LIVE: Give By The Spirit – Opportunities

LIVE! … By the Spirit™ with Kathleen E. Walls

Opportunities

© 2011 Kathleen E. Walls, Psy.D.

August 29, 2011

Over the last few days, the word that seems to keep popping up is perspective.  Perspective is defined as “a mental view or outlook; a way of regarding situations….”.  As I thought about this definition, I thought about the many Opportunities given to us by the Spirit but missed because of our perspective.

Many times when we think of opportunities, we think of professional and/or career advancement.  However, right now I am referring to opportunities for us to grow and evolve personally and spiritually.  For example, when I go to the store and have to wait in a long line, I recognize this as an opportunity to practice exercising patience and to remain in a pleasant mood.  As people around me might begin complaining about the wait, I just say “this is an opportunity to practice patience.”  Some people agree and we end up having a very pleasant conversation; while others, turn to find someone else who will join them in complaining.  However, not only have I used this as an opportunity to strengthen my patience, I have also used this as an opportunity to exert positive energy and maintain that energy around me, to teach others how to positively use this time, and I have possibly made a new acquaintance.

I find that we are given many opportunities by the Spirit to strengthen areas of our character and to realign with our highest Divine self.  Sometimes these Spirit-led opportunities are “small” and can go unnoticed and unutilized, and sometimes these reminders are big.  For instance over the past week, on the East Coast, we have experienced an earthquake, hurricane, and tornado, all of which are “out of the ordinary” for the area.  For some, they have taken these unusual natural events as “signs” to “get their life in order/start living right”; while others use these events as something else to complain about.  Once again, these are opportunities to realign with your highest Divine self, shift your life focus, and live the life that you are designed to live.

I encourage you to take some time to notice the opportunities that you are being given by the Spirit to realign with your highest Divine self.  When you find yourself in situations like long lines, traffic jams, and/or waiting on hold, think about what personal characteristic(s) you can “exercise”/work on in that moment like patience, maintaining and spreading peace, and/or tolerance. We may not have control over the situation but we have control over how we respond in the situation.  Remember the more we exercise these characteristics, the more automatic they become.  So be sure to take advantage of the opportunities that you are given by the Spirit.

God Bless and Continue to Live By the Spirit.

Spiritual Resources from Dr. Kat!

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