“There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw,” so said the author, Deepak Chopra.
Puzzles come together somewhat like the segments of our lives. We have to begin with the simple parts [like the frame] before we can graduate to the more complicated sections [like the center – the heart]. More often than not there is a need for us to pick out the sections in which our experience is lacking, and use it for our personal growth. Once we satisfy ourselves with a method of approach and comprehend that a sense of order has been established, we begin to see how the pieces nicely fit into their perspective spaces.
Puzzles are designed to be shaped; so are our lives. From the beginning, each person has a different structure with a different set of divine directions. Divine order is simply the way God orders or arranges things and divine order has a solid foundation. The past and the present give us all the tools we need to “construct” this order in our lives.
Like footprints in the sand, the past shows us where we’ve been but not where we’re going. The past also demonstrates the reasons and results for the good, the bad, and the indifferent. It provides us a full view of the why’s, who’s, how’s, when’s and where’s, so that we can make healthier choices to come. The present affords us steady seasons to share, grow, and learn from each experience. It gives us endless opportunities to witness the inevitability of change and proves to us time and again, that all things in this life are transient, hence beckoning our need to lessen our attachments to people, places, and material things. The present – affords us the presence of NOW, and helps us to understand that everything has a time and a position: from birth to death, pleasure to pain, and learning to living. The future is quite significant as well – because it does not exist and we cannot see it. But the future is also the divine. You are part of the divine and the divine is a part of you. When we accept the humanity of all things and the certainty of change, we learn to live without fear and rid of anxiety about the future. Divine order assures us that all things, people, and circumstances have their place on the planet. Divine order doesn’t give us a crystal ball to glimpse through, rather a concrete sense of “placement” that we can always rely on to guide our path.
You may not value it now, but there is a reason, a season, and an order for everything. The challenges you face now and the challenges you will face later, are all elements that are meant to push you forward and reposition your growth. Remember that it’s not just people who are here for a reason or season, situations are too. Nothing in the universe is any more or less important than anything else because divine order is always at work. Trust it, trust your challenges, and trust your steps.
Love and Light for your Tuesday.