We are infinite souls surrounded by stories and these stories prevent our souls from expressing themselves. In extreme cases, these stories can cripple our lives and cause us to harm ourselves and others.
It was certainly true for me.
I used to have this revolving story that if I opened up and became my greatest self, the traumas of my childhood would repeat themselves. I feared that if I allowed my greater self to emerge that I would get hurt again.
In many cases, these coping mechanisms were the only way we knew how to protect ourselves as children. They actually served us well in childhood and they helped us to navigate through unbearably painful situations. The adults around us were likely incapable of or unskilled at seeing our pain and intervening.
As adults, these stories and wounds don’t serve us anymore and they are often the cause of fear, failure, projection, dysfunction and struggle. The irony is that we often repeat the very cycles of hurt or addiction that we felt and witnessed ourselves as children.
We need to be courageous enough to do a deep dive into these stories that no longer serve our lives.
Our souls have been aching for this moment.
This is our rite of passage.
This is our course correction.
Most people are unwilling to be the heroes of their own lives and they prefer to let things be. This is why so many people resign to lives of quiet desperation and die with their songs unsung. They just don’t feel they have the courage to face their pain. The irony is this pain overcome could be their destiny and the beginning of a journey into a self-directed life of purpose, meaning and service.
A powerful place to step into is to be willing to accept that the things that harmed us as children could have been one massive dose of Grace!
In my case, the abuse, the dysfunction, the addiction, the harm caused to myself and others and the cycle of shame, guilt and pain, was really my life’s greatest lesson. In hindsight, it was exactly what was needed to bring me home to self and Source and nothing else could have or would have worked.
Enlightenment is making the dark light.
Unprocessed pain will haunt you for the rest of your life.
The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure that you seek.
The short-term pain will usher in long-term joy.
The great truth is there is no place on earth where you can get closer to Source/Universe/Higher Power/God than where you are right now.
The fact that you may be unaware of this does not negate the fact that the presence of Source/Universe/Higher Power/God is always in you, waiting for you to become the full potential of how you were created.
So is there a story from your past that’s hijacking your potential in the now?
Would you be willing to navigate some short-term pain for some long-term gain?
Could you accept that the hurt of your past was just a massive act of Grace to propel you to your magnificence?
Much Love and welcome Home,