We beg to know how it occurred and what we will do about it.
Jungian Psychologist and Analyst, Dr. Jerry Ruhl suggests rather than ask why is this happening? — the larger and more helpful question is:
WHERE IS THIS TAKING ME?
Asking the right question makes all the difference.
Sometimes we just want answers — but life is a quest not an ans.
Life is an adventure that is taking us on a journey!
We grow into our answers by asking and living the right questions.
So when something significant happens, I now ask: Where is this leading me?
As I seriously ask that question I find that my shoulders begin to relax as I breathe more easily.
Even though I don’t know the answer, I know something is guiding me into my unknown future. And I can trust this guidance, for life is always for us, never against us.
I begin letting go and allowing.
Inquiry is the first step. Next is remembering the Presence of God in which I live. I trust this Presence.
This event has come to pass. I relax and remind myself to allow. “And this, too."
All happenings are the result of causes and conditions that have been set into motion and somehow nurtured.
Whatever has been sown has now ripened and that’s why it is showing up.
Nothing ever comes out of the blue even when we think it has. There were causes and conditions that brought it about. We don’t really have to know what they were, even though we may be very curious.
Let’s become more curious about where we are being led, for life is always helping us to become a living soul. This takes an awakening.
Every happening helps us awaken and grow!
Wherever we are on this path, life is drawing us higher. We are being led into our greater potential.
As I inquire into this great mystery, I become aware that the Source (the Great Mind of God) is made up of slender threads that join everything together into one great web.
Everything is interconnected by an infinite number of strands that forever join us together with all that we need right here, and right now.
Among these many threads, even though they are slender and often near invisible, there is one thread that calls to us in each moment. It is enticing us into our future.
This slender thread may come as an inspiration, an idea, a sign, a serendipitous happening, or something that seems very risky and unpleasant.
In whatever way this slender thread shows itself, it is here to guide us forward on our journey. It will show us how to move through each experience.
I believe that our future self calling us into greater awareness.
This future beingness wants to bring us through this experience having gained knowledge and become ever more loving.
When we risk following this thread it may seem scary, for it takes us into new territory. We don’t know where we are going. This requires trust.
As we learn to rely on this inner guidance we will find life unfolding in ways that eventually bring more harmony, beauty and inner peace.
At any moment, even when seeming catastrophe strikes, amazing resources are here, within and around us, to help us on our way forward.
Don’t forget them! Inquire within, and then listen.
As we get very still, and practice quieting the cognitive mind, threads of ideas, dreams, yearnings, come to us that lead to something greater and broader.
Everything that happens is for the purpose of drawing us into more harmony, wholeness, integration and completeness.
We need only to pay attention, very close attention, to what presents itself each moment.
Meditation helps us dive below the surface of life, into this great web, the great Mind of God.
We need to listen deeply to ideas that come, watch our dreams, and work with them. Also be open to feedback from others.
With every possibility that comes into our mind we can ask where this will take us. And then ask, “Where else?”
This is a new response, rather than the old reactive ways that lead to suffering.
Interrupt those old hurtful patterns of self pity and despair.
Only new experiences can weaken the effect of the older ones.
New neural paths are created by the imagination, by moving into a place of interested, attentive inquiry.
Give yourself more space by asking, “And what else? What else might this mean?”
Explore. Life is an adventure!
If we fall into any kind of blame — for ourselves or others — remind ourselves that these thoughts nurture seeds of suffering.
As Gandhi said, “Become the change you wish to be.”
All life is continually growing toward the light, toward greater integration and greater possibilities. And we are an integral part of this Light.
God uses many diverse ways to help us find our way home, for we are truly Light Beings.
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