Not One Ounce of Pain is Wasted

Reality is efficient. All things occur within “divine laws” that have been established from inconceivable wisdom and love! That includes experiences of hardship and pain. As difficult as it can be for us to understand, pain too is meaningful, and ultimately has an important role that serves lasting love and joy.

How can this be? How can terrible pain and misery exist within love? What purpose can it possibly serve? While this is very difficult to speak to from the human perspective, there are three important points we may consider.

First, the experience of contrast creates a distance into which the fullness of the Joy of Being may expand. Everything “negative” serves as a point of contrast to help establish the experientially known depths of what is “positive.” In other words, love can be better known, forever, when the spirit has actually known and understood separation from love.

Second, “negative” experience, even when unanticipated, offers a “counter-pressure opportunity” for the spirit to exercise loving or brave choice-making through. Put as a very crude metaphor, if you can play the video game on a harder difficulty level, you develop mastery very quickly and can then later apply that mastery in other games (other realities) in other ways. The counter-pressure of challenge enables us to expand our capacity for expressing and actualizing love.

Third, by experiencing challenge, the whole system ends up “discovering novelty” within itself and adding potential. Creative manifestation begets more creative manifestation. Put another way, even in apparent destruction, more things become possible than may otherwise have been possible.

All three of these ultimately serve lasting love and joy! Indeed, in the perfect balance of What Is, not one ounce of pain is wasted- for even when we cannot see it, every element of our experience, including our pain, is a precious and meaningful part of the great love-threaded tapestry of Creation.

Your Soul’s “JOB”

The soul’s JOB is the Joy Of Being! There is nothing else required of the soul- it only needs to exist, and then flourish the beauty and bliss of that existence in a multitude of ways!

We are bold in how we create. We are so bold that we have embarked upon this great journey of the human condition. We are so free, and so powerful, and so loved, that we have decided to exercise our Beingness to new depths by experiencing almost complete separation. And now that we are here, many of us have come to take this experience quite seriously.

But beneath the seriousness and the pain, the soul has no restrictions, no requirements, and no hardship. The soul is free in love! The soul ever-burns with the joy and bliss of Being!

You are soul- so that is true of you, too. You do not need to fret or fear: you only need to be. Your only job is to exist in the radiant joy of what you are, and to share that joy richly with all other parts of the One!

Your job then is to exist, to experience joy, and to love! There are no other true requirements of you. And when your mind says otherwise, be brave and bold enough to find the beliefs you are holding that “prove” that to you. Those beliefs are, in an ultimate sense, untrue. Yes, we must strive to do our part in our local world in a practical way, to care for those who need us and to perform the many daily actions of life. But that can be done through the freedom of being that is already ours, and not only as a struggle against the weight of responsibility. Any belief in shame, or fear, or powerlessness is ultimately untrue. It is only when we buy into the illusions of those perceptions- when we wrap our true selves up in those negative beliefs and self-perceptions- that we, because of those beliefs, feel something is required of us to return to wholeness.

We never left; our true job never changed. The Joy Of Being is all that we must do, and even as we perform our many meaningful roles in the human drama, the Isness that we are dwells firmly in joy beneath all the requirements that our local self may have put upon it.

Love is the Absolute Foundation

Love is always the foundation upon which all is built. There is not one process that did not begin in love and will not end in love.

The truth is not hard or cold, ever. The truth always falls back to love. If something appears hard or cold, it is an appearance. Appearances can last a long time; appearances can seem very real as we buy into them and believe our own interpretations about them. We only have the power to do so because we are a part of the One sovereign consciousness, and we can choose to even deeply experience a temporary interpretation for a while. But the greater truth, the ever-lasting unshakable bedrock of all of existence, is love! Freedom, joy, and love is the true root of all creation.

Every single thing always, always occurs as a result of the unfathomable depths of unconditional love giving rise to it. Reality systems come and go, complex patterns in the tapestry spun out of love, and spun because of love. The tapestry may contain horrifying images; but no more than the greatness of love that gave rise to them and expands its own creative depths even through them.

We are free to buy into our interpretations of less-than-love. We are so free we can do even that. But we cannot ever truly escape the truth of the freedom, joy, and love of our own being. Even as we take temporary experiential sojourns seemingly far away from that freedom and joy, we are still within it. Love cannot be overcome, and we are love- so what shall we fear?