Today, I was irritated that I was told by one of the staff members that it would be possible for us to meet any time between 10:30 and 2 PM. I showed up shortly after 11 AM and the office was in a staff meeting. I watched my complaint thoughts announcing I was being unfairly forced to wait for our appointment time together until that meeting was over.
I asked Holy Spirit, “What is the victim story I am telling myself? How do I truly let this error go?” “What is my belief?”
Here is what thoughts emerged:
I believe the administrative processes of this entity aren’t always very respectful toward the time and efforts of its volunteers. Communications are frequently in the form of mixed or contradictory messages. I also believe this association can hide behind and make the excuse, as we all do from time to time, that we are just SO busy and short-staffed.
Yet, I prayed for a healed mind. I heard Spirit tell me this, “You can choose what you believe.” Then, I decided I’d rather let this experience teach me what I was believing and whether I wanted that belief. I chose to forgive (look beyond the errors) because I wanted validation that nothing in this “script” is outside of the Holy Spirit’s ability to help me see this with compassion and blessing.
Should I call this a miracle? Maybe not, but it is definitely making me more happy and peaceful. The irritation, like the heavy fog of my judgments, is dissolving… on behalf of more light.