Pressing on with our Esoteric Wikipedia to Divine Timing and Divine Intervention. God, the Angels, and/or your Higher Self have a pristine and detailed view of what need while putting what we want in the backseat where it belongs. (The Garth Brooks’ song Thank God for Unanswered Prayers always comes to mind when I’m pondering this concept.)
I highly recommend praying and/or meditating on Divine Timing and Intervention when you’re not sure if the timing is right or if something needs to even happen in the first place. An everyday example is when it seems like the deck is stacked against something or someone happening at a certain time. Pray for the Divine influence and watch the stars magically align or suddenly something will come up. It’s as simple as that. With whatever results happen, enjoy and rejoice in the dissipation of sweat and worry.
Few things elicit eye rolls from me more than the misuse of the terms karma and soulmate. (Don’t fret, I do my best to internalize and keep said eye rolls to myself.) First off, karma isn’t the instant jackpot of justice we’d like for it to be, nor is she a bitch. If it worked that way, only the true saints would win the lottery and life overall, while the wretched would turn out to be the losers of life. I mean, why do bad things happen to good people all the time? Since we, as a culture, tend to measure success by financials, know that, more often than not, your narcissistic gas lighters have the edge in the business world and apparently politics. It’s true that YouTube is full of delicious instant karma videos, but I feel this is only a small aspect of karma rather than its pure form. Karma takes place over the course of a lifetime . . . or lifetimes. For instance, take your current life. Have not most of us been the saint to at least one fortunate person while conversely we all have done something to someone we feel great shame for? We all play the saint and the sinner in this cosmic dance. It’s how we learn.
“Soulmates are muses. The people in your life you despise, disrespect, and desire the most.”
– Coco J. Ginger
Yes, soulmates can be our one true love, but this is an over-simplification. Soulmates are instruments of karma that have contracted to come here for us and for their own karmic cycles. I mean, we all have enemies, but some enemies are like bamboo shoots under the fingernails. Why do you think that is? Soulmates can be platonic, or even a special pet with more personality than most humans. Soulmates take part in our lives to distract and destroy us, too. I’ve seen this in myself and others I’ve worked with. Just because you sense several lifetimes together when you peer into their eyes doesn’t mean this lifetime is the one you are destined to spend together. It may be that your soulmate is only with you briefly in this go-around and you can definitely have more than one soulmate. If one or more of you happen to meet in the middle, all the better. That said, a good rule of thumb whether dealing with esoteric subject matter or not, is to avoid falling in love with someone’s potential at all costs. When you put someone on a pedestal, all sorts of calamity and disappointment come into play.
Wanna talk about nebulous concepts? There’s none more so than the Divine Masculine and Feminine. I can tell you it isn’t all about what’s in between your legs. Let me ask you a basic question regarding duality: What is knowledge without the wisdom to use it or not to use it, and can you have wisdom without knowledge? This question combines attributes of both the feminine and masculine. Do you see the need that exists between the two?
This patriarchal society that we live in started out of fear of the power of the feminine. Look no further than strict interpretations of religious texts for confirmation. Fear turned into the superiority of the notion that might is right. A skewed masculine concept, no doubt, but look at where it got us. Where does superiority end? When an inferior race is eliminated? When an inferior religion is eliminated? And in the ultimate losing the nose to spite one’s face move: When an inferior sex is eliminated? When balanced with the feminine concept of understanding, the wounded masculine’s aggression becomes assertiveness. See and feel the difference there?
Where does the Angel of Balance come into this dance? For it knows no bias in its mandate to create and maintain balance. Lack of balance creates a void. A power vacuum, if you will. Will you fill this void with confrontational dominance and abuse or manipulative neediness and co-dependency? (Note: These are attributes that can be engendered by either gender when their inner child is hurt and afraid. Do we not all know at least one person that is little more than a scared, petulant child trapped in an adult’s body?) This void can just as easily be filled with nurturing tenderness guided by intuition and protected with confidence, discipline, and stability. The Angel of Balance wants what it wants as it encourages the oppressed to eventually rise up to usurp the usurpers of individuality. The question then becomes, will the usurped swing the other way and become the usurpers themselves? I already see this in some feminist rhetoric where superiority vies for control. (Ironically, the same wounded masculine traits that began the patriarchal bulls*** we live under today.) This is a slippery slope to tread, so what’s the answer? Trust is the answer.Trust that there will always be fanatics on either side of the blood sport we call balance. Trust that there are always those who are astute at profiting from our divides. (The talking heads on any 24 hour news cycle will confirm this if you listen closely enough. Fear mongering us into a victim mentality at any opportunity and shaming those who would not be sheep.) Trust there are people of both genders, different religions, races, and sexual preferences, who are striving to protect and lift up with unconditional love. Trust that for you to gain or retain these special people, you first have to nurture yourself with self-love to be that special person for others. For they are our greatest asset and we must be assertive in their growth.
I sincerely hope this has helped our readers in some way. If you have further questions, want me to expand on a topic, or feel I missed something, please contact me.
Chris (Sutty) Suddeth was born in Greenville, SC in 1975 and has lived his whole life in various locales within the state of South Carolina. He graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1998 with a minor in English Literature. Writing began its siren song for him at the age of twelve while he was sitting on the rocks of Fripp Island, SC, where he now lives with his wife and daughter. Sutty is a full-time Mr. Mom with his own holistic health business. Sutty has been a practicing Reiki Master and emotional energetic alchemist since 2010. Sutty recently welcomed his debut novel Swoondalini into the world. It’s available at Amazon. Visit www.soulshinerefinery.com for more information.