Change and Spirituality May 13, 2016 19:31:09 GMT
Post by Susan Peabody on May 13, 2016 19:31:09 GMT
Change and Spirituality
Ultimately, change is a spiritual journey. As you know, synchronicity is a part of my spiritual journey. And synchronicity helps us change.
Let me explain. Since my most recent spiritual experience, I have had the desire to change and the willingness to do it. This happened for the first time in 1983. At that time I used the steps to change. I discovered that I was not a victim when I did the fourth step inventory they suggest in AA, and the rest is history.
Currently, God is telling me what has to change by giving me a partner who has told me what he needs to be happy. I want to please him so I have the willingness I need. (My desire to please is working for me this time.) In the past it turned to codependency. Now, with my list of changes and the willingness, I am on my way. Also, through Frank, he is sending me a role model which I suggest in my book, The Art of Changing, is a great tool.
So how does this all work together. Let me give you an example. During the last few years I had begun to relapse in all kinds of areas. One was my penchant for isolating. I have done this all my life because people frighten me and have hurt me in the past. In 1983 God finally got me out the house by introducing me to the joy of fellowship at meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous. Today, after relapsing, I was isolating again. I was not going out at all. I had my medicine delivered. My partner Frank went shopping and ran errands. It was getting ridiculous.
What did I do while at home. Well I am a writer so I spent all my time in bed writing. I loved it. I only got up to go to the bathroom. Frank and my sister Nancy waited on me hand and foot. They were both enabling me.
So now I am ready to change, Frank has told me what needs changing, and finally God sends me an opportunity to try.
Last night, my computer broke. I mentioned it to Frank and he said there was a computer store next door. I was going to go to one of those big stores where I bought the computer, but I decided to check this place out. As it turned out this small store was a better choice. Also to get there I had to get out of the house, (a minor miracle). So I walked over to the store and it was closed. I was forced to sit there and wait. Then I decided that this was a good time to live in the now, which is another change I am working on. I watched the cars drive by and found it nice to be just sitting there in the sun.
This is only the beginning. To validate my decision to get out of the house, God sent some synchronistic experiences. On the coffee table was a book that I wanted to read but was out of print. The owner was so friendly he gave it to me. Instead of charging me to look at the computer he gave a free estimate, which the big store would not do. Ok God, I get the point.
As it turned out, the problem was minor and I had just enough money in the back to pay for it. So all was well. By this I mean that God not only got me out of the house, he gave me an opportunity to live in the now, all the while fixing my computer for a price I could afford. And, he gave me a book with more information that I needed to change. How many miracles is that. I lost count.
I will be sending more examples of how change and synchronicity work together to help us change. Yes, indeed, change is a spiritual experience.