One of the most difficult disciplines in working with Spirit, I find, is that of allowing those you care for to follow their own path, in their own way and time. I had this discussion with a friend recently, about her finding this same difficulty. Of how it bothered her to have to step back and watch one she cares for struggle, one who is yet unable to see that she does indeed have the power to change her life.
When we look at others struggling, especially in ways and places where we too had struggled, we wish to be able to do more, to show them a better way, to heal them quickly. But, we can’t. We had to learn in our own time and way, and so must they.
Divine timing, Divine plans. This is where strong faith and acceptance come in to play. I have mentioned before, of how we have chosen to come into our earthly bodies to learn lessons and experience that which will assist in our soul’s growth. It is a joyful time when some of these experiences make our hearts sing, but equally so, it is painful to work through lessons that tear at our very being.
No amount of talk can penetrate the walls put up by one not yet ready to hear. No one wishes to hear the “preaching” of the converted either. All that one can do is to live the power of example and be there to listen and to share when asked.
To live a life with Spirit, one accepts that synchronicities and miracles occur all around us; accepts that fact that there is more to life than meets the eye. In accepting, for instance, the concept of the mind/body connection, one has to allow one’s thinking to move beyond science, to allow for connections that go beyond what “can be proved” by machines and instruments. To see that there is indeed a correlation to what is out of kilter in our lives with what is causing us bodily distress, opens the door to other possibilities and concepts that can broaden our view of this earthly existence.
We are sitting in the cusp of the Picean and the Atlantian ages, where physics and quantum physics clash up against each other like waves during tidal changes. Changing direction and changing momentum, struggling to find stability and direction in an ever-changing time. If you have ever seen the distinct meeting places of the waters, where salt and fresh waters slide, side-by-side, they appear to have reached a truce, agreed to boundaries and territories. Yet, at places where the tides change, swirls of confusion and tension override the former peace of the spot.
I am reminded of the Serenity Prayer at times like these…
Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change.
Courage, to change the things I can.
And, wisdom to know the difference…