Sometimes, ideas stare you square in the eye for a very long time before you actually see them. Take knitting, for example: my wife, Susan, spends a lot of time and effort knitting beautiful scarves and sweaters for family members. It doesn’t always go well, because the material she’s using may be a little messy to work with. Snags happen a lot, even when the wool blend is in a ball. And then there’s the pattern. We forget that somebody had to create, and then write down, the exact method to duplicate the desired result. Often, Susan has to pick back a row or two because something went wrong along the way, either a dropped stitch, or a miscount. But, no matter what happens, she perseveres until the project is done.
As a group, we are the same. The tapestry of life is so rich and detailed that we sometimes lose our way. But something or someone is keeping track, and the patterns are copied through our DNA, until the project is complete: perfection.
The chaos that occurs on occasion is the unravelling of the weaving in order to combine them again but in a better pattern. We don’t like it when we’re taken down a peg or two, but it is for the benefit of all that these things happen. It’s just that we cannot see why, nor can we view the results from our positions in the loom. We need an overview.
Develop a spiritual awareness of life to view the process from a different perspective.