How one friend is challenging my new life principles -- Part I
Over the past year, I've had to re-learn who I am in God. Not just for my health, but for my peace and sanity. I did so through unconventional means; through studying the power of perception and possibilities.
I learned I had the choice to believe in the possibility of my desired outcome, regardless of the probability of my possibility coming true or whether or not someone else thought it should be a possibility at all.
That’s called faith, the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen.
I learned how the power of perception and possibilities can improve relationships and provide tools for dealing with difficult people. Forgiving people because they’re wounded and they know not what they do. Understanding that the way people treat me is more of a reflection of who they are and less of an indication of who or what I am.
A few weeks ago, I had the urge to reach out to an old acquaintance. We knew each other when we were younger, but I was an awkward kid going through a lot and despite, my interest in boys, I, ultimately, saw them as distractions. Needless to say, we knew each other’s name and rode the bus together, but that was about it.
Fast forward to the future, he invites me to a meet up and we reconnect over common interests. However, the urge to suddenly reach out to him was jarring. It was a spirit prompt that I ignored because you just can’t reach out to people like, “Hey, I know you don’t really know me, but you should because I’m kind of awesome.”
A day goes by and my spirit remained unsettled. Something was still prompting me to reach out to him. So, in the most awkward way possible, I did.
To my surprise the friendly feelings were mutual and in a very short time, I've learned lot about myself through him and his life. It's as if a timer went off and now we have a role to play in each other's life.
I'm convinced he may be one of my soul teachers.
According to Loner Wolf, "Soul teachers are composed of all the people in your life that have come to teach you a lesson. They don’t necessary teach you intentionally, but often provide challenging situations in your life for you to overcome and learn from.
Soul Teachers often come in the form of family members, friends, acquaintances, old lovers, momentary drifters and even enemies. You attract them into your life because you need to learn something from them. For example, some teach you to cultivate patience for the guy who doesn’t signal before changing lanes, to stop lusting over the ‘bad boys’ that keep crossing your path, or to develop greater compassion and understanding for another person’s way of life and beliefs.
I frequently recall the lessons I've learned during our conversations. And I realize everything sunk in. I'm governing my life by new rules and I can finally see how I am better for having gone through everything I've gone through.