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Life is rich and beautiful when we’re willing to see it from the long view.
One way to view it is to see that we’re all working on a single tapestry.
It’s a tapestry of human life. Some of us are focused on weaving something exquisitely beautiful and it may look like the life of someone heroic like Harriet Tubman who risked her life and lived her life in service to others.
Another person may be someone who is dedicated only to their own pleasure, needs and wants. It takes all kinds to make this tapestry.
Some people, like many friends of mine, live their life dedicated to undoing the knots woven into the tapestry by their ancestors. It may look as though those knots came from their family and the way they were treated by their relatives. Maybe.
It could be that they were their ancestors in previous generations, reincarnated now, to undo the very nots they tied generations ago. It seems quite likely to me.
I’ve learned for myself, with help from A Course in Miracles, and my own willingness to value the truth. I’ve brought the patterns in with me and those who seem to have contributed to them, have only helped me to bring my attention so that I will get on with the work of untying the knots.
I don’t wish to waste another minute complaining about how things are. It doesn’t help, and in fact it becomes a magnetic attractor for more of the same.
There are no victims, even when it looks like there are victims.
We don’t know what’s really going on.
I’m absolutely certain that some souls volunteer to live a life in service being the challenging child of a person who wishes to learn compassion. This is the way of the Bodhisattva. The Bodhisattva is the awakened being who chooses to continue the cycle of reincarnation in service until all are awakened.
I imagine that from the Bodhisattva’s perspective the entire tapestry is beautiful. Maybe it’s a mandala.
I wish to see the tapestry of life from that Bodhisattva perspective and see only the beauty.
When I see something I don’t like, let me not complain and lend it energy. Let me not invest one more drop of my precious life-energy into that which is not untying the knots or refining the beauty.
As the inspired Christian mystic, Howard Thurman, would say, let me “keep fresh before me the moments of my high resolve” so that there is nothing more appealing or attractive to energize in this moment or any other.
The way for me to achieve my goal of being able to see from a clear view is to quit complaining.
Complaining has been such a strong habit for me.
There were times when I thought, and I do really mean this, that it was the purpose of my life.
Now, I can feel clearly that the purpose was to untie the knot of complaining as a habit.
Today, let me untie the knots and bring more beauty with each choice I make.
How do you choose to see the tapestry of life today?
Can you see the knots that it is your life purpose to untie?
If you wish, please share in the comments and I will hold it with you in prayer.
Together we will surely succeed!
Spirit will carry us there since we are so willing!
I’m getting ready for my Stop Playing Small Online Retreat next month. If you’d really like to do this healing work of letting go of complaints and the other things that stand in our way of happiness and Peace, consider joining us. You can change your entire life, your relationships, your experience, your finances, your body, your happiness and peace of mind. Consider this:
- Join me on my Stop Playing Small Online Retreat in September,
- follow that with my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp in October
- and then be ready to ROCK in my Masterful Living Course 2021 in January.
You will never regret your choice, and you’ll only be so glad you did – at least that’s what I hear from the people who have done it.
Get going. Take action. Be aggressive about working with your mind. DO NOT DELAY. If you’re waiting, if you’re not getting the results you’d like, what are you waiting for?
Don’t take my word for it, read the testimonials from those who have done this work with me. They believed that nothing would work for them, and they were willing to do something different anyway. Now, they’re not playing small anymore. They’re not letting fear dictate their life. They have a real and powerful connection with Spirit.
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