Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Miscellaneous Musings

I often click on posts shared by those in the various lyme groups I belong to on Facebook. A few weeksk ago, someone put up an article How To Deal With The Fact that Everyone Else Gets To Have A Life on CIRCLINGINTOCENTER.COM.
I saw these 2 comments by the same person:

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Ant Vet The wounded healer is an archetype for a shamanic trail and journey. This process is important to the young shaman. S/he undergoes a type of sickness that pushes her or him to the brink of death. This happens for two reasons:

The shaman crosses over t
o the underworld. This happens so the shaman can venture to its depths to bring back vital information for the sick, and the tribe.
The shaman must become sick to understand sickness. When the shaman overcomes his or her own sickness s/he will hold the cure to heal all that suffer. This is the uncanny mark of the wounded healer.[24] (from Wikipedia)

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Ant Vet but actually, id like to make a nice package out of my life experience, wrap it in a barbed wire and shove it up the asses of the docs whjo sent me home with "a flu" in 1996!
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The first comment is philosophical.
The second comment is the reality of how a person really feels!

Here's another way to explain the wounded warrior:

Only those who have an inside understanding of true heartache and have -- themselves -- gone through private fires of affliction, can best reach the hearts of those who might presently be going through difficult situations.  

Being a Christian, I take comfort and gain hope from the following passage in the bible:

2 Corinthians 1:3-4English Standard Version Anglicised (ESVUK)

God of All Comfort

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

Which got me to thinking...
You've heard people say "Everything  happens for a reason" when situations are bad. Well, I cringe when I hear someone saying that. People tend to misinterpret Romans 8:28 this way.  
Would you say that  when a 3 year old develops a brain tumor and dies that it happens for a reason? 
 I don't think everything happens for a reason. I think in that situation that bad things happen in a fallen world (my Christian viewpoint) or for those who are secular...
s*#t happens.

 However, I do believe that good can come out of a bad situation.
That is VERY different from saying everything happens for a reason.

Do you see the difference?

 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,for those who are called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28 ESV)

Do you agree or disagree?
Would love to hear from you.

Hope today is a good day for you


Next week I'll be sharing an update as to how I'm doing as I start "round" 9 on the Restore Program and I hope you'll stop by again.

PS: if you shop on Amazon, would you do me a big favor and go through one of the links on this website? I will make a small commision on things that you purchase(your price is still the same) and that pays for some of my treatment. Thanks so much!

1 comment:

  1. I completely agree. It makes me crazy when people say everything happens for a reason. I saw something on Facebook the other day that said - "Everything happens for a reason - Sometimes the reason is you're stupid & make bad decisions." It made me laugh but is also true. Hope you're feeling better.