While meditating, I once asked the heavenly hosts how I could deal with a woman who had twice tried to get me fired from my job. I had a meeting later that day and knew she would be in attendance.
The message I received was stunningly simple.
Send her God’s love.
Now, don’t roll your eyes. Many faiths believe in the healing power of love.
So right before I was to face her expected volcano of negativity, I found a quiet spot where I could be alone. I prayed to the Lord to fill me with heavenly light and love to such a degree that it would saturate every cell of my being. I asked God to use me as a conduit to send this most precious of all gifts to her.
I strolled into the classroom where our meeting was to take place. With sweating palms and my lurching stomach, I silently asked God to help me release my nervousness and to continue to fill me with love and positivity.
As soon as she entered the room, I focused my thoughts on sending waves of godly affection to her.
At first, she looked at me oddly. I even detected a hint of surprise on her face.
Oh, Highest of Powers keep it coming. It’s working!
I smiled, finding I could relax and stay out of defense mode.
She returned the grin. And when she spoke, her usual cynical tone softened. God’s love neutralized her insecurity, anger and negative demeanor.
After that experience, I try to make it a habit to send God’s adoration whenever I feel nervous about encountering someone I perceive as hostile. And, you know what? It’s worked every time, except when I start to doubt the Great I Am or refuse to relinquish my own negativity toward that person.
God’s love handles it all. Give this a try. You don’t have to love the person, just find room to send this most positive of emotions to him or her.
I’d love to hear how this works for you.