“We have our faith in life, the spirit or the person, call it what you will. But most of all, for practical purposes, we put our faith in right relationships, and so the healing happens.”( E. Graham Howe & William Stranger. “The Druid of Harley Street.")
Why are we in the relationships we are in? Why do we work in the professions we do, and who has chosen the colleagues and friends we hang out with. We have, mostly subconsciously that is. Every relationship, every friendship and every confrontation gives us the priceless opportunity to heal.
We need to feel the healing power from our loved ones, but we also face the deep-seated conflicts within with the help of our adversaries and use the priceless opportunity life offers to solve them. Again, in Graham Howe's words,
“In particular, it is necessary to meet our own rejected selves, our shadow side, the parts which we have been anxious to lose sight of, because we did not like the look or feel of them” (E. Graham Howe & William Stranger. “The Druid of Harley Street.”)
Why do you think we have financial obligations that force us to work in places we don't like? Why do you think our in-laws drive us crazy but our spouse needs us to make it work somehow? Why do you think our children push our buttons the way they do? All of these struggles make us the ones we are born to be. We only will take so much crab from strangers or our colleagues, but when our loved ones clash with us we are willing to engage no matter how much the pain.
Let's thank GOD for giving us friends, love, conflicts and relationships. Let's open up to life's healing power.