Learning Lessons from Love
Many of us have been taught to learn lessons from fear. What has been used to motivate the learning of the lessons has been the punishment and reward system. If you learn the lessons you will get a reward. If you fail to learn them you will be punished. In other words, what motivates learning is the threat of punishment or the promise of rewards. We fear what's going to happen if we don't learn the lessons we came here to learn. We try to rush the learning process to get to the promised rewards faster. When we think we've learned the lessons and the rewards aren't there, as we've been taught to expect them to be, we feel disappointed and let down. Where did we go wrong? I swear I did everything right, I checked my work many times over, I'm sure I deserve the rewards now. We are burdened by this underlying feeling of having failed at something, or having made a mistake, or this perpetual confusion about what we're missing. There must be something, did I miss a page? Was there something I was supposed to do and didn't? Was there something I did that I wasn't supposed to and they just didn't let me know then and are punishing me now in a way I will never understand? Perhaps we're doomed to "never learn" and thus bound to a prison seemingly of our own making. If only we could learn, then everything would work out and we would have everything we want in life, right?
When we're attempting to learn from fear we will always feel rushed, pushed, and pressured. The need to heal will have this air of control to it. The belief is that we can get through whatever the pain and suffering and struggle is here to "teach us" and learn the lessons as fast as possible we will be rewarded with ease, joy, peace and calm and everything else we desire. It's our fault if we are not there yet. We are the one's to blame, we are responsible, we may even feel shame and guilt, or anger and hate towards the self, or other or the world.
So, where do we go from here? What if now is the time to learn lessons from love? We can build the capacity to be where we are and invite love to be here with us, through us and as us. We can acknowledge what we're here for. How do we desire to be? What do we desire to know? What do we desire to contribute? What awareness do we require to have or what "lessons" are we required to learn to step into this being, knowing and contribution? Obviously we have to become aware of what our choices are creating. Is what we're being and doing truly benefiting us and others? Where are we choosing from? Is the desire born out of fear and thus breeding more separation, rejection, control, domination and manipulation? Or is the desire born out of love and the desire to express, create, gift, nurture, honour, celebrate, embrace and unite?
For a moment tune into to the question: What would it be like to learn lessons from love? What would it be like to be resourced and supported as we evolve, learn, grow and develop in ways that have never before been available? What if it's time to be embraced and wake up to the depth, beauty and richness of being? Is it possible? Have we outgrown the punishment and reward system? Are we tired of trying to do it right and always feeling wrong? Have we out-grown the need for the "human condition?" Acknowledge your breath, breathe in the possibility of being loved, acknowledged and accepted as you are now in a way that supports and contributes to you stepping into possibilities and inviting a future that has never before existed. May we learn the ways of love and step into mastery beyond anything we ever thought was possible.
6/8/2018 08:37:08 am
Brilliant, thank you Christine!
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Christine helps people to approach life with greater care, love & wisdom. offering presence and a unique quality of attention she can assist people to play an active role in their mental, emotional and physical health no matter what is going on. With all of the different tools and methods she has access to, she inspires, encourages and supports people to really love and honour themselves, and thus be more able to love and honour others. Through her patience, kindness and astute awareness of the body, mind and heart she accelerates people's self-healing journeys and makes the inner and outer world a whole lot easier to navigate!