We live in a day and age of “problems”.
We all have them and we all want to get rid of them.
And our problems are definitely worse than that guy’s petty issues over there.
On our initial quest to overcoming these roadblocks, we usually search for that quick fix that will make it instantaneously ok.
If that doesn’t work, then “Maybe it is all in your head, my dear. Have you tried Prozac?”.
Frustration builds, muscles tighten, and we start to blame everything and everyone that we know to loosen our own responsibilty of this present Life we are surviving.
So here we are, alone, stuck in a world of dilemma, as if it were the quicksand of our soul.
We suffocate with emotions of discouragement, despair, depression, anxiety, fear, anger, resentment, and unfortunately in many cases, the danger of hopelessness.
Our problems are the bondage that keep us from our greatest potential.
Ugh, how do we get out of this mess?
Let’s face it, Life is a complicated puzzle that requires a dive into the unknown.
Even when one part of the equation is so-called “solved”, another storm comes to shake things up.
We fight for survival.
We fight for stability.
We fight for that idea of what we believe our Life should or at the very least could be.
So now we experience all those moments of frustration and fatigue from the continual process of searching for answers to unanswerable questions.
We taste painful moments of gutteral tears because the desire to live Life’s fullness feels so limited.
Then there is the inexplicable isolation as we get swallowed by our own labyrinth of journeying to salvation.
What is happening? OMG! How did this happen? WTF?!
Eventually things become so complicated, so terrifying, so chaotic, that finally everything short circuits…
All of the sudden there is foreign silence.
There is a strange peace.
There is unfamiliar perspective.
We begin to breathe.
We begin to surrender.
We begin to connect to a divine intelligence within us that changes the channel from “Why me?” to “OK, I’m listening.”
Our problems have not shown up in our Life as a punishment.
In fact, it is quite the opposite.
All this time we have spent running from the thing that we have labeled as torture when it has actually been the spark that ignites our transmutation.
When we finally let go, we realize that our problems are a gift of profound transformation.
They require us to ask questions of ourself that we would not normally do so.
They make it possible to release things and relationships that no longer serve our best and highest good.
They strengthen our will.
They deepen our faith.
They ignite our perseverance.
They hold us accountable.
The force us into the NOW.
They plant the seed for creativity which far exceeds what we ever thought possible.
They open us mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
The truth of the matter is that the real miracle of all our obstacles is that they leads us to a journey home.
They stimulate the journey of self love.
They make us warriors for our own well being.
They turn us into seekers of truth and authenticity.
When we are truly able to connect with and trust that place within ourself, things start shifting.
All of the sudden the answers start showing up easily and accurately .
Health, peace, bliss, joy, happiness, creativity, realized dreams, abundance, and love become the byproducts of everything we once resisted.
So when all Life’s problems begin to overwhelm and we ask ourself , “What the hell does it take to get out of this mess?”
The answer is and always has been YOU.
It is all YOU.
YOU have it all within you.
And it is greater than you have ever been led to believe.