|Posted by Kimberley E. Kling on February 25, 2011 at 8:37 AM|
I was recently reminded by a dear friend that as we continue along our spiritual path our lives do not necessarily get easier. In fact, there are times when it will more than likely get worse. Or at least that's the way it may seem.
Take me, for example. While I have struggled in the past with my full-time job, I believed that it would eventually get better. As I sit here near the end of February 2011 with nothing to show for a whole week into this pay period, save MAYBE an 8-hour days' accumulation of work. To make matters even more challenging, I just recently lost my companion, Dixie. She was my lovey girl. My mastiff extraordinaire. She was always there to comfort me when things got raw. Now my home is quiet and at times I feel lost. I am once more reminded that GOD works in mysterious ways. That's got to be one of the most annoying sayings out there! There are times when I would love to seek out the individual who came up with that phrase and slap them upside the head!
It has been suggested that I create a "dream board" in order to help manifest what positives I would like to have happen in my life. I strongly agree with positive affirmations and positive visualizations. So, I set about creating not one, but two dream boards. I want to make sure that the deck is stacked in my favor. So, I continue with my visualizations as I sit in front of my 2 boards and I do feel better. It is a lovely exercise in calming the spirit and mind.
What I'm trying to get at with all this rambling is that "keeping the faith" is not just some catch phrase. It is an every day, lifelong endeavor that will test even the most devout. As you continue on your spiritual path it may seem that GOD has left the building. Now, you and I both know this is NEVER the case, nor will it ever be. Our egos get in the way, telling us that it's us against the world; that we are all alone; that we must do this all by ourselves...when the real truth is that this thinking couldn't be farther from the truth!
Take heart, dear friend, in the knowledge that we are all connected! I must remind myself of this, too! You are not alone, nor will you ever be alone. NEVER let your ego get the best of you. NEVER let it tell you such lies! There is ALWAYS someone reaching out for you...we just have to be willing to see it, allow it, accept it, and return the reach!
While things may seem daunting, I take great comfort knowing that I am never alone. All I need do is "Ask, and it shall be given you; see, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you." Matthew 7:7.
May you be blessed each and every day by the Light. May I be of service to those who seek my help. May my family and friends know how much I love and appreciate them. May each day be a blessing and an opportunity to witness and participate in the unveiling of the Divine's plan. May you and I always....KEEP THE FAITH!