(Excerpted from “A Shaman’s Path To Inner Peace,” a fourteen part video series to help you heal yourself.)
There is a good chance you’ll spend some time with your family over the holidays. Will that be a good experience or something to survive?
What is it about families that can make them so darned stressful? Ram Dass said, “If you think you’re enlightened, go spend a week with your family.”
It’s rather simple, really. You came to earth to resolve some “soft spots” in your consciousness. When pushed, you tend to move to fear and doubt instead of being able to hold center. Your life experiences on earth are to help you resolve those feelings.
In order to foster that process, you chose family members who would best help you accomplish your goals. They of course, could best do that through aggravation. And it’s a two-way street. They help you, you help them. I am grossly oversimplifying a complicated process, but I think you get the point. They’ll give you what you need, but rarely in a form that is pleasant. It’s not supposed to be.
Think about it, when things are pleasant, you tend to ignore them. But if your feathers get ruffled, that’s another story! However, we tend to get lost in all the “feather ruffling,” and miss (or ignore) the lessons The Universe is trying to bring us. So family members are there to create sufficient aggravation that you eventually get tired of hurting, step away from the drama and reconfigure your beliefs so that you are no longer triggered. That’s what life on Earth is about.
In Journey To Enlightenment we established a law:
“Everything You Do Not Love Will Become A Lesson.”
That’s The Universe’s way of insuring that every negative belief you hold will eventually bite you in the butt. Ignore it, and the eventual price is disease, which gives you a second opportunity to surrender the same beliefs. The Universe will not be denied. It’s, “Pay me now or pay me later,” but there is no getting around the task.
So as you prepare for that family holiday gathering, look at what bothers you. That’s the fodder for your work. And it’s not about them. Whatever you are feeling is your reaction. Own it and work with it.
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