The Higher Purpose Of Suffering
On the long evolutionary journey into the awareness of our true nature the small earthly self time and again gets deeply wounded. But eventually we reach the point when the wounds of all lifetimes demand to be looked at and healed and that is the beginning of our pathway as a healer and lightbringer during which we discover our own latent healing abilities and develop them. But this can only happen when our energies have aligned themselves to the Universal ones, so they can start to draw us into the intimate healing experience of being united with our Highest or God Self.
An illness of a particularly trying kind is frequently the entry into this phase of our development and if this happens to you, keep your calm and do not be unduly alarmed. Instead, turn towards God and the Angels to show you intuitively how to work your way through this difficult time and it can help your consciousness to expand through growing in spiritual wisdom and understanding. The only kind of spiritual knowledge that is truly worth having is that which has been tried and tested in our daily encounters. Through this it becomes our soul’s permanent property and that is the only thing we can take with us into Eternity. We are a spirit/soul who is experiencing life in a physical environment and any knowledge that comes our way is of only of value to us until it has been acted upon this way. Book knowledge, no matter how elevated it may be, on its own cannot move anyone forwards and upwards on the evolutionary spiral of life.
When this lesson has been attended to, our spiritual development seriously takes to its wings. The wisdom that comes our way can then be used to lift not only us but also those around us above our present level of existence into the higher and highest realities of the spirit world, our true home. The most helpful instrument on our explorations is the knowledge of the Universal laws, in particular that of Karma. So let’s take a closer look at it. The simplest way of describing is that every action in all worlds, not merely on the Earth, causes a re-action, and that everything has to return to its source. Therefore, everything you and I are sending out into life, the same as everybody else, unerringly finds its back to us. This is the Universe’s way of ensuring that:
• We all get what we deserve because of the seeds we have sown, either earlier in this lifetime or a previous one and that could have been a long, long time ago.
• Every spirit/soul has to take part in every lesson earthly life has to offer. Only from our own experiences can we learn how to differentiate between good and evil, light and darkness and so forth. That is why every human being sometimes finds itself at the giving end of the many different types of experiences and on other occasions at the receiving end.
• Everything in the whole of Creation eventually returns to its source. As a result, none of us can ever get truly lost in the vastness of space and time. When earthly life can teach us nothing more, we are released into the greater freedom of the spirit realm to continue our studies on the higher and eventually highest levels of life.
Ignorance of the Universal or God’s laws never protected anyone against having to live with the consequences of every one of their thoughts, words and actions. It takes a long time until we realise that we are personally responsible for them and that everything we did in previous lifetimes – good and bad alike – in the end caught up with us. And that’s what they will forever continue to do because of the law. This knowledge enables us to give of our best and take care to create good Karma only, so that eventually nothing but more of the same can return to us. We, i.e. each and every one of us, are the only ones who can free ourselves and also our world from having to continue to endure more seemingly endless rounds of suffering that were created by none other than each one of us, in previous lifetimes.
The negative attitudes towards each other are the Karmic chains that for many lifetimes have kept us in bondage with the earthly plane of life. Individually and collectively, they once had their place on humankind’s evolutionary journey. In days gone by they were right because through them we and our world learnt many important lessons. But now that the Age of Aquarius and the time of our race’s spiritual rebirth is with us, everybody has the right to find out about the wise higher purpose of their existence and for consciously re-connecting with the Source of our being and all life. Our true nature is love. From love we have come and to love we are returning. And when we consciously start bringing forth the qualities of our higher nature, becoming kinder and more loving, tolerant and giving is so natural that it takes no effort at all.
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