Does your faith allow you to accept what you don’t always understand?
There is really SO MUCH that occurs that I don’t understand… at least in the moment that it occurs. Taking time to explore it in peace, calm and isolation allows understanding to seep in slowly through my faith. I have a certain knowing about the Universal concepts that never change. Concepts like “Everything happens for a reason”, or “This too shall pass” and even “We live in a friendly Universe”. But it doesn’t stop the emotional pain from deciding to move-in and take residence in my lower three chakras when something happens that I can’t make sense of.
I know that living in this life and upon this planet means that we signed up for an emotional school situation in a material and physical reality. This means that much of our experience can be dense and weighted… both literally and vibrationally. Relating to another in this life often causes grief and brings us down. There are moments of delight and high-level vibrating, but because of our human-ness, we will inevitably find ourselves “stunned, in pain and not in complete understanding of what just occurred”. Continuing to relate to others deeply can at times feel like a useless endeavor.
It is the larger picture, of course, that matters. Every time we meet a person or situation that uses a stun-gun on us, we are in a ripe opportunity for colossal learning. So there we stand, like a deer in the headlights, holding our wound openly, and we realize with clarity “nothing makes sense… I don’t understand… and what now?” I think the “what now?” question is the important question to consider; because there are those who think that they have NO choice about the “what now” of the situation. And yet we do.
This is what separates the conscious from the sleeping humans. Sleeping humans think that life happens “to them”, and conscious humans know that it is they who “make things happen”. PERSPECTIVE is everything, and there are so many perspectives to choose from. Fling the closet wide open and look at all the colors and styles that are hanging before you. Pick something that feels comfortable, appeals to your taste, is easy to view, and exudes positive energy. Pick a high vibrating perspective that is full of love and gratitude. When we can keep our thoughts and ideas vibrating high, we are suddenly available for the Divine informational downloads which “gift us” with personal understanding and answers. These downloads come in many ways, such as dreams, conversations with others, signs, movies, even pictures and concepts that come to our mind’s eye during quiet moments.
Our personal faith develops and expands in the empty durations between the initial pain and eventual understanding. Those durations can be longer than what we think we can endure. Recall another Universal truth, which says… “We are never given an experience that we don’t have the full resources to handle”. So having just experienced one of these “what the hell happened?” experiences myself, I now feel ready to say, “I chose to continue in love with every step that I take”.