How many times have you felt defeated, and just wanted to give up on something? But, then something happens on a spiritual level that you can’t explain and makes you rise above. For some of us, it is faith that brings us through the challenges we face in life. We go through various lessons and blessings that bring us closer to our purpose and where we are supposed to be in life. I have often reflected through the years and felt like each time I was down or out for the count dealing with health issues, relationships, and life in general, there was a moment where I knew I would not only get through it but become a better and newer version of myself as a result. Much like a caterpillar transforming into a butterfly or a phoenix combusting into flames only to rise up from the ashes reborn, we turn into something we never thought possible. We are living in a time where things are different. It feels like every day there is different energy in the Universe, on Earth, and within us. We can feel the shifting and the changes. On some level we resist that change because change is scary. We don’t always know what is on the other side of change and the unknown is a fearful area for most of us because we are unsure how to handle the results of the change. Here is what I believe are the stages we go through during our personal resurrection process:
The Shift: This is the beginning phase, where certain things start happening in your life where you can feel the change start to come. Maybe you have faced health issues in the past and some of the symptoms are coming back, or you feel your relationship with someone you care about is different than it used to be, or you are unhappy at your job. This stage is going to determine the direction of your resurrection journey.
The Fear Battle: This is the really really hard part. This is the phase where you are literally at war with your inner self and sometimes your body. During this phase you can be filled with so much doubt and there will be times you will want to give up, because this is not what you signed up for. Thoughts like, will I ever get better, will this situation ever go in my favor, and will I have a healthy relationship with this person will all run through your mind. During this phase everything is dark and looks dark endlessly. There is no light at the end of the tunnel that you can see and you want to give into that fear because it seems easier that going through the darkness one more day. Trust me, if you can get through this, you can face anything that comes your way.
The Acceptance & Forgiveness: One day you wake up and it’s light again! The pain is gone or a health issue is better, and you can start to see things more clear and get a brighter picture of what is ahead. I remember years ago I dislocated a rib head from my sternum and every day for a year I would wake up nauseous and it would stay that way all day. I thought it would be that way forever and I didn’t know how I would handle it. I prayed about it and did whatever I could do to get it to stop and then one morning I woke up and it wasn’t there anymore. As quickly as our struggles come in to our lives they can leave just as quickly. Once that happens you have to spend time reflecting on what you just went through. Maybe it was months, or years that you were in the battle stage with something. It is important for you to take the time to accept what you went through and forgive others and yourself for things that were done or said or even things that you had no control over such as an illness. Our body needs forgiveness too. We must accept who we are, where we have been and challenges that we have overcame in order to not only heal from the situation, but look at life differently and learn something from it. Nothing we go through is without purpose. Sometimes recognizing that purpose is the light we were and are seeking.
The Loving Awakening: Did you know that every seven years the cells in our body rejuvenate and literally what makes up our body becomes new. During this final phase, you become new also. You have weathered the storm and made it through the other side. You have literally died in some way saying goodbye to an old version of you and resurrected into the newer, wiser version of yourself. You have come to love yourself for exactly who you are and embraced your flaws and come to understand that you do not have to hide who you are to others or make excuses for how God made you, because HE knew what HE was doing! You have found answers to questions like, what do I want to do the rest of my life, how am I going to get there and perhaps the biggest lesson is why did this happen? You will never be the same once you awaken into the more elevated consciousness version of yourself. The mind and the body are strong, you will have been pushed beyond what you thought you could handle and in the end you were victorious!
Once you have resurrected, you may find that while certain things have changed, some have remained the same. You may still have things to work on, and someday you may have to face the same challenges again. The important thing is that you know you overcame it once and you can do it again each time. You may also find that at the end of the particular journey you started during the shift it doesn’t look or feel how you thought it would. But, that doesn’t mean you are not exactly where you need to be and who you need to be for the new journey you have ahead of you. If you rise up each time, the Divine won’t let you fall.
“A bridge of silver wings stretches from the dead ashes of an unforgiving nightmare
to the jeweled vision of a life started anew.” ― Aberjhani
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