Grace in the Darkness

The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I had one of those sit-up-in-bed-in-the-middle-of-the-night moments a few days ago.  It was accompanied by that overwhelming need to write down the thought lest the “aha” moment drift away with my snoring. photo (6)

If you can read my midnight scribble, I’m impressed.  Every negative situation in your life is an opportunity for you to manifest your god-nature, your godliness, to alter the outcome.  Be grateful for the negative experiences.  

If we were never presented with difficult situations, we wouldn’t have to make hard choices.  Choices that require sacrifice and unconditional love.  Choices that make us examine our natures, our pride and our human frailty.   Choices that make us dig deep into those dark crevices of our being to embrace our light. This is the stuff humility is born from.

Human nature makes us look outside of ourselves to explain our crappy situations.  We blame our parents, our siblings, our bosses, etc. for being the reason for the current shit storm.  Ego wants you to think you are a victim and a puppet.  Ego loves the illusion negativity.  It eats that stuff with a side of fava beans and a glass of merlot.

When we embrace the negativity with gratitude, it dissolves; it melts into a puddle of steaming goo like the Wicked Witch of the West.  The more we learn to shift the negative to positive, to transmute a shitty situation with love and gratittude instead of drinking the purple kool-aid, we flex our Christ-muscle.  We truly LIVE what Jesus was trying to teach us.

So bring it on world…cause I’ll be damned if I’m a victim.  I’m a goddess arriving….

Blessings,

Susan

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About Goddess Arriving

Welcome to Goddess Arriving! I'm a 52 year old mother of three budding goddesses, grad student, runner and seeker of all things spiritual. This blog is my "white space" to speak my truth and explore ways to live well and age with grace and wisdom.

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