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Reasons for Everything

Updated on September 6, 2009
OK - 2 accidents :(  Want my license to avoid me on the road? Honest - I didn't cause either... or did I?
OK - 2 accidents :( Want my license to avoid me on the road? Honest - I didn't cause either... or did I?

One dreary, dull, drizzly morning I was on my way to work at about 7:00 a.m. and WHAM - I got rear ended by someone doing 55 mph! He'd wanted to run the red light, and really so did I, but I saw a cop car waiting at the crossroads, so I stopped - the guy behind me didn’t, or couldn’t, it was so wet...

I've heard, "Absolutely everything happens for a reason"... Have you heard that too? That can be a tough thought to digest when we're in the middle of a traffic jam, late for a plane, diseased or in an auto accident - can't it?!? I'm sure we've all been tempted to ignore the wisdom of that statement at times!

We want to shout, "IT WAS AN ACCIDENT!" "I didn’t want that to happen", "I didn’t create that intentionally" or "how could something as random or arbitrary as an auto accident have a divine purpose or reason?"

and the search continued...

My analytical mind & intention of understanding this fundamental truth took me on a search that incorporated everything from Aristotle's metaphysics, Newton's law of cause and effect, profound experiences proving James Allen's "to think is to create" as I attempted to grasp this much grander picture and purpose of everything.

...without asking you to read the same mountain of books...
...without asking you to read the same mountain of books...

I'm sure you have searched some of the same things so I decided to share my experience with you here today because well, I came to believe it is true.

In the interest of saving time, going through all we've learned, every philosophical aspect of each "universal law" seems an excessively monumental task. Perhaps then just a few conclusive but clear insights? Maybe, together, we'll reflect on them as our journeys' continue...

Hind sight being 20/20 - at the time expressing it would have more closely resembled 'found a plausable, acceptable explanation that helped me overcome any bitterness and the inevitable changes I'd have to go through'. Hmmm clarity always seems tougher in the thick of it doesn't it? 

My thoughts then from the beginning: initially I wondered if I should  simply adopt the passive "it is a blessing in disguise"? There I was, crippled for months, lost that job and all "jobs" I was used to. All in the blink of an eye and the *SNAP* of a finger. No, I don't think so - acceptance wasn't that easy... The analytical mind is seldom passive either. So I questioned: "was there some illusive 'karma' involved?" How does karma really work or help us if we're unaware of any possible debt we owe? Karma being the same as the law of cause and effect, how could I have "sown" the creation of an auto accident? Who would ever do that?

problem dissolving :)
problem dissolving :)

Pieces started making sense after an in-depth look from David Spangler, author of "Blessing". He stated, "The role of the imagination affects the art of blessing... How we imagine what a blessing is and the way one is given is important. Our images can empower us and liberate us, or they can interfere... Blessing arises from a state of mind and heart that understands wholeness that understands joy, that sees what is right rather than what is wrong.

Its not problem-solving as much as its problem-dissolving..."

What is right or wrong though?  Isn't that a personal perception?  Everyone seems to have different viewpoints and justifications that vary from the universal and natural laws...

Stephen Covey wrote in his book 'First Things First': "When what we value is in opposition to the natural laws that govern peace of mind and quality of life, we base our lives on illusion and set ourselves up for failure. We cannot be a law unto ourselves..."

Ahhhh, peeps of clarity started shining through. Was I doing what would give me "peace of mind" and "quality of life" at the time of the accident? Must not have been because I'd obviously set myself up for failure - or had I?

peeps of clarity... Can you see it too? :)
peeps of clarity... Can you see it too? :)

First Things First

I'd been working fervently offering a service with political overtures and I wasn't politically oriented - that I knew. I was running on the 'treadmill of life', earning big bucks I really didn’t need (and paying a heavy guilt toll - every mom's/woman's constant companion it seems). I was also headed to a small town with the intention of changing the welfare system, as we knew it. Unfortunately, 87% of that town's people were on welfare. (The person who rear ended me was selling meat door-to-door - I bet he was a vegetarian!)

Did I create that accident? Subconsciously - undoubtedly. I was not in alignment with myself. If the natural laws must incorporate using my talents with what I truly feel is an essential change for everyone's peace of mind and quality of life - I was on my way to talk with the wrong people!

I could justify that, in the long run, they would realize being on welfare was not a rewarding way of life. However, to ask the business owners for money out of their pockets, to support a law that would essentially eliminate the checks of their customers - was not in line with truly being of service... and I wasn't happy, yet alone peaceful...

My accident was very much a blessing! Seems to me now, it wasn't even disguised!

Again, I share all this with you in the hopes that you too, as I do now, may consider looking at whatever you're doing at any given moment in time. Is there clarity? Are you using your talents in a way that will enhance your peace of mind, your quality of life, and that of those around you? Are you enjoying every moment free from stress & anxiety?

If we do, there won't be any "accidents" - or "dis-ease" and the world will become free of chaos and confusion (can't you just hear the Beatles echoing in your ear? "Imagine all the people..." :) )

If we're not though, perhaps we can simply silence our imaginations and judgments for a moment... to see - there just may be a reason for our creations. Whatever they are, they're there to help us come back into alignment with our purpose and the natural laws. Then, we can reap the rewards of peace of mind and a quality of life for ourselves, and each other.

May the blessings be... :)


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