Today I reflect on this past year…a year of tremendous challenge. One would think I’d be glad to see it go, be rid of it…move on. I could dwell on the challenges and adversities. I could dwell in misery if I choose and I’d certainly be entitled to that, but I choose to see the Teaching and in that I see Light.
This year has taught me the true testament of Faith and Trust. Having Faith in God’s divine plan for me and Trust in God’s promise to provide even when it seems there is nothing left. God’s work in my life has come through those closest to me. When I broke my foot my dearest friends and children came to my aid. When I lost my job as a result of my injury, my dearest friends once again supported me. Lyn came to my apartment every week with groceries and homemade goodies (including goodies from her mother and Joey), Rhonda also came by each week with lunches and thoughtful gifts…and it was with her generosity my rent was paid. Mary also came by each week with any items I needed and Reiki when I wanted. Krissy came by often to help, as did so many of my students and dear friends. Sandy was always available for listening and helping me sort through the process. So many came by with flowers, food and gifts: Elizabeth, Sunny, Jeanne and Ron, Neal, Lois, Barbara, Jimmy, to name a few and then the phone calls of loving support were countless.
Everytime I was faced with another seemingly hopeless challenge another Angel appeared with an offer to help in whatever way was needed at the time often without any communication beforehand. I’ve learned that faith and trust must come with surrender. I had to surrender to the offers of help. I had to say “yes” even when it was the hardest thing to do. And it was hard. It IS hard.
Every time I said yes I opened another door for God to provide my every need. I live in the “flow” of God’s grace and this continues even today…perhaps even more so. This past year has taught me the true meaning of Faith and Trust because my every need and my every hope has been fufilled.
While I am looking forward to a wonderful year to come, I am humbled and most grateful for the past years that have taught me so much. Every moment in life holds a Teaching if we look and I am grateful for the awareness that I have nurtured for over 30 years through prayer and meditation. For the Great Teaching of 2007…the lessons of true Faith and Trust in myself, in God’s divine plan and in my fellow human beings…I bow with the deepest Gratitude and Humility.