Excerpt from Geoff & Linda Hoppe’s interview “Grace: Allowing Energy to Serve You”
Geoff: …the one caveat on that is that it has to be just for you. You can’t do it and then involve your family members, your friends, the world, the dolphins, or anything else. When you allow energies to serve you, do it for you. And we’ve seen this time and time again where we’re at workshops and we’ll talk to people about their choices, their soul choices, and it’s so intermixed with their mothers and fathers and children, and people they work with, and the community, and everything else.
And it’s like hang on a second. This isn’t going to work. You have to decide for you what do you choose for you in your life? How do you want energies to work for you? Because the minute I make my energies dependent on Linda’s, it suddenly puts it in a whole different category.
It changes the ability of the energies to come through time and space to be with me and to manifest, and suddenly now I’ve got her passion and desire, needs mixed in there. And suddenly it’s all different. So the most challenging thing in this, really, is can you do this for yourself?
And people have a hard time with that. They say, “Well, that’s selfish. Or I’ve got to wait until my kids are grown. I can’t choose for myself.” And it’s like, “No, no, no. You can choose for you, and can you imagine if you have a better life that your children might also, they might learn something from you.”
Linda: Yeah. You might even be a shining example.
Amber: Yeah. I do think that that likely is a challenging stumbling block for people, especially mothers feeling responsible for their children, and those of us who “want to help,” finding our way serving the world.
Geoff: Why don’t you just feel into it for a moment, because we’ve had people literally say this at some of the gatherings and the workshops, but what is it that you’re choosing? These energies are here. What are you choosing? Well, I want to make the world a better place. Boom, suddenly the energy goes south because A, they’re out of compassion. The minute you think you have to change the world, it will change you. The minute you think you have to repair and heal others with no sense of discernment, it works against you.
So really one of the first things is having compassion. Everybody is exactly where they’re choosing to be. The compassion is honoring that within them, and when they’re tired of where they are, they’ll come to you and other teachers and say, “Okay, how do I affect changes?”
But if you’re trying to get your energy to flow in, and you’re just going to use it to change the world, you’re in for a world of hurt. But think now in terms of saying just me. Energy is here to serve me. What do I want to do in my life as an expression of my joy, as the embodied master?