Pain is a sign that something is out of balance in our lives. Mostly this imbalance is something we created, such as holding on to unmet expectations in a relationship, feelings of rejection, betrayal, depression, guilt and shame. Sometimes our life is out of balance due to circumstances outside of our control, such as a death in the family, loss of employment, fire, flood, or accident.
Whatever the source of the pain, it can be healed. In order to be healed we have to release our hold on the pain. Our Master has taught that the only true “sin” on the spiritual path is keeping unpleasant, painful emotions constantly alive in our mind and in our hearts.
Who do you believe is the cause of your troubles?
- Our experiences and the thoughts we create around those experiences are the ultimate cause of our pain.
- There is a power in the Universe greater than we are.
- That power is within us, as us, and arises from our connection to Life.
The source of all life is Great Spirit. It is our access to the Great Mind of Life that allows us to create. This Source, however, only exists. It is neither good nor bad. Great Mind has no attachments so we can use that Power any way we want to. The wise person aligns the inner self with the Light and makes choices to create love, joy, and peace.
Holding onto thoughts when we do not need those thoughts creates burdens and confusion. But with time and true effort we can jerk our mind away from it’s pain focus back onto the paths that lead to Spirit’s Compassionate and Healing Hear
I have lots of desires
and lots of thoughts
and lots of plans-
And I get very upset when they
do not turn out the way I wanted them too.
I know it would be good
if I just worked on one thing at a time.
If I could manifest what was
most important and let the rest go.
Great Spirit, I want to release to you
my pain and confusion,
my inability to get everything to turn out
the way I intended.
Today help me to start down the road
of true healing.
Help me to forgive myself
for what I did not know.
Teach me how to give and receive
love with an open heart.
And most importantly, Beloved,
give me the courage to heal!