Chance has nothing to do with it

March 20, 2016

I’m back with more words from Edgar Cayce.

Yeah, back in that Meditation Room I picked up another scroll and that’s it, above.

There are a small handful of people who were obviously chosen to be in my life as teachers.

I know this to be true.

It was not chance. It was meant.

They did not use their opportunities in a spiritual way or manner.

But they did use them.

And I did learn.


This is probably the hardest thing of all: to realize that the people most responsible for our pain are very likely to have been put in our lives for a lesson.

It’s up to us to learn it.

Or not.

13 comments on “Chance has nothing to do with it
  1. I’ve never thought about it like that, but when I look back it makes a whole lot of sense. We learn more through the painful times than I have through the happier ones.

  2. Carolann says:

    Tyrese Gibson said, People are in your life for a reason others are there for a season. I believe that everything happens for a reason. It might not be one we like, but it’s one we need!

  3. Alana says:

    That is so true, Carol. There are a number of people in my life, especially, who have taught me. Some by their example of how to live, a few by their example of how to die, and one especially from a more negative aspect. For a long time I resented her lessons but I, in recent years, finally admit I have learned from her, too.

  4. Jennifer says:

    So true. When you’re going through the pain it’s hard to realize that there is a lesson at all. Even my ex-husband taught me what I should be looking for in a life partner and what I should avoid. But that was a very long and painful (emotionally) lesson.

  5. Pat says:

    I agree that people were chosen to cross my path as teachers and there is probably some kind of lesson to be learned from everyone.

  6. Amy Putkonen says:

    I so agree with your blessing or lesson quote, Carol! So true. It is hard to think of that when you are cursing up a storm when something goes really bad! But, once we get some distance on it, it is easy to see. Have a great week!

  7. I really believe, you’re exactly where you’re meant to be.

  8. Barbara says:

    I completely agree, Carol.

  9. Lisa Froman says:

    Yes, yes and yes!

  10. That’s a great quote and is so true. A good reminder when you’re wondering WTF?

  11. I loved this post – and the quote is so true! something to reflect upon

  12. So very wise, Carol. After my first husband died, I started seeing a man I came to call “the boyfriend from Hell.” He was one of those who taught me many things, even though at the time, I could have done without the lessons. Six years later, I was the one who took him to chemotherapy and grocery shopping. I was there for him when he died. He didn’t know it, but he was a wonderful teacher, and I’m grateful to him. xoxox, Brenda

  13. I love that quote. I’ve always thought that one of the gifts of “lessons” is to help us discern what we prefer and what we don’t, so we can fill our lives increasingly with “blessings.”

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