I believe this adamantly, but we do NOT always get to know that purpose. It’s an act of faith which I practice whenever humanly possible, so it’s really NICE to have that faith validated clearly. I have an excellent example from recent personal experience!
I’ve been challenged with some nasty diverticulitis symptoms for the entire month of August. At times it was so bad I feared for my trip to Croatia this month. I cursed my weak gut. I cursed the diverticulitis.
I did not have nice things to say about Kaiser. I was not in a happy state. The stories in my head tried to run away with me…
But I practice being in alignment often enough that I knew what to do to start feeling better. Instead of asking, “Why is this happening to me?” I began asking, “How is this happening for me?“
I started bringing myself back into alignment with Source repetitively, over and over again joining with my Source, and doing my best to appreciate all that is happening FOR me.
I allowed myself to slow down and heal. I canceled massage clients altogether, and took coaching clients via phone rather than face to face. I hydrated, napped, and focussed on feeling better so I can enjoy that vacation I have been planning for more than a thousand days.
I started to appreciate the situation.
I started to feel appreciative of extra time to rest. I appreciated having time to read a good book. I appreciated my naturopath for guiding me in the healing process. I appreciated the fact that it happened in August and NOT in September. The wonderful timing meant I had time to heal before traveling! How awesome is that? I appreciated the fact that it gave me an opportunity to practice my alignment to Source.
Then I got even bigger evidence that this was happening for my highest good.
If I had been feeling well, I would have gone to see my favorite massage therapist. I rescheduled hoping I would feel better, but she had to cancel the next appointment because she came down with COVID. The appointment I canceled due to the diverticulitis would have exposed me to her before she knew she was contagious.
If I did not allow myself to rest and heal, I would have seen one of my coaching clients in person instead of shifting to a phone appointment. The following week she texted to let me know that she had tested positive for COVID. Shifting to the phone appointment prevented me from being exposed to her before she knew she was contagious.
The Universe fucking adores me.
THANK YOU Universe for the gift of diverticulitis.
THANK YOU for giving me this chance to heal!
THANK YOU for preventing me from possibly getting COVID twice.
THANK YOU for the evidence once again that everything is always working out for me despite what my limited mind can see.
The worst is behind me and I am just feeling better and better from here on out!
I have a whole new appreciation for my gut, and the utmost intention of listening to her, and allowing her to guide me.
I have experiential evidence that PROVES the Universe adores me, and wants me to be fucking happy!
What challenge is happening for you right now?
How many ways can you find to appreciate some aspect of it?