I used to sing this and dance to it when I was four years old. My father had given me the most wondrous magic wand made from cardboard and wrapped in aluminum foil. It sparkled like a star! I believed in magic – my wand and my paintbrush transported me to the Invisible World. I lived then, and still live now, with wonder and excitement. Life for me has been a magical journey.
I have learned in my life that with every step we take, every thought we have, we are nourishing the shadows – or nourishing the Light.
We have the power to create a Life of Joy, and at some point in our lives, we all deal with loss. I’ve dealt with multiple deaths, the tragic ending of a loving relationship, losing my health, suffering pain, disappointment, I had to learn to forgive violence, judgment and hatred…many times I felt stunned and in despair, I felt through sometimes that I couldn’t survive some of life’s storms. I felt weak and destroyed. I had lost hope, with feelings of helplessness and exhaustion.
My Spirit connection was “low” –that’s what I thought at the trial moments of my Life. But years later I’ve come to realize that those were the moments when God was carrying me, where my ego was being cracked and my being was forced to be more humble. I realized that resistance created more pain.
All stages in life are essential for our renewal. Living through the pain is as important as living the joy. It is how we deal with both, how well we accept life’s tests without resistance, that will help us elevate our consciousness.
The storms of Life serve as catalysts. With their energy they help us transform everything needed along the road to self-regeneration. They help us change our perception from one based in the physical world to that of the Spiritual world. Learning from them helps us shift from a world of chaos to a world of inner Peace. Those catalysts can lead us to our awakening.
As in the wondrous process by which a caterpillar morphs into a butterfly, sickness can represent an opportunity for reconstruction, a way to revamp our lives, to re-emerge.
Though adversity may place heavy strains on us, it is definitively a fundamental obstacle that we must overcome on the path to true self-discovery.
Remember, “IT IS VALUABLE TO FEEL PAIN. Pain nourishes your courage. It can weaken the ego, strengthen humility, and increase compassion. Pain is a human process that we should not fight against. It is a lesson to let go of all of the attachment that we may have. By living the experience of pain we mature and move forward….”
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So true Jacqueline. I had the same experience years ago. Both my parents, and older sister. So much pain, and being angry at them for dieing. It took a long time to let that go. Once I did, I worked on myself, and became spiritual. I am moving forward in my life today. We all have a past, and that’s just what it is, past. I learn about the past, live for today, with the hope of tomorrow. That keeps me in the moment. Thank you for the inspirational hardship, and solution.
Lots of love
Thank you so much for sharing✨Each exprrience in lige strengthens us… we learn…
The most important is not how we fall… but the way we stand, and face life with gratitude
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Letting is one of the most difficult tests if life, we can only fo this by Letting G”d help us!!!
Thank you gor your sharing????✨
thank you for sharing we all learn from each other’s life experiences, would appreciate if you share this link with your friends,
Isnt it wonderful to see many people are awakening?
The effect of a memory , has a pensive empaphy .
When wee look bach , with sadness , at what started off happy .
Some may claim , that enlightenment , is a clever human being .
But forget , the dimension , that first formed , thisconscious dream .
Most may think , i`m deluded , yet , quiet natural common sense .
Is a compassionate , thought world thinking , that daze solves , nurtured intelligence .
An airth very real , aware yes , will appear when we`re not here .
Without matter interference , happy returns , nuclear life sphere .
Thank you for sharing your beautiful poem we are living times when the Soul needs direct enlightnment and i truly believe the Arts can take humanity to a higher vibratory dimension
Keep up the good work??✨
Hello Patrick thank you for your wonderful comment, life is definitively a wonderful opportunity for our growth, blessings to you 😉
Thank you for your inspiring message, praying that we manifest a loving compassionate and peaceful Era 😉 create a wonderful day, Jacqueline
I think Jacqueline is a blessing to all that know her….personally or through her writings and/or art.
A modest soul who has shared her wisdom with me. Just recently I got her book & when I randomly opened it to read a passage to my students, I landed on the exact chapter of the topic in this article – ” Surviving Life’s Storms”… a must read in full.
Jacqueline’s wisdom & depth are contagious.
My dear Samantha your love expands to me and to all eho know you??✨ we need more people like you to enlighten our world?✨
What a wonderful writing. Just what I need. I totally resonate with your words. Thank you!
Sooo happy to to hear that I vould help inspire you & cheer you up!
We all have falls…as you stand up you will be a new person…
my love to you?
My dear dear dear Jacqueline. You have the great ability to express, be it through words or by your divine arts. So happy to have a friend like you. The earlier challenge gifted to the world “The Art of HealingArt”. I m sure, the present challenge would come out with something still higher. Love you. ❤️❤️❤️
Thank you fir your inspiring words and fir who you are ✨????????
Many storms. They have somehow been hard but I have emerged as a stronger person. I have been very damaged and hurt, but I have grown into someone stronger. Thank you Jackie.
Sensitive people as you magnify even more life extremes … but at the same time you are able to go beyond and see what many cant see
A big price… for an awareness estate!!$ ????✨
Thank you Jacqueline,
Love and blessings to you,
Thanks for your life guidance.
You have gone through some rough storms in your life and I respect you for dealing with it as something we have to go through in order to value and appreciate life.I moved away from religion and towards spiritualism , yet i still go through days when I ask questions like why was the human species created, what is our purpose, why are women made so vulnerable that she is so easily violated etc- and to date no one has satisfied me with their answers. They are all probabilities or theories-
I have come to understand one thing- that my pain can only be understood by me alone and I have to deal with it in my own time and my own way –
When the person closest to you continually disrespects and hurts you , I retract into my inner sanctuary and seek solace until I regain my strength -its at times like this that I become my creative best and I find renewed joy in pursuing and excelling my passion.
I agree that human resilience is amazingly strong and I am my own best friend and my own worst enemy.