Tuesday, June 10, 2014

All hell is breaking loose

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Financial distress, a lost job, a broken relationship, a car accident. Or a broken contract, a big opportunity lost, an illness diagnosed, a natural disaster. Or missing your flight, your stock portfolio plummeted, finding out your spouse wants a divorce. Choose any combination of one-bad-thing-after-another. It seems that disasters happen in a chain and feels like all hell is breaking loose. When this happens, pay attention. This is a chance for you to make your life what you want it to be. It is in these spells that great changes happen. It is in these big shifts that miracles occur.

When something tragic, unfortunate and distressful happens we can think in common ways, traditional ways, in the ways we have been taught to think. Or we can think in miraculous ways. A Course in Miracles says that a miracle is a change in perception from fear to love. Instead of seeing the hardship, what if we saw a new beginning, a better fortune, a new adventure and possibility? We are used to thinking that this is easier said than done, but. What do we have to lose by taking a positive view of an adverse situation?

I have known of people devastated by losing a job in which they had invested many years. Then they realize that they kept the job out of insecurity, in the name of financial security. I have known of people who have been surprised by a spouse who want a sudden divorce only to reframe the whole situation to a being-released. They too remained in a relationship out of fear. In being released, they have found love, joy and happiness…this not only in situations where couples break up, but in being diagnosed with terminal illnesses, going through financial devastation and other calamitous situations.

When all hell is breaking loose, hold on tight. Resolve the practical and reasonable matters of your new state, but do not be part of the chaos and the negative mentality. Let go of what has been and notice the subtleties around you. A new life is possible. When all hell is breaking loose, break loose as well. Break your bonds to old ways of thinking, old habits, old patterns of behavior and old beliefs and let a new attitude, a new path and a new way of life unfold before you.

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