To close my blogs about my strategy in managing life challenges, today I would like to talk about some final key elements in my process, which became instrumental in attaining a sense of transcendence and completeness. (For antecedents on this topic please see my previous blogs, Focus is Manifestation – Parts I to IV.)
I would love to hear your comments as you see fit.
In a conversation with a friend, he emphasized that finding the “right moment” when dealing with disease or challenging circumstances is of supreme importance for the unfoldment of health. In my own healing work when I first experienced severe tinnitus I knew that moment had come when I moved from the phase of uncertainty to the stage of rebuilding my life. I still remember the day when the great insight came to me… I realized I had to live… pure and simple… it was a supreme need to live that took me into a firm determination and shift from an approach of “live with it” or “cope” to manage and transcend tinnitus in a renewed spirit of wellness and completeness. Yes, I was going to be able to do so if I could only decide… truly from the depths of my being… that I could do it.
Such initial one moment of supreme importance was strengthened by the realization that pain is for a purpose.
Marc Edmund Jones, founder of the Sabian Assembly, spoke of these things and here are some of his insights:
- Experience is rehearsal. Experience is under continuous reconstruction.
- Every limitation in life is an opportunity for the clarification of one’s direction in a wider perspective, never a set-back or an obstacle.
- The person with many troubles is alive and their contribution may possibly be greater than that of someone with high success in smooth living.
- Suffering is pain with a purpose. When suffering, a person may enter into deeper realms of living and lift life to higher levels of experience and understanding.
Finally, here are a few additional comments to round out Focus is Manifestation, an approach to meaningful living, also supported by insights of another dear friend who made her transition to spirit four years ago.
- Remember, you receive from it what you put into it.
- Ask, what can I do with this? — What is it good for?
- Create! Ask, how can I make this a creative challenge rather than an overwhelming obstacle?
- Appreciation is a key.
- You make your reality via the significance you give to your experience.
- Act “as if.”
- Be yourself — manifest your full potential!