There are many moments in life when it feels like there is no order in the Universe; when it feels like life is simply a random series of events; that life is just a “crap shoot”, a toss of the die. And then there are moments when we feel like we are in alignment with the Universe; when we feel like we are exactly where we are meant to be; when we sense that there is a pattern in our lives. The Spiritual Sweet Spot; those “aha moments” when we feel that the road we have travelled, with all it bumps and curves, has prepared us for this place we are in right now. Those moments when we feel connected to Spirit.
Three years ago, I was terminated from a job that was very challenging and stressful but incredibly satisfying. I was terminated suddenly, with little warning, and treated in a very shoddy manner. At some level, I was relieved; to get away from the dysfunctionality of the organization; to be removed from the stress of the job. But I was hurt! I felt betrayed by the man I worked for. I felt rejected by the organization. I felt abandoned by my co-workers. And I was angry; at my boss, at the organization, at my co-workers, and at God!! I could not believe that I could be treated so unfairly; that I could be terminated when all of my hard work and creativity had rolled out so well.
Of course, as my daughter would say, this is a “first world problem”; there are much bigger injustices in the world. I am a very lucky person relatively speaking, but still I felt shaken by the experience. Shaken to the core. It shook my trust in the Universe; it shook my faith in people; and it resonated with some dark beliefs about my Self.
When I told one friend that I had been terminated, she replied, “The Universe must have something more important for you to do.” While my head has tried to hold on to that view, my heart has not been in it. But then, last week, I was organizing around my newest project — a project that has the potential to have a positive impact on a large community — and I realized how much I learned from that other job. I found myself thinking that the other job had prepared me perfectly for this particular project. I found myself thinking that this project would never have come about if I were not terminated by that other organization. I found myself thinking that, perhaps, I am exactly where I am meant to be. I found myself thinking that, maybe, everything really is unfolding in my life exactly as it is meant to. And that is a very nice place to be.
- Just Hold On to Letting Go (theuntetheredash.wordpress.com)
- Forgiveness: The “Bottom Line” of Spirituality! (rhonda27405.wordpress.com)
- Our Blind Spot is also our Soft Spot: Addressing Anxiety with Meditation. (elephantjournal.com)
- Deeply Quixotic and Deeply Unconvinced (dranilj1.wordpress.com)
- It’s All About Balance (labeldaddy.com)
- The highest goal of spirituality is Self-realization… (patriciaddrury.com)