All that we perceive as suffering is really a gift. When you understand this, you can dance with it. If you don’t know what the struggle is for, it can make it really hard to keep going. Pain truly is a wonderful opportunity to heal imbalances or mistakes, move toward wholeness, and know your divine connection. Not saying it’s easy, but with the right tools and attitude, it can be much more enjoyable.
We are here to learn, grow, and experience. Throughout life, lessons never cease. Sometimes we open to them easily and learn them naturally. They can be fun explorations.
Sometimes we seem to learn the hard way and really struggle with our lessons. In my experience, I find we are continuously given chances to learn our particular lessons. When we seem to be stuck in an area or on a particular level of understanding about a topic, the opportunities seem to get more and more in our face (A.K.A. painful) – until we can’t miss them.
All of our situations are attracted to reflect truth to us to allow growth and experience. Even diseases (actually dis-eases – or lack of ease in the body) have a deep metaphysical cause. “Meta” means “beyond” in Greek. Metaphysical means “beyond physical” or the deeper, transcendent meaning. These diseases are your body’s signal that something needs to change – when you haven’t listened to more subtle clues.
Our destiny is created by us – through our thoughts, words, and actions. We choose to learn or avoid our lessons. Through these actions, we decide our preference of learning – light or dark (easy or hard). Both ultimately serve your soul’s evolution and are brought to you through great love.
Those lessons that we move slowest on often become deeper pains and we build even more resistance toward facing them. To finally open to the lesson, it may take something shocking or ground-breaking to happen. In situations that require the loss of your most treasured things, such as uprooting your family from your home, the depth of the process provides more opportunity to free-up stale energies. A fire may be devastating at the time, however the scorched land has cleared out the ground for new life to grow. The possibilities are expanded with a clear focus. What seems to be the end is a magnificent beginning. This is when we do the things we otherwise wouldn’t do.
As we hit our core lessons, our greater emotions arise. Our most painful time, our rock bottom or dark night of the soul, is often when we grow far greater than ever previously conceived (and possibly desired) before. A lasting change is born from a new, stronger foundation. A whole new level of self is reached.
As we learn our lessons, not only does the pain not hurt as much (because you’ve been broken of the fear of it, gone through it and let go) – it also is no longer attracted to you. The fear is what draws in the lesson. The energy you invest into the fear is what ensures it will come to you. As you release the charge of the fear, you no longer pull it in.
Although it may seem like a pain, lessons are a beautiful thing! We have the ability to learn anything we want! While working on a lesson, set your intention and attention on it. When you are ready, ask God and your guides for help. Be specific as possible and wise about what you ask for. If you’ve asked for help, make sure to be ready to take it in whichever way it comes. And be open to see it – it may not be what you expected at all.