Friday, May 10, 2013

yOuR LifE rOcKs!

It's not that your life totally rocks, Dana Lynne,
except for a few tricky spots, slippery patches, and challenges.

But that your life totally rocks, in large part,

because of the tricky spots, slippery patches, and challenges.
Stranger than fiction,
 The Universe
Dear Peeps;

Did you know that your life rocks even though it can get tricky sometimes? AND that the tricky spots actually make you life better because they teach us stuff? I mean, think about it--can you remember something that seemed really hard, risky, and downright scary at the time, only to realize now that it's exactly what you needed to get where you are now?

As many of my mentors have said: It's not about what happens TO us . . . it's about what happens FOR us, and the meaning we assign to those events, relationships, and circumstances.

And this notion brings me back to the fifth barrier to peace--We don't trust . . . yet--as written by Eckhart Tolle (see last week's PEACE series for more about these ideas). When we trust in the UNiverse, we know deep down that what is happening is fro our highest good, even though it may not be fun, or peaceful, or exactly what we think we need. But, as Tolle further suggests:

“Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful
for the evolution of your consciousness.
How do you know this is the experience you need?
Because this is the experience you are having 
at the moment.”

~Eckhart Tolle

The interesting thing about this idea, is that if I believe everything is happening for the evolution of MY consciousness, it also follows that everything is happening for the evolution of EVERYONE ELSE'S consciousness, as well--

Hmnnn . . . I guess I'm not in charge of other people, or passing judgement on what they choose to do or say, or how they choose to operate in this lifetime. Just as I am right where I need to be, so are they. We are all on our own trajectory of learning, on our own evolutionary timelines.

Does this mean we need to allow people to "just be themselves," even if they are abusive or they don't have our bests interests in mind? Nope; that's not the point--but we don't have to hate on them. We can learn to set boundaries with these individuals, detach from them with compassion (or not, sometimes!), and simply turn our energy in the direction of those people who have what we want, and focus on those relationships which serve us and give us energy. 

This practice of setting boundaries with people who don't treat me with respect has certainly been one of MY greatest lessons . . . and guess what? They keep repeating the same disrespectful behavior as long as I have allowed it. Hmnnn . . . now THAT'S about ME.

What have you learned on your journey lately? Leave us a comment and share your experience!

Lots of Love!

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