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Drawing Lines

By Angel Shadow

I've learned that a time comes in life where we're forced to draw lines and take a stand against a circumstance or situation that is no longer working in life. It can be a personal situation or a global one, but eventually, life will make you choose and this choice will revolve around two options: continue to do nothing and get the same thing or take action to implement change. It's become very apparent that this is the world we now live in. If it no longer will move away from you.

I've always tried to follow the principle of compassion and understanding. Remaining neutral, trying to see all sides, but life has been hell-bent on forcing me to choose. As hard as I try, situations are in my face and I've learned a few things from these experiences. The most important thing is that it's alright to draw lines and say, "I've had enough!" The "Us Against Them" attitude is alive and well in our society and it continues to force me to define myself. In defining myself, I have to decide where I stand. To decide where I stand, I have to draw lines. To draw lines and be successful at keeping them in place, we have to learn the difference between aggressive and assertive behavior. Aggressive behavior will only bring more aggressive behavior.

Think about it. If we confront someone aggressively, they will most likely return the favor. However, when we maintain an attitude of assertiveness, we can stand our ground calmly, regardless of how other individuals choose to react. It's about emotional balance. Knowing exactly where we stand and stating that calmly and assertively, walking away if necessary. People aren't always going to agree with actions that are taken, especially if those actions go against their own personal definition of how life is suppose to be. We see this taking place in our world everyday. The lines being drawn may appear to divide, but they also assist us in defining who we are. It helps us understand what part of the puzzle we belong in.

It would be reassuring if humanity could allow all parts of the big picture to do their own thing, especially if no harm is being brought to others. But overall, too many individuals are still wrapped up in their own world, seeing the big picture through eyes that are based on programmed, personal definitions. While we draw lines based on our own personal experience, we match our current vibration with others of like mind. If we take a look at our world, we'll see the many different levels of vibration and definition. Even in the United States alone, there are different "pockets" of social interaction. Take it globally and the differences expand even more.

Earth is a 3-D school of learning. It's not supposed to be easy, but it doesn't always have to be difficult. We define our vibration by our actions and those actions are returned to us in like-minded fashion. Another words, the lines we draw are personal, yet place us with others of the same vibrational pull. Anyway we look at it, we're responsible for where we are in life. This can't be stressed enough. Karma blends with drawing these lines. Every situation we find ourselves in will bring an opportunity for personal growth and renewal if we open our eyes to it. It's alright to define ourselves by the lines we draw, just remember to allow other to do the same. We will always attract the emotional vibration that matches our own, bringing us to our next level of experience.

I've learned it's alright that we're not all on the same page. Our's is a world of vibrational differences, defining our levels of growth, intelligence and choice. It's a place where we can learn from these differences and still hold true to what's best for us as individuals. I've learned that we don't have to get involved in lower vibrational activities unless we choose to lower our vibrations to meet them.

The good and bad of our 3-D world will continue. It's an experience we willingly chose to accept. But when we draw lines and assertively take a stand, we will eventually bring about change that will blend into the whole, bring peace to those who live here. In the meantime, we draw our lines, matching our vibrations with like-minded individuals and define who we are. We learn that aggressive behavior creates more aggressive behavior and that assertive behavior can be done without bringing harm to others. We learn that it's alright to say, "No," and that we can't always be responsible for how another individual is going to react. So allow them their own level of expression and know it will define their vibrational level of experience. Just remember not to get boxed in when drawing lines. Always leave an open area that will allow movement to the next level.

Copyright © 2010 Angel Shadow™ All rights reserved.
My ancestry is Irish and Cherokee Indian and I have a gypsy spirit that refuses to be fenced in. I am definitely not a conformist. Much of my life was spent under the control of others. I have now found my own personal freedom, based on my own personal truth and nothing could be more liberating.

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