Have you noticed how many testing times you’ve lived through? The testing times are challenges sent by the Universe. Designed to move us from fear to love, they can range from easy to deal with to life changing experiences.
Isn’t it strange how often similar scenarios show up, literally testing our abilities to deal with what life throws at us. So, what exactly is going on?
My experience is that the testing times will show up in different guises until, you get what you need to grow your understanding. It’s about learning to love ourselves, warts and all.
Once we pass one test, by detaching from any emotional attachment to the outcome, we are moved onto the next challenge required to grow our inner well-being.
We come in the world happy, but helpless, dependent of those around us to help us grow. Physically as well as mentally. It’s a true testing time to communicate isn’t it!
Unless you’re one of the fortunate babies, most of what you learnt will have come from fear rather than love. And that includes fear from loving adults who, with the best intentions, only wanted to protect from the big, bad world.
You learnt to be good, to behave in a certain way, to fit in with those around you. Love became a commodity to be bought or sold. It’s the way of the world.
But, love is everyone’s birthright, and so begins the journey to return to love.
Fear, which stops people from being, doing or having what they truly want, has the upper hand at the beginning of the journey. This means most people develop an unhappy consciousness, where seeking happiness becomes the norm.
STOP SEEKING HAPPINESS. IT ALREADY EXISTS INSIDE OF YOU.
Once you know that happiness is your birthright, and already exists inside of you, you no longer have to seek it. You just have to choose to be happy. No matter what.
Try it and feel the lightness of being that accompanies it.
The testing times continue regardless of the happiness fact. This is because each one is designed to help you identify the limiting beliefs that hold you back from love.
How many times has fear stopped you from moving forward. From trying something that you’d really, really like to do. You wait for others to give you permission to live your life. And then you wait some more.
Meanwhile, more challenging scenarios show up to add confusion into the mix, whilst you wait for permission to deal with what’s occurring. Asking ‘what would you do?’ ‘Do you think I should…?’ and so on.
More confusion. More challenges. And it hurts doesn’t it.
Until, one day the penny drops, and you realise that enough is enough. Little by little, step by step, you decide to stand up and take back the power of who you truly be.
You decide to deal with life’s challenge’s in a way that works for you, despite the advice, and opinions, of well-meaning others.
You learn that the fear that has held you in sway for so long is just an illusion. That when you take love based actions, the Universe has your back. Every time.
From learning to say no, and meaning it, to valuing yourself enough to do what’s best for you, love grows.
It feels so good this loving yourself business, that you want to share it with the world.
Not everyone will be ready for it. Indeed, they simply won’t believe it. It makes no difference. Once you get through the testing times of love, you won’t be able to go back.
There will be new challenges. There will be new testing times. The difference is, they will be coming from a place of love within you. You will develop deeper connections to a love that supports, and cherishes, you.
Honestly, a love based life is a blessing. And truthfully, how does it get any better than this?
Huge thanks to Solpurpose for sharing the photo.