Our purpose is to be Soul conscious – to remember that we are a Soul and that we are here to learn to live life from the perspective of the Soul.
Now while we may accept this at the level of the mind, it takes commitment and discipline to live this. Our feelings want to get rattled and the ego wants to be top dog again. The ego wants it the ego way or no way. The pull of the ego and lower self is very strong.
Take any situation in your life that has upset you in a small or a bigger way. Look at it through the perspective of ego and then from the perspective of Soul.
Be aware of the pain and turmoil that the ego gets you caught up in and how, when you seek to live from Soul, you see how we are all connected and you open to understand the healing power of love.
In your journaling when something has happened that has upset you, you write about it under 4 main headings – what happened, how did you react, why did it upset you and finally, what was it teaching you.
“What was it teaching you” is the most challenging one to write about and understand.
The more you practise journaling and looking at what happens as your teacher, the more you will understand and the easier it will be to understand the lesson.
Why do we have lessons – why do we need them? Lessons are showing us how we are off track – looking at life from the perspective of the ego rather than the Soul.
A traffic jam from the perspective of ego, is a stressful experience: from the perspective of Soul, it is an opportunity to practise patience.
The ego views another as threat whereas the Soul sees sister/brother and what am I to learn from this situation.
Lessons are essentially teaching us to think, feel , speak and behave as a Soul and not give in to the pull of the ego.
The particular lessons that we get are the very ones that we need to teach us exactly what we need to learn. They are to help us to find truth and love.
When we see what happens as a lesson and, we seek the solution to this lesson, we expand our consciousness. We are focused on what this lesson is teaching us, and we are ready to discover more about the resources within us, the power and gifts of the Soul within us.
When we see lessons as teaching us rather than see what happens as bad, wrong, unfair, we stop being caught in thinking of ourselves as victims. We are taking responsibility for the life we want to create and the part we want to play in the healing of our world.