"One must have chaos in oneself in order to give birth to a dancing star."
The saying resonated deeply with me because I arrived on the Spiritual path as a result of what you might call a tricky youth and a slightly painful (masterful understatement here) marriage. I arrived on it in a state of despair - not to go into details that should remain in the past - and definitely in a state of chaos. Since that day so many years ago, I have felt better and better because of my Spiritual knowledge gathering.
Sometimes now when people come to me for help or a Reading, or to study at one of my workshops, they comment on the knowledge I have, and I always tell them that it's knowledge gained through two things, the school of hard knocks and a willingness to learn from life.
As you will see in an article called "Karma Balance" which will be appearing in Silent Voices magazine in the new year (www.silentvoices.org.uk), I believe that people bring us lessons everyday and we have two choices, either to understand that people's behaviour towards us is a lesson and learn it, or to believe that we're being hard done by and complain.
If you take the second option you will spend the majority of your life feeling hurt and bewildered, whereas if you take the first option you will have breakthrough after breakthrough almost every day of your life. Which means that every day life in general will get a little easier to deal with, and you might actually start silently thanking those people for bringing the lesson to you to learn.
So the message is, wake up, be aware, LIVE your life don't cruise through it, learn your lessons and allow them to make your world a sunnier place to inhabit.
(With special thanks to Sharon Barr of Silent Voices who reminded me that I need to DO SOMETHING with my BLOG)