To All Who Are Hurting
You may not understand it yet, but…
falls like rain
to help you grow.
It comes into your life
for a reason.
in all forms,
visits everything born.
All things have their
Death in any form is just a transformation from one state of being to another. All things change; they must to make room for the new. Pain is set before you to help you awaken from your cocoon.
Pain will knock on your door, relentlessly, forever more, until you stop refusing to answer its call. Put your pride aside, open yourself wide, and look deep inside. Ask Pain what it has to teach you, learn its lesson, and CHANGE.
Don’t keep repeating the same old mistakes.
Do this, and you will find more wealth than you can possibly imagine. Change your legacy… then you will fly free with me, my caterpillars, free, like the beautiful butterflies you truly are, becoming one with the stars, escaping the veil that keeps you in darkness, trapping you in the illusion of sin, and all you believe your-Self to be.
Nothing beyond your-Self can bring you pain. It is your own personality, the person you believe your-Self to be, your own ego, who is attached to this world and its things. It is your EGO that doesn’t want you to change, to grow out of it and into who you really are… Soul. It would have you believe that you are set apart and special, separate from God and others… ALONE.
If it were not for the pain of loss, how would you ever know that you loved? Pain is necessary for the recognition of WHO YOU REALLY ARE. Your longing for love, approval, and acceptance from someone else, is merely a manifestation of your own need to love, approve of, and accept your-SELF.
TO KNOW YOUR-SELF (your-Soul) is to become WHOLE. When you KNOW you are not separate, you will be One with all life, and you will be on your way to being healed.
Pain is necessary, in order to find the TRUTH you seek. To run from it is to be weak. It is the truth about LOVE that you are searching for, while in this body, walking on this earth, whether you know it yet or not. Pain is your friend; don’t hide from it, don’t cover it up. It will lead you to truth’s discovery. Embrace it, learn from it, and see it for the mirror that it is.
Stay on the path to LOVE, by holding Pain’s hand when it comes your way, and then you will start to understand. You will come to your-Soul-Self. Then you will cry tears of thankfulness, for all the joy that pain has brought to you.
(borrowed from Gifts From A Course In Miracles)
Pain is a sign illusions reign in place of truth.
Pain is a wrong perspective. When it is experienced in any form, it is a proof of self-deception. It is not a fact at all. There is no form it takes that will not disappear if seen aright.
Nothing can hurt you unless you give it the power to do so. Pain is but the sign you have misunderstood yourself. Do you not see that all your misery comes from the strange belief that you are powerless?
Seek not outside yourself… For all your pain comes simply from a futile search for what you want, insisting where it must be found. Look about the world, and see the suffering there.
Is not your heart willing to bring your weary brothers rest? They must await your own release. They stay in chains till you are free. Pain is the ransom you have gladly paid not to be free.
It is your thoughts alone that cause you pain. Nothing external to your mind can hurt or injure you in any way. There is no cause beyond yourself that can reach down and bring oppression.
No one but yourself affects you.
There is nothing in the world that has the power to make you ill or sad, or weak or frail. But it is you who have the power to dominate all things you see by merely recognizing what you are.
I can elect to change all thoughts that hurt.
SOMETHING ABOUT PAIN WRITTEN IN 1999
I believe that God designed us to have feelings so that we can be aware of the lessons we need to learn. If we never felt any pain, we wouldn’t be aware that anything was wrong inside of us. I believe that pain is a signal from our subconscious, a red flag saying, ”OK… feel that… there is a lesson for you to learn here.”
If you are always trying to control your feelings, by avoiding them or blocking them out, you are actually allowing your ego to rule your life (against God’s design), and are causing yourself to become more and more detached from your soul.
To be WHOLE we must allow ourselves to feel pain, recognize that there is an important lesson to be realized from it, and then get on with the business of learning it by greeting it head on. (Isn’t it ironic that by avoiding pain, we are actually preventing our own healing?) Only when we stop fearing pain, will we truly ever live a happy, healthy life.
I discovered the hard way (many times), that pain is a good thing… because now every time I feel it, I look at it as another opportunity for growth (which is the #1 most important thing).
When I put those steps into action, I end up growing by leaps and bounds. And the reward is this: once you learn the lesson, the pain stops… and as a double bonus, you stop repeating the same old mistakes. What a beautiful system God designed… you only have to feel the pain once (for ONE LAST time) instead of over and over again.
When I Know Myself,
I Know You.
When I Love Myself,
I Love You.
We Are One.
Separation Is An Illusion.
Please Pass it On…