When you hit your bottom, or even rock bottom, do you think it’s the universe throwing another test at you to see how much you can handle and make you “stronger?”
It is as if the universe is constantly throwing things at you to see if you’re ready for what you want.
The idea is, after you learned the lesson from various “tests” life throws at you, you will rise up and things will start flowing again… till you hit the next “test.”
Well, at least that’s what many new age manifestation teachers and guru teach anyway.
Man, I’m sick and tired of these “tests.” When will these “tests” ever end?
If the universe works the way these new age teachers claim, then does it want to watch me “struggle” so I can prove myself?
So when will I be done “proving” myself to the universe that I am worthy for what I want?
This does not sound fun to me…
What if struggles are not tests but opportunities for us to recognise our own worth and realign our our priorities?
Consider that “obstacles” may just be here to help us realign our path, strengthen our commitment, and discover our innate power as a path to self-love.
When you get thrown into the deep “fire” so to speak, you will discover what you’re made of and what your true priorities are.
And through this process, you will become more self aware. Ultimately, it is through self awareness you discover what you really want, and “actualise” yourself.
And most people don’t become self-aware through merely good times. It is really through challenging times that most people go inward and evaluate their priorities.
To dive deeper, let’s take X as an example. X is unhappy in his partnership because he is no longer attracted to his partner. He wants someone different, and is actually fantasising what being with another person with different traits is like. Yet, he is convincing himself to stay because he’s too afraid to leave and is in denial.
On one hand, X is subconsciously broadcasting to the universe what he actually wants, whilst his action shows otherwise.
And then, an unexpected conflict and event happened, and X’s partner cheats on him and asks for a divorce. To his conscious mind, this maybe mind-boggling. He may even feel betrayed.
However, subconsciously, he was already deeply unhappy in the partnership. He was just unwilling to accept his truth and do something about it consciously.
The event just catalysed him to go towards what he wants… for the better, even though it was painful.
And throughout the separation process, X had to come head to head to his emotional pain and the childhood trauma he was unwilling to deal with. He realised that he could no longer escape from himself.
So he started his path on healing and self-development. And to his surprise, he began to rediscover his passions, heal his childhood trauma, and learned to love and re-own his shadow side.
As he continued to heal, he started attracting different types of partners whom he actually wanted into his life, because he had more love toward himself.
In essence, the breakup was actually an opportunity for him to become more self aware and go toward what he is wanting…
And, as we continue to evolve and expand, we will continue to face “turning points” in our lives.
And when this happens, consider that these set-points may actually be an opportunity for you to face your shadow, own your power and worth, and go toward what you truly desire, at that moment in time.
P.S. I’m constantly experimenting with my subconscious mind and figuring out how to help others achieve their goals and how to “heal.” Let’s connect on Instagram if you’d love to learn more!