Sunday, October 11, 2020

Yes, I am God's bitch today.

 Me: oh my god these people just can NOT follow directions!

God: (quietly) Maybe your directions aren't as clear as you think they are, Janet.

Later that same day

Me: oh my god that person is saying mean things about me!

God: (somewhat exasperatedly) You have that person on mute.

Me: I was looking for something they tweeted to illustrate how ungrateful they were.

God: (patiently) so you went looking for something so you could say mean things about them?

Me: (very very quietly) well, when you put it that way...

God: is there another way to put it?

So, have you been getting any gentle nudges from the Universe lately?


LynnRodz said...

If I have, I haven't been paying attention.

Craig F said...

Four obtuse, three obscure and one direct WTF.

nightsmusic said...

Last night sitting on the front porch:

Me: I really hate this house. I don't think I'll ever love it.

God: My child, you looked at 20 houses. This is the one I led you to.

Me: But God. It's matter what we do to it, I can't change the floorplan.

God: My child, you have a roof over your head, food on the table, a loving family and you live in my beautiful world.

Me: (Looking across the road to the field beyond, watching a red tail hawk dancing in the sky as it hovers, watching it's prey)

God: You see, my child? There is beauty in everything. Love where you're at in life. I've given you what you need. I won't always give you what you want, but I've given you enough.

I need to quit crying over what I didn't get and be happy for what I have. Yup, I think that was a 'gentle nudge.'

E.M. Goldsmith said...

I wouldn't go all the way to gentle....

Katja said...

I haven't. Since I'm still trying to find if God even exists. I'm 'researching' at the moment.

I watched the film Luther yesterday. An American-German film about the monk who founded the church I officially belong to.
I was totally gripped by it. And so was Fiancé who isn't even agnostic like me.

I have also watch 'The Case for Christ', and I'm just about to make Fiancé watch it with me (again).

I was fascinated by it the first time around.

Are there any other films I could watch, please??

KariV said...

So many times these days (this year especially ... hello, 2020!) when I'm tempted to open my mouth, I hear God telling me "speak less, listen more."

I'm 32 and only now starting to hear. Yes, God, I *do* need this lesson.

KDJames said...

If by "gentle nudge" you mean the Universe has been beating the ever lovin' crap out of us all for the past year or four to the point we're up against the ropes, spitting out blood and the random tooth or two, squinting through the less swollen eye and waiting for the ringing in our ears to stop so we can maybe get our feet under us for the next round, then yeah. Absolutely. Whole lotta delicate nudging going on.

That aside, Janet, it seems out of character for you to care what other people say about you. Good or bad. I had to look up this quote, for accuracy and source, and turns out I had it wrong (I thought it was "know me by . . ."). Sharing because it feels apt:

"Judge me by the enemies I have made." --FDR

I don't think I have actual enemies, per se, and I'd rather focus energy on those who are friends. But when I think in terms of whether people like me or not, I admit to being content with the ones who don't. I imagine you could say the same.

Sharyn Ekbergh said...

I have noticed that there are a lot more birds in my yard. We have water, food and shelter and a feral landscape/yard. No bird feeders up yet, just for hummers. We cut down a lot of trees on a slope and it is now a bird city.

I keep hoping if the humans just slow down maybe the wild things will have more space. If that is a nudge from the universe it has wings.

AJ Blythe said...

At the moment I think the universe could give me a shove and I'd probably miss the point. But I will try and pay better attention.