I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again today. I feel so blessed to understand that my life is out of my control.
I no longer worry
I no longer stress
I’ve finally come to the realization that whatever happens is supposed to happen. And that whatever happens is ALWAYS for the greater good. I certainly understand that not everyone shares my belief in this, however, the point is that my life works so much better, my life flows, my life is no longer a struggle because I’ve ceded control of the challenges I encounter to the Divine.
I’ve always known that God is in control, that God brings the best to us, that God presents challenges in our lives to make us stronger, to bring better to us. When something leaves our lives, whether it be a relationship, whether it be a job, whatever it maybe, don’t shut down, don’t close your eyes and give up. Keep your eyes open.
Watch for the gift that will arrive.
Watch for that window to open.
Remember the Divine is directing our lives.
And the Divine only wants what is best for us.
I feel blessed to have realized this and to be able to put it into daily practice; which is not to say I don’t mourn the losses I experience. I do! However I also know to watch for that window.
It’s NEVER not happened.
Every challenge that has occurred in my life has always come with a something better in the future:
—Living through my temporary hell in the 1970s brought my Fairy Godmother.
—Losing the opportunity to work at Chatfield Hollow brought me to the Scranton Library.
There are so many other examples I can give, but you get the picture.
How did I reach this point where I see life as a gift, where I see the Divine as the director, where I see a window open as a door closes? Excellent question.
I’ve seen it happen all the time. You know how they say hindsight is 20/20? As I look back over the course of my life and see EVERY challenge I’ve endured, (And oh man! There have been too many to recount here.) I’ve also seen blessings that have resulted from those challenges. The biggest emotional challenge I experienced is recounted above in Living through my temporary hell…
The gift that arrived from that experience alone proved to me that there is ALWAYS a silver lining, that a window will ALWAYS open.
I certainly didn’t see it at the time because I was all of five, six and seven years old. Twenty years later however, I see the blessing. And now when a challenge arises I wait for the storm to clear the debris and look for the gift. I understand that there is ALWAYS a gift, only because I’ve experienced it in the past. You know what is said about the past:
That it is a wonderful teacher if you learn from it.
I’ve learned from my past have you?
Be Happy! Be Well! Be Positive!
Blessings to you.
Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;
We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying. For there truly is no end.
Thanks Chris, very comforting message!