Thank You Thursday: Manners

Be thankful this day for Manners.

Manners are more than just exemplifying the proper etiquette, they are offering the proper respect to another and having a heighten awareness for their feelings. We often impose our idea of manners on others unconsciously. We all have a different idea of what manners should be, this is due to the combination of what was taught and seen in our youth through current day. We are always rewriting what’s proper and what isn’t proper. What do we think manners are? Manners are also a conscious awareness of self and others. Example, when we stop in our moment to pardon ourselves for intruding on another’s space (physical or energetically), or expressing a form of gratitude for an object or action given. We all carry different levels of expectations of manners. When someone doesn't exemplify our thought level of awareness, then we get upset. As a collective we are responsible to help others understand our self and the awareness give in each situation. The question is now, how do we guide others to become more mindfully aware/sensitive to others in a respectable way?   

We have created/manifested a society where the image of being self adsorbed is more gratifying. How can being wrapped up in self be more gratifying, when we share a planet filled with a diverse population, and life in general? If we are self adsorbed, how can we learn more about our purpose? The simple answer is we can't. Know we are Spiritual Beings first learning from one another to progress in our life and assist others with theirs. In the unconscious creation/manifestation of the self adsorbed world, we also created a world of "instants". All that is desire must happen right now! We, as a collective and individuals find a way to throw a monkey wrench into everything to make it happen in an instant. We lost the patience and appreciation for slow growth and nurturing. All things must be nourished to have some longevity. For example, our children, plants, and pets must be nurtured properly to have a healthy life. We read about how to create a nourishing environment for our children, plants and pets. We feed them love. Manners come from a place of love.

When we engage in another’s space (physical or energetically), it is done so in a loving manner. The awareness given comes from a place of respect, or love for the individual. Though there may be a bond forming through comfort, the love or respect is not lost just changed, like any other form of energy exchange. When we have respect for self, it will bleed into other life facets. Having genuine respect is high awareness of love for others and self. Most often our unconscious actions speak for us. Both as individuals and a collective, we must be more mindful of others in our space (physical or energetically) and offer them the natural respect of being a Spiritual Being.

We are so unconscious in how we treat one another, friends, family, and especially strangers that if our life depended on how we treated people, a good portion of the world's population would be in the hospital on life support or dead. Because of our unconscious actions, we impose our will, and thoughts on others. Our intentions to self impose our thoughts and ideas on another, though may be done with love may not be alignment in what the individual desires. With the respect given to another’s space, we will become more conscious of our own actions and thoughts. By being self aware of our manners, we intern feed self and move to a place of conscious thoughts and becoming more mindful of others.

Through the raising of self awareness, we become more mindful of our once everyday unconscious actions. Our mindfulness of others guides our soul to loving and gratifying experiences. When we know by simply being who we are, and begin to nurture our consciousness, our perception of self and others change. The mindfulness/awareness lived daily is increased when we notice others and actions are mirrored. Having respect goes beyond the living and nature, it is the manner lived and practiced. For example, when I go to a cemetery for a burial service, I always pardon myself to the resting soul. Yet, I know their soul is not there, just the remains, it my personal practice to show respect to the ascended soul. We act how we desired to be treated.

Be thankful this day and everyday to exemplify the proper etiquette for the occasion presented.
Be thankful this day and everyday for to mirror manners to become conscious from the once unconscious.
Be thankful this day and everyday to be conscious of others to feed them the desired love and respect, given and received.

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catching a glimpse of the flash
blinding me to awaking

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a prism reflecting a rainbow
filtering out a color to define me

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living in the space made

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