“If we had no conditions, if we were always tapping into unconditional love, and we didn’t have any trauma, and we didn’t have any negative belief systems, and we removed all of those things, we would be in a state of bliss, a state of peace, a state of joy. That is our natural state. Pain is an indicator that there are things going on within us and collectively that are not aligned with that.” Nicole Perretti
I love this sweet little reminder from one of my favourite YouTubers from Twin Flame Revolution.
This is a perspective I’ve always held which is why I do the inner work I do. If there is still pain, there is still something to uncover and heal. It means there is something essential to my growth to learn, and what’s currently “off” in my system needs to be made right if I’m after a life lived in my natural state - and of course I am. It means I am on the other side of my inevitable awakening and when I dare to look that pain or distorted view in the eye, and I’m willing to be taught by it, it will gift me with the answers I need to transmute it.
Pain is not the only path to awakening but it is certainly a powerful one.
I have found over the years that my biggest obstacles were never actually the things that happened in my life, but always my limited thoughts and ideas about it and about myself.
I have also found that the worst things in my life were ultimately the best things for my life.
So this is my ongoing reminder to whoever needs to hear it: you can use whatever you’re facing right now to make your life more beautiful. You can use this current struggle to become more of who you are and to become an even more aligned version of yourself. You can use this gift of struggle and pain as it’s meant to be used, and that’s to upgrade your life.
The pain you’re facing, whether it’s physical or emotional, is what you must overcome to get to the stuff you really want. It’s not there by accident. It’s not your fault that it’s there. But it is your responsibility to face what requires healing so you can be free of needing to carry that weight.
I hope you’ve looked within today to see how you’re really doing, even if it was only for a few moments.
And if you haven’t yet, now is the perfect time.
I like to ask myself, “What is it I most need right now?” or “What would be the most self-loving thing I could do in this moment?” and the answer is always clear.
You won’t lead yourself astray if you take the time to listen to what’s really true for you in this moment.
Ask least care enough to ask what that might be.
Me: (Being myself and doing more than I should while in pain ... like I have for years)
Stepanka: “Please don’t over-exert yourself unnecessarily.”
Me: (Tear up and realize that’s been my signature move forbasicallyever and my aching body went Ding! Ding! Ding! because it felt understood for once and I gave myself an actual hug and kissed my hands and arms because I really do get why they want me to slow the fuck down ... and isn’t it great to have a friend who supports your health and well-being and isn’t it great to be in the process of replacing old toxic patterns with more self-loving ones ... the answer is FUCK YEAH, IT IS!)