The GOOD news about your BAD situation!
Are you in a state of discomfort in your life? Have you been there for an extended period of time? This could include a state of illness, debt, poverty, frustration, lack of love, failure – whatever it is, what you know for sure from your experience is that you have had enough and you want something better for yourself and your life!
This is the SECRET as to WHY we need to suffer in our lives – not because God or the Universe wants us to suffer; but because the Divine Intelligence of the Universe knows that until we are really uncomfortable with our circumstances, we will rarely – or never – desire or take action to move out of our comfort zone to better ourselves and our lives.
Ester and Jerry Hicks describe this phenomenon in their book, The Astonishing Power of Emotions in these words: “…you often see things (in your life) that you do not want. And each time that occurs, a clarification of what you do wants erupts within you. Occasionally the experience is so dramatic that you could clearly state, “I don’t want that! And I now understand what I want instead is…”
The Hicks go on to explain this phenomenon and its brilliance, in this manner:
“And so, whether you are consciously aware of your new expanded desire or not, desire is born out of the contrast you are living…for during that process of knowing what you do not want, the clear, expanded idea of what you prefer instead is born and your Inner Being (or the Source within you) turns its undivided attention to that new expanded idea!…The contrast that you would be living stimulates new ideas of improvement and expansion within you…the broader non-physical part of you would embrace the new ideas fully and would literally become their vibrational equivalent.”
It is this vibrational equivalent that we – or our Inner Beings – are always seeking because it knows that like attracts like. If we are functioning on a vibrational level of poverty; our beliefs, thinking and actions will continue to create and attract more poverty. If we undergo an experience like the one described above, we will begin to shift our beliefs, our thoughts and our actions – because we are really uncomfortable in our situation; ultimately shifting our entire vibrational energy to match what it is we do want – wealth, prosperity and success – and then ultimately begin to attract it.
Essentially, while we are comfortable in our way of thinking and acting we are not very inspired to change or become the better, more expanded version of ourselves that our Divine Intelligence knows we can be. We literally have to experience the discomfort – and usually for an extended period of time – in order to want something new and better – a better us – a better life – in order to actually attract it and achieve it.
Disclaimer: Not all people who experience suffering or discomfort expand and go onto a higher vibrational level of success. Some of us have to experience the same discomfort or pain a few times in our lives in order to overcome it and move beyond it. Some never do overcome it, as they become victims to their suffering and continue all their lives to tell themselves and others the same old story of their lives. In order to benefit from this particular secret of life we must be willing to change and we must have enough desire for a transformed existence of ourselves.
The good news is that once we make up our mind to change, a miraculous thing begins to happen – the Universe begins to put people, ideas, books and all kinds of resources in our path to facilitate this growth. I have seen this time and again in my life. I will be guided to go into a particular bookstore or I will already be somewhere and I will be prompted to begin looking for something – it is usually just a quiet impression on my spirit. Or, as what happened recently, on the way home after my car had a gas leak, I ended up walking beside a gentleman who is a manager of a spiritual store in my neighbourhood and we had a wonderful discussion about life, spirituality and making the most of bad situations. Interestingly enough, just recently I made up my mind to explore my spirituality more, step out and make new friends and to make the best of any adversity – big or small – in my life. Lo and behold, my car breaking down allowed me to do all three of these things at once!
What obstacles do you find yourself perpetually going up against? What situation have you been struggling with for so long that you are SO ready to be free of? This is your area of growth. You cannot become greater in any area in your life – until like the Universe – you are willing to allow yourself to expand.
The irony is that we can only allow the very things we want by giving up the struggle – stop focusing on the negative or the lack in our lives. Once we focus on the things we already have – and feel gratitude for them – then we will be going with the flow of abundance and be able to attract and allow what it is we desire.
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