We go through things. We get hurt. We feel victimized. We lose sight of what the point is. We can't seem to catch a break.
Any of this sound familiar?
Of course! Because we are human and we have all had these experiences in one way or another. We could all probably write a whole book on the "things" we've been through.
Because we are souls living in a material world and with that comes the lessons we have to learn. The lessons never end. And what I have found is that whenever I'm absolutely confident I have "gotten" something, it typically shifts or transforms into a different thing. Sometimes that is a beautiful experience and sometimes it's heartbreaking and earth shattering. From a higher perspective, it's really all the same though.
Is there a situation you find yourself a victim of? Maybe a break-up? Or a lost job? Struggling financially? Has someone "done" something to you?
The reality seems to be that these things are "happening to you." The higher reality is that these things are happening with no intention of hurting you or making you feel like a victim, but to give you an opportunity to learn the lesson.. Whatever the lesson might be.
WE CHOOSE THE REALITY IN WHICH WE WANT TO LIVE.
We begin to see the lesson when we choose to see the situation from a higher perspective.
Seriously, it's that simple. I know both sides because I have had times where I was dramatic and made a WAY bigger deal of things than necessary. As I have gotten further into a meditation practice, I have noticed a pretty incredible shift with the way I perceive reality. It has subtly happened over time. Now, when I find myself feeling like a victim, the shift happens much sooner than in the past.
Not saying I'm perfect at it, we all have times we need to vent and work through the emotions and hopefully we have a trusted friend or family member to keep us grounded through the kinks we need to work through. Ideally, this person would help us see from a higher perspective and not feed into whatever drama we've created in our own mind.
It takes sitting back and truly taking a look with different glasses on, seeing each individual involved as a child of God, learning their own lessons too.
We are all equal. We all have the ability to do this. We all have the ability to see the light within one another and within our own selves.
I challenge you to think about that place of victimhood, sit with it and truly examine whether it's lending to your growth or keeping you stuck in the mud.
How would you like to see it?
You are blessed and you are a blessing.
"Love is the flower you've got to let grow." -John Lennon