“Everything’s Okay?” Maybe you don’t agree. Peaceful Occupy protesters are being attacked with pepper spray–and as horrific as that is, protests in Egypt have been far more turbulent and violent. People are still struggling with the financial chaos caused by the banking crisis. Newt Gingrich is running for President. The list could go on and you probably have your own personal list of non-okay items as well. I have my own list of non-okay stuff too.
But tonight I started idly shuffling Doreen Virtue’s Magical Messages from the Fairies deck. I asked the cards simply, “Is everything okay?,” closed my eyes, and drew a random card. And what did I pull but the card pictured here: “Everything’s Okay.” Um…okay then. Maybe for right now, in this moment, everything really is okay. Maybe everything is all working out in a beautiful way, as this card assures me (in case you can’t see all the lettering, the bottom of the card reads: “Don’t worry. It’s all working out in a beautiful way.”).
What would it mean to you if you took the circumstances of your life, and applied the idea that everything is all working out in a beautiful way? Could it really be true that everything happens for a reason? Are the negative and the non-okay aspects of your life part of a larger transformation that you will be glad, someday, to have been a part of? I can think of many many types of non-okay situations where the answer to these questions will be a defiant, “no!”. But I can also think of many non-okay situations where the answer, once you really look deep within and think about it, is a definite, “yes.” Take the time to look within and consider the possibility.