8) Life’s Lessons


Several years ago I had been through the most difficult year of my life.  My Mum, my brother and my Dad were all taken to spirit within weeks of each other and I felt my heart was breaking.  At the same time, as well as dealing with my own personal losses, there was so much negativity everywhere.

With the rest of the world I watched in horror as the events unfolded on 9/11  and I felt so useless, as if there was absolutely nothing I could do to help, even in a small way, to make the world a better place. I felt desolate.

Every time I put the television or radio on there was more depressing news.  I have never understood how people could be so cruel to one another, or use their own greed to take from the needy.  There seemed to be an avalanche of distressing events on a global scale.

I sat in the quiet and asked my guides how this could happen.  How could so many people be in such distress?  Why were children dying of starvation? Why were so many countries at war?  I was questioning my faith in God or the Higher Powers.  I felt so sad in my heart and was desperate for answers. I wanted someone to shout that it was all a mistake, that everything would be put right.

I felt my writing guide come in close.  I have learnt that a light stroke of my hair on the back of my head is the unmistakable nudge to find a piece of paper and a pen and just to listen and write what I hear, nothing more.

This is what I received.

Life’s Lessons.

If life were as kind as we thought it should be,

there’d be no worries or woes, everything would be trouble-free.

There would always be sunshine and only rain at night,

there’d be no storms to wreak havoc, we’d never witness nature’s might.

Every child would be born perfectly healthy and strong,

There’d be no need to teach right from wrong.

There would be no famines and certainly no wars,

Every country in harmony with its neighbour next door.

No violence, no terror, there would be no need,

no-one would be selfish or suffer from greed.

But in reality, this just isn’t so,

we all need life’s lessons to help us to grow.

To overcome difficulties, to rise above pain,

we need challenges and dreams, it’s from those that we gain.

Whenever I find myself questioning the unfairness of situations that the innocent find themselves in, the terrible traumatic events that so many have to go through, the heartbreak and tragic losses people experience, I read this and try to understand.  It is not easy.  It takes a lot for me to look at the bigger picture and try to accept that our souls have to move forward through these dreadful lessons of life.  I hope that one day we will find an easier way.

11 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. A Sceptical Medium
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 10:14:26

    How right they are. You are obviously one of those chosen to spread their words to others. There are many of us here now and I have one in my development class who is doing the most incredible pictures of what is to come.
    So many of us are at work now spreading these words and it is such a comfort to meet another person doing such good work. Delighted to ‘meet’ you. I too live in the UK and have a darling Springer called, Bonnie.
    Keep up the good work and if ever you’d like to ‘guest’ on my blog, I’d LOVE to have you there. With much love, Lorraine xxx


  3. The Haunted Misfit
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 21:00:18

    I question thats ame thing freqnetly. Just yesterday I heard about a young mother who lost her 9 year old daughter in a fiery car crash and was herself burned over every inch of her body except her feet. Why? Its awful..trafic…This is a much needed reminder that life sometimes just isn’t fair and there is a bigger picure for us all. Thank you.


  4. Annette Blann
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 18:28:00

    Yep, agree with all the above, have taken a copy too. Keep up the fantastic work xxx


  5. kay gale
    Oct 25, 2011 @ 23:06:52

    Keep on doing what you are doing ‘cos it touches my the very heart of my spiritual centre.
    Namaste. x


  6. Niki Zabiela
    Oct 25, 2011 @ 22:39:51

    Keep writing ! xxx


  7. Kath Baillie
    Oct 25, 2011 @ 11:48:04

    Really touching. Will copy this down!! K


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  9. Chris Styles
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 22:12:29

    Love this!
    Keep up the good work and ill keep visiting your blog 🙂

    -Chris Styles


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