Extraordinary

1 (a): going beyond what is usual, regular, or customary; (b): exceptional to a very marked extent; (c) of a financial transaction : nonrecurring

2: employed for or sent on a special function or service

 

Source: www.merriam-webster.com

Etymology

Extraordinary (adj.):  early 15th century, from Latin extraordinarius “out of the common order,” from extra ordinem “out of order,” especially the usual order, from extra “out” + ordinem, accusative or ordo “row, rank, series, arrangement” (order).

 

Source: etymonline.com

Wisdom

“I have seen so many extraordinary things, nothing seems extraordinary anymore.” 

Lewis Carroll (1832-1892, pseudonym of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, English logician, mathematician, photographer, and novelist, especially remembered for "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and its sequel, "Through the Looking-Glass")

Bio Source:

www.britannica.com/biography/Lewis-Carroll

“You must always believe that life is as extraordinary as music says it is.”

Dame Rebecca West (pseudonym of Cicily Isabel Andrews, née Fairfield,1892—1983, British journalist, novelist, and critic, who was perhaps best known for her reports on the Nurnberg trials of war criminals)

Bio Source:

www.britannica.com/biography/Rebecca-West

“It never failed to amaze me how the most ordinary day could be catapulted into the extraordinary in the blink of an eye.” 

Jodi Picoult (b. 1966, an American author, awarded the New England Bookseller Award for fiction in 2003, currently has approximately 14 million copies of her books translated into 34 languages in print worldwide)

Bio Source:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jodi_Picoult

“Ordinary people believe only in the possible. Extraordinary people visualize not what is possible or probable, but rather what is impossible. And by visualizing the impossible, they begin to see it as possible” 

Dr. Chérie Carter-Scott (b. 1967, known as the “Mother of Coaching,” is a pioneer in the field of Human Development and Motivation since 1974)

Bio Source:

drcherie.com/about-dr-cherie/

“If you pursue happiness, you are an ordinary person. If happiness pursues you, you are an extraordinary person. Do not chase happiness; let it chase you.” 

Peter Deunov (1864 – 1944, known by his spiritual name Beinsa Douno, a Bulgarian philosopher and spiritual teacher who developed a form of Esoteric Christianity)

Bio Source:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Deunov

Meditation

“I have seen so many extraordinary things, nothing seems extraordinary anymore.”

Lewis Carroll

 

As we accept the miraculous in our lives the extraordinary becomes integrative “normal” dimensions of our existence.  When this happens, awe is all around and we abide effortlessly in the joy.

But first, we may have to allow ourselves to become bored to tears.  And when we do that ordinary pain will force us to feel better by exploring more intimate, fulfilling and meaningful lives.

After I had my first child, I had two traumatic years of postpartum depression.  I was deeply sad and felt very desperate.  Unfortunately, for financial reasons, I did not seek further therapy, but relied on my previous therapeutic experiences and recommendations to work step-by-step to pull myself out of the hole.   I was also very fortunate to be surrounded with angels in many forms.  For instance, I had a pediatrician that called  to check on the baby’s and my wellbeing.

Once I got to a place of harmony I could see the magic that surrounded, supported and strengthen me.

In our evolving relationships with The Divine and our true selves, the ordinary begins to fade to black and the extraordinary is highlighted and becomes more pronounced.

Let’s stay awake, sojourners!  Have a Glorious weekend!

Faithfully Yours, Tonya

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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