Freedom From Suffering?
Years ago, I was driving on Westlake Avenue in Seattle and praying, “Okay, God! What is the point of The Soul Power Experience? Why am I writing it? What is the benefit?”
I immediately sensed, ‘Freedom’!
“Wow, freedom from what?”, I replied.
Then I sensed, ‘Suffering’.
Naturally, I replied, “Really? Can you give me something a little easier?”
The reply was sure, ‘Freedom from Suffering’!
When I think of suffering, I think of those who are suffering now and have suffered so much more than I have. What do I have to say that could bring Freedom from Suffering to them and the world? I understand suffering comes in many forms-physical, emotional, spiritual, social, mental, financial, etc.
the Story we tell ourselves before, during, and after times of suffering can make a lot of difference.
The Benefit of Suffering
The benefit of suffering is it can put our life in perspective. Suffering can show us what is more important. Suffering can show us we are stronger than we knew. Suffering makes room for others to care for us and to show us how much we are loved. But suffering is so hard!
My Spirit Animal is The Bear
Now that my heart and mind are open to Truth from God and the Universe, in the spring of 2017, I was shopping at the Seattle Waterfront and found a necklace that represented My Spirit Animal based on my birth month. My Spirit Animal is the Bear. My children call me Mama Bear as I protect them and always side with the suffering.
This weekend, I was in the same room as my daughters argued. The discussion left one of my daughters in the middle of the room crying. They are suffering. My heart is suffering, too. They are on their own Path, individually and relationally. I hope they will work it out. It is up to them.
Freedom From The Suffering of Suffering
I am working to find freedom from the suffering of witnessing suffering. I am glad I was there with my daughters. I understand the issue better having witnessed the fallout. I felt both of their suffering. And now I must move on and not suffer anymore over their issue. Suffering happens. Freedom from the suffering of suffering is not being pulled down and pulled away from others or from life.
The Second Arrow
The parable of the second arrow is a well-known Buddhist story about dealing with suffering more skillfully. It is said the Buddha once asked a student, ‘If a person is struck by an arrow, is it painful? If the person is struck by a second arrow, is it even more painful?’ He then went on to explain, ‘In life, we can’t always control the first arrow. However, the second arrow is our reaction to the first. This second arrow is optional.’
There Is Always a Solution
There is a solution to every problem and an answer to every question. We might need to wait patiently as we look for solutions and answers. Or sometimes Truth comes quickly. Either way, we are okay since everything belongs and is for our Highest Good.
Lisa Cleaned Her Apartment For 45 Minutes
My client, I will call Lisa came to me because her life was at a standstill. She was living with such a deep sense of grief that she could barely function. Lisa managed to go to work and buy groceries and go for an occasional walk. She is very spiritual and artistically visual and can see and sense goodness. Lisa couldn’t manage to load the dishwasher or clean her apartment. Using a motivational technique we discussed in session, Lisa cleaned her apartment for 45 minutes straight! She is learning from and moving through suffering by letting go and not experiencing the suffering of suffering over and over again.
We initially experience suffering in a matter of minutes or hours. We re-experience this suffering when we replay it in our minds. Our inner Survival Brain repeats these experiences to help us avoid them in the future. The rest of our body feels the emotions again and again. When we learn something new about our past experiences, our Survival Brain will stop this repetitive thinking. The techniques of hypnotherapy help to replace our suffering Story with something more True and Empowering.
Reframe and Learn From Any Life Experience
Book a free Discovery Call with Dani and find out how you can reframe and learn from any life experience. Carrying emotional pain and suffering is optional.
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Dani Green is the Creator of The Soul Power Experience using motivational speaking, education and hypnotherapy. Dani also helps clients reduce stress, smoking cessation and weight release. As an Ordained Minister, Dani writes and officiates Weddings and Funerals. Dani and her husband, Kevin have three adult children and have hosted 15 international students.
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