Seven Simple Guides - September 2021

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by Brian L Crissey


 

Life gets complicated, and yet the best guidance is often very simple.

The Good Man had some simple suggestions that would be good for us all to follow.


Judge not.

We can never know that we have a correct interpretation of everything that is pertinent to the issue at hand. So we cannot reliably judge. Clarifying information may arrive tomorrow, so don't judge others, or yourself.


Love others, including yourself, and seek the highest degree of Love in every situation.

You cannot judge others, so give them and yourself the benefit of the doubt. Speak well of them, and believe nothing ill of them. You do not know the truth, and neither do they.


Forgive.

The Good Man was asked how many times we should forgive one another, and he said, “Not seven times, but seventy-seven times.” So always forgive. It is part of loving others.


Argue not.

No arguments can be won. Speak only your own original thoughts, but remember that even if you were at the time and place, you still do not know. Multiple witnesses always have conflicting memories. Propagating other people's opinions is just gossip. They don't know.


Be direct.

If you have an issue with another, speak directly and privately to that person. If you cannot resolve it, bring in another person, trusted by both. Only if that process fails should you bring in other level-headed people.


Do right, or as Jesus said, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

You cannot know what the right thing is, but you can choose to do only what feels right deep in your heart. Learn to read and follow your heart.


Steward the Earth.

Take care of her all the time, so we can hand her on to our descendants. And treat her so that we can have descendants. They have a right to have a livable planet.

8 comments

Charlotte McGinnis

Brian, I LOVE this!  Simple and powerful....not surprised coming from you!  Thanks for the wisdom!

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Lynda Allen

Beautiful, Brian! Thank you for this gift from your heart! 

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Gloria Stanchak Alexander

Really great! Creative and to the point.

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Sheridan M Springer

Well done Brian. Such a clear and concise and very loving teaching. Thank you. 

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Mary Robertson

"Learn to read and follow your heart..." in the greatest degree of Love, for me, continues to invite me to open to discerning Spirit's highest intended love in a situation. Practicing all of your elegant principles is a guiding path. Thank you.

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Analisa Domenica Staff

LOVE!

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Carole Poletick

I too LOVED how these priniples are presented; so sweet yet powerful.  Thank you for sprucing up my toolbox. ☮ 🤍 Rev Carole Poletick

 

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Brian Crissey

I love you all! Thank you for your thoughts.

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