From the book of the Prophet Hosea 11:8:
“How can I give you up, Ephraim? How can I hand you over, Israel? How can I treat you like Admah? How can I make you like Zeboyim? My heart is changed within me; all my compassion is aroused.
Many times in life, there are moments when we feel a certain fatigue. A certain mental, internal, emotional exhaustion… Our hearts are troubled, divided, dark… Things are as they are. We are aware that we cannot truly change the course of events. Even worse, a feeling of incapacity or powerlessness arises like a nail that stirs an active wound… In those moments, the only thoughts that cross our minds are those of victimization and lamentations, a certain image of our own weakness and limitations. And yet we know that nothing emerges in our existence by chance… Everything has its reason for being, a perfect reason inscribed in this process of elevation that accompanies our evolution in this cosmos…
Things come and go. They twirl to the rhythm of the dance imprinted by the energies we emit. And as long as we don’t enter into the perfect revelation of their reason for being, they seem elusive. Indeed, life is what it is; a series of events, situations, and circumstances meant to make us move, to reposition ourselves. It’s because often, man desires to have mental control over these circumstances and their unfolding. But alas, he cannot achieve it since he does not know the future. The only way to get closer is by delving deep into his heart and learning to scrutinize even the slightest of his feelings. To feel what is happening. Even if it’s dreadful, even if we are almost certain that we won’t like what we will discover, we must allow ourselves to feel.
Here is the great truth, the one that sets us free. We are both the situations that occur in our lives and the effects they have on our minds. We are what we feel! Nothing, absolutely nothing happens in our lives that is not the result of our own conscious or unconscious choices. Solving these puzzles is an important part of the healing and purification process. We then become aware of our creative power and that even as humans, with our limitations, we are capable of both the best and worst… of pleasantness as well as unpleasantness. Thus, « What you feel is your most precious gift, » reminds us Christ in his message today. Because it is through this that we can come to understand what happens to us. Therefore, we need to accept things and feel them. It’s part of the process. Those who refuse to accept situations cannot take control of their lives… they can only surrender to the whims of their subconscious… That’s the truth, the path of light, which realigns us and allows us to shine again.
Obviously, isn’t it our goal to shine again?