When You Try to Do Something(s) Good, Negativity Comes Around!

Happy Friday, All!
And if you haven’t already done so, let’s do a “T.G.I.F.”!
Yep, I am at it again!  Trying to identify “the enemy” aka “life’s challenges”, and move quietly, peacefully …. lovingly, if possible, past (or through) them … learning to enjoy the journey!  We all know about “good” vs. “evil” …. God vs. the devil, even “the yin/yang” concept.  I am not sure if those “opposites” have appeared in “your” journey, but they have been around my life forever … no pun intended!!  They often serve as road maps, this duality, though most successful endeavors require the tenacity to get going and often “pure grit” to get to a more placid plateau!  Quite often, I might add here, the challenges are within our “selves” … “we” created them, for one reason or another.
Health-wise, I am feeling some improvements!  Life is more enjoyable for me without screaming sirens every ten minutes and screaming people every other minute, not to mention “hostile” people seeking their goals in a world filled with others.  Like I mentioned earlier, I haven’t seen even a fist fight out here.  The energy of the people, somewhat fostered by the environment and the lifestyles in the Caribbean, is much more laid back.  While people still “play” their games, no one is visibly trying to hurt someone else in the street.  New Year’s Celebrations here in Puerto Viejo witnessed one death that I heard of … a deaf/mute woman of African/Jamaican descent was hit by a “hit and run” driver, left and … due to the challenging infrastructure of one road going in both directions and New Year’s Eve traffic, help didn’t arrive in time.  For me, the supplements of collagen and stinging nettle I take each day as well as the daily curcuma (tumeric) tea with ginger base and black pepper added with a splash of honey seem to be giving some long term relief.  The pain of the challenged hip area on both sides still comes and goes.  Yet, with a tablet of diclofenac (pain relief and anti-inflammatory) of 100 mg. in the morning, the pain is reduced so I can feel more comfortable.  As the day continues, I take doses of the “total extract” (CBD w/thc) as needed for pain relief.  I move slow, deliberately  (like a sloth!) … no running and jumping and trying to meet someone ELSE’S deadline(s).  I plan way ahead if I have to do something, including shaving and showering and/or going out to a restaurant or to enjoy “the Caribbean streets”!  At this stage of my life, retired and all, if I have to rush for it, it’s probably NOT meant for me … ’cause I am not rushing no where for no one.  The life-style and environment here are extremely therapeutic.  I am grateful to be here.
Like most of us “humans”, I have identified somethings that I want to accomplish as a goal “this year” … or whenever.  I have  noticed a pattern when heightening my “efforts” to achieve something … that demons come out of the “woodwork”.  That person who once seemed so calm and helpful is now seething with envy at “you” because you are actually “doing” something with your life!  Maybe “you” are doing it better than them or “you” are more successful or getting the “attention”  they so crave.  Has that ever happened to “you”?!?  Shucks, I have had people say, “I am trying to help you!” to which I reply, “No thanks, I don’t need that!”  The “universe” or our spiritual realm often challenges our intentions or goals, especially if they are too “self centered”.  It is almost like your positive energy and intentions “attract” negativity or the opposite of what you are trying to accomplish.  Sometimes, that negativity comes in the form of people who are envious of you and seeking to do you harm.  Other times, that negativity comes in the form of an unexpected “event” that gets “you” AWAY from intended harm or a hostile environment!  I have found that I MUST read the spiritual signs along the way because there are clearly “evil efforts” trying to get me off the course of my goals.  I have had so much “drama” in my past relationships that I am almost afraid to get involved and perhaps encounter “unnecessary drama”!
So, do your “spiritual” push ups (meditations) and keep your energy moving in a positive direction with something like yoga, swimming, walking or martial arts … or anything that brings you peace.  I promise you, if you are anything like me, the “journey” will continue to be filled with experiences, both yin and yang, good and evil, love and hate, peace versus violence.  I encourage “us” to choose wisely, for some things said and done cannot be reversed.  Pay attention to your inner workings, learn about your own strengths and areas needing improvement … and WORK on them … evolve them even!  Be patient with yourSELF with unconditional love!

John I. Cook, Director

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. christcenteredruminations
    Jan 12, 2019 @ 17:30:49

    John, I am happy to hear that you are having fun in the Caribbeans. Yaaay! I heard the beaches are really beautiful down there. I hope you are enjoying your retirement thus far. Concerning the people who envy you, and the negative energy, this is just the case and it is usually this way when a person is making some kind of progress. Those negative energy come with the intention to hinder the person. No one is jealous of someone whose life is messed up. However, we do need to assess ourselves. We need to make sure that we are not bragging and showing off our achievements to people. These types of actions would undeniably make them wish that they were in the same position, but it would make them hate us. We need to be careful of who we tell our achievements, and secrets to. We also need to be close to God. It is God who sees the hearts of every person. God knows when a person is lying about their love for someone else. God sees them when they take actions in hopes of sabotaging your blessings. When we build a solid relationship with God, he is merciful enough to expose all these people and more to us. He also has the power to bless us and to make our lives brighter. Prayers to God and faith in him are useful ways to invite his presence.

    If you want to know about God in more detail, you can find further information here https://christcenteredruminations.wordpress.com/2018/10/23/a-few-things-that-i-have-learned-about-god/ And Here https://christcenteredruminations.wordpress.com/2018/08/29/how-to-build-a-relationship-with-god/

    Have a blessed day brother ❤ ❤



    • excelwitheducationalexcellence
      Jan 17, 2019 @ 15:28:57

      Thanks for your readership as well as your reply! I always enjoy seeing if people who read are paying attention to what I say and what they are responding to … thanks!

      Of course, I am sure you do not know that I am 64 and have had people help me more than they have tried to “hamper” me, which is why I have been successful in a very simple sense of the word. I know my Creator whom I choose to call God very well. It’s that when people see the work of divinity being done, they try to destroy it … especially if they are from “evil”. I have had more trials and tribulations than I can remember and I do NOT brag about overcoming those “challenges”. It is a simple FACT that I overcame them because I have lived to be 64 going on 65 in a few months and nobody “gave” me anything. My Creator encouraged me, motivated me, to reach high, as I try to SHOW people with my life’s achievements, which I am NOT ashamed of, thank my God!

      My point of the article/message/blog post was to demonstrate how when “goodness” is prevailing, evil will be trailing. Prepare yourself! I do.

      Btw, it would be cool if you were a little more personable with your your “signature” on replies to such pieces. My name is John, what is yours?




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