One of the goals that many of us work on in our life is to let go of those things that we cannot control anyway. It is in trying to control things that we cannot control that life can become difficult as it isn’t possible, so why not just let it go? But how to do that is the question. How you think about things can affect how you handle things.
It has been said that everything is in perfect order. I don’t know who said this, but it certainly has rung true for me in my life. I believe we are here on earth to do work to further grow in a spiritual way and that our soul leads us in that process. Life is not always comfortable and doesn’t always feel safe, but if it is in perfect order, so what are those uncomfortable moments about in our life? It can often be in those moments when things aren’t as we hoped or as we planned that our soul is required to do some growing, bending and stretching to make sense of the moment and to make it through the moment.
There are times when things come together and we are gifted with seeing the synchronicity of life. Sometimes it is so synchronized that we can’t say it was merely coincidental. Those moments are magical and gift us with a deep sense of knowing and trusting that indeed life is in perfect order, that we are exactly where we need to be in our journey of life, that each moment is exactly as it is meant to be.
And when we arrive at that place of trusting and knowing that all is well and we can “just be”, letting go of trying to control our world, we can have peace within. As I look at my own past life experiences, I see the perfection of all those experiences in what happened to me in my own spiritual growth. That perfect order took me into realms of experiences that called for some soul growth. And as it happens over and over again, it appears then that life is a vision quest to our soul. All our experiences give us an opportunity to grow in a spiritual way as we navigate our life journey. Our life experiences give us direction to our soul, connecting on a soul level and learning so that our soul can grow in this experience of living life. We can also realize that every day of our lives we are given opportunities to go to our soul. Sometimes, when we are in deep pain, just being able to remember this can help us get through the pain, arrive at the other side, and know that we are better people, on a soul level, because of what we just came through.Tags: being uncomfortable encourages change, growing during difficult times, Things are in perfect order
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Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner
- Janie Pfeifer Watson, LICSW, is the founder and director of Wholeness Healing Center, a mental health practice in Grand Island, Nebraska with remote sites in Broken Bow and Kearney. Her expertise encompasses a broad range of areas, including depression, anxiety, attachment and bonding, coaching, couples work, mindfulness, trauma, and grief. She views therapy as an opportunity to learn more about yourself as you step more into being your authentic self. From her perspective this is part of the spiritual journey; on this journey, she serves as a mirror for her clients as they get to know themselves—and, ultimately, to love themselves.
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