Infinite Self-33 Steps to Reclaiming Your Inner Power by Stuart Wilde
I Am God
“Look at the people, look at the job, your circumstances, the family, the tribe, your home, and say, “Thank you, God, thank you for sending me these teachers. They are driving me crackers, yet what they’re teaching me is not to react. They strengthen me by teaching me to transmute negative energy into positive energy. Using these people, I will convert irritation, hatred, and reaction into at least a neutral energy of passivity or, if possible, love. These assholes are my venerated teachers. I am truly grateful to God for sending me so many assholes. Thank you for allowing me to be here on the earth plane. What an incredible experience. Isn’t it fantastic that, almost free of charge, I’m surrounded by 55 assholes who are going to teach me a lot about myself?”
I laughed so hard when I read this! Good old Stu had such a way with words.
Haven’t you ever felt this way before? I know I have, and then turning it around into just a neutral feeling or to be able to truly feel thankful for the annoyances, it can be pretty challenging. I was at Trader Joe’s after work today, and I was irritated over my credit card bill, and having to dispute a charge on it. I was in the checkout line, paying and the lady next to me starts talking to the checker, and she’s standing super close to me, I mean, really close to me. She’s already in my bubble, and you know how uncomfortable that is. You know, when someone is in your space, too close to you? Then, it gets worse! I had to re-insert my credit card, & she thought I was done, and she’s moves over like I’m gone already! I look at her, and she ignores me, like I’m not even there! No privacy to put in my PIN. Then finally, when I’m finished, she realizes and apologizes, but it just irritated the Hell out of me. You know what I mean?
On the drive home, I remembered Stuart Wilde’s words above. I thanked the lady for not having physical boundaries. I thanked the Universe for my crappy financial situation, my job, my car, the room I live in, the fact that I am still breathing. And ya know what? After doing that for a bit, I feel better. Fact of the matter is, I can be impatient sometimes, well, more than sometimes, & the beauty of it is, I’m able to recognize it now. So, it’s nobody else’s fault that I’m impatient. This step is making me look at myself and choose to make a better choice. I mean really, would I rather be miserable or happy? I don’t know about you, but I’ll pick happy over miserable any day!