I’m not gonna lie – I’ve had a pretty rough summer. There’s been some personal/health stuff that’s kept me busy and stressed. I was feeling disconnected from my new job, and like every day was a struggle. Not to mention finances aka the bane of my existence had me clutching my pearls and figuratively biting my nails (cause ew, I don’t actually do that). The last few months have been a challenge, and I was finding it easier and easier to kind of just let the struggle consume me and go into survival mode autopilot.
But over the last couple of weeks, I feel like I’m getting back on track. I had a couple of clearing conversations to air out some tension with some of my peeps. Work is feeling good and fun again. I’m (hopefully) coming to the tail-end of this oral surgery nightmare, and I’ve decided to just trust that the Universe wouldn’t have me poor and living out of my car and that money stuff will eventually shake out in my favor.
I also recently finished reading Journey of Souls by Michael Newton. It’s a really good book that is right up my woo woo spiritual alley. Here’s a bit of the descriptive blurb from Amazon’s site:
Using a special hypnosis technique to reach the hidden memories of subjects, Dr. Newton discovered some amazing insights into what happens to us between lives. Journey of Souls is the record of 29 people who recalled their experiences between physical deaths…They give specific details as they movingly describe their astounding experiences.
Something I found really cool about this book is that it detailed a lot of things that I already believed, like how our souls are eternal and that we choose our current life experience before being reincarnated. Newton writes about how we choose our path for each new lifetime based on the lessons we want to learn or the experiences we want to have.
This is something that has been soothing to me, because now, in times of struggle or strife, I find myself being less reactive and instead asking, “What is the lesson here? What does soul!Pam want me to experience or overcome?”
It actually makes the struggle or pain suck a little less. Like, I’m really struggling with money right now, so what could be the lessons here?
1) Knowing my worth and asking for it.
2) Being grateful for what I do have.
3) Knowing that my circumstances won’t always be like this, and when they change for the better, I will appreciate it even more having struggled so much up until that point.
4) Money doesn’t equal happiness.
See what I mean? Stuff like that. It really does help to empower me and make me grateful for everything, including the hard (sometimes scary) lessons.
So, if you’re struggling and things suck beyond belief right now, take a breath, take a step back, and ask yourself, “What is the lesson in this experience?”
Whatever it is, and however it unfolds, one day, you’ll probably be grateful for it. And that’s kind of cool and magical and exactly how it’s supposed to be. <3