Anthony Goulet shares the power of getting out of the way and letting the God deliver what needs to be said to reach those who have been deemed unreachable and to teach those who have been labeled as unteachable.
I am always honored and humbled when I am invited to speak with our young people to remind them they are sacred, miracles, blessings, and gifts. We walk through how we can transform poisons to healing medicines. How we can remember our purpose, dreams, and vision. How the worst parts of our lives hold some of our greatest strengths. And how to remember our power and choose to use our power for healing not destruction.
The message is always well received by the young people. Whether the message the Creator gives me to share is received by adults or politicians is irrelevant to me. I am not called to be a politician or to climb social ladders. Besides, I don’t deal in hierarchies, I deal in the circle, the healing circle, and there are no backseats to take in our healing circle of humanity. Everyone is welcome and all we have to do is bring the gifts we were sent to this life to share and take our place. There is a place waiting for us all, and the circle is not complete without those who have yet to take their rightful, equal place in the great healing circle. Despite obstacles and voices of strangers telling me of my unworthiness, I made my way to the circle with the gifts I have been given to share. One thing I am called to do is to be on the front lines to reach our young people who are hurting, and encourage them to take their rightful place in the healing circle of humanity – to remember and offer their gifts that the world desperately needs.
How do I reach those who have been deemed unreachable and teach those who have been labeled as unteachable? How is it that I can have a young person in my presence who has been told their entire life that they will be dead or in prison before they’re eighteen years old, and we unravel this lie, discard it, and that young person’s vision of their greatness and importance returns? How do I do this? Well, the answer is that before any presentation I give, I make sure I am not the one giving it. I allow The One to deliver it through me.
I cannot facilitate the healing that our young people need and deserve but I know Who can. The truth is that before any presentation I give, I get out of the way, and ask the Creator of my understanding, the Great One, to pour Love through me in whatever way it needs to be shared so as to connect with each heart and heal those who need healing, reach those who need to be reached, and teach those who need to be taught. And in this process I always learn right along with those I am serving.
If you are called to serve our young people, I have some reminders below which can ensure the message you have been given to share delivers the healing that it is supposed to:
Trust love. Get out of the way and let the Creator (God) of your understanding deliver what needs to be said and done to flow through you. Allow love to take you off your course and flow with it, even if you don’t understand why you are being guided to share something, share it. It will make perfect sense to the person it is being shared with. Remember that arrogance is thinking we know more than love. Be humble and let love guide the process.
Recognize (honor) our young people by seeing them as what they are: Sacred, Miracles, Blessings, and Gifts.
Be a student by honoring (recognizing) the presence of the Sacred, Miracles, Blessings, and Gifts you are privileged to serve by being teachable. Just as you get out of the way and allow love to flow through you to them, love will equally flow back from them to you for you to be taught, if you listen.
Remember that when we are willing to learn from our young people, our young people will be willing to learn from us.
You first. Many talk about vulnerability and living with an open heart, yet many adults won’t share their mistakes with our young people. Pick some mistakes, and yes be selective and appropriate, but divulge a mistake or two and discuss what you learned and the corrections you made.
Make sure your message is coupled with exercises that show the young people how to apply what you share. Shortly after you leave the group, stage, or counseling session, our young people are going to need know-how, not just cliches and motivational quotes. Our young people will only have the know-how if you know how to guide them in exercises that show them how to apply and use the tools you share with them when they face challenging situations. Motivation and inspiration are good to engage, yet if what you deliver is hype without the how, it’s like offering cotton candy to someone who is hungry. It tastes good and is momentarily satisfying with a short burst of a sugar rush, but holds no nutritional value.
When we get out of the way and allow the Creator’s love to flow through us, our real gifts are given away and our true callings are answered. And we will always recognize our true callings by one key trait: That which fills us when we give it away.
Originally appeared at Anthony Goulet.com
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