I can hear you saying, “Are you mad?” Suffering is something we try to avoid at all cost. Yet, have you noticed that it hunts us down, trying to share it’s gifts with us? Yes, I have gotten my doctorate in this, this lifetime. It is not about what happens to us while we are making other plans but how we embrace the suffering and wring the gifts out of her.
This is sold as the planet of delight and fun and wealth. And we, at least some of WE live in a country that is the most wealthy and prosperous even in these challenged times. Suffering demands our attention and she will not let go till she has it. Suffering comes in many different shades and depths. Some seems unbearable, others just heartbreaking, and still others unbelievable.
I heard this wonderful story this man told about when he was in prison. He was being strung up and tortured on a daily basis. One day it was particularly bad and he was out of his body (very common when things get too bad; we leave) and he looked at his torturers and realized he could either forgive them or hate them and plot his revenge. He was telling this to another man who was driven by revenge. He said, “I chose to forgive. It seemed to be the only livable choice.”
I remember this famous author speaking about his concentration camp experiences and saying only two camps of people survived. Those who had hope and dreams and those who had deep seated revenge. But only one group truly survived. Now with this story I offer you a hand and say, “When things take you to your knees in your life, please pray. Pray that you see the new dreams that are coming from this excruciating experience. See the guidance and expansion the universe is offering you in ways you never saw before.”
It takes different eyes to see this. Be willing to have different eyes. Eyes that see the unseen; eyes that see beyond time and space. That is the gift of Suffering. It asks you to become more vast. It does not want to crush you.
Then look into the eyes of your suffering and thank it.
Wahe Guru thank you.
Deep love and Blessings