There are no bad things (SSN)

We hear a lot of new-age types of people say, “it’s all good.” But what the hell does that mean? I mean, we all have crappy things happen in our lives, so how can it all be good?

Well, let’s explore this concept through some great quotes…

“Whenever anything negative happens to you, there is a deep lesson concealed within it, although you may not see it at the time. Even a brief illness or an accident can show you what is real and unreal in your life, what ultimately matters and what doesn’t.

Seen from a higher perspective, conditions are always positive. To be more precise: they are neither positive nor negative. They are as they are. And when you live in complete acceptance of what is – which is the only sane way to live – there is no ‘good’ or ‘bad’ in life anymore. There is only higher good – which includes the ‘bad.'”
Eckhart Tolle, “The Power of Now”

“To the soul, all experiences are used toward enlightenment, regardless of our human judgements of good or bad. There are no good or bad experiences, only experiences that inform the soul in unique ways, experiences that call one deeper into one’s own being to know some greater truth. This greater truth could only be known to us by the unique combination of experiences that we draw to ourselves.”
Science of Mind Magazine, Feb 2011, Gregory Toole

“You can continue to be a victim and think,’ The accident happened, and I was a victim of it.’ Or you can say, ‘The accident happened, and I actually participated in the creation of it and I participated in turning it into something good. And I grew from it.’ As with all things in life, you have a choice about how you perceive events.”
“The Awakening Course” by Joe Vitale

“[P.T. Barnum] knew that the bottom line for him was: If things don’t work out, it was because of a higher reason that he didn’t even know at the time.”
“The Awakening Course” by Joe Vitale

Matthew Ferry teaches that (paraphrased from some of his audio seminars)

Breakthroughs are often preceded by breakdowns. What you want is coming. If it has to force its way into your life, it will bring you to your knees with destruction if you resist it. Total resistance = total destruction in order to manifest what you want. Different is scary. NEW is different. So it is natural to avoid the new/change/your desire manifesting itself. Your new manifestations will mess up your equilibrium. So you resist. Relax and roll with it instead. Resisting is choosing destruction and hardship. When you are so frustrated with life you think God has abandoned you, it is an indicator that what you want is coming and you are resisting it; you are saying no, when you need to be saying yes.

I love this last thought from Matthew as it brings up that change is inevitable, your desires and intentions are trying to get to you, BUT you have a choice as to how they come to you. If you are staying open to new ideas and people, total destruction might not be needed. BUT, if you are resisting, these “bad things” might be necessary to get you to open your eyes and see new paths to your true desires.

Either way, nothing is bad. It is all helping you to get where you truly want to be.

One last fun quote on this topic…

“You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” —Walt Disney

Takeaway: There are no bad things, only things that help you learn, grow, and evolve toward the life you desire.


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The Power of Patience (SSN)

After you put a request out to the universe, you need to be patient and allow the best inspiration and solutions to come to you. And yes, most of the time it will take awhile, and you will need to be patient. This isn’t a bad thing.

Remember how, in “The Secret,” they demonstrate that if there was instant gratification to everything we thought about there could be disastrous results? They use the example of thinking about an elephant. Having an elephant instantly appear in your house after thinking about one would probably not be a good thing.

The wait will do a couple of great things for you though:

1. It will make you appreciate when your desires come to life all the more. Did any of you out there marry later in life, like me? Wow, does that help you appreciate the right partner more than if they just instantly appeared the day you turned 18. I’m not saying young lovers don’t appreciate their partners, but I think you get my point. When solutions take a little while to manifest, we tend to treasure them all the more.

2. It will give the universe time to bring us the best possible inspiration & solutions. We can’t see everything in this moment; by giving the process some time, we leave room for the universe to provide us BETTER solutions than we could imagine in an instant.

But while you are being patient and holding the question in your mind (some might call it a prayer) listen and keep your eyes open.

“Whenever an answer, a solution, or a creative idea is needed, stop thinking for a moment by focusing attention on your inner energy field. Become aware of the stillness. When you resume thinking, it will be fresh and creative. In any thought activity, make it a habit to go back and forth every few minutes or so between thinking and an inner kind of listening, an inner stillness.”
– Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now

When you can quiet the mind, great inspiration has a chance to flood in. As inspiration flows in, take time to explore the possibilities and fantasize about the possible solutions and what they might be like. The more emotion and delight you put into this type of thinking the better.

Then allow the Universe to do what it does and present you with new solutions or paths to answer your question and fulfill your desires.

“The point being, even though we have little to no control over the hows, we have the supreme power to choose our end results that will set those hows in motion for us… grasping this will instill within you the patience and confidence necessary for you to begin enjoying the journey (and the wait), giving universal principles the opportunity to do their part, however long they may take.”
“Manifesting Change” By Mike Dooley

First you need to have a little patience with receiving the inspiration, then you need to have a little patience with receiving the results. But when the results come, you will appreciate them all the more!

Takeaway: Practicing patience will allow more and better inspirations and solutions to present themselves.


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