Criticism

Despite being with Maitreya for 15 years now, I still react in a human way. People find this very strange for they expect me to be some holy Guru who is absolutely perfect and has no problems. Well, I don’t have any problems — thanks to Maitreya teaching me how to deal with them — but I do not consider myself to be perfect in any way. I still have lots to learn, and each day is a new learning experience.

Recently I was allowed to see how much I had grown spiritually. I have always been very sensitive to criticism of any kind and, over the years, I have had my fair share of criticism in many different ways. It was always so hard not getting upset and wanting to lash out at the person doing the criticizing. Over the years, Maitreya has helped me not only to conquer my fear of criticism, but also to laugh at it; so much so that I can now look at things written about me without any feelings whatsoever. I know it is not my truth, and Maitreya has taught me that, if I can stand in front of God each night and know I am not guilty of what I am being accused of, that is the most important thing.

My recent foray into reading negative words about me was a test by spirit to see if I would react, and also to show me how far I have come. It was an amazing experience. I was not only able to read what was written, but stand detached and know it was one person’s truth and not the consensus. The same day I read the comments which had been aimed at me, I received an email thanking me for a reading which said, “Thank you in advance, Margaret, for all your help. My life has already started that major shift you spoke of. My wife listened to the tape and was touched deeply by what you gave us. You validated everything for her as well while enlightening me. It’s amazing!!! You have honed your gift to diamond brilliance. I feel honored to have met you and your husband.” This was followed by two other emails with similar comments.

Alan has a saying when talking about the work we do, and that is, “I am trying.” I think I might adopt that saying too, because it really is about “trying.” It took me 58 years of this lifetime to finally conquer my emotions over things written about me and not get angry and react. I can actually laugh at the comments made about me now. Oh, the joy at being able to do that! No more do I waste time on days and weeks of anger and frustration over what has been said or written.

I died in a past life before I could learn this lesson because I feared it. It came into my energy even more and plagued me throughout my life in that incarnation. It is a wondrous feeling to be free of it finally, and to be able to see it for what it is — one man’s truth. As Maitreya says, “Each soul has his own truth.” Yeah, I finally got it! Whew, how great to go back home and not have to learn that all over again! We had a saying many years ago in England as I was growing up. “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” I really should have heeded it then, but I took the long road instead of the short one to learn that lesson. :-)

Margaret McElroy.

Anger and Forgiveness

Message from Maitreya:

So many souls are bringing to the surface incredible anger and frustration caused by others’ past actions and by even their own actions in their own life. One cannot move forward in vibration (raise one’s consciousness) without letting go of such things. They belong to the emotional body, and the purpose of your life on the Earth plane is to control and learn to still the emotional body. It is the energy the Self lives on, hiding away until, one day when you least expect it, the anger or frustration comes to the surface and takes you by surprise.

I have experienced, through my channel over the earth years, many souls who have expressed the words “I have so much anger inside of me; I don’t know where it comes from.” It is very hard to remove these emotions from the soul because they have been there all of one’s earthly life, and humanity has only learned one way of releasing anger and frustration, and that is by violence. But violence begets violence. It does not stop the cycle of energy that has probably been going on for many incarnations past. Recently on their radio show, Margaret and Alan spoke of how one can release the energy of anger without making it worse. All that is needed is for the energy to be released, for that is all it is, an unexpressed energy held in the soul and brought into this life, or an experience from this life which has gone unexpressed. To free the energy all one has to do is to communicate what is wrong.

I suggested many years of earth time ago that Margaret release her anger and frustration by writing to those who had wronged her — or whom she considered had wronged her — and let them know how she felt when they did this. Then do not mail the letter or send it, but just destroy it. In this way, the emotion and feeling are expressed and yet do not hurt a single soul. Yet you are free of the energy and emotion. Of course, one can speak with love to someone who has hurt you, but this usually creates an ongoing state which can continue on for many more incarnations. The purpose is to release the anger/frustration now so that it is not a problem in the future. When one removes this energy then one has more energy to manifest and to create one’s own reality.

Maitreya.