Day 326 - A Year of Spiritual Awakening - Pain is the Hardest Passage...

Lesson 326: Pain is the Hardest Passage...

Pain is the hardest passage, then compassion. By the time you have moved into connection, into realizing yourself as one of One, moving into heart of love is the easiest, simplest step. It’s a simple sigh, a breath, and you have shifted into transcendence, bliss, joy.
— Sara Wiseman

In today’s lesson, we are to look at everything around you and just take a deep breath and realise that you are one of One. That through your breath, you can access love at any given time. You can move from pain, compassion and connection to open the fourth passage of the heart to love.

When I closed my eyes I took a few deep breaths. What I did was pulsate my own love energy out. What happened is that I had love energy returned by accessing some trees of as park I visit. I feel beings that aren’t of human nature are always about pure love. They have no reason to hate, and only ever look to us to provide their unconditional love. To have love returned in some of this pure form is beautiful. I don’t really know how what words to use to best describe it.

Having pure energy like that makes me what to be able to hold this kind of space for humans. I find lately that I find niggly things that humans do that make me think how inconsiderate they are. It’s up to people like me to transcend this and help teach people to be better. If I can already move through pain to compassion and then connection easily, and love is the last step, then I got some work to do. I want to act pure of heart and have better understanding of humans. It’s about overcoming this thing we call ego that I need work on – thinking that I deserve better, thinking I am a good person over others etc. I think I need to start on my self-love before I can fully understand – if I can find the bliss within me, then it would make it easier to find it in others.

Day 323 - A Year of Spiritual Awakening - When You Understand the Steps...

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Lesson 323: When You Understand the Steps...

We’ve been learning about the passages of the heart all year. By learning how to move from pain, to compassion, connection and to love, it allows you to hold high vibration at any given time. Sure, there are times when you will forget to apply this cycle, but you can build on this in order to always hold the tools within you to reach a state of love. We can build our lows into highs. You don’t have to have worries, have things bother you or stress about situations. All it takes is a moment to pause and run these challenges you have through pain, compassion, connection and love. Today we are to think about something that is bothering us. Run through the passages of the heart and see how easy this is for you.

I just went through people that have annoyed me this week. My pain is my annoyance. I applied compassion, telling myself that everyone is human and do things we don’t always understand. I then moved into the relationships I hold with these people and the connection I have with them otherwise they wouldn’t be my friend. Finally, I realised the joy we all bring to each other’s lives and that is love. It was very easy to achieve this and I feel weight lifted off – which was my annoyance.

It’s so easy to do this then why don’t we apply it often enough? It takes practise and patience for sure! I still fail at this sometimes but I am always trying to be better. Sometimes we just don’t take a moment to pause and really think about moving through the passages to apply love. Ultimately, this is what we want to achieve in life right? To love unconditionally for all beings and that be pure.

Keep at it! You are achieving so much in your life just by recognising you want to awaken something bigger than yourself.

Day 301 - A Year of Spiritual Awakening - Being Able to Move Into...

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Lesson 301: Being Able to Move Into...

…..the heart of connection, doesn’t mean you won’t feel pain again. What it allows us is to be able to comprehend our pain, work through it and be able to move forward again. Today we are to think about if we only expect our lives to be “good”, do we really learn? Do you feel it’s in those moments that are not “ideal” in which we really learn?

I guess I really needed to see this lesson. At the moment, I feel like I am really being challenged. Like all these bad things have come at once and now I have to deal with it. I was telling a friend how I am a bit tired of having to be strong all the time and facing major challenges every year. I know that life is not perfect, nor is it always good. This lesson serves a reminder. I think I really needed this today because I felt like I was really done with the day. My brain melted from having to re-do my CV, it was hot, it was also windy and my skirt kept blowing up in front of other people and I just felt really unmotivated to do much of anything. Being made redundant and trying to work in the existing role is quite difficult. Putting on a brace face to fake it to maintain appearances is so exhausting also. I guess this is my current pain.

I know I won’t get stuck in this pain forever. I know I need to move through it. My mindset isn’t the best but I am getting up every day and telling myself I can do it, even though I don’t feel like it. I am grateful that I have the strength to keep moving on. It’s just another challenge I need to overcome. Even though the anxiety is coming, I feel like I am going to get through it. The sooner I can secure a new job, the sooner I will feel like there isn’t such a cloud over me. I just need it to go away so I can get back to being myself.. and I will!

I just need to remind myself, it’s a small blip in the cycle. I will overcome it because I can overcome anything!

Day 263 - A Year of Spiritual Awakening - When You Reach Heart of Connection...

Lesson 263: When You Reach Heart of Connection...

Moving through the passages of the heart allows a freedom of fear. Still can be tough to confront, but you have the strength and ability to do it. more so, you have the awareness to pass through the passages. It’s not a race either. You work through your challenges at your pace and when ready, move onto the next passage of the heart. You can even go back to pain to reach compassion and then connection. Today is about understanding yourself as One and you’re vibrating at a higher consciousness. If you don’t feel this, that’s okay, ask to be opened more.

I understand connection as being One. We are all One with each other and One with the Universe. This is my viewpoint. Down to a base level, we are all the same – when we are born, we’re a clean slate that is open for possibilities. It’s the teachings from friends, family and teachers in school that shape our minds, and sometimes not necessarily for the better. I think society tries to create a sense of Oneness – belonging to a country, belonging to a religion, belonging to a club or community, though those types of Oneness can segregate at the same time. Sometimes we just overlook everyone as a whole collective as being One. We are more connected than we realise. I think we have the ability through Oneness to lift people out of their plight by spreading compassion and love. We forget Oneness when we watch people fall and not do anything to help. We lose Oneness when we’re force fed ideals, that are against our nature, through marketing and advertising that paint unrealistic imagery to make us feel bad about ourselves. We are not One because we choose to disconnect. Oneness can be reinforced when we choose to be daring and different. We can spread Oneness… something we’ve chosen to ignore and can re-establish. Imagine if everyone just loved one another. Imagine what the world’s vibration of human collective would feel like if we all just simply loved one another. What a wonderful world that would be.

Day 262 - A Year of Spiritual Awakening - Pain is No Longer Something to Be...

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Lesson 262: Pain is No Longer Something to Be...

Pain is no longer something to be afraid of. Over these months, going through pain, compassion and connection has allowed us to confront fear in ways that we wouldn’t have been able to before. Today we are to practise just that… thinking of a moment that causes you pain, going into it and progressing it through those 3 phases. It’s easier than it’s ever been.

I personally forget to practise just this. As I’ve been developing this year into my spiritual journey and passing through the passages of the heart, I feel a lot more stronger as an individual. I think being able to tackle pain head on is something that I can do without an issue. I think it’s part of life and we should definitely work through it. I understand that it’s not something to avoid. Yes, it can linger there, but the longer we leave it, the longer it can manifest into our lives and not for the better. My pain holds me back.

During the month of August I recognised the signs of depression coming on. I had no emotions and I wasn’t sure why. I had to meditate and look within myself to find the answer. That was confronting my own pain essentially. Some of it was stuff that I manifested myself, but some was that of others infiltrating my own energy. What I’m proud of is being able to recognise that there was something I had to confront and not having the fear to face it. It was more of an attitude of “just get it done”. Not everyone has this self-awareness and I’ve definitely learned this from the 365 challenges that I’ve taken on this year. From dealing with the pain, I did apply compassion, so that I could go back to being in connection. I still learn every day and although I don’t remember these lessons, I somehow get reminded from time to time to use past lessons in my every day life. I am grateful for this series because it’s helped me to grow.