The Magic in Life’s Pains


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“Sometimes whatever you think is killing you might actually be resurrecting you.” ~ Jacinta Murray

I went under the blankets and tried to shake myself to sleep but couldn’t. I coiled up in a ball and held myself for comfort but the hurt in my heart kept oozing through my senses like dogs let out of a restricted area.

It was 10.00 a.m. on a Monday morning, a day and time when I would normally be working or taking care of other business, yet I was in bed–seeking refuge in the bedding. I had hit rock bottom yet once again. Someone very close to me, someone I loved and trusted very much had done something that I had clearly told them not to do. They had betrayed my trust, and this wasn’t the first time. The pain was rooted more on the betrayal and less on the loss. Additionally, a few days earlier, I had received news about my immigration petition. They had sent me a notice with intent to deny: and this was like the 7th time they were denying my appeals. I just didn’t know what to do. I felt as if I had subconsciously made a contract with the devil.

I was in pain…emotional pain that I started feeling physically in areas I didn’t even know could feel pain. But somewhere somehow I knew that although I felt beaten and trashed by life, I had to get my broken-self together and figure out how to move forward. It was up to me.

Why am I Telling You This?

When I got up, I prayed for help from God…the Universe. And this quote came in my mind.

“Sometimes whatever you think is killing you might actually be resurrecting you.”

I recited the quote all day because it gave me hope and inspired me to accept what I perceived as horrible for my life, as part of the divine plan, and then move forward with confidence that there was magic in this pain.

It is because of these experiences that my heart opened up a bit more. I learned to be more compassionate to others–especially those who were experiencing similar incidents. I was forced to learn how to forgive from the heart and mind–which is releasing all doubt and the accrued negative emotions from my memory.

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What do You Think About Loss? An Inspirational True Story


“Loss gives us a chance for an upgrade. ~ Jacinta M

Some time in December 2000, I flew from Kosovo to the UK and dropped off 10 suitcases of my “stuff,” at a friend’s house in London. I then proceeded to Uganda to be with my family for Christmas. I had been accepted by the University of Hull, where I was to begin pursing an MBA in January 2001.

The 10 suitcases included all the stuff I had accumulated during the two years I had worked in Kosovo–with the United Nations. In the suitcases were jewelry worth thousands of dollars, classy suites, dresses, shoes, crafts and a large music system. My friend Jeff promised to store my stuff in his house until I returned from Uganda.

A few days after arriving in Uganda, I called Jeff just to check in. We spoke briefly and he promised to call me back as soon he got home, but he never did. I waited for a few days and called him back and got his voice mail. A week before I traveled back to England, I called him everyday because he had also promised to pick me up from the airport, but his phone was off. When I got to London, I went straight to his apartment and his brother opened the door. “Jeff is not here and please do not come back here looking for him.” His brother screamed and then slammed the door closed. I went back several times to try and get my stuff, and the brother promised to kill me if I showed up at his door again.

Long story short, I lost everything. All I had was a small back-pack with a tooth brush, a pair of sneakers, a pair of jeans, a tee-shirt and a few other things.

 Why am I Telling YOU this Story?

I was sad for about a week, and then let it go. In a few weeks, I realized that losing my stuff was actually a blessing in disguise. I didn’t have enough space in my hostel room to store more than a suitcase. I was a student and had to dress and live like one. So, if I had all those suitcases it would be more of an inconvenience. And having no clothes gave me a chance to buy more trendy fashions that were also suitable for students. This is when I came up with the quote, “Loss gives us a chance for an upgrade.”

From then on, I wrote many quotes to reflect on whatever was going on in my world. When I read these quotes, they do not only inspire, but also humble me to remember that there is something bigger than my person-hood that’s in control of my life. I also realize that beyond my human knowledge, Grace, has my back.

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