I use this as a term for things that occur in our lives that appear to be a negative to illustrate the protection by the Shoten Zenjin (The protective forces of nature some refer to as Guardian Angels).
one encounters an obstacle, it is usually seen for what it is, but WHAT
IF it is the way we receive protection from the Shoten Zenjin?
is my belief that when things occur to change the direction of our
thoughts or paths, we are being protected by the universe itself - allow
me to explain...
Take an actual red light for instance: Did you ever think that you were stopped by a red light to prevent you from being
of your proposed fate? Perhaps you are being protected, changing your
destiny or karma. WHAT IF you stepped on the gas, taking you ahead and
right into danger? I try to practice what we commonly call, "Going With
The Flow" and not stressing about being late for what ever you are on
your way to.
In another example, perhaps you've been
looking forward to an event or a move to a different city and it
changed, leaving you very disappointed, as you were really looking
forward to it. WHAT IF there were unforeseen dangerous events that
would have taken place that you are being protected from?
Life is full of WHAT IF'S, true, but WHAT IF it is true?
runs concurrent with the Mystic Law of the universe and I, for one,
will do my best to accept the "Red Lights" that are placed in front of
me. This is not to say that I won't challenge every obstacle, fight
against injustice or take any BS (lol), for I am a Bodhisatvah of the
Earth, I am a Lion: hear me roar: NAM MYOHO RENGE KYO!