“God doesn’t give you the people you want.
He gives you the people you need, to help you,
to hurt you, to leave you, to love you,
and to make you the person you were meant to be”
Today I came across this quote while searching my computer for an article I had started to write but hadn’t finished. I could not find that file in the end, but I found this and it made me think. It made me think about my life and the choices that I have made and did not make. This is not an article about how hard my life was. Pain is relative. There is no scale that says what level of suffering is considered more horrible than the next. What one person might consider a crippling setback, another might consider it to be merely a stumbling block, a pebble on the road to be kicked aside.
As a Spiritual Coach I have sometimes encountered people that assume that I must have all the answers. Couple it with the fact that I am a Tarot Reader and it doubles the assumption for some that I am a fountain of universal wisdom and have a direct line to God. I do not have a direct line to God!
What I do have is knowledge, lessons, pain, pleasure, memories and everything else we gather in our lives as we move along on our journey. The difference for me is that I consciously decided to make an effort to learn and grow. At one time I had that bubble of safety too. I had that box that I was afraid to climb out of. Fear is the glue that holds you down and locks your soul. You have two choices in life: See fear as a wall stopping you or see it as a trampoline. Either fear holds you back or you jump on it and leap off.
Do you want to know what the most powerful word in the English language is?
“BUT I can’t do it”
“BUT I have physical pain”
“BUT I don’t know how to”
“BUT I don’t know anyone”
“BUT he/she might say no”
What if you just said that you can EVEN if you don’t believe it YET?
What if you tried different healing modalities for that pain?
What if you learned?
What if you just said “hi, my name is ___” (Now you know someone)
What if he/she said YES!!
Your life is happening now. Living in the past is not really living. Use your experiences as fuel to empower yourself and your actions in life. Go forward! Learn, grow and maybe even use that knowledge to help others.
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