There is always a deeper story to every thing. The deeper, underlying story is the unfolding of my sacred journey.
When I come upon challenges and difficulties in life, I might often wish it away, wondering how I got myself into such a predicament? Yet, when I get still, and present to the moment of struggle, I realize it is an opportunity.
The most poignant challenge that comes to mind is giving birth. In the middle of birth, when all is in the process of unfolding, I remember wondering how I could get away from the difficulty.
The experience of natural birth has provided me a 1st hand experience that what is before me is in fact, a gift.
Many blessings came from birthing my 1st child. Not only did I receive the gift of my son, I learned earnestly to "lean into it." With this, learning that the experience of birthing itself is guidance to trust the intuitive process of emergence, for baby and my own soul.
The experience of moving past the difficulty is the guide that came for me. With it, I was taught to trust. I now use this pattern of recognition whenever I am confronted with a challenge.
As I accept the challenge before me, I relax into the idea that, for whatever reason, what I am confronted with in this present moment is here to serve me.
I give thanks knowing that what is before me is guiding me back to the Truth of my being. For this faith, and for this guidance, I am grateful.
What difficulty have you had in the past that you now recognize as a guide from beyond? Please share as you are called.