Sunday, 04 August 2013
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When I left the London Retreat, and arrived at the train station, i discovered tht the tickets that I had purchased had a different return time than I expected. Why didn't I realize that at the time of purchase or why didn't I check my tickets the night before or in the early morning. Well, that oversight cost me a 200 lbs taxi ride. That was a pretty penny.. expensive cost for not being aware/conscious. What an oversight I thought to myself. I wasn't angry, but I wondered how and why did I make this mistake? In another stage in my life, I might have blown a gasket and had a few choice words for this oversight, but since I have grown just a tiny bit, I was able to exercise some control over my emotions. "remember your being" was coming into my minds eye......... especially since i had just completed the retreat... On the other hand, i realized how asleep i really am... i was not attentive........ i also begain to contemplate all the money I had spent on books and other items in the gift shop and i had to pay the taxi driver another lump sum on top of that..... was i beginning to feel a little ticked off???????? I think so..... This was an Ordeal.for me.. in every since of the word. I knew there was something that I was suposse to learn from my mistake and the first thing was a little selft control.... to let it go..... The other students who were at the station chipped in to help me defray the cost.. one person even purchased my train ticket....... that really made me feel good to see the love and concern for my situation. Everyone stepped up to the plate without question. I felt so touched and heartwarm inside. I then asked my Divine Mother for forgiveness for my shallowness and short-sightedness. I asked for help to put things in perspetive.... Again.. i realize how much growing I have to do............ sooo much...Accept What is, and don't get stressed out and identified with every ordeal that crosses my path... instead take a look at what's going on, preceive it, deal with it calmly and move on.


Thanks for listening

Peace:)
9 years ago
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#4172
Accepted Answer
Retreat practices generate energy. The next step is to know how to conserve that force and not identify throughout the ordeals one faces upon returning home. That is the difficult part of this work, the resistance, which emerges as a result of affirming our practice. What is necessary to overcome such situations, as you have realized, is comprehension and love. Sounds like you've learned a lot from the experience! :)

Joyful in hope, suffering in tribulation, be thou constant in thy prayer.

Benedictis, qui venit in nomine Domini. Osanna in excelsis.

"Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest!"

9 years ago
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#4172
Accepted Answer
Retreat practices generate energy. The next step is to know how to conserve that force and not identify throughout the ordeals one faces upon returning home. That is the difficult part of this work, the resistance, which emerges as a result of affirming our practice. What is necessary to overcome such situations, as you have realized, is comprehension and love. Sounds like you've learned a lot from the experience! :)

Joyful in hope, suffering in tribulation, be thou constant in thy prayer.

Benedictis, qui venit in nomine Domini. Osanna in excelsis.

"Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest!"

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