Standoff at Charlottesville: Can Hatred Survive?

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I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson, Charlottesville, Virginia

Many years ago, I spent an idyllic summer at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. The small city was home to Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Both served as governors of Virginia and also United States presidents.

Charlottesville, known for its long and colorful history, is in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of central Virginia.

Of course, after last weekend, the city is now known as the site of a violent standoff between white nationalist protesters and counter-protesters. Several people died, and many more were injured. Can these bloody demonstrations of hatred survive? They cannot if we understand what hatred truly is.

This week we’re once again featuring an article by my dear friend and brother, Ted Murray. Ted, you may remember, publishes Messages from the Heart, a free daily service. In this article, Ted speaks eloquently about the way—the only way—we can ensure hatred will not survive.

Messages from the Heart for August 14, 2017

How does true hatred develop? Hatred starts with the inability to love oneself. At first, hatred may seem like no one is so enamored with themselves that they think that everyone is inferior to them and their kind. However, this is only a sign of a huge ego, not of self-love. When all you can do is identify with the external aspects of the body and have no understanding of the soul, true self-love is impossible. Someone who has hatred for others most certainly down deep has a loathing for who they are also.

How can hatred be overcome? Only through love. The perpetrator of hate is calling out desperately for love. True love means being compassionate for where they are and creating an energetic field of love to help them. Instead of trying to counteract their violence with violent resistance the best thing you can do is express compassion for everyone playing their role and share your love consistently with everyone. Don’t give them your energy or allow them to connect with you, but just be love. When you have compassion for all instead of judgment then you are able to balance out the hatred with love.

Love and light,

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Copyright © 2017 by Ted Murray

P.S. Ted has been a professional tennis player and coach for many years. If any of you are tennis fans or players, you’ll love Ted’s website. Visit it here.


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10 Responses

  1. Jeannie

    There is a reason for everything and I agree with Ted. I never go to demonstrations, it doesn’t help but makes matters worst. Love is the key and it’s so simple. Yes what we resists persists, know it personally. The moment I let go of resisting, things changed and the problem was gone. Love yourself, know yourself and you will know and love others.

    lots of love and hugs

    • John Cali

      Thanks very much, Jeannie. Love, as you said, is the key. A Course in Miracles says only love is real.

      Love & hugs,

  2. Mikala

    Everything you think, say, consider, act upon, comes back — law of attraction.
    Can hatred survive? All things are possible – however, I would think that if people begin to see that hatred only comes back to them and not those who love unconditionally, they might choose to change.
    We are the ones to be way showers.
    Love to all, and blessings to you, my friend.

  3. Ron B.

    Unification is what makes a country great. That means that diversity no longer leads to fear. Some of my friends don´t want to hear this. It makes them angry even. That in itself is a sure sign that they are on the wrong path, that they do not understand life.
    In my experience my speaking out and then dropping it completely usually leads to their learning and often changing with time. Continuing to challenge them is counter-productive. That is also the way to promote love within families.

    • John Cali

      Thanks very much, Ron. I too have friends (and family) who don’t accept diversity. Like you, I tell them my opinion (if asked), and then do not discuss it with them further. As you said, that really works—and it promotes love and harmony.

  4. Karen Lee Samson

    Love is supportive in a positive manner. Love is freely shared with no expectations. People that have hate are essentially feeling lack of self worth on some level and the ego has taken over. …or they need lessons on respect. Many people disagree on many issues in life yet this is done respectfully by example : we as Americans vote for our President, and other leaders. Respecting and allowing the President to do his job is a form of loving trust. People that hate,protest,destroy property including statues and other property is a form of inner hate,loathing,and a devision from the highest frequency of love. Imagine, love being the highest frequency…there is no need to protest,yell,deface or destroy property, the truly loving people have no need to spend energy counter protesting.It is wise not to feed negative energy, let the authorities arrest and hold the disrepupters accountable for their actions…it will be amazing when people realize this. If the hateful people show up and no one else does…it is easy to hold them accountable for any bad actions….Love can go about being lovely….not needing to counter protest…as Love is peaceful and busy doing lovely things without spoon feeding negative energy. Lessons in respect and the Golden rule are needed in homes,families,and work.

      • Karen Lee Samson

        John, your title in this newsletter brings up keen observation: Standoff at Charlottesville: can hatred survive?- well sadly if people continue to protest,incite hate,and counter protesters show up…there is always room from escalation and catastrophic outcomes.Yet if no one showed up but the haters….if property is destroyed,physical outbursts and verbal outbursts become too disruptive….then the proper legal authorities can arrest the negative offending people for criminal actions. If loving people choose to not attend these set up inciteful protests…then the negative energy would slowly be defused and put out. …in my humble opinion. Thank you for your dedicated uplifting Newsletter…Spirit knows the many frequencies and developmental levels of All of us.

        • John Cali

          Thank you, Karen. I have never joined any protests for or against anything. I’ve always remembered those words from either Seth or Abraham, or maybe both (I’m paraphrasing here): Whatever you resist persists.

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