It’s Okay to Honor the Struggle
I don’t know about you, but sometimes the struggle is so unbearable that I don’t want to be in it…I want it gone, and gone NOW!
But the reluctance to honor struggle and see the blessings in it creates more struggle and pain. This non-acceptance results in that pain and struggle staying in your body and creating chaos in your life.
And, honestly, it is sometimes difficult to embrace the struggle. We learn that when something is wrong we must “fix” it. And in spirituality, we are so often taught to notice where we feel separate and let it go. Most of us “let it go” because we want it gone, instead of honoring the struggle, loving it and seeing it as the blessing it is.
Struggle is an opportunity for us to turn toward an experience that is much greater than the one we are having. I admit, sometimes it’s really hard to see the blessing and the possibilities in the pain. I will also tell you that every amazing, out of this world experience I have had has happened right after moving through struggle.
One of the ways I honor struggle is to start asking to see the blessings in it. You can state, “I honor (or I am willing to honor) this struggle by seeing and experiencing the blessings in this situation.”
You might have to repeat that statement several times. And, of course, sit down and have a conversation with your Soul.
One of the tools I used was keeping a journal about my struggle. I did this not to keep reliving my stories around struggle (and there were a lot of stories), but to see the pattern and the big theme of my struggle. When we recognize that big theme, we can then tune into our Souls to hear the truth. My big theme of struggle was “not enough.”
Once I had that awareness, I then could honor it and listen to my Soul truth that there is always enough, that there will always be enough, and that all is well.
It has been my experience that for those of us who don’t honor the struggle, or….in other words, offer that experience love, it can create within us an inability to fully feel. So we are not deeply connecting to the experience of being on this planet. In rare cases, we become emotional zombies.
I also recommend you notice when you are thinking about past struggle and pain a lot and take a moment to honor that experience. When we honor our past without living from it, we can create a more profound experience in the moment.
When individuals are in struggle they often believe that they are disconnected from their Soul, Source and possibilities. The only way I know to get back to being in touch with the Infinite is to ask for it.
To feel your connection to the Divine, ask to feel the sensation of being loved and protected by the Divine (your mind is going to try and veto this. Allow your body and the Divine to drive the bus).
You are going to love this feeling! Doing this exercise a couple of times a day will allow you to naturally see the blessing in any struggle and also allow you to not see struggle in the tiniest of challenges.
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