Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Red Light (Shoten Zenjin)

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).
When 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?
It 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
ahead 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?
Life 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!

1 comment:

  1. I have come to look at apparent obstacles in life as simply direction indicators, saying to me "You don't want to go that way!" This greatly helps to make life easier.

    If you are a reader of my blog you will see that I seriously doubt we have freedom of choice in anything, though undoubtedly all readers of this genre of blogs are very much convinced that their future will depend on their choices. It seems universal, doesn't it! Yet there is simply no way to prove that you ever had any choice in any matter, and many clear thinkers have come down on the side of "Free will does not exist."