This Week’s Quotation:
Whatever happened, happened for the good. Whatever is happening, is happening for the good. Whatever will happen, will also happen for the good.~ Bhagavad Gita
All is Well
I often wonder if other people struggle with maintaining faith in this counsel from the Bhagavad Gita as much as I have over the past several years. Each time I become aware of another horrific story of people enduring great trauma, I have to remind myself that somehow, in some way, whatever is happening is happening for the good. Even when it defies my mind’s ability to comprehend.
After all, while it may have a strong gravitational pull, the doom and gloom perspective doesn’t serve anyone. Since we all walk this earth with one foot in the world of matter and the other in the invisible world, I find I feel more balanced when I am able to allow that there’s both horror and beauty in our world. But that steadiness doesn’t come without awareness.
When I do get caught up in the darkness and catch myself, I’m grateful for the moment as an opportunity to begin again. That is, to re-member who I am and that I am here to bring what only my individuated spark of infinity can contribute. All that is asked of any of us is to give the best of ourselves to the specific role we play in bringing heaven to earth. Still, it takes astuteness to prevent self-degradation when our best is below the standard we strive to uphold. No worries. We have the support of each other to assist in the re-membering. And, we have endless opportunities to begin again.
This new year, I wish everyone peace with whatever the mind struggles to comprehend and loving support for cultivating mental and emotional states that prepare each of us to do our part to bring the light whenever and wherever it is needed. May we all have ah-ha! revelations that lead to cathartic integrations. And may our days be blessed by unexpected kindness, uncommon delights, and spontaneous satisfactions. By the Grace of God, may Love be our way as we walk with gratitude in celebration of the Great Mystery.
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It is beautiful to be in synch with the Gita and with Terri. Rabbi Kushner’s WHEN BAD THING HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE (or similar title) raises and answers this question of why tragedy occurs to people who seem undeserving of ill consequences. i appreciate our own and your own approach to be above and beyond it and to bring the light no matter what. I loved your prayer at the end. THANK YOU.
Terri, what a beautiful clear message you have gifted to us. Your perspective brings the impulse of Life itself, and the answer to the travails of mankind. As we live together in faith that this is how things work the increase in light in our individual and collective worlds is inevitable. May we move forward together in this way.
You have conveyed this message in a particularly beautiful way, Terri. How true it is that no matter how much destruction we witness in the world or experience in our own bodies, minds and hearts all is well. I particularly like your statement: All that is asked of any of us is to give the best of ourselves to the specific role we play in bringing heaven to earth. So, as the Beatles emphasized, Let it be. I continue to bring my highest and finest no matter what, and let the creative process of life handle everything else.
thank you, Terri,
Life certainly is a great mystery! We came for this. All is well 😀🙏
Terri, thank you so much for a beautiful sharing of understanding and encouragement to find a creative relationship with the transcendent view, “All is Well.” The human view for sure is being challenged and also may be inspired to rise to the vision offered in the Gita.
In my innermost heart, I know that a vibrational ‘Dome of Heaven” a safe nurturing life-giving sacred atmosphere’ needs to be restored to the life of this planet to allow a natural reciprocating design of kinship, healing and Wholeness to emerge.
I know that our spiritual nature, the indwelling divinity of Self at our core, is already aligned with universal design and function …. the Gita calls my human consciousness to attune and more intimately engage with the spiritual energies and subtle life essences of Love that are alive in the womb within my heart and give me an inner seeing. There is, after all, only One Universal Law of cause and effect … compelling upward movement, a vibration of Love and light we feel in our hearts and minds. So all the ‘fallings apart and comings together’ – needing to be brought back into balance, including climate changes, extreme weather patterns, ecological challenges and pandemics, conflicted societal patterns and their stresses, all are integral to the radical reordering evolutionary journey we, as humanity, are on together.
The spiritual flow from HIgher Love brings guidance. The vibration and energy of Love works through all levels of matter, substance, fields of energy, collective and personal consciousness, its movement being cyclical and toroidal rather than linear, in nature.
Gita wisdom calls me to release my familiar patterns of thought, feeling, habitual ways of responding to my outer world, lifting my soul to know an ever-deepening oneness with the Presence of Love at my core.
‘All is Well’ challenges and evokes the power of choice. Why would I or anyone choose to stay stuck and bound in the ego-self-eco destructive adversarial survival culture created and stubbornly maintained, the current world we have created on planet Earth?
It’s beyond Awesome how the absolute authority of Love inexorably works in and through consciousness to generate divine connection in an atmosphere of peace and goodwill we may build in the world together. A clear space is required for the birth of a new Human world filled with Love in the beauty of Truth.
I will live in the fullness of this faith with you.
Such inspiration warms my soul! May we continue to see with the eyes of Love and be a healing balm to all in our world and beyond… Thank you, Terri