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Clarity; Our Experiences Are Not Mistakes

I think for this entry from Marianne Williamson’s Language of Letting Go, it really depends on your value system or your belief system. This entry talks a lot about God, a lot about there being a “plan”. For some people this might sound like fatalistic destiny or magical mystical stuff. From a more rational, logical, neurobiological standpoint, I’d like to look at what she is saying as ‘having clarity for a plan’ meaning, that if I am centered, peaceful, and not acting out of a place of fear, then there really is not much confusion going on in my life. Confusion is really just thinking I shouldn’t be confused when in fact I am. Clarity means being willing to sit back, and practice patience and see if I can watch this ‘plan’ (creation) unfold.     ♥ Samantha  
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By Marianne Williamson

When we are in the midst of an experience, it is easy to forget that there is a Plan. Sometimes, all we can see is today. If we were to watch only two minutes of the middle of a television program, it would make little sense. It would be a disconnected event.
If we were to watch a weaver sewing a tapestry for only a few moments and focused on only a small piece of the work, it would not look beautiful. It would look like a few peculiar threads randomly placed. How often we use that same, limited perspective to look at our life—especially when we are going through a difficult time. [read more=”Click here to Read More” less=”Read Less”] 

We can learn to have perspective when we are going through those confusing, difficult learning times. When we are being pelleted by events that make us feel, think, and question, we are in the midst of learning something important.
We can trust that something valuable is being worked out in us—even when things are difficult, even when we cannot get our bearings. Insight and clarity do not come until we have mastered our lesson.

Faith is like a muscle. It must be exercised to grow strong. Repeated experiences of having to trust what we can’t see and repeated experiences of learning to trust that things will work out are what make our faith muscles grow strong.

Today, I will trust that the events in my life are not random. My experiences are not a mistake. The Universe, my Higher Power, and life are not picking on me. I am going through what I need to go through to learn something valuable, something that will prepare me for the joy and love I am seeking.

Samantha Matern: I love the example she gives of coming in halfway through to view a tapestry. Halfway through anything looks like something is unfinished -when in fact, it is unfinished! I like to see this another way -I don’t have the ability to look around corners so sometimes I have to trust that I’m making the right decision because I making the decision from a place of peace not a place of fear, making decisions from a place of fear can often cause us to use dishonesty neediness obsession… Or some other form of physical or spiritual starvation that is actually the cause of us making this decision. Desperation is never a good tool to use when trying to make a decision and trying to gain balance and clarity.

Having a Life Coach or a Counselor can often help a person become clear on what they do or do not want.  Please contact me if I can help.    ♥ Samantha 

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Friday’s Quotes – C.S. Lewis

 

Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.

 

We are not living in a world where all roads are radii of a circle and where all, if followed long enough, will, therefore, draw gradually nearer and finally meet at the centre: rather in a world where every road, after a few miles, forks into two, and each of those into two again, and at each fork, you must make a decision.

 

We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.

 

Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.

 

If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.

 

Clive Staples Lewis wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. C. S. Lewis’s most distinguished and popular accomplishments include Mere Christianity, Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, and the universally acknowledged classics in The Chronicles of Narnia. To date, the Narnia books have sold over 100 million copies and been transformed into three major motion pictures.

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Friday’s Quotes | C.G. Jung

-By C.G. Jung

Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.

There is no coming to consciousness without pain.

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.

As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere
being.

 

Carl Gustav Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist and founder of the school of analytical psychology. He proposed and developed the concepts of the extroverted and introverted personality, archetypes, and the collective unconscious. The issues that he dealt with arose from his personal experiences. For many years Jung felt as if he had two separate personalities. One introverted and other extroverted. This interplay resulted in his study of integration and wholeness. His work has been influential not only in psychology but in religion and literature as well.

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Who & What to Trust

 

Wisdom will always be loving, it will never be cruel, and it will always be in consideration of all living beings. That is how you know who and what to trust.

Samantha

Chocolate vs Vanilla

Whatever you tend to will grow.  Tending is a form of attention. If my thoughts are the seeds, what seeds am I sowing?  Which Garden am I spending time in? The shit garden or the peace garden?

If someone doesn’t like you it says more about them than it does about you. If someone likes you it says more about them than it does about you.

Getting our feelings hurt because someone doesn’t like us is like vanilla getting its feelings hurt because someone chose chocolate.