:: a seed ::

I have found through so much personal experience that when you are not where you need to be, or not on your true “path” [so to speak] or in alignment with your true purpose, the Universe [or God or whatever you would like to call it] has a way of shaking things up and redirecting you. Those shaking up bits can be so confusing and painful and easy to misinterpret. Those shaking up bits can leave you speechless and hurt and wondering, which could essentially lead to wandering [I have always thought that the wandering bits therein becomes where the magic truly IS able to be discovered].

It’s amazing to me how these things might look from another person’s perspective, as you are going through said change. I’ve noticed that there can be a lot of judgment and gossip from the external world, from “friends” and even enemies [all in all, good lessons in of itself regarding trust]. I have also found that none of that really matters. It really doesn’t. It used to [at least to me]; it used to, a lot. I’m so thankful that some sort of something has happened within me lately to make me come to a definitive understanding that other people’s judgments and perceptions of “what is” have absolutely no reflection on actually “what is.” The undeniable truth is that the only one who can know “what actually is” would be the Divine, or Spirit, or God, as well as the person who owns the experience.

So, friends, if you are going through any type of experience at the moment, that could yield confusing or painful emotions, please remember this. Please remember that the confusion or the pain or the mystery of life’s redirect is merely reminding you of the greatness that is approaching, because it is; it really is! It’s amazing that it does each and every time. Honor that confusing emotion and feel ecstatic that it’s there, because you know that what is undoubtedly approaching will be better than you could have ever imagined. Make the pain a close friend of yours.

When discussing this topic many, many years ago, a very close friend of mine said that one should “go directly into the pain, sit with the pain, make the pain a close friend.” I never quite understood what that meant then. However, it’s quite clear now. [ps. I love you, Rob].

“For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.” — Cynthia Occelli

besitos :: danielleinthedisco

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