Adversaries are our Greatest teachers

nut1The  events of this week have shaken me like a strong wind shakes a mighty oak. It has brought up memories  I thought were buried deep in the ground of my unconscious. But here they are, like little acorns, scattered all out in the open, unearthed, broken apart by time. I look at them, and, instead of shame, curiosity fills me. I could dig an hole and try and bury them, knowing that at some point they would rise again to the surface, or, I can pick each one up and look at them closely, holding them lovingly in my hands, seeing the potency hidden among the grooves. With an open heart I can ask each seed, “What do you need from me”, and, “Do you have anything to offer me?” I find asking these questions, listening intently for the responses, turns the fear, the anger, and the hurt, the true adversaries, into my greatest teachers. Instead of reeling in resistance and fear, I gain wisdom and strength. No longer do I allow the societal winds that blow to shape and direct me. Now I can stand proudly, confidently, and say, “You will not break me.”

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About acdissek

I am a soul traveling sister who is about to embark on a pilgrimage of discovery, whose destination and purpose is yet a mystery. Along the way I hope to meet other pilgrims, sharing stories and wisdom of the heart.
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2 Responses to Adversaries are our Greatest teachers

  1. Judy says:

    Your insight is spot on, and exquisitely written. I love your analogy! Yes, those past pains and regrets continue to surface, but burying them is not the answer. We need to examine them, ask what lessons it taught us, bless them with gratitude, along with the teachers who wronged us, knowing they too had their own demons. Then like butterflies, set them free!

    I had to surrender this election to God, knowing this too, can be a teacher of many lessons I may never comprehend! Hugs, Judy

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  2. lissalayer says:

    Your words and courageous, profound insight are so desperately needed in these days, Ann. I do believe that when one speaks their truth and exposes their heart, it ripples across the web where we are all connected. May we be empowered to step up, speak up, and love fiercely! Full moon blessings to you!

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