Archive for suffering

Embracing Our Brilliant Escape Artists Within

Posted in Streaming Spirit Messages with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 23, 2015 by Amy Kay Raymond

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Pain. If we’re alive, we feel it.

If we’re honest with ourselves, we don’t want anything to do with it.

And if we’re like most, we’ve found incredibly creative ways to avoid it.

Humans are brilliant escape artists by nature. We can resist this fact or accept it.

When we’re not in alignment with our Highest selves, deep suffering ensues.

We CRAVE:

mind numbing drinks

every possible thing that even slightly resembles “love”

avoidance

fame and adoration

isolating

being right, damnit!

drugs that numb out our emotions

excessive amounts of food

unhealthy food

approval

drama

sugar buzzes

moment by moment news fixes

constant background noise so we don’t have to face the music

having the latest and greatest gizmos

fitting in

shopping

zoning out to t.v. and the interwebs

busyness so we feel “productive”

blaming others to avoid our own stuff

ETC…ETC…ETC…!

These cravings gnaw on our bodies and souls and create a very intense discord within. As much as we know that indulging these cravings will never do the trick…because ummmm, have they really ever?…we will do anything to dull the pain anyway. We are so sneaky…or are we really?

The time is now to shift humanity’s old debilitating habit of believing that all the problems in the world are “out there.” The reality is that we live in a perfect universe that is reflecting of all our tumultuous inner worlds, daily. It’s time to stop the creative self deception, wake up, own up and shine the f**k on.

Absolutely nothing will ever fill this hole. Ever.

Why? It’s not real. It’s a feeling. A feeling of emptiness.

Instead of fleeing from this highly uncomfortable place, what if we choose to look at it as a grace-filled warning sign? A major red flag that’s saying: Warning! You have lost your connection to who you really are. To Source. To your highest self. Your thoughts are creating your own personal hell!

We have often been told that we all have this gaping dark hole within and we’ll be searching to fill it until we take our last breath. But what if this is just a bold faced lie? Doesn’t this thought or idea breed feelings of hopelessness? Despair? Sadness? Desperation?

Challenge these falsities and step into your ever lovin’ Bliss that’s BEGGING to dance with your Spirit.

Internal ingredients needed: Courage, Willingness, Practice.

When the pain hits, acknowledge it. Feel it. Lean into it 100%. Resist the temptation to avoid it. Instead – – – bawl, shake, sweat, rage out loud at home by yourself, feel-the-shit. Know that it’s temporary and that this too shall pass. How do we know this? It always has.

After feeling-the-shit, you will feel a shift. For some it will be subtle and for others it will be huge, depending on how deep you went with feeling the feelings. Breath into it. Now, enjoy your new found reality. You’ve earned it, big time.

3.   Acknowledge yourself for transmuting the pain.

      Seriously. this is big work!!!

      Be present to your new space and all that it’s offering you.

      Keep moving forward and don’t look back.

      Breath into where you are in this moment and trust.

      Trust that everything is unfolding for your highest good right

      here, right now.

      You are exactly where you are meant to be.

     Remember that by healing yourself, you are truly healing

     the world.

     Feeling one feeling at a time…

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Life Happens – Suffering is Optional

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on April 25, 2011 by Amy Kay Raymond

Walking towards the Light.

Up, down, around, backwards, belly up, upside down, sideways. Weeeeeeee! Yep, such is this thing called Life.

As a spiritual being having a human experience, this journey can be quite a trip. There are so many unexpected and expected twists and turns. The laughable thing is that we try to plan for them, protect ourself from them, guesstimate when things are going to happen – if they ever even do, and often we even take huge unnecessary precautions to try and safeguard ourselves from the inevitable…pain. How long we experience the pain, now that’s up to us entirely. Cultivating an attitude of gratitude certainly is a huge gift to ourselves and everyone else around us. Gratitude dissipates so much of the pain, instantly.

One sure thing about life is it’s unpredictability. Having a strong and balanced body, mind and spirit definitely provides a solid foundation for when life takes it’s turns. Freeing ourselves of addictions – physically, mentally and emotionally – is such a huge part of our work here on the planet. Shedding all that is not vibrant, loving, peaceful and compassionate inside of ourselves will definitely propel us faster and farther along the Spiritual path.

One addiction that is viral on planet Earth = suffering. We are so creative! We are brilliant masters of this pain game. We have cultivated countless ways of suffering…so many, it’s hard to even count. Our systems can somehow tolerate gigantic amounts of misery because we are so used to it. Shockingly enough, we don’t even realize most of the time that we are suffering. Our tolerance for the blues has simply become the norm. The question is why are we tolerating when we could be beaming with joy?

Suffering alert: If you feel icky more than you feel Joyful, then you might have an addiction to suffering.  

Here’s a fun an interesting challenge: Notice today what emotional path you are going down the most. Then notice once you’ve gone down the given path if you are choosing to camp out there or move on. Is your usual path one of  Joy or is it one of Suffering? Refrain from self judgements about this. That’s just more suffering. Just notice.

Becoming aware of what we emanate the most is key to expanding and shifting our consciousness. If your dominant intent is to feel Good, then look for things that make you feel Good. Taking in nature, beauty, hanging out with joyful people, contributing your gifts and talents, giving and receiving love, etc… These thing have a way of upping our feel Good factor quickly.

Doh! Stop the misery train! Refrain from indulging the ego in that negative conversation. Turn off the toxic “news.” Stop checking out that accident that’s holding up traffic. Halt any habitual obsessing about the past, present or future. Connect to the present moment and take in all of it’s wonders. When we do this, that’s when we are going to attract the Good stuff. When we feel Good, we are vibrating with our higher power. Feeling Good = Attracting Good stuff. Always.

Hey, be easy on yourself!  You’ve probably been operating, like most of us, a certain way for a very long time. It takes a vision, some time and determined effort to switch over to the path of Light. Once you start practicing feeling Good, it will become your new habit. Your new way of being. 

And when you hit a bump of suffering, you can remember: Hey, wait…this suffering stuff is Optional!

One smile at a time.

Enjoy the journey.

It’s why we’re here!

Blessings,

AK

Absolute Perfection

Posted in Streaming Spirit Messages with tags , , , , , , on February 17, 2011 by Amy Kay Raymond

Upon awakening, this streaming spirit message came through:

What you’re looking for is Here. Don’t resist your Now. Embrace it. You’re entire path has been perfect. Settle into it. Resist the temptation to judge yourself. Comparison to others is the death of your Brilliance. Open yourself up to YOUR gifts and let them out. For that is Me, precious one, yearning to be EXPRESSED. Express simply to express. This is where your salvation lives. Want nothing more. Attachment to outcome is where your suffering lies. Focus on the Good that is here right now. Your Blessings are abundant.

Every soul’s path is Perfect. It is Theirs. It is Brilliant. It is Divine.

And so is Yours…

Trust.