People come and go into your life for different reasons and seasons ….(as the well known poem at the bottom of the page goes…..)
Just recently, I have re-connected with a couple of people not seen for many years and whilst there has been the occasional email or social media contact, it really isn’t the same as chatting easily over a cup of tea or coffee.
One meeting triggered an examination of my personal journey over the last few years. A reflection, perhaps triggered by the review and planning process of the New Year.
The questions were asked……
“Are you still doing your Energy work?
Your website and book don’t say that you are.”
Immediately I replied with a “Yes”, but in that moment realized that although I have a daily Meditation and Reiki practice – often sending absent Reiki to friends and colleagues, I have let much of the spiritual work in maintaining Mastery slide. An audit of what studies I have done showed a common theme….. starting many years ago with weekly Yoga sessions, then Meditation.
Life was on hold for a while as I juggled young children and going to work as a teacher, but in the first school …. a most unlikely place, I thought, I had a Lifetime person step into my life when she introduced me to Reiki. She could see I was stressed, put her hands on my shoulders sending Reiki…… It felt as if my blood had turned to lemonade…. I went all “fizzy” with the energy. Weeks later, I found a Reiki Master and was attuned to the energy…. the start of an amazing journey. Level 1, followed by Level 2 and I resisted becoming a Master for another 9 years!!
I find it curious how the path of life often weaves a different pattern to what we might envisage for ourselves. Yet all these studies and people who taught them have contributed to my mastery…. they have been there for a reason or a season or a lifetime.
Whilst reflecting on what Mastery means, I came upon a list of some 44 attributes that a person seeking Mastery might have. A little daunting… but a good challenge for the coming weeks, months and years ahead….
Interestingly, at the top of the list was Balance….defined as:
- a state of remaining upright and steady; equilibrium
- an appropriate proportionality between different elements
Two more that I would like to share with you are Courage:
- strength in the face of uncertainty
- the ability to do something that may be fearful
- capable of bending without breaking
- ready and able to change; to adapt to different circumstances
I printed out the list, ready to refer to it and have decided to randomly pick an attribute to work on each week and write in my journal about the journey.
Later this week I will revisit a teacher of one of the Energy therapies I studied a while back and will perhaps refresh the knowledge in this new year….
Reason, Season, or Lifetime
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
When you figure out which one it is,
you will know what to do for each person.
When someone is in your life for a REASON,
it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.
They have come to assist you through a difficulty;
to provide you with guidance and support;
to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually.
They may seem like a godsend, and they are.
They are there for the reason you need them to be. Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time,
this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.
Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.
Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.
What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done.
The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.
Some people come into your life for a SEASON,
because your turn has come to share, grow or learn.
They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.
They may teach you something you have never done.
They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.
Believe it. It is real. But only for a season.
LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons;
things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation.
Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person,
and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.
It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.