January 22 - Find the Gift Within Painful Situations

There's no value or virtue into holding onto pain of any kind. The merit comes in how you lift yourself out of the suffering, like an aircraft ascending above the cloud layer. Suffering caries a message that's demanding your attention - ignoring or masking it isn't the solution, as it will just find another avenue of communication.

Today we work with you in acknowledging the gift that your anguish has brought you, and then in compassionately releasing it. Whether the painful feelings arise from a relationship, a financial situation, a loss, worry over a loved one, or an imbalance in the body, the method is identical.

Right now, breathe in deeply and direct your consciousness toward the challenging area. Quiet your mind as best you can, and then ask to discover what gift lies within the painful situation. There's always some hidden blessing, such as your learning patience, compassion, forgiveness, strength, and so on.

 Once you acknowledge the gift within the hurt, it no longer needs to scream for your attention. It has delivered its message and can now retreat. As this "messenger" leaves, the peace that's always resided within you becomes more apparent. This is the basis for solutions to any seeming problem.

Together, we release the painful situation to God, trusting that it's resolved on the spiritual plane but knowing that it's manifestation now on the physical level as well. We open our arms to the gift of [peaceful resolution, healing, and miracles.

Thought for Today

I see the gift within every situation I encounter. I am strong, sure, and steady;and God already knows the solution to every problem in my life. I surrender this situation with love and faith to the Divine, infinite wisdom of God. Thank you, God, for assisting me in every way. I now accept Your help completely.