When I was younger I always thought that negativity was something to be avoided, as if that was a possibility. I never understood how important it really is to us.
One day when I was particularly frustrated with life as a whole, I was sitting outside my home under a canopy of tall maple trees. I looked to the sky and said aloud, “Please remove all this negativity from my life!” As if there was someone sitting in a seat right behind me who had leaned forward to speak more clearly to me, I heard, “Are you sure you’re ready to go?” In that instant I realized what my request meant and quickly said, “No. Thank you! I am not ready to go and I accept life as it is.”
I understood in that moment that we are children of God (whatever that means to you) and are therefore beings of light. Negativity, or darkness if you will, is the contrast to our inherent being and the vehicle of our experience. Think of the film method of photography. It required a negative by which to arrive at the positive version we call photographs. Neither is bad or good, just the means to an end.
Without negativity, there is no contrast for our experience. We know there is no up without down, here without there or now without then but often we fail to understand that without negativity we would not be here. We might not appreciate a cloudy sky until it gives us the means to a gorgeous sunset!
For what it’s worth.
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I was born and raised a Central New Yorker but lived 18 yrs. in Va Bch, VA. I am the mother of two young men, who are 29 and 9 yrs. of age. I have been doing Reflexology since I was 11 yrs old, I have been a teaching Reiki Master for 12 yrs and have been Dr. Mom for my family using therapeutic grade essential oils as our medicine for 7 yrs. Having come from a functional family but living many years in a megalopolis combined with many years of being a catalyst for healing, gives me a varied point of view. Perspective is one of my favorite playgrounds! If you’d like a consultation for Reiki or aromatherapy or soul integration/inner child play please feel free to contact me at vaw4beacon *at* yahoo.com, Blessings for your highest and best, Vicki Willoughby.