptance and peace. To stand in judgment is to bring negative energy, which these young, recovering addicts do not need more of. I stay present within myself, and strive to be an instrument of healing.
At the end of this week’s session, one of the doors suddenly opened and parole officers came storming in. It was clearly their intent to demonstrate an aggressive show of authority. I tried to remain centered to reassure the girls, but the look of fear in their faces shook me to my core. Young children watched as the women, and their mothers, were searched for drugs. All were clean but the negative effects would be felt long after the officers left. These women are constantly being haunted by their past, which prevents them from stabilizing in the present moment. As long as they can keep their thoughts present, they can change their thinking and not act on “a lower level”.
“By aligning yourself with thoughts of infinite love for yourself and others, you gain dominion over the lower thought forms of the world.” From “The Law of Divine Compensation: On Work, Money, and Miracles” by Marianne Williamson
I left them with a lesson of love, where if we can unite and live as one, the world will be a great place where separation no longer exists.