Monday, March 14, 2011

Giving Your Pain to God...

This one is a small excerpt from my up and coming novel Crashing Back to Earth and is a bit of a different take on a much loved old piece of wisdom...
Psalm 82:6
“I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.”


Yes, we figure that pretty much sums it up...

But if you are not in the mind set to venture into the scriptures we can also offer up a story about a conversation that our friend Feenx had with a good friend of hers, a discussion that ties directly into the topic at hand.

The friend in question, a woman named Sandra (which Feenx has asked us to include the meaning of ... so we will let you know the name comes from the root name Alexander and represents the defender and helper of men); a woman who is much respected by our Feenx for her outspoken and honest way of living her truth. Also we might add a woman who has an uncanny ability to be in an almost constant state of joy because she believes one of the greatest gifts she can give others is an uplifting and sunshine filled attitude. This lady was kind enough to share with us her understanding of a very important and much used phrase when our friend questioned her about the healing of self.

Often times in life you may hear others say that they ‘have given their pain up to God’ or you may have others suggest that you while going through your own struggles and trials ‘offer your pain to God’... We have observed that in some people this causes a sense of disconnected resentment towards the person giving this advice. We understand why of course; when somebody is in pain or suffering loss and sorrow it is difficult to accept that simply through the act of giving away the pain that the pain will in fact disappear. This is especially true in somebody who thinks of God in terms of a spirit that is above the person, as a spirit that is in fact not connected to the person at all. Yet through Sandra’s unique understanding of this phrase we see an opportunity to offer up a state of reconnection by way of her explanation.

She admitted that for a very long time she was not comfortable with the idea in that it seemed to her that she was being asked to just simply forget about her troubles and hand them over to some unknown entity that she did not know personally, or understand on the level that she felt in any way connected to it. Yet after some inner refection and her own journey into self she discovered new meaning in the words. As her understanding grew of her own connection to source, and her sense of security by way of that connection grew she also began to understand that source was merely an extension of her higher self and as she was an extension of her higher self then so too was she also connected to source. So she began to reflect on how that played into this idea of ‘giving your pain up to God’ and came to the conclusion that in the doing of this she was essentially giving her pain up to her higher self. In effect if there was a problem or a concern that she did not feel she herself could deal with or find the answer to she offered up the problem to her higher self knowing that through its connection to source it would have the knowledge and therefore also the solution to her problem. Basically she came to a place where she was able simply to take a step back and find faith in the knowledge that her higher self was already working on the problem and therefore it would be solved in the appropriate time and in the most positive way possible.

Now we have to mildly observe that this is perhaps one of the best explanations of this that our good friend Feenx had ever heard on this subject and she was amazed at how quickly the explanation clarified and solidified her own perception of the idea.

What we would like to also point out is that it was by way of an open and candid explanation that the thought was explained, and we observe that perhaps in the case of those who are offering this piece of advice to others that it might do to go a little further into your own understanding and share that; it may assist others in accepting your advice. Of course it is always possible that they may not, that they may offer a little anger and resentment in return which we also observe can come from those in a place of pain if they feel that the person they are calling out to help them does not care. So we might also add that it is not always enough to simply say ‘give your pain up to God’ but also beneficial to opening up a doorway to trust and understanding by also asking what it is you may yourself do to help. At times it is needed for you not so much to offer advice on how to heal but merely to be present and available for the person so they may feel comforted and thereby come to a place where they begin to heal themselves. In the process of that healing they may discover along the way the benefits of ‘giving their pain to God’ and may carry that knowledge with them for the rest of their life. What we would offer now is the advice that advice is not always welcome by those who are suffering, sometimes all they really need is some time, some understanding and some compassion; essentially sometimes all they need is for you to love them. In time it will allow them to both love themselves and ultimately to love us.

We imagine that we should probably discuss also how this all ties into the healing of self, this idea that you are GOD...

Imagine if you will coming to place of perfect understanding and knowing that you are an all powerful creative force... just for one moment think about the impact of that realization...

Once there do you really think there is anything you as an all powerful creative force cannot overcome...

No, neither do we.

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