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Inevitable but Not Necessary

That evening Maria sat at the kitchen table with a cup of tea. “I can’t stand her,” she said to Amira. “She’s so damaging.”

“Verloren is damaging because, like most people, she is damaged,” said Amira.

Unlike Maria, Amira was never angry. She forgave everyone because she loved everyone equally. No matter what anyone did, she treated them like a child who was simply misguided. They were the more to be loved and helped because of their problems.

In time, Verloren would return. Time is not necessary for healing but it is inevitable. We find many friends when we are down and out. People swarm around with proclamations of, “Oh, how dreadful. How terrible.” They may as well be saying, “Thank you so much for making me feel better about myself and my life. You have more problems than me and are more pathetic.” Yet, when we enter the path of healing, there will be few standing there to wish us well, in case we find it.

“The issue is not Verloren,” said Amira. “It is your own consciousness. Look at yourself. You are all worked up and keep rerunning the scenario in your mind, getting nowhere. Wouldn’t you like to get your peace back? Wouldn’t you like to feel happy again? Is the self-righteous anger really worth it?”

Maria opened the back door and looked into the clear, cold night. The moon was shining between the houses on its way into its rightful nightly place. She got ready for bed and as she laid her head on the pillow, she listened. The house was very still. The darkness was inviting and comforting like a warm blanket. As she closed her eyes, she said to the angels, “Take me somewhere beautiful tonight and teach me something wonderful. When I wake up in the morning, I will be happy and ready to share my happiness with anyone who would like it.” The darkness fell more deeply over her and then the Light silently moved in.

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