I have often felt that if Heaven could talk, then this is what it would say:
“Everything is Ok.”
How powerful those strange little letters are. O and K. I’m not sure how they came to be put together to create a word that has come to have such great meaning and impact for me.
I suppose these words are so precious to me because when I was young I saw things that scared me, and found myself in a perpetual state of fear where I mostly felt that everything was definitely not ok. I told myself that, unconsciously, for so long that I really stressed out my nervous system. The brain is a powerful thing. You feed it information and it sends that message to all of your cells. It makes that information more and more real for you.
This is why managing our information is so important. As I begin 2016 I am reminding myself that this year will be as I create it, based on the information that I feed to my brain and allow myself to believe as true.
I think that “Everything is Ok” is very healing information. It eases the heart, calms the mind and soothes the spirit.
After I discovered myself the great wisdom in this little word, I began to find others around me were also in agreement. I found a poem in Seventy Stories for a Healthy Soul, by Jeongeun Son, that says what I feel so perfectly:
“It’s okay. It’s okay. It’s okay.”
Looking directly into my eyes, God says, “It’s okay!”
Holding my hands, God says, “It’s okay!”
While holding my heart, God says, “It’s okay!”
God! I am okay.
I am okay since you are with me. I am okay.
I am okay.
I was so delighted the day I found this simple poem. “Yes! I totally agree!” I thought. It was so nice to know that someone else out there had felt exactly as I did. I took a picture of it and kept it in my phone so that I could read it anytime I needed a reminder.
Everything is okay. Everything is truly ok. No matter what, it’s really ok.
When I can re-train my brain to believe this and send the message out to every last cell, then nothing in this world can steal my peace from me.
Isn’t it such a beautiful thing? If it weren’t for the hardships that caused me to feel a deep not-okayness, then I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to realize with awe a magnificent truth, that Everything Is OK.
Life is full of blessings.