It Can Happen To You It Can Happen To Me
Back in the day, one of my favourite bands, YES, recorded a song with the same title as this article. What I didn't realize at the time was the multiple meanings and implications this phrase could have, both good, and un-good.
Doesn't it seem that just when things are going well, right on track ... smooth and comfy ... some event comes along to derail the bliss and tranquility. Events like losing your job, being left by a partner, having an accident, unexpected large bills with no reserves to pay them, and ... sickness, illness, and disease.
let me assure you, no one is immune to experiencing both good and un-good in this life. All things are based upon polarity and balance. Sometimes the vibes and experiences are awesome, and sometimes they are much less than awesome. It happens. And it can happen to all of us. So how do we better prepare for the darkness while we are still in the light?
In my life, there have been countless times when this has happened. Everything from car accidents, getting fired, multiple cardiac surgeries, and everything in between. Most have been surprise events. And most times we are never prepared for these surprise events. This is why it is important to just know that they will come, and to learn to accept them as part of this life's book of experiences. Once we accept that bad things happen to good people, and good things happen to bad people, we begin to understand the balance of the universe.
Back in the days of black and white television, there was a control knob setting that allowed you to adjust the contrast. If you turned it all the way to white, nothing would be seen on the screen but solid white. If you turned it the other way (polarity) nothing would be seen on the screen but solid black. In short, without contrast, we wouldn't see, hear, taste, smell, touch, or be able to best utilize our non-physical gifts as well. It is the contrast, that defines the picture or experience that we are having. We can't have one without the other. So, we can't have good, without un-good ... or we would have no way of learning and knowing the difference between them.
looking back on all the misery in my current life, I realize that I wouldn't have had all the bliss either. We have to have both. The key is to be able to be good when things are good, and to be good when things are not good. It's like a surfer riding the waves. All is energy in this universe and all are waves. Matter is not solid, but instead is vibrating energy. Once we learn that we can't flatten the wave, we learn to stay right in the pocket. We ride through the curl. It's always peaceful and quiet in the eye of the storm. So we learn to allow all the tempests and destruction to always be around us, rather than IN us.
When we learn to accept the good with the un-good, we raise our vibration, we raise our consciousness, and we can better deal with the current speed bump. Peace begins within. And no matter what life throws at us, the best goal you can have is to be at peace within yourself. Wait it out. Don't fight it. That which you resist, continues to persist. Instead, find that place within that can give you stillness through the storms of life. Know that you CAN calm the storm, still the sea. Drop the sails, and wait it out. What goes up, must come down. On the roller coaster of life, don't waste the quiet and calm ride to the top, by worrying about what is waiting on the other side of the peak.
Just a thought ...
~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.