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Thursday, January 8, 2015

WOMEN SPEAK...GIFTS FROM THE UNIVERSE

WOMEN SPEAK:


When I am meditating there are many thoughts that float through my consciousness. The other day I received a thought that all of the people who drift through my life are gifts from the universe. How, I thought, can some of those people who have done terrible things to me be GIFTS FROM THE UNIVERSE. Why would I have been sent such terrible gifts. Why would the universe, or God, send me things that hurt me. 


The answer came that ALL of the people who come through my life are sent to teach me, to help me to learn who I am and why I am here. But what happens when I don't learn I questioned? Then I was told someone else will enter to help me along my path. This does not mean that I was meant to be hurt, but it does mean that I was questioning who I am and so someone came who would help me get the answers I need. It does not mean that I chose to be a victim or that I I deserved to be one. So it all seems very confusing to me. 


Maybe I am not meant to understand it all. Maybe I will keep searching for answers to who I am. I do know that I keep getting a message that I am a healer and that I must start by healing myself so I can help others heal. That all of the people who are sent through my life, whether they are here for a moment or a lifetime, are sent to help me with who I am, and that I am here to help them.


So I sift back through the memories of my life. I think back to why I became a counselor later in life. I remember sitting alone in a room with clients who were desperately hurting from the things that life had thrown at them. I listened to unspeakable acts of childhood sexual abuse. I wondered why these people suffered the way they did, and I know now that I don't have the answers. 

I know now that as a healer I am meant to help myself and others find a simpler and more serene way of living. That we only have this moment. That we each have our own path and no one's path is better than another's. 


When I set out to write my blog post this morning, this is not what I had in mind, but I felt compelled to get the words down. Many times I will leave posts like this a a draft. More of a journal of my thoughts then as something to share, but today I felt that I was meant to share my thoughts with you. Also, I wanted to start Women Speak back up. I feel that we need a forum where we can talk openly. 

So I am wondering what you think of all of this. How do you feel about the people who enter your life? Do you believe that you have a purpose for being here? That as a unique individual you have a path to follow that tells you who you truly are?

It is bitterly cold here this morning. It is a perfect time to grab a cup of hot tea or coffee and chat. 

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17 comments:

  1. Oh yes, I firmly believe that I am here for a purpose - to glorify God and enjoy Him forever - and to live peacefully with my fellow earthlings. I also believe what the Bible says about 'All things work together for good to those who love God.' It's not that we can necessarily see the purpose behind every bad thing that happens, but that as a whole tapestry, they are working for our good. I use the tapestry metaphor because it kinda reminds me that we see the back side of the tapestry - all the knots and lines, but God is working the tapestry, making it into the beautiful thing that it is - on the front side. I can trust Him and take joy in the fact that even the dark days are in His control, and that He loves me. All our experiences are not going to be fun, but they make us into the person He wants us to be. Many blessings in the new year, Laura.

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    1. Thanks you so much for your perspective, Judy. I know that you have a wonderful faith that guides you through your life. I love the metaphor that life is a tapestry and that we are all interwoven. Happy new year!!

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  2. I know I have a God given purpose here on earth and I pray that God will use me every day before I get out of bed. I also wonder why so many people find fault in me when I feel like I am living my life in a caring and loving way but I try to remember they will have to answer for their own actions. I need to be sure my thoughts and actions are what I want them to be and what God will be pleased with. You are I are 'thinkers' and dreamers.....and sensitive souls. What a blessing! Enjoy your day my friend. Stay warm! Hugs, Diane

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    1. I can't imagine anyone finding fault in you, Diane. In fact as I was writing this post this morning you popped into my mind. I see you as such a caring person. Yes, I think you and I are thinkers and dreamers and sensitive souls. I see that only as a good thing. xo

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  3. You are a healer Laura. I have always known that about you. That quality just radiates from your being. You had to go through the rough patches in your life so that you could fully empathize. Don't ever hide your light ~ you have a special gift!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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    1. Thank you so much, Susan for your sweet words. They mean so much to me.

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  4. Yes, Laura, these questions are difficult and there is no right or wrong. I do feel we all have a purpose and make a difference. I think that the Lord puts things in our path for a reason and as we grow the reason is gently revealed.
    And yes, we must know who we are first and be at peace to help others. xo Catherine

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    1. They are difficult questions, Catherine. We do learn so much from the things that are put in our paths. It is what we do with those things that really matters. Thank you so much for your input.

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  5. I feel that everything and person who comes into our lives will teach us something,
    Even though it may not be as obvious with the people we dislike Or the ones we question why they are in our lives. Provoking chat

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    1. They do teach us something. I'm afraid we don't always want to listen, though.

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  6. The Christian pop/rock group "Casting crowns" has a song that reaches in and grabs my heart every time. "Who l am....l am yours". Life really hits us hard sometimes, people pop in and out of our life, some do us good, some do us bad. All experiences can however help us grow, as you say, if we give them to God. One thing life has taught me is that throwing blame and hating isn't going to get me anywhere. So l am trying, to forgive, to get rid of hate, become a better me. There is so much l don't understand, so many seemingly pointless tears cried. But when my tiny little boat is thrown about in life and l feel totally lost and confused, and l ask "who am l?" I have to remind myself, God, "l am yours". Hope you have a lovely weekend Laura, a storm is forecast here, so there will be tea inside by the fire. Blessings, Pam xx

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    1. Thanks you so much for your wonderful insight, Pam. You are so right when you say we have to let go of the hate. By letting go we learn, and we take back our own power. Stay safe through your storm.

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  7. I was just talking about this last night with some friends of mine! Everyone is a gift for growth, healing and awakening, even the terrible things that have happened and the people who have really hurt or harmed... And the real gift is when you see God behind everything, then everything is really benevolent and can add something positive to your life. I am doing this myself right NOW, turning the "bad" into something "good" from what I learn from it. So this is the perfect post for me today! Thank you.

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    1. I am so happy to hear that this post was so timely for you. I think it is wonderful that you have friends that you can discuss this with. Everything really is benevolent and does add to your life if you allow it.

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  8. I used to believe Romans 8:28 that "All things work together for good to those who love God, etc." But, can anyone share any insight into how we can respond positively and remain hopeful through years and years of cruel treatment and evil? I have peace because of my relationship with God, but I think that my spirit is broken irretrievaby. Any thoughts from any one on this?

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    1. Oh Bev, no one should have to go through years and years of cruel and evil treatment. I don't know what your situation is, but I am hoping that you are no longer in that relationship. If you are, I am hoping that we can chat. Please email me, my friend. xoxo

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    2. P.S. There is a contact form on the sidebar of my blog. Also, please know that we are a caring community, and want nothing more than your safety and happiness.

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