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Love your difficulties

You are presented with a challenge: What can you do to redefine your enemies as friends and your hardships as gifts. Herein lies your most certain path to transformation. It is the path of love.

~Hilarion

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Sometimes everyday existence seems so very difficult. It can be filled with challenging people and stressful events. Daily experiences can feel like a trudge through one problem after another. Life can just seem hard.

This is the story of life in separation consciousness. We believe we are separate from each other, from everything in existence, and from divinity. This leaves us feeling inadequate and broken. Everyone and everything else seems inadequate and broken, too, in the perceived state of essential separation.

Life in separation consciousness is filled with dangerous or at best difficult experiences. Interactions with others are characterized by distrust, disillusionment, disappointment, fear, anger, and resentment. When we do reach out to others, our experiences often makes us leery of doing so again. Events seem chaotic and meaningless.

The loving divine consciousness that connects all of creation—the sharing—offers these experiences to us as a way to show us the loneliness and lack inherent in separation. Difficulty offers us the message that separation isn’t fun, and provides us with the opportunity to shift our underlying beliefs.

In any and every moment of our lives, we can choose to believe in divine interconnection—the belief that everything in creation is divine and equal, arising from and connected through the one loving consciousness. In the sharing, all are unique expressions of divinity. All are worthy and beautiful.

Life in connection consciousness is more fun and joyful, regardless of what is occurring in the moment. Everyone and everything—including us—is complete and perfect, exactly as is. Life has meaning and depth through its underlying purpose of allowing the sharing to experience itself, through us, in love and gratitude.

In divine interconnection, no one is good or bad, we simply are. If we don’t like what we’re experiencing, we can change our beliefs and attract/create different experiences. Difficulties and interpersonal challenges are merely signs which help us recognize when we’re momentarily stuck in separation consciousness. They are gifts to help us understand we have the option of choosing to believe and experience life differently.

When we believe in the benevolence of all existence and experience, we are able to appreciate all circumstances and people, even when they seem difficult. We recognize they hold a message and opportunity, which is a gift of divine love to help us course correct into more fulfilling patterns of belief and experience. Even when we struggle to understand the meaning of hardship, we are grateful because we know that understanding will come. In the meantime, we will bless and enjoy as much of life as possible. We trust in the loving nature of the sharing.

Let’s take a few minutes to explore connection with the divine consciousness which resides within us—our sharing within. We will begin by focusing on our breath and allowing it to slow and ease into a comfortable and steady pattern. As we do so, we will picture a sphere of golden light in the center of our heart region. This is the home of our sharing within.

Inhaling, the sphere of light grows dense and bright. Exhaling, the golden light circulates through us and our surroundings, bringing divine love and connection with it. We will continue until we feel the relaxation, certainty, and calm of conscious connection with our sharing within.

We will ask our sharing within to help us understand one current relationship which we usually to view through separation consciousness. Perhaps we tend to resent our spouse. Perhaps we engage in power struggles with our teenager. Perhaps a coworker is challenging to deal with. Whoever occurs to us initially is perfect for our purpose.

Now we will surround a mental image of that individual with our loving golden heart light. We will bless and be thankful for the difficult individual, even though we may not understand the message and opportunity they hold for us—yet.

Perhaps with time we will understand that we resent our spouse so we can see ourselves as a victim. Perhaps eventually we’ll notice that our teenager’s harsh words reflect the judgments we place on ourselves. Perhaps passage of time will help us realize that our coworker shows us that we’re often inflexible in our approach to problem solving. Whatever the message and opportunity this challenging person holds for us, we can trust that time will reveal it.

Finally, we will bless ourselves with our golden heart light and thank ourselves for being willing to appreciate and love our difficulties.  Loving ourselves and our life—easy or difficult—gives us the power to enjoy life here and now, just as it is.

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Divinely unique and beautiful reader, what difficulty are you willing to bless? Please share…