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 By Dr. Terry Drew Kaaren

My body decided I needed to rest a few weeks ago and I was in bed with the flu for the good part of two days. Apparently I didn’t bother listening to my body because I spent another week feeling less than stellar due to fatigue. With all the items on my “Accomplishment List” I’ve been lying around thinking, “WTF?!?

Now, before you start hyperventilating, you DO know what that means in the metaphysical world in which I live, don’t you? Actually, it has two meanings, neither of which you are probably thinking about right now.

Whenever we are faced with a challenge the first meaning can translate to, “What’s The Fear?” What fear-based thoughts or lack consciousness makes us think we have to buy into stinking thinking in our life? What fear has caused us to become unbalanced and seemingly unaware of the Divine Nature within?

The second, equally impactful meaning begs yet another question: “Where’s The Faith?” If we truly believe we are one with the Universe and that the power of God is our power, then how do we get ourselves into sticky situations?

It’s not easy living in a state of being with everyone around you when the jerk coming toward you in the shopping center parking lot slips into the place for which you were waiting. Nor is it easy to experience physical problems. But here’s the good news about any problem, physical or otherwise.

While we’re in these human forms pain is a given. Without the warning system of pain we’d easily cut off our fingers or burn ourselves on the stove. Suffering, however, is optional, even though some of us at times seem to be making a career of it. We must learn from the pain to avoid it in the future. That means getting sick and tired of being sick and tired.

Whatever is bugging you about your life this week try considering one of the “WTF” meanings above and see how your attitude about the situation transforms. It may take some work. It may mean you have to change your attitude. But at least you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that you’re in control of your life and emotions.

In Spirit, Truth and Playfulness – AND in complete and perfect health!

Terry is an author, speaker, licensed social worker and flight attendant. He is also the director of Spirit, Mind and Body Foundation (spiritmindbodyfoundation.org).