Stumbled on this in my archives. I wrote this several months ago and I think it’s sage wisdom any time of the year …
What if we believed all things were unfolding for our good — not just some of our experiences but ALL of them? Well, what if we did? That would eliminate all anxiety, fear and worry. It would essentially rid us of all suffering. But it would require something of us, we’d have to suspend all conclusions that are set against our desires. We’d cease inserting a period into any experience, as my friend Wenda would say. We’d remember that life is in perpetual expansion and because of this the nature of all things is continually unfolding. We know this to be true, now couple that with believing that everything that happens – happens for our highest good. Imagine for just a moment what that would feel like. Do you feel the peace, the ease and the profound relief wash over you as you rest in that knowing?
in a world where we can choose to adopt any belief we want to, why not choose the ones that work for us and with us. Everything about this vast Universe moves with grace and benevolence. The whole of nature moves towards balance and well being. This is proof that all that does unfold is for the well being of everything. Knowing this, there are no longer any reasons to suffer over anything. Next time, should you find yourself beginning down the trail of suffering, take pause to remind yourself, everything unfolds for your greater good. You may not see the bigger picture in this red hot moment but you can trust the truth of this knowing — everything unfolds for my good — and rest there. No longer will you walk through darkness. The belief that everything unfolds for your good will illuminate all your paths and prove itself true for you again and again, if you just let it.
Should we suffer needlessly again, it is because we’ve reached a conclusion that counts against everything unfolding for the good. We’ve inserted a period into that experience —- forgetting momentarily how life is in constant flow. We can re-join that flow right now. Close your eyes and take a deep breath and sink into knowing that all things are unfolding for your good. Stay there long enough to feel how it feels in your body and before you open your eyes remember you can take this feeling with you wherever you go. Know that you need not suffer a moment longer as long as you choose to know with every fiber of your being that everything, absolutely everything is unfolding for your good. Let that be the gift you give yourself this season. It truly will demonstrate itself to be the gift that keeps on giving.