Here's what I've learned through it though: What's MOST important, is to truly see MYSELF.
I don't always welcome the triggering circumstances, when they present themselves, but I am beginning to see that they DO provide opportunities if I look.
Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be? Look within and you will see.
She is me! That's the most awesome part about this WHOLE thing! I see that the divine within me, IS me. It's not outside of me. It's not apart from me. It's not something I must work at. It is the truest expression of my CORE being and it is here today, right now.
Every experience in life allows me to see more clearly, by showing me what is or isn't me.
Nothing outside of me is choosing for me ... every minute of every day I am the one with ALL the power.
When you shift your focus onto the things that inspire you, that bring you light and love and rejuvenate the cells of your body, you're embracing the stuff that matters, the stuff that counts, the things that ARE helping you. Bit by bit you are fine tuning the energy of your being.
The challenging experiences in our lives serve us. They allow us to know more and see more, and in those we are able to become more of who we truly are.
Life is much easier for me when I am focused on what IS. When I'm truthful about what is before me, even if it's not the most desirable experience, it allows me to deal with it in a real way that helps me learn from it more quickly. When I have learned the lesson, it "goes away."
I imagine the moments that I'm out of alignment HS is hitting that red flashing "WARNING! STOP!" button just to help ME. Those moments that there is dissonance are there to help me see more clearly. The peace is alignment. Absence of peace is NOT ALIGNMENT (the warning button). When there is an absence of peace all I need to do is acknowledge that absence and then LOOK FOR THE PEACE.
My greatest most important job then, as a parent, as a human, is to help my children and others see how they are responsible for their world and their thoughts and then to teach them the practical ways they can learn to live a healthier happier life.