You will draw in the people and circumstances which best serve your growth. All of life is participating in your dance of awakening and gifts of understanding and empowerment reside at the heart of every encounter.
With this in mind, we discover that the spiritual practice of relationships is about working on ourselves only. Our partners in this endeavor enter with us into a soul contract and participate in situations that assist us in the process of freeing ourselves from the constricting grip of our own unhappiness. It is not the other person’s job to take our unhappiness away; our discomfort is our own responsibility, as is our joy. Attending to our own spiritual tasks – recognizing our judgments, opinions, beliefs, demands, and staying present with the fears out of which they all arise – frees others to move toward us. Then, when they no longer feel the need to defend (when the ego no longer gets engaged), they become more willing to take care of their job. Thus, joy in relationships becomes possible and two awakened souls come together in a dance of ease and grace.
Anything that shakes you up is an opportunity to expand. When we can respond with acceptance, we create a space around any situation… and that space is the place where miracles happen.
Today, my intention is to release the need to blame anyone. I accept the people around me just as they are – my brothers and sisters who also walk the path of transformation.