I’ve been intending to write this article for a long time, but my soul has been on its knees. I feel like I’ve been through a lot, and my spirit ached to be expressed through writing. Why the delay? I’ve been worried that my posts won’t be as excellent as my followers expect, that my emotions will not be embraced, and that I’ll be inappropriate. But you know what? That’s not how I feel anymore.
I’ve spent the last few months learning new skills, attempting not to attract the wrong circumstances and people, and quitting some interesting aspects of my life. I ceased looking at the bad and sought to concentrate only on the positive. To be honest, I’ve learned that looking at the positive and only having the right view won’t make life feel complete; without a healthy breeze, the trees won’t grow strong roots. Perhaps we, as people, are a little bit like that.
We must touch and feel life in all its phases and magnificence. That means you’ll have both positive and negative experiences; you’ll learn to love and express your grace, but you may also have a broken heart and be betrayed. It’s all a part of life, and the bad things are particularly essential because they mold us, and teach us who we are, what we like, where we want to go, and who we want to be with. They’re essential lessons with hidden profound meanings; if only we could stop and examine things and people for what they truly are, we’d see a different side to everything.
If we are extremely intuitive, we may even have a feeling of what is going to happen and have dreams and signs that show us what is supposed to take place. While that is a wonderful blessing, I believe it can also be a tremendous burden. We’re crafty people, and sometimes we wish we could take God’s pen and write our lives. The bad news is that we lack God’s vision and quite often get lost on the way; however, this is fine because HE, in His immense love for us, will show us the path, as He always does.
I wish I could say my existence was filled with wonderful times and satisfaction, but it wasn’t. My first years of existence were filled with dread, fear of not being understood, fear of being different. People didn’t like me and thought I was a peculiar being; I was ignored and pushed around, but that didn’t change me.
On the contrary, it taught me so many lessons, and every time I fell, God gave me a speck of happiness to help me finish this challenging life journey. A tiny flower here, a lovely bird there, incredible sunlight, pleasant people, smiles, and wonderful new days with new beginnings. I’ve collapsed many times, but each time I’ve risen more gracefully than the last.
This life taught me that I’m human, that it’s OK to make mistakes, to be loud, and not always make sense. When I attempted to lean on others, God taught me that I needed to work harder on myself and stop wishing to be liked and a part of a worldly family until I could be whole in myself.
The truth is, I enjoy having friends and wonderful people around me, but they don’t always stick around. I recently lost a friendship that was dear to me, and I learned that it is OK and that while she was a lovely spirit, both she and I needed to be apart to be complete. This actually taught me a lot of wisdom, and I think we’ve finished our path in this life and taught ourselves the lessons we needed to.
Looking back, I can’t say I have any regrets. I’ve had some of the most amazing people in my life, and I didn’t always understand how important they were until much later. I still love my lovely grandmother, grandpa, wonderful teacher, uncle, and cousin; they’ve all shined so brightly in my life, and I’m thankful for their light in life, even though they’re now in Heaven.
And the most important lesson and sign of maturity is the ability to forgive everyone. For the positive and particularly for the negative that they introduced into your life; to be able to reflect back on everything that shaped you into the person you are today and rejoice.
We are all born into this world to remember and experience events and people. What I’ve learned along the way is that not everyone is for you and that you must learn to appreciate each person as they are for as long as they have to offer in their Godly nature and to trust the process. When the time comes, let go as gently as you can.
Have faith in yourself and your life journey. Go through everything and don’t be afraid to experience life, cry, laugh, and be your wonderful amazing self. Don’t fret; the right people will be waiting for you at the finish line of life, cheering you on for the great progress you’ve made in this life. You’ve got this!!
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