Embracing Them All
I really believe that everything happens for a reason and as it should in the right time, although I’ve had my faith significantly challenged in these beliefs at times which has led me to question certain occurrences in my life. I’ve come to the conclusion in the last little while that regardless of how difficult it may be, embracing the lesson may be the answer. Even the lessons that don’t seem like there is a conclusion to, I think sometimes, embracing the lesson is the conclusion.
I have both resisted and accepted different lessons I’ve experienced, and so far resistance has been the most harmful to me and has caused the negativity attached to the lesson to drag on for much longer than it needed to. As well, I noticed when resisting that the lesson has continued to appear in my life, whether I liked it or not, through different scenarios and/or people, until I was finally able to acknowledge, understand and progress from it.
On almost every lesson I’ve had so far I’ve discovered that there was a need that I wasn’t aware of and wasn’t allowing to be fulfilled because my ego was quite sure it knew what the need was and was searching in the wrong place. With my ego venturing off believing it knew best, I’ve wondered if it is possible for those in our circle to get caught in the middle of a lesson that is not part of their path simply because of their placement and vice versa. When you are emotionally attached to someone it can be hard to sit back and let them lead, especially if you feel you can help, but ultimately it is their lesson and not our place to invade.
What does one do when they find themselves in this situation? I believe that our awareness and inner voice (gut instinct) will let us know when that is the case and guide us to step back, the challenge is whether or not we listen to it. The best I’ve found is to offer but not insist, you can’t steer someone else’s ship but you can help guide them through the rocks.
My thoughts have started to sway towards an understanding in the divinity of it all, are these really mistakes? Or are they guided interventions that the universe is arranging to help us move in the direction of the path we are meant to be on? I’ve realized that without some of the more challenging lessons I’ve had there may have been so many areas of thought, intention, passion and purpose I may not have discovered.
My curiosity is these different areas of thought are strong and I like investigating all the options, if I don’t I leave myself without possibilities. It’s the possibilities that create the energy I need to sustain myself through the difficult times and it helps me to find a way to dance when it rains.
I’ve found that embracing all the lessons is providing me with a calmer sense of being, energized intention and a stronger insight into enjoying the journey.