‘’Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.’’
Like many people, I have had so many gut wrenching, heart breaking and traumatic events in my life; there have been times when the despair was so great that I didn’t know if I could survive or live another day. I am amazed that I always make it out of those dark periods, just like the phoenix reborn from its own ashes.
Looking back, every one of those experiences have led me to who and where I am today. As Dr. Wayne Dyer used to say, “There are no accidents in a perfect universe”. The thing about life is that we are sometimes seduced into thinking that once we embark on a spiritual journey things will get easier, but this is not the case. Challenges continue to appear, sometimes with such intensity, but what tends to happen is that you fine tune your coping mechanisms. I often find myself having conversations with the universe/God/source energy asking ‘’why is this happening?’’ and waiting to intuitively receive answers.
Sometimes I am too caught up in my own thoughts and opinions to listen and other times I simply don’t like the answer. I flutter through doubt and fear and in my moments of weakness, I get stuck and feel immobilised. Not every day is a great day.
So yes, dismal days continue to present themselves but my faith today is stronger than it ever was and I remain grateful and feel blessed through it all. Were it not for the ups and downs I would not have found my true purpose of being of service to others which fills me with a deep and profound appreciation for life and people. I would not have met the wonderful and supportive people who have come into my life and I would probably have never done the deep soul searching that allows me to be truly honest with myself and align me with who I really am. It is these moments of desperation and being able to climb out of them that makes me want to help others find their strength. I hope and I pray that the universe/God continues to guide me and show me the way so that I can fulfil my mission to elevate human consciousness.
I share this with you as a reminder that if you are having moments of doubt, experiences of feeling stuck, feelings of difficulty that are causing you to falter from whom you know yourself to be, you are not alone. Stay strong, have faith, ask for support and take small actions every day to get back to you. YOU ARE AMAZING and I appreciate you.
If you just hold on and tune into what life is trying to teach you then you will most surely find the answers you are searching for. No one said this would be an easy journey but you have the power to shape your destiny and create a beautiful life, just like the phoenix rising from the ashes after its own demise, you can emerge from the flames of life as a winner, beating all of life’s challenges and defeating hard times and becoming a stronger and wiser version of yourself.