(Colbie Caillat, Try)
The other day a woman at the Spiritual Networks community remarked that she always feels so tired when she meets old friends. When I asked her why, she revealed that she always tries to help everyone and that this often leaves her exhausted. The Way doesn't work like that. Sure, we are encouraged to help friends in need just like everyone else is, yet the amazing realization along the Way is that we in fact are lifting ourselves up as we help others. Healer and the friend to be healed both grow spiritually as the healing unfolds, and both are always matched up perfectly, as is the time of healing. So when the healing actually takes place, very little effort is required.
There are also the friends who need healing but at times they may not be ready to receive it. Everyone learns at their own pace. Be patient for God is! You always get signals when to step in and when to mind your own business. Just fellow these signals. Who knows why things happen the way they do. Perhaps we ourselves are not ready to perform the required healing at that particular time with that particular friend. So if you feel exhausted, take a step back and find out what's going on.
Walking the Way is at times hard too. We are encouraged to overcome demons of our own making and that is hard work indeed. Yet the moment we awake to this fact, the tension immediately releases. Wake up at this moment of fatigue from your slumber and the Way will always show you the opportunity to transcend all this. You don't have to try so hard - just listen to the Way and you will know what to do!