Until each soul can learn respect for others – whether it be for their belief, their partner, or the color of their skin – humanity will not have peace in the world. Respect is one of the most foremost necessities for peace on the earth plane. What does it matter that your neighbor is a Jew, Gentile, or New Age soul? That is what they choose to believe. Just because you choose to believe something different does not mean that you cannot get along with each other. If you do, you will just have respect for their differing opinions.

In spiritual development, respect is one of the most important things to learn. Humanity has a habit where each soul feels it is their duty to change a person’s thinking to their own. This is evident in Christian circles where people go and knock on people’s doors to try to convert them. You could say to me, “But Master, you are doing that with this website. Your views are there for people to see,” and I say to you “Yes, but the choice is given for people to read and then either believe, or dis-believe.” No one calls you and tries to change your thinking. It is your choice.

Respect is the most important ingredient today in your lives. If you do not agree with another, do not waste energy arguing with that person. What a waste of energy! Just say to yourself, “Well, that is their choice and belief, but it is not mine” and let it be. Give it no more energy. It will aggravate you for a short while, but eventually, you will find that you will accept that person for who they are, not what they believe in. In time, their belief system will be unimportant. Learn respect and you are on your way to ascension.

Maitreya.

This is Maitreya’s Newsletter #296 from Maitreya Speaks Vol.3.