When Bad Things Happen

This month we’re talking about when bad things happen. We’ve talked about ascending the mountain and shining our Light. We’ve talked about what we do when we get there and how we might deal with it. What about if we’re part way up the mountain and we fall over? What if we never reach the top of the mountain? Something happens. We lose our step, our footing. We make a mistake, and we criticise ourselves so strongly that we don’t allow recovery. We fall into something that we always said we would never do. 

There are so many easy ways that we can lose our footing climbing the mountain. There are so many ways we can sabotage who we are and what we do. And sometimes we feel we are being sabotaged because things happen that we didn’t create consciously. 

In that situation we have a few choices; we can ignore what’s happening, pretend it’s not happening, and just persist in trying to carry on like we always have. We can take a step back, look at it, find a way to fix it, move forward. Or we can take time to look at what the energy is trying to teach us. None of us are victims. When bad things happen, it’s not because we are terrible people and we have to be punished. When bad things happen it’s because here’s an opportunity for us, with work, to move forward in a way we might never have anticipated. The number of times I’ve heard people say if it hadn’t have been for that, I wouldn’t be where I am now is quite phenomenal. We become comfortable, we become stuck and often bad things are an opportunity in disguise to change who we are, where we are, and why we are. 

So the next time you have something bad happen to you, look at the energy, ask yourself what it’s actually trying to show you. What’s the significance of it? Take the personality out of it, don’t take it personally, and ask what’s the significance and what can you do about it? I think you’ll be surprised at the answer.