Moments of trials

Sometimes we find ourselves amid an experience that severely challenges us and which a solution appears far off, so we cannot immediately change it. We look in all directions and know there is no easy way out, and to overcome this trial will cost us something.

Although such moments can be bitter and difficult, they are also educational. Why? When we are at a loss to help ourselves through traditional means, we open ourselves to new solutions. When a wall appears outwardly, we turn inward for strength. Allegorically, if the circumstance is “winter”, although we cannot instantly change seasons and make it outwardly “summer” (something different), we can warm ourselves from within so that the bitter cold does not have the same effect.

When we try to generate inner warmth through a transformation of inner desires and thoughts, then even amid the “winter of hardship” we inwardly feel the dawning of spring that, although still bitterly cold and challenging, offers the promise of incoming change on the horizon. With that inner warmth, we intuitively feel it just needs time to take effect and somehow create a path out of the gloom we find ourselves in. Just like the seasons cannot be rushed, here we feel this change cannot be rushed but needs time to develop. And this is where patience comes in and can be quite challenging. Yet the inner knowing of something dawning on the horizon gives hope and strength, and when we set about working diligently, one day from the challenge that appeared insurmountable a gate will open leading to a solution more natural than we could ever dream of.

When we feel the impossible become possible, we are deeply shaken. Upon looking back in our transformed state, we realize a way forward was always there, but we first needed to inwardly change to recognize it. Thus, the circumstance was not so difficult, only we were not inwardly clear and calm enough to be victorious. In recognition of this, we look upward in gratitude for the simplicity of the operation of the Natural Laws.

~Dr. Ikenna Q. Ezealah

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