Today my old skin has become as dust. I walk tall among women and they know me not, for today I am a new woman with a new life.
In scroll one of Mandino’s classic The Greatest Saleswoman in the World, we learn that we can create a better life for ourselves and find pleasure by performing our best with new habits.
Mandino’s second scroll is tapping into the power of love as our greatest weapon. A new thought for me is the part where Mandino talks about love being “a shield to repulse the arrows of hate and spears of anger”.
Love as a Shield
As I send out love to others it forms a shield to protect me…WOW…I never thought of love as being a protection. I have heard that love sent out multiples and becomes greater with use.
I have had the experience of someone coming at me with hate and anger….never thought that would happen but it did and I reacted poorly. I wanted to fight back against the injustice I felt. If you knew me well, you would come to the conclusion that I have not an enemy in the world.
I don’t like to fight or cause others harm and I have been raised to offer mutual respect and understanding. “Treat others like you would want to be treated”, my Dad always said.
So it was a total surprise to me to have someone come at me with angry words for no apparent reason.
Here we are today reading this Mandino scroll and it has brought up that very encounter I find through this Master Key Experience reading that I am to show everyone love so that my heart will not become small and bitter. I am sure glad we have 30 days to work on putting up this shield of love!
I am now daily visualizing this person and telling her “I love you” (a big step) just as we are instructed to do in this scroll. I am telling everyone I meet “I Love You” in silence and to myself.
I greet this day with love in my heart. Henceforth will I love all mankind. From this moment all hate is let from my veins for I have not time to hate, only time to love.
I love this insight, Joan! Here’s another one. A spiritual teacher once suggested I put on an armor of mirrors when I was around someone who continually criticized me and found fault so her attacks not only didn’t get through but reflected back to her to examine. That armor made me feel protected, as you felt the shield of saying mentally/spiritually to the attacking person “I LOVE YOU” protected you. How wonderful to have such powerful spiritual tools…