Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The path to wholeness

Every now and then I stumble across an article that someone else wrote, describing something so much better than I could've hoped to do. And since I'm still practicing my English (my mother tongue is Afrikaans) it helps me organize my thoughts into more descriptive, touching "word pictures".

One such article landed in my Inbox today, and I want to share it with you:

'We think that God has blessed us if we don’t have too many troubles. In fact, religions have erroneously taught us that pain is punishment for our sins. We often ask, "What have I done wrong?" when things do not go the way we want.

Yet, to become ourselves in the truest and deepest sense, we must face our own duality, which of course includes facing our darkness. As souls we strive for wholeness, not for perfection.
At first, we really don’t know what is going on. We just find life difficult, challenging and often painful and unfair. Eventually, after much experience and reflection, we start to find meaning in it all. Eventually, we gladly accept the means whereby we can do the Soul work we have come for.

As we become conscious as Souls, we walk our journey purposefully, embracing the reality of our earthly nature along with the truth of our divine nature.

"When we are conscious of our personal uniqueness and our universal nature we express ourselves creatively. In this way we fulfill our dreams and our life purpose."
-- Andrew Schneider '

It ties in with my post of yesterday in the sense that we should revisit our darkness, our pain, and through doing so, find our purpose in life. Our pain lies in the fact that our own hopes and dreams differs from the reality of our lives. Only when we come to terms with the cards life has dealt us, we can start the healing, and become what we were destined to be.

The above email was sent to me via this website.


Anonymous said...

Oh, I loved this. I have come to believe that the struggles in my life are really opportunities to learn... whether it is more about my strengths or my weaknesses, others, or my God. By seeing them as opportunities, not punishments, it helps me to find a silver lining. And hopefully someday... to become a more whole person. I am not very good at it yet, but this concept is something i strive for.

lady macleod said...

Wonderful article as well as your take on it. thank you for sharing it.

pluto said...

I really liked this too.

(English is not your mother tongue? You're full of surprises.)

Pamela Jeanne said...

Powerful and wise words to be sure. Thank you so much for sharing them. I will embrace them and put them to work.

(I, too, marvel that English is a second language for you. It would have never occurred to me to think otherwise...)

KarenO said...

Thanks for your comments! :) Pluto and Pamela, thanks for the compliment on being suprised at English being my 2nd language! You two in particular teach me a lot about how something can be described using words in a very creative way, I love it.