There are all types of blessings … the lovely kind that stirs our heart and raises our energy quality, of course.
But tw0 of my other favorite types of blessing include, (1) one that comes from a sharp wit, often born of challenge, that creates that helpful perceptual shift … the ‘change of mind’ and thus focus and energy; and (2) what’s called Crazy Wisdom.
Teresa of Avila is one who clearly had a pretty sharp wit. Maybe she had a fair bit of Crazy Wisdom, too.
And given the exceptionally challenging reality of her life — ecstatic visions, higher perceptions, and the constant barbs from ‘nattering nabobs of negativity‘ around her and the very real and serious danger of the Inquisition, which was often close on her heels — her sharp wit and sense of humor were vital medicine, and also very instructive to those of us ‘down the line’ in new transformation times.
In her writings, Teresa of Avila tells of a particular conversation she was having with Jesus, which she did often.
So there she was, complaining to Jesus about the negativity and nasty, often malicious gossip of some nattering nabobs around her, and Jesus replied to her, “Teresa, that’s how I treat my friends.”
Teresa of Avila famously quipped back to Jesus, “Well if that’s how you treat your friends, it’s no wonder you have so few of them!”
Sometimes the sharp wit and snappy comeback are the perfect blessing medicine.
An invitation for you:
Add your ‘mojo’ to help create a Blessing Wave to begin 2016 …
Choose a date (or two or three) and add your good wish, blessing, or bit of inspiration to the ‘Blog Blesstival” — learn more about it in this Sophia’s Children post.
Sow and reap the ‘good medicine’ of ‘blessing’ (it’s an energy art, too).
(You can participate via your blog, web site, or Facebook … you’ll find the details at the Blesstival link).
Much Agape (a.k.a. Big Love),