It can be argued that the true purpose of our life, our presence in human form upon the earth is to learn lessons. We all do, our spirits, strive to attain perfection. So, we create situations, both painful and joyful, to facilitate those lessons. In this way, our spirits crave pain. We crave this pain that we may work our way through it in order to become more perfect, to appreciate the true perfection we all possess. Take a look at the ten of swords tarot card, being mindful that swords represent our minds and what our thoughts can do to us. Why did the mind do this to this person? Maybe, the person wanted it. Maybe, they needed it. Having such an experience can be one of the best ways to grow.
This is exciting to know. To understand why we think the way we do, and why we put ourselves through the tests we do will change the perspective we all have of the world. No longer will we be “victims” but rather “students.” Students, that is, of human form. Our bodies are but vehicles of the spirit. It is our spirit that drives the body. The trick is for the mind to fully surrender to the spirit and allow the spirit to have the experiences it has set out to have.
If the mind interferes too much, it only causes difficulties for the spirit in accomplishing what it set out to accomplish, and damage the spirit’s chance to learn the lesson a particular situation was designed to teach. What happens then? An opportunity must be created whereby the spirit will have the opportunity to experience this lesson again. This will only slow down the spirit’s progress as it goes back to redo this lesson when it could be putting energy into learning and experiencing something new and different.
Imagine that the spirit has a checklist of experiences and lessons it wants to accomplish in its current human form. The sooner it can check off that it had one experience and learned the lesson, it can check it off and move on to another. Is this check list presented in a chronological order that it must go through? No. It is presented in a nonlinear fashion. Each lesson represents a piece of the puzzle. The objective is to collect as many pieces as you can. Of course, our guides and our angels are guiding us towards the pieces. We must only open ourselves to their guidance and to follow, even when and especially when pain is involved. Do not fear pain. Embrace it.
In this way, to endure pain is to help the human race to evolve. That is not to say to deliberately inflict pain on ourselves, no that would be ridiculous. The point here is to know that in times of pain and hardship, when the heart feels it can bear no more, these are times of growth and of lessons. Accept this. Accept it as a stretch of road on your journey towards your personal light. Consider your personal light to be the horizon you are journeying towards and that the light is the purpose you chose when you made the decision to incarnate such as you have. To endure the pain means to get through it, to the other side of it, stronger, wiser, and that much closer to your light. As we learn, the human race grows stronger. As we reach our light, the human race evolves.
Once you experience The Light, you will never live in darkness again. When challenges come your way, when things seem dark, you know that the light is there. How can you not know? You’ve experienced it. It is organic to you, is it not? You know how to vanquish the dark to let the light in. The light never left. It simply fell into a shadow. The light being who you truly are, it is so much easier, and a natural thing to do, to follow this new shadow back to the light. In this way, darkness can never truly engulf you.
When the ten of swords comes up for you in a reading, ask yourself, are you embracing any pain you are in? Examine the pain. What is it teaching you? What can you do to get past this pain? How will this lesson stay with you throughout the course of your life? Appreciate this, and do not push it away.