“Welcome. We are here to serve and assist you.
Taking your personal history into account, there have been many instances where you have been asked to do something that you didn’t really want to do. And you may have said, ‘yes’ on several occasions, some of you more often than others. These acts of obligation are meant to be of service to those who are making the request of you.
But anything that you do from that place of obligation is no more of service than if you had said, ‘no.’ Saying no is not a rejection of the other person. Saying no is an acknowledgement of where you are in any particular moment. You may feel the desire to do what the other person is asking at another time.
But when you say, ‘yes’ and you offer to do it when you do not feel aligned with doing it, you are creating an opening for resentment. Resentment is not something that anyone wants to feel. There’s no power in it. It is quite crippling in fact.
You may feel that you owe someone something because they have done for you at another time. You may justify acting out of obligation with the memory of their help, but you do not need to settle any scores with anyone. If someone does something for you from that place of genuine desire to be of service, then your acceptance of their help is also an act of service.
But humans often don’t see it that way. You often give when you don’t really want to, and we are aware that this is something that happens quite a bit around the holidays. So we are suggesting that you honor yourselves in every moment and that from time to time you lovingly say no to someone’s request.
We are Michael. We are infinite. We are Love.”