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Trouble Don't Last Always
3/16/2020 10:52:03 AM by: C.L. Lawrence

        To avoid being influenced by the thoughts of others, I’ve not read any blogs, commentaries, social media posts, etc. on the Coronavirus, which is quickly escalating to the level of crisis. Secondly, I resist “flavor of the month”* subjects, or being sucked into the whirlwind of blah blah opinions that fall like confetti the moment the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve. I decided to write about this moment in time because when it’s over I want to read what I was thinking during an alarming and potentially devastating situation. (*Whatever subject is hot in the moment.)

        I found myself doing what I always do in difficult or painful situations, thinking about what it’s going to be like when the thing (whatever the thing may be) is over. Seems like before I get a chance to think, I hear the voices of my old aunts, whom I often call “the old people” saying, “Trouble don’t last always.” That means there’s an end to it, so quiet yourself and think about what you need to do so when the storm has passed, your world will be intact as much as possible.

        Life has ups and downs. Waves, no matter how big or small, eventually crest and trickle to the shore. Tsunamis do extreme damage, but even they exhaust their energy and retreat out to sea.

        The Bible says, “Yay, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for you, God, are with me ………. A valley has a perimeter on the left and right, elevated land mass. That’s what makes it a valley. If you can go through something, that means it’s open-ended. There’s an entrance and an exit. You walk into it, walk through it and walk out of it.

Walk, don’t run.

  • Question:  How then, shall we walk?

Answer: You can only walk in the principles of your own belief system. If your belief system interprets everything through the material or that which is experienced by the five senses, you will always run scared.

  • Question: What characterizes walking in the realm of spirituality?

Answer: To walk in the realm of spirituality is to walk above and beyond the five senses. You know there’s an all-powerful, everywhere and at all times present Infinite Intelligence, so the rhythmic walk of spirituality is poised with confidence, thoughtfulness, calm and peacefulness.

        The shadow of death could be interpreted as the threat of death all around you, but a shadow never killed anyone. It might scare the crap out of you, but it can’t kill you. It might frighten you into poor decisions, frantic, mindless behavior that causes you to kill yourself, but a shadow itself can’t kill anything or anyone. It’s just there; and even that, only for a time.

        If you think something is going to kill you, well then, you really don’t have a problem. The only thing you need to do is get your affairs in order, then just sit and wait for death to come to you.

        You didn’t summon the crisis, it just is. Since the thing isn’t going to kill you (no matter what it’s doing to others), what do you want your life to be like once the storm has passed over? That’s the posture you need to assume in order to use crisis time as downtime to your benefit. Everything happening may not be good, but it all works together for your good.

        While some are distracted by fear, scattering their thoughts and energy in non-beneficial ways, YOU who have ears, hear. STOP! Put all the pieces together and find your good.

You may have a situation in your world, having nothing to do with the Coronavirus, that you need to talk about. Schedule a Spirit Talk 1:1 with me by going to the menu bar at the top and click on Spirit Talk 1:1.

 

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#DrDon From At 3/16/2020 12:44:58 PM

This is an awesome word of calm, faith and assurance, that Source has it all under control as always! Thanks ZseZse ?? www.newyorklife.com/agent/dmedley01

 

 


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