We all have talents, abilities and spiritual gifts. However, not all of these are fun or even comforting. Especially when it comes to spiritual gifts. Because there’s a balance between right and wrong, positive and negative, etc, there must also be talents, abilities and gifts which are capable of helping maintain this balance. A few more glamorous examples are firefighters, law enforcement officers, paramedics, doctors, nurses, crisis intervention workers, etc. Most of these people will tell you their work is rewarding and feeds their soul in some way. We definitely should applaud them all.
However, there are many, many people in the world who have a gift for being able to tolerate negativity. This gift brings very little satisfaction, almost no rewards and for the most part, others don’t even see your gift as a gift. But it is. Some of us (yes, I’m one of you) have an uncanny ability to attract “edgy” people to us. These challenging personalities seem almost comfortable with us. At first glance, to some people we might almost look like door mats or at the very least like we aren’t standing up for ourselves. Nothing could be further from the truth. And, by the way, there are karmic lessons for us also, but we have to recognize that sometimes in helping challenging people, we are also helping ourselves and balancing the karmic cycle of life.
Those of us with this gift, tolerate, accept and even care for these “edgy and challenging” personalities because they need us. In truth, they are insecure but their egos prevent them from being open about this insecurity. That is where our gift is needed. We are their strength and security. They sense in us a direct connection to the Universe and the eternal lifeline we offer them. Or to put it another way, they know we can take their crap and not let it spoil our day, much less our life. We are basically there to guide them while they work through their issues. Not a glamorous calling, but I believe we’ll be rewarded for it…some day…some where.
Happy Hump Day!