This is a spiritual temper tantrum…
It comes like depression in the night or that quiet, insistent hiss that says, “I told you so. You really do suck.”
But alas, the tantrum or incessant calling isn’t the foreshadowing of doom as you might suspect.
While I may be considered “ra-RA” like a middle-aged cheerleader, I am also a survivor and thriv-er in life, which means that I know that everything that comes to us is a teacher. We need it all! The cheer leading. The doubt that drives us from our beds to our knees at 3:00 a.m. The obstinate and narcissistic boss that feeds only his ego and not that of his team. The trips to the lake for relaxation. The celebrations at synagogue when a young person becomes a bar or bat mitzvah. The funerals that come mid-winter. The imperfections of a spouse, child or parent. The disease or accident that shocked us back to the land of what-is-important. The tyranny of wars. The folly of knowledge. The bothersome “depression” that greets us at the door. The taste of dreams realized. The beauty in our beloved’s face. The determination of our intentions.
Everything is as it should be.
The forgotten key in the New Age world and Positivity Paradise is acceptance. Acceptance of what is, is necessary for a spiritually fit life. This means that we are to accept ourselves in all our glory and “gangliness”. The actions we take to make things better for ourselves, our families and our communities are not 100%-guaranteed-or-your-money-back. Life doesn’t hand out those guarantees. But we are assured a beautiful existence if we accept ourselves and each other with love. It means being gentle in your self-judgments. It means holding yourself close and forgoing the sighs of resignation. It means surrendering to Love’s instruction and embrace. It means doing the work of praying, speaking affirmations, being connected to the divine—all of the things mentioned at the start of this blog post…But it means doing those things knowing that THEY are not the keys to whatever we seek. They are merely a part of the story.
The key really is acceptance—a surrender, a nod, a bow to ALL