It has always greatly resonated with me, that life is about learning and lessons. Life seems like a classroom, and nothing else really makes sense to me. The way I see it, we are supposed to blossom and bloom just like a flower does. Everything in the Universe is being born, going through a transitional state of “life”, and then transitioning in to its next realm.
At the spiritual level of “Mastery”, all of these lessons are met with pure joy. Everything is pure joy.
But most of us do not operate on this level of mastery. Thus things that happen in our lives are seen as challenges, tests, or obstacle’s. We feel pain. We struggle. We find what is wrong with ourselves and those around us. We resist. We stress out. We feel guilty, as if we should be better than we are.
I see some people who seem to have greater challenges than others. Everybody is dealt a different hand in life. But I observe that when a person feels greatly challenged, that is how they feel. It could be something that appears to me as a great challenge, or maybe not. The challenges and tests don’t actually lie in the outer circumstances, but in how we perceive them.
So someone could be facing something that the rest of the world might consider small, but to them it isn’t small at all. Our challenges are things that are inside of us, not outside.
Personally, I have challenges. Some of them I’ve had most all my life and they won’t seem to go away no matter what I do. At this stage of my life I don’t speak of them, not because of shame, but because I don’t want to give them life anymore. To speak of them gives them air. But I have challenges. You have challenges. Everybody has challenges.
“Why me???” “Why can’t I break this pattern?” “What did I do to cause this?” “What can I do to stop it or change it?” “Why do bad things keep happening?” “Why can’t this happen to someone else?” Sometimes I get really frustrated and ask the sky, “What do you want from me???” I feel like I have given, sacrificed, offered service, and that I have a regular prayer and meditation routine. I feel that I’m a pretty good person. So why do I still have challenges?
This doesn’t happen to me so much anymore, because I have come to understand that the only “challenge” lives in my perception of the situation. I have come to understand that often I can only see “me” in a situation and I don’t see that other people are also involved, and that we are all somehow intertwined.
So no matter what happens, I know that all things are in Divine Order. Even the things that I don’t like. Even the things that are the most horrible things. My lessons are my lessons, as are yours. These are the lessons that I need. Learning these lesson means giving up my idea of “self” and gaining an idea of God.
God is All
All is God
I see God in all people
I see God in you
I see God in me
God is Love
And that is what each of us is at our most inner core. Pure love. Sometimes we people make some messes that are unimaginable. Sometimes things get very confused. Sometimes we seek love and don’t get it, and our anger and self doubt arises. Sometimes we don’t feel loved. We reach out in all directions for anything that will help us to feel okay. But all the while, we are unaware that what we are reaching for is already inside of us. It IS US. You ARE Love!
“Why me?” Because it is this great Love that is within that we must discover. As I discover this Love that is already inside of me, things that used to be seen as challenges are no longer seen that way.
“Why me?” Because this is me.
My name is Kyle, and I have a Bachelor’s degree in Spiritual Healing from the Yogananda Institute, as well as certification as Holistic Health Practitioner. I incorporate various healing modalities, such as Reiki and chakra work, as well as using crystals and sound tones, guided meditations and essential oils. If you need to speak with someone, please call 912-495-8520 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your in-office or Skype session with me. I offer a free consultation, and feel that this is important. This way, each of us feels like the work will be helpful and we will have success, before we proceed.