I don’t believe in supporting any causes or raising awareness for any charity. I used to but then I discovered my awareness was creating more harm than good. In other words, I was attracting more of what I was focused on. Here are a few examples:
At one time I was very interested in raising awareness about child abuse. I even went to a rally against abuse at Trafalgar Square where I shared my own experiences. It was the first time I’d ever spoken in front of so many people. Because I was so focused on raising consciousness about child abuse, all of my friends at the time were survivors of abuse. My best friend was not only a “survivor”, she was a psychologist so that’s all we seemed to talk about. I was very angry against men. One day I “woke up” out of that experience and realised I wasn’t a survivor or a victim, I was me. My survivor friends soon melted away from my experience.
I used to wear a ribbon that represents awareness of HIV and AIDS. Then I started going to a meditation centre once a week. At the centre, I made friends with a man who was HIV+. At the same place, I met someone I ended up having a relationship with. Before we got involved in an intimate relationship, he insisted that I took an AIDS test as he had already had one done. Because I was so AIDS aware, I had no problem with the idea. In fact, I thought we were both being very sensible. Then one day I “woke up” and realised I was way too AIDS aware for my own good. So I stopped wearing the ribbon. My HIV+ friend and I lost contact and my relationship with the AIDS aware guy soon ended.
I used to support the Homeless charity. I even did some voluntary work at one of their centres one Christmas and I went on a sponsored walk to raise money for the charity. Years later I ended up homeless. I guess I was way too aware of homelessness.
Since whatever I focus my attention on is magnified, now I support only one Cause – Love. In my writings I raise awareness about the presence of peace, love, joy, life, light, abundance, goodness, happiness, perfection, wholeness and magic in every moment. That is my only focus and what motivates me.
Incidentally, my mother went to a “Daffodil Day” church service recently. When she returned home she brought me a daffodil badge. I asked if she’d got one for herself but she said she’d only picked up one and wanted me to have it. This particular daffodil badge is currently being used to promote cancer awareness. Given that I don’t support that charity, I wondered why my mother had brought me the daffodil. Then I remembered that I had recently brought to her attention the fact that daffodils were already in full bloom. I even ended up writing a piece the experience. I wrote:
“Dear daffodils, your presence is very welcome. Thank you for expressing your beauty so perfectly.” Daffodils
Aha! The daffodil was simply a gift of love from all daffodils acknowledging my gratitude. Thank you daffodils, I love you too.
Love is the only cause I support.
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