A few weeks ago I shared some thoughts on the residential schools and Richard Wagamese’s book Indian Horse. Another book that also has been helpful is 21 Things You May Not Know About The Indian Act Helping Canadians make reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples a reality by Bob Joseph. But what I want to share this morning is something that came via Facebook about four Native American Indian Spirituality Laws that I wasn’t previously aware of but which have been an important cause for reflection – a rain drop that fell in the right place.
The first law says: “The person you meet is the right one.”
That is, no one comes into our lives by accident. All the people around us who interact with us, stand for something, either to educate us or to help us in our situation.
The Second law says: “What happens is the only thing that can happen.”
Nothing, but absolutely nothing, of what happens to us could have been different. Not even the most insignificant detail. There just isn’t “If I had done it differently … It would have been different…” No, what happens is the only thing that can happen and needs to happen, so we can learn our lessons to get ahead. Everything, yes, every situation that happens to us in life is absolutely perfect, even when our spirit resists our ego and doesn’t want to accept it.
The third law says: “Every moment when something starts is the right time.”
Everything starts at the right time, not sooner or later. When we are ready for something new in our life, it’s already there to begin with.
The fourth law says: “What’s over is over.”
It’s that simple. When something ends in our life, it serves our development. That’s why it’s better to let go and move forward, bestowed on the experiences that have now been gained.
I don’t think it’s a coincidence that you’re reading this here. If this text meets you today, it’s because you meet the conditions and understand that no rain drop anywhere in the world accidentally falls in the wrong place.
Let it go well…
Love with your whole being …
Being happy without end…
Every day is a happy, happy day.