Saturday, September 26, 2015

Rule 2: You Will Learn Lessons . . .

"You will learn lessons."

"Trials are but lessons that you failed to learn,
presented once again.
So, where you made a faulty choice before,
you can now make a better one,
and thus escape all pain that what you chose before
has brought to you." 
-- A Course In Miracles

Dear funfreePeople ;0) ---

If you've been hopping on the blog, you already know that my intention for the next 10 days is to dig into Cherie Carter-Scott's work, "Ten Rules for Being Human." Here's her list--I'll focus on one rule each day!

Ten Rules for Being Human

by Cherie Carter-Scott
You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it's yours to keep for the entire period.
You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called, "life."
There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial, error, and experimentation. The "failed" experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that ultimately "work."
Lessons are repeated until they are learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can go on to the next lesson.
Learning lessons does not end. There's no part of life that doesn't contain its lessons. If you're alive, that means there are still lessons to be learned.
"There" is no better a place than "here." When your "there" has become a "here", you will simply obtain another "there" that will again look better than "here."
Other people are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.
What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.
Your answers lie within you. The answers to life's questions lie within you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.
You will forget all this.

So the second rule is about learning lessons--and each of us has our own special set of lessons the You-niverse has uniquely prepared for us--so we can't be so quick to believe that just because someone else's lessons aren't the same as ours--that their lives are easier, or better, than ours--or that THEY GOT THE GOOD STUFF AND WE GOT THE CRAP-oLa (you know what I mean).

We never know what's going on with others on their IN:SIDES, so it's (forthcoming CRAZY ALERT) UBER DANGEROUS to compare their OUT:SIDE with our IN:SIDE. After all, don't you try to hide your crap-ola and act like "everything is just fine."--actually, it's human nature for many of us (translation: I have everything in control. I don't need anybody. Everything is pErFckT! I am a rock, a pillar, even!). Some of us who don't try to hide our imPerFcKtion may move to more dramatic measures--'cuz we lOooOoOOove dRaMa! btw: this is also human nature. (translation: SaVe mE! I am poWerLess! Life is happening to Me! It's all about everyone else!)

but I digress . . . (noT!).

We can be grateful for our lessons . . . they are like the most amazing & beautiful tailored clothing designed with just us in mind (insert your fave thing to wear---mine is amazingly blingy jeans with black lace-up boots and a flowing baby doll shirt layered with a cardigan...). We all call in our lessons . . .  and (sorry!) we keep repeating them until we finally GET IT (you know, like learn and change the way we respond to the pattern).

This also means that we may not need to rescue others when they are in the midst of learning one of their beautiful You-niversally designed lessons (I know this totally sucks, 'cuz we don't like to see people in pain). However, what I know, is that sometimes by rescuing or helping others, we are actually hurting them, and delaying the You-niversal lesson . . . and, they'll just be repeating it again . . . and again . . . and again . . .and again . . . and again . . .and again . . . and again . . .and again . . . and again . . .and again . . . and again . . .and again . . . and again . . . (okay enough already!)

This can be VERY dangerous for those of us who thrive on the rescue mission and put others before ourselves (obviously one of my You-niversally designed lessons . . . still working on it!) 
At the end of the day, I want to say, "Thanks for the amazing lessons, World." As my amazing mentor, Mastin Kipp, says, "Everything happens for us, not to us."

We just need to be wide awake. Conscious.

How are you becoming conscious? Leave a comment and share your experience. We LoVe yOU!

;0) dana

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