Through The Mud, The Lotus Is Formed!

hillarypikephotoThe lotus has many healing properties and is a symbol of compassion. It becomes this by growing through the mud. Challenges provide an opportunity for you to grow into a source of healing.

My ego mind has felt that my life experience has been very challenging the past few months. The ego mind likes to make everything into a problem. How could this be happening to ME? How have I created this experience? It is almost funny, although it doesn’t feel that way at the time.

These experiences are really a gift that has made me humble. Until this year, I did not fully value being humble, because I did not understand it. It is one of the best feelings I have ever experienced, an open heart filled with compassion.

Through deep meditation, I came to see that my life experiences are not who I am. I am pure being, one with all light and love, as are you. You are not your life experience. If your life experience is not matching your heart’s desire, that is okay, love and forgive yourself. You are not alone. These challenges are healing you. Love and forgive everything and everyone, even situations.

When you separate your being or essence from your life situation, the desire to judge your challenges as bad will lessen. Your greatest gifts come from these challenges- compassion, love and presence.

The experience of being in the mud arises to help you wake up and become aware of your truth. The mud is detoxifying and filled with nutrients. As it pulls out thought form and beliefs that no longer serve you, it is also giving you exactly what you need. It is a remarkable cleansing, that will provide you with more gifts than you could have imagined. It is almost as if the mud or life situation is drawing the old beliefs out of you, giving you an opportunity to change them. As these thought come up don’t judge them- love and forgive them.

It’s in the ruin that the transformation takes place. It is in the transformation that miracles happen. Your transformation is a miracle.

Do whatever you need to care for yourself; practice yoga, meditate, take baths, write, sing and dance! Remember that you are not your life situation; it is just a movie you are watching. As you learn to identify more with your essence/soul/being you will find that no matter what movie is playing, you are still at peace.

Believe that what you already have is what you need. From the highest level you are one with all of your hearts desires, nothing is separate from you. You are loved beyond words.

When situations occur that the ego mind interprets as bad, you are not being punished. It does not mean that you are less loved; it means that you are MORE LOVED. You are becoming grace. The Uni-verse needs you to be the lotus- the healing light, love and compassion.

When you are willing to be open and loving to no matter what, you are not waiting for a miracle, you are the MIRACLE.

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Hillary Pike is certified in Kundalini Yoga, Prenatal Yoga and is a meditation instructor.

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  • Healer


    Thank you SO much for this, it made me weep! I have felt pretty “muddy” lately! This piece (peace;)) puts it all in perspective for me today.

    From the bottom of my heart,
    Thank you!

    • Hillary Pike

      Awww I’m glad the Uni-verse brought you a piece to bring you peace ;). That’s okay to feel muddy, just know you are not the mud. You are the light, no matter what life situation is playing out. See the love through every illusion.

      Sending you much light, Karen!

  • Lisa

    Absolutely what this week was about for me. Wow, your words were right on!
    Couldn’t have come at a more perfect time. Synchronicity happening once again.
    Light and Love to you.
    Much gratitude.

    • Hillary Pike

      So happy the Uni-verse is bringing divine synchronicity into your experience. See the love through every illusion. You are a miracle. In light!!

  • Theresa Bierek

    Such a beautiful article! I didn’t know that about the lotus flower-that it can only grow through the mud. So too do we! More than ever I see my challenging experiences changing me for the better. Thank you for the insight on staying at peace through the chaos, only good is coming from it, and these challenges are a blessing! Thank you Hillary!

    • Hillary Pike

      Thank you Theresa. Yes they are a blessing. As soon as you learn to see them as they truly are, they shift. You are a beautiful lotus and source of divine healing on this planet. All is love, be love!

  • erin

    This article is amazing- I love this quote: “Remember that you are not your life situation; it is just a movie you are watching. As you learn to identify more with your essence/soul/being you will find that no matter what movie is playing, you are still at peace.” 


    • Hillary Pike

      Thank you Erin! You are not your experiences. You are pure love. When you see through the illusions and know it is all love, you are in peace. Sending many blessings to you! Namaste.

  • Jandismukes

    Beautifully said Hillary! I absolutely love this article!!

    • Hillary Pike

      Thank you Jan. You helped inspire it!

  • Mary

    So in love with this article and analogy of the lotus. I myself have been in a “muddy” situation and am now going to view it as one that is nurturing me into becoming a better self. Thank you for your insight, light and love! 

  • Angee111

    Love it! Totally relevant, I needed that. Thank u!!

    • Hillary Pike

      Thank you!!! Namaste~

  • Hennyhen1

    wonderful and inspirational … thank you!