July 30

PATIENCE MONTH: DAY 30: “Justice is done with diligence; with prudence and patience; the one who knows much, will be mistaken; the one who does not know and seek for learning, learns.” ― Alan Maiccon

I have a very different sense of “Justice” than most. I do not believe it takes place in a courtroom, or in any other forum. I believe in spiritual justice. This is very different, because no human can bestow or remove this kind of justice.

I will always know when I have done something that is not in the best interests of another. I do not always understand how that impacted that person or why it was allowed. I do not believe that another person or system can punish or reward me. I believe it is a Universal experience of having done something apart from the nature of my Soul.

And I capitalize Soul in this context very deliberately. My Soul is on a journey, here and now, just like it has been throughout the course of time. There is nothing that may be done to my Soul by another human or group of humans that is permanent. Even killing my body will not kill my Soul. This is really a challenge for an Ego-based individual to grasp.

It has taken me many years to grasp myself. I can be temporarily caught in being “hurt” by others, and have believed in this concept for most of my life…and, YET…I know differently in my heart, and always have.

We all get to wait and see…that is all we are here to do. We believe in those things that are wrong and right, good or bad, even that there is such a thing as “evil.” But there is nothing about those words that is true. Every time we define them, we are in error…again and again.

If I extend a grace toward another Soul, I am feeding my own Soul. We are here to do that. If I deny that grace toward any other Soul, I am denying myself as well. There is no escaping this Universal Law and principle. I cannot explain how or why I know this today, just that I do. It is so simple that we are confused and make it complex.

Some get all caught up in words and trying to convolute them to prove some Ego-based thinking. This cuts through all of that. There is nothing to explain, just many words to take away. That is how I know when I hit upon a truth. There is nothing to explain. Such beauty and simplicity are wonderful to gain access to! The learning here is not of the educational variety…it is written in the heart.

Published by: Kelly

I am a therapist and counselor with long-term recovery from addictions and personal trauma. My writing reflects these experiences and the road I have traveled in 12-Step recovery settings, along with the work I have done for over 30 years in the field. My love of dolphins includes the stories of them being healers in places all over the world. I long to offer every broken spirit and body the experience of a healing hug. May my words and stories inform, uplift and delight your spirit and soothe your weary heart.

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