One of my classmates asked the students at break/announcements if we had anything to share about divine friendship, as relating to our experiences through the School of Metaphysics. I was focused on the rest of the lesson plan for the evening and did not contribute at the time.
However, I have definitely experienced divine friendship, along with every other student. I cherish my classmates, my teacher, the director, and all of the students/teachers of the School of Metaphysics. We ALL love each other. Just because we are. And that is the key to the community. We recognize every individual as a soul, as a spirit, and we honor every existence. And we honor truth, allowing us to be every bit of who we are: the beautiful stuff about us, the stuff we don’t want to face and/or don’t know how to change, and the ideal Self that we will someday be. And the best part is our friends will accept this, accept us, every bit of us. That doesn’t mean we are accepted as just what we are. It means also seeing what we intend to become and not letting us stagnate. And neither does that mean everything is all roses and butterflies; on the contrary, some of the most uncomfortable exchanges have brought about the most growth!
As an example, today the director asked me how I was doing, and I said “Ok.” Of course, she probed further, and I expressed my displeasure with my job. She talked with me about the importance of having a goal and purpose for every day at work, and she told me she didn’t leave one of her jobs until she loved it. I didn’t want to hear any of this. My ego was negatively motivating me on this one. I wanted to be miserable. I was afraid of being stuck and stagnant. But I saw the wisdom in her advice. I knew the damage negative thinking could do — I am an expert negative thinker and visualizer! — and the angels like to warn me about it, and I knew the power of gratitude. (My sister read that when you give thanks the angels dance about you!). Later that evening my teacher stopped by, and I shared my earlier conversation. She liked what the director had to say and added the importance of staying focused on the image of my ideal position. She said she’d like to check in about it once a week and assured me that what I wanted would happen.
I am grateful for all of my friends this life time. They have loved me, encouraged me, and supported me. Some have helped me learn my value. Others have helped me take a deeper look at myself and what I need to change. I believe everything happens for a reason, and I thank God for the wonderful people I’ve attracted into this lifetime.