As we travel through life, at various times we may experience certain hardships and may stop to ask, “Why? What have I done to deserve this hardship, this obstacle, this pain? Why is God punishing me?”
What is important to keep in proper perspective, is that the difficulty we are facing, or the painful experience that we are asked to endure can actually be a karmic experience our soul requires for balance, or an important lesson we are to learn in for strength in the future. We must understand that one year of our lives is simply a single page in a magnificent book that represents our spirit/soul journey through eternity.
There is a reason for everything that happens to us in life; even though we may not readily understand what that reason is. We must never take the position that something has happened to us because God is punishing us. God manifests only love, and knowing only love, God doesn’t want to see us suffer, just as any parent would not want to see her own child suffer. Unfortunately, sometimes the lessons we experience in this life can be painful. The sorrow and heartache of losing someone close to you, is painful today, but one hundred years from now, when your soul’s are in the same dimension, that pain no longer exists. To be exposed to economic hardship in this lifetime, struggling to make ends meet, may be very painful and humbling at this moment; but ten years from now, the generosity that you may have in sharing with others, the appreciation of using a skill you did not have then, but you have today in order to provide financial security for yourself, having the willingness to help others who are desperately searching for a support system and you becoming that support system, all of these are manifestations of the pain you might have experienced ten years earlier, when you felt lost and were struggling to meet demands.
You must look upon every experience you have, as being part of the growth of your spirit and soul. It would be unreasonable to expect to live a life in which you are always in bliss, and you are only exposed to happiness and joy, never to sadness or hardship. Just examine the life of Jesus, and you will see that even He, who was a Son of God, who was so close to our Father/Mother that he sat by God’s side, experienced challenges, anguish and pain during his lifetime. It does not make a difference who your hero is, it would be almost impossible for them to reach the point of attainment were they not to go through hardships first.*
I guess I’m living testimony to the fact that in this life, things tend to come full circle if you have the fortitude to trust in God and wait for the tides to turn. Six years ago I embarked on a long trip through life without a single member of my family. (It lasted three years.) There was a huge divide; something I was certain could never be bridged.
Yet this afternoon, I’ll go over as I have done every week now since we reconciled in 2010, to visit my mother and father–the people I was certain I could never again have a relationship with. Ha! How stupid we can actually be if given the opportunity. What I am finding lately is that the relationship I used to think was irreparably damaged beyond belief, is actually the one of the best relationships I have in my life, to date. My mother has grown and I have grown and now when we visit, we talk about our true feelings…things that were covered up before…and we understand one another ever so much better.
If anyone had come to me all those years ago to tell me that today, I’d be eager to get to my Mom’s house to share with her, I’d have laughed.
What seems impossible today is truly an illusion. Nothing is impossible. What made the difference in my relationship with my parents was the growth I experienced being away from them. Finally one day I decided to send a card and the rest rapidly became good history in my life. Before that time, my prayers were always that God would take over and eventually lead me where I needed to be. He did.
Whatever you are facing in your life at this moment, hang on. Rest assured that the tides always turn for the better, provided you continue to do the next right thing. THAT means, you don’t dwell in the impossible…instead you look forward to the day that things are better. They will be. That’s a promise!
(* NOTE: The first part of this has been sitting in my draft box for over a year with NO credit to who may have written it. I’m NOT sure I wrote it, although it sounds like me. I always give credit where it is due but in this case, I’m just not sure.)
From The Angels:
Celebration: This time of light is a time of rejuvenation, of recharging your batteries. Take time to celebrate and rejoice in the uplifting of spirits. Lighten up. Acknowledge your diligence and give yourself credit and appreciation for all that you have accomplished. Stop and smell the roses. Stop to appreciate the beauty and majesty that is present in your lives.
Focus on what you are creating, not what is crumbling. Remember: neutral compassion, this is especially important for what is in your personal experience. Witness and bless. All the angels join with you in celebrations of light at this time, it is by this light that you are united, and by this light that you have created all that is on its way to you. What a glorious time to rejoice in all that is good and all that is true.
Don’t give up – for while it appears that you are on a solitary path, you are supported by reams of fellow beings of light on all around you. If you do nothing else at this time of celebration, remember the unseen party that is going on everywhere!
Archangel Michael: Rapid change is often unsettling and can be stressful, but only because it seems to be too rapid and therefore threatening. Remember that you have agreed on the higher level to be part of the change, and that the changes are to bring in Light, Love, Joy and Abundance.
Operate from your Heart rather than your head. If there is fear, then it is coming from your head. Stay grounded and open, and be practical. If you are in the flow of Divine Creative energy, then you cannot fail.
Archangel Michael is making his presence known to you. Remember that you are Safe and Protected at all times, and that all is in Divine Order at all times! If you trust Divine Order, and not your old habits, you will be fine! God and the angels will help you stay true to yourself during trying times.
Answered Prayer: Each day connect with your soul allow the divine light in. Your prayers have been answered.
In your life find a way to experience spiritual devotion through prayer or meditation in a way that brings out devotional qualities. These qualities or energies are healing. They drive away anger. All of your prayers are always answered.
The angels request that you be observant of everything you see, hear, touch, taste, smell, or sense in any way it is an aspect of Divinity.
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest, if you must, but don’t you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow–
You may succeed with another blow.
Often the goal is nearer than,
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up,
When he might have captured the victor’s cup,
And he learned too late when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out–
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far,
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit–
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.
Today I offer my prayers for those who are searching and suffering in this life. So many of my friends are experiencing darkness in their lives. Let my prayer join with others in the universe who are praying for light, love, strength and stability.
As always, I thank you in advance for your continued love and support and for all of the things you do for us that we do not even realize.
Help us all to be better versions of ourselves and to treat our bodies as temples for our spirits. (Especially yours truly.)
I love you.