Then it happens! As the saying goes “the other shoe falls”. Someone or something comes into my life and damns the river, stops the flow or just sinks the boat right there from under me.
When I first started searching for my Truth I spent a lot of time going to seminars, doing programs and learning from the masters. I applied much of what I had learnt and experienced a greater awareness along the way, however there was one question that kept bugging me….
Why is it, when Life seems to be going along nicely Sh&t Happens to stop it?
At one stage I was so frustrated with it that when I was at a particular happiness workshop I got over my phobia of looking like a complete goose in front of 500 people and asked the facilitator the following question:
“You have mentioned throughout the day, that in life you will meet challenges, and some of those challenges are really opportunities for you to grow and learn by pushing through, and others are blocks to stop you and point you in a different direction. So my question is, how do I know the difference?”
There was a pause and everybody waited expectantly (maybe I was not the only goose there) and then the answer came, “You just know!”. WTF!!! What the heck does that mean. However this single answer gave me the determination to find out for once and for all, what I was supposed to know, and didn’t – sigh.
Initially I came up with analysing techniques to determine the difference and spent so much time doing them that it didn’t matter in the end as nothing got done. Then I discovered Intuition, the wholly grail of knowing, only to find that it’s not really any help when you keep questioning whether what you are getting is either coming from the Ego or Higher Self. So in sheer frustration I went back to my original theory that in life Sh&t Happens for no reason, so get over it.
Yep with all that work done on myself, all those programs, all that experience I had done a full circle and was now back at the start, Sh&t Just Happens!
Now this could be the end to the story except for one little thing, I DID know that everything in life happens for a reason and that includes Sh&t! So unless this is just one big cosmic joke I must have missed something, and that something was yet to come into my awareness for whatever reason. So I gave up needing to have the answer and kept riding the river when it was flowing and having a rest when it didn’t.
I made decisions on what available information I had, either intuitive or physical, and took the next obvious action, regardless of whether I thought it was an opportunity, block or just Sh&t Happening.
Then an odd thing happened. I came to the realisation that life was flowing most of the time. The other shoe was not falling and while challenges still existed they were never an issue, as I would just take whatever obvious action was required.
Of course this led me to the question of what had changed, how had I discovered the elusive “Knowing” without really trying. Then it stuck me.
I had stopped labeling these life experiences, and just treated them as an experience. I was not trying to judge them and was just accepting that they were here to be experienced or not (which if you think about it is still an experience).
This also led me to another realization;
Life Is Always Flowing, unless I label/judge it differently. I am always in alignment with the Universal Bus Driver because I initially chose this bus. There really are no lessons to be learned, like the ego would love us to believe, just experiences to be had, and an ongoing growing awareness that I do actually KNOW, by not needing to know and just accepting and appreciating life as it arrives.
It’s an interesting experience which I highly recommend you give a try some time, you just might be as surprised as I was.