I am writing to remind you of things you already know. Every person experiences some form of hardship, illness, loss, death, or tragedy in the span of a lifetime. You are not alone. These things are part of the human condition. They are not personal. No one is punishing you, although it may feel like it. Having good health and/or prosperity doesn’t mean you are more esteemed by your Source. The world is full of pleasure, pain, and everything in-between. If you are living on this planet, you will experience your share.
When the unexpected happens, it is natural to feel the self-pity of, “Woe is me!” Don’t judge yourself for this. Allow yourself to receive the consolation of your friends and family and to do those things that nurture you. If you get stuck in self-pity, however, it will only perpetuate your suffering. Grief is natural. Desperation is optional.
To emerge from the swamp of sorrow requires a change in perspective. Understand that everything in life is a gift. You are not entitled to anything—not health, wealth, or comfort. Just being alive is a tremendous gift. The abundant life comes not from having certain things or doing certain things, but from being connected to Love at all times. Love is your Source for peace, not the things of this world. This understanding is a game-changer.
Remember, this moment is an opportunity to connect to Love and so to live into the fullness of who you are.
As always, do what best awakens you to Love,
Your Inner Wisdom