For the Greater Good

I have always been a believer that we can physically heal ourselves. The experiences in my life have affirmed that.

As a child, I suffered from migraines—a debilitating factor that never left me until much later in life. I recall one particular day in my youth, for it validated the truth of that belief. On that day, my head felt as if it would explode. When my boyfriend showed up with a friend to go out, I politely declined. However, my girlfriend was excited to go on a motorcycle ride. Finally, after much coaxing, I agreed.

My head was splitting as I climbed and settled myself on the back of the motorcycle. As we turned on to the main road, I began noticing the scenery and enjoying the feeling of the wind on my face. Our friends passed us and rode ahead of us. Half an hour into the ride, I realized that my migraine had disappeared entirely, without having taken any medication or aspirin. I was amazed. That was my first recollection of spontaneous healing.

Since then, I have learned that at the root of every illness lies an emotion. Once we discover what that emotion is, our ailment magically disappears.

My latest experience with pain happened recently. I was doubled over with severe stomach pains and vomiting for five days. Whatever I ingested was immediately released. Knowing that I was healing some pent-up emotional block, I rode it out. That was an easy decision for me for if I did not learn the lesson which presented itself to me, it would resurface with more intensity later. Furthermore, unless I accepted the pain, I would not unlock the reason for my suffering.

I knew that the emotion was very ingrained because of the length and severity of my symptoms. When I finally recognized that shame was at the root of my malaise, the pains ceased within half an hour.

Pain, whether physical or emotional, is a result of not knowing why you experience something. The moment you recognize why, welcome it for the higher the suffering, the greater the blessings. That is a spiritual law. The grace you receive is commensurate with the pain. Before a desire can manifest in your life, you must earn it spiritually.

“Don’t get lost in your pain; know that one day your pain will become your cure.”


Let us consider that for a moment. You know the saying, ”you never know what you have until you lose it.” Well, behind that statement lies the spiritual law that to appreciate something, one needs to first experience lack—its absence—or pain before one can spiritually earn the desire. You prepare yourself for its arrival by elevating your vibrational frequency to that which you wish. Its lack gives birth to passion, gratitude, and appreciation.

“Find a place inside where there is joy and the joy will burn out the pain.”

 – Joseph Campbell

Additionally, pain helps you to uncover your “unique flaw,” the flaw for which you came into this life to master. That flaw can be a need for acknowledgment, external validation, appreciation, love, control or whatever. The lower level emotions you feel, such as guilt, jealousy, anger, frustration, shame, loneliness, or sadness, assist in identifying that unique flaw. Your family, relationships, circumstances, or chance meetings play a role in aiding you to move towards the Light of the Creator rather than remaining in your darkness—your flaws. Recognizing that fact allows you to understand that nothing negative happens in your life for all moves you to spiritual growth if you permit it. It is your choice. You always have a choice.

When pain surfaces, it is to guide you to become whom you are meant to be. Suffering is an opportunity to transform a low-vibrational attribute that your soul wishes to correct.

“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.”

 –Kahlil Gibran

That “unique flaw” which your soul chose holds the key to your purpose and how to live from a desire to share rather than for the self alone. When you do, everything that is in your vortex, your holding cell, flows to you effortlessly, miraculously. It is what will help you to achieve happiness beyond measure.

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