So the wonderful website, Bloggers for Peace, has a monthly writing challenge. For July, the challenge is to “write a letter for peace and send it into the Universe.” After reading a brilliant letter from one of my fellow bloggers, Kelly, I decided to give this challenge a try.
Thank you for the food poisoning yesterday. It made me feel like I was thisclose to death. I felt weak, vulnerable, scared and disgusting. I couldn’t even relax as planned. I realize that this sickness was a mere physical manifestation of my negativity. However, in the midst of it all, I was reminded of the fact that this, too, was a blessing. See, I am beginning to understand the metaphor of life lessons and how cleverly you can play those out in our lives. In this situation, I noticed that a lot of toxins were coming out of my body; however, it was not a mere physical reaction to a poison; it was also an embodiment of my spirit being cleansed from certain negative thoughts.
Most people would not think of puking for over an hour and a half as a sign of peace but I do. There is so much you know, and only you know, God, about my past and the pain that those experiences have caused and the current pain I’ve been feeling lately and how deeply it goes for me. However, I am learning that each of those experiences are blessings too. I would not have comprehended this lesson if it was not for your constant reminders. It seems like you repeat the lesson over and over again until we get it and finally, I am slowly getting it. They say that nothing worth having is easy and I am beginning to think it’s true. To reach a level of peace where even food poisoning is okay is pretty cool but it took me this moment of illness to get it. I still wish to reach a higher level of peace on my journey which I am sure will be available through a series of obstacles and challenges. Fortunately, now I have clearer eyes to see the blessing in the lesson and I thank you for helping me with my vision, stomach pains and all.
P.S. I’ve never forgotten what you told me a little while ago that “sometimes, we must go to the depths of hell to get to the heights of heaven.” Thank you for that message and thank you for this experience to fully understand the message.