Merry meet Friends!
Michelle here, bringing lots of love and light!
"What you deny or ignore, you delay. What you accept and face, you conquer." ~ www.livelifehappy,com
"Bring acceptance into your nonacceptance. Bring surrender into your nonsurrender. Then see what happens." ~ Eckhart Tolle
"Accept the situation for exactly what it is instead of trying to manipulate it into what you think it needs to be." ~ unknown
"Acceptance is having the faith, despite the circumstances, that all is well." ~ confidential coaching
"Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. ~ Lao Tzu
I shared last Sunday that I would be having a biopsy on Friday, the 15th due to an increase in calcifications in the same breast. I had the biopsy as scheduled. The nurse said that I would get the results in three business days but the doctor said I would know on Monday evening. I can say this with absolute certainty: NO MATTER THE OUTCOME, I AM FINE! I am whole and healed which is our divine right. None of us knows the what or why of things happening in our lives. We can and do make plans; sometimes they come to fruition and sometimes they don't. Life is full of changes as Lao Tzu said in the above quote. We can resist or we can let things flow.
This morning I heard the news that the Pastor who first ordained me had made his transition on last evening. He ordained me before I attended seminary. I knew he was going to do so before the head elder told me. He and I had a connection and we seemed to know each other's thoughts. We read many of the same books and would discuss our thoughts. Before I became a member of his church and once I knew my time was up, I spoke with him. He said that he knew I had not come to stay. We were both sad.
Life is so uncertain, with its ups and downs, twists and turns, peaks and valleys. We can change some things and some others we can not. I realize that it is hard to accept certain things. We would rather that "the thing", whatever it might be had not happened. I'm discovering in my own life that sometimes it is "the thing", that makes us stronger, more compassionate, more loving. We are all on a journey. We may take different paths and end up in different places but the journey is the same. We all walk it alone. That's not saying that people aren't with us on the path at times but we still walk it alone. Ultimately the journey is ours and ours alone.
Until next Sunday,
Merry part and merry meet again!
Gypsi Mama Michelle