Dealing with a Painful Event(s)

I am in the process of reading Anatomy of the Spirit, by Caroline Myss. The book is required reading for my upcoming “Advanced Energy Medicine” Workshop at the Guiding Wellness Institute. In addition to being informative, the book has provided me with some clarity / validation in two areas of my current life.

  1. Over the course of the last month or so, I have been helping a friend to deal with the death of her daughter (suicide). For obvious reasons, she has had a difficult time dealing with her daughter taking her own life. There are many unanswered questions and unresolved feelings. Caroline’s book has validated many of my previous beliefs and provided clarity to some concepts that I did not fully understand. I would like to share a few of those thoughts with you.
  • When you erroneously conclude that a specific person(s) is the cause of you feeling depleted, you are slipping into fear and blame. You need to refocus your power center until you get an impression of what kind of power that person has in relation to you. Once you set your sights on the lesson rather than the teacher, you have achieved a significant benefit of symbolic sight: you see the truth being delivered to you through the challenge.
  • By far, the strongest poison to the human spirit is the inability to forgive oneself or another person. It disables a person’s emotional resources. The challenge is to refine our capacity to love others as well as ourselves and to develop the power of forgiveness.
  • We can achieve a genuine peace about life only by releasing our need to know why things happen in terms of human reasoning and by embracing Divine reasoning: “Let me know what I am able to know and trust that behind all events, no matter how painful, there is a reason from which good can come.”
  • It is unnatural to our Devine design to let our thoughts live for too long in the past; such an imbalance creates time warps that interfere with our ability to live in the present an receive spiritual guidance each day. That guidance will make no sense to us if we focus only on unraveling the mysteries of yesterday. If we live fully in the present moment, the mysteries of yesterday will gradually be unraveled by us.
  • We usually believe that there is a “humanly logical” reason for why things happen as they do. Such beliefs cause terrible grief. Some people futilely spend years trying to discover “the reason” they had to endure certain painful events; when they cannot find a satisfactory reason, they end up living in a fog – unable to move forward yet unable to release the past.
  1. Like MANY others, I continue to struggle with finding an answer to First Responder suicide. I can’t help but wonder how frequently the concepts (listed above) play into a First Responder taking his / her own life? What I do know is that in my friend’s case and in the case of First Responders there is an inability to look at the current situation objectively, which is completely understandable. The challenge is to widen their scope, without inflicting additional pain.

So, how do we widen a person’s scope? Caroline provides the following guidance:

  1. All is One – We are interconnected with all life and to one another.
  2. Honor One Another
  3. Honor Oneself
  4. Love id Devine Power
  5. Surrender Personal Will to Devine Will
  6. Seek Only the Truth
  7. Live in the Present Moment

If WE don’t try to find the answers, they will NEVER be found!

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