Is it Enough to Do Our Best to Deal with the 'Hand of Cards' We've Been Dealt?
Who said life was fair? It isn't, within its "blow-by-blow" unfolding events It doesn't take a rocket scientist, as the saying goes, to figure out through simply looking around and noting accordingly that for many people - maybe for everyone - life isn't fair.
In the movie Lord of the Rings the wizard Gandalf offers the following advice to the hero Frodo's comment that strongly implies life isn't fair: All we can do is deal the best we can with the hand of cards we've been dealt. The key question that then comes to my mind is, Is this, then, enough?
Let Be and Let Go to Surrender to Your Own Place of Greater Becoming
Here is my Centering exercise to be able to transcend the understandable despair and hopelessness you feel when life has dealt you a hard blow which really isn't fair. It focuses on being able to get a clear look on the "hand of cards you were dealt" and allow this focus to transcend and empower you from a place of faith in yourself, as the whole person that you're becoming.
Settle back, then, in a comfortable, supported position where your spine is aligned, close your eyes, and allow your breath to deepen. Count to yourself ten full, deep easy breaths. As you inhale, say to yourself this phrase, I let be. As you exhale, say to yourself this phrase, I let go.
Know the Hand of Cards You've been Dealt to Best Transcend
Then ask yourself in this deeply reflective place you're found your way to, this question, What is the hand of cards I've been dealt in my life? How does this hand of cards look now? Imagine you can see your own "hand", and focus centrally on each card that you imagine placing before you. See it, hear its message, allow it to touch you, smell it through all your inner senses. Then open your eyes and record your experience.
Finally, settle back once more into this deeper reflective space of focus, and ask to be be shown all the ways your life isn't fair. Hold this focus until you have a sense that feels like a sense of completion for now.
Your Gift of Healing and Transcendence
Now ask yourself the following question, How can I right now choose to more greatly love? LIsten to whatever comes up by way of inner response and once more, record your qeustions.
Now consider: Are you courageous enough to dare to choose to seize all presenting opportunities to more greatly love? List what comes up inside you that you know in your heart of hearts is right, and dare to commit to carrying these directives out NOW.
Your Higher Power Never Requires You "Go It Alone"
Love means surrender to a higher power. Love means being completely honest with yourself and how to rightly communicate with others.
Love means facing where you are and how you got there. Love means "putting your money where your mouth is" and unconditionally accepting your responsibility to be "response-able", trusting no matter what, you will still have the wherewithal to survive and prosper through being willing to express yourself as the unique and exquisitely beautiful channel of individuated divine consciousness.