The first time I heard this quote it felt as though the words came over me and covered my entire body, flowing over me filling in all the tiny fractures and cracks I had all over my body. As if every wound from every rejection I had endured throughout my whole life was healed. I continued to say the quote over and over 'rejection is God's protection" and again "rejection is God's Protection" I couldn't believe how much this quote (that I had NEVER heard before) resonated with me.
I started to think about SCHOOL, FRIENDS, LOVERS, JOBS, EXPERIENCES and every other time I felt like they or it or him rejected me and how when I look back now - I just get this massive relieving sigh of "hmmm... of course".
It doesn't matter what you call IT. God, Dad, The Man Upstairs, The Universe, The Divine, King Kong - whatever it doesn't matter it's the same thing that calls us higher. For this piece of writing i'm going to call it the Universe. The Universe is listening to everything we say and think and feel AND it knows and loves us and it wants us to play out our wildest dream life.
So when we're in school and the "cool" kids just don't wanna play. Holy COW. For most of us this is our first real encounter with rejection and it hurts. A lot then. Yet, chances are when we look back 5 -10 years later and realise they just weren't our truth and given the chance you'd rather clean toilets then hang out with them now.
The men we date. We think he's the one and he has already deleted your number. Yep. BANG right where it hurts! But, what if we just side-swiped years of abusive treatment or total unfulfillment or simply just a man and a relationship that wasn't our truth.
Or how about that dream job that you didn't get but then fell into something EVEN better?
I wish I could go back and tell my gorgeous 10 year old self and my 20 year old self that 'darling, you are going to be ok and it's all working out perfectly - I promise'. Far out. Imagine the pain and heartache I would saved myself.
Everyone deals with rejection, even the elite are not immune to it. I experience it probably daily to some degree - in the form of most recently with wholesale accounts I didn't win, trade shows I wasn't accepted to or friendship circles I just didn't get invited into. A year ago I would have been broken BUT now days I just know it's all for my protection. For my grander plan baby. And what I really see nowadays is that it's not my business isn't good enough or I'm a down right loser. I don't even go there these days - fuck that. Not a moment left in my life for that shit any more. All I go to is higher thinking and anticipating about what's next and what the Universe has got in store for me instead?
For as long as we have that clear grand plan in our mind and we're talking and feeling it daily and that we remain in OUR truth every rejection is God's protection keeping us keeping on to where we are meant to be going.
Darling YOU ARE DOING GREAT.