A Liberating View of Illness


A fascinating talk today. Here is what caught my attention:

Can disease or illness be an agent of transformation?  Can it also be the life purpose; that we came to experience a certain illness, that we may learn from it and that we may make a shift?  That the experience of the illness itself is a blessing in disguise?  It is the whole idea of seeing adversity as a blessing on the soul’s journey of consciousness evolution.  This invites us to see from another point of view and to take responsibility in the co-creative process of shifting the consciousness.  By that, I mean working with nature, with the Higher Self inside, to experience a shift in the consciousness.

You can well imagine that some of us have to undergo the experience of terminal illness, where we know that the body is going to come to an end.  Do we become a victim or do we see that this can be an agent of transformation, a blessing in disguise?  In some cases, we need to live with an illness for the rest of our lives.  Can we see the blessing that may exist there?  This is an invitation to take another look at disease; not as an impediment blocking our way, but as an agent of transformation.  That the soul, in coming in this lifetime, decided that it wanted to have that experience and so invited the experience; the experience itself is part of its life purpose.  An interesting point of view, is it not?  For me, this is a very liberating point of view.

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2 Responses to A Liberating View of Illness

  1. Nandy says:

    I resonated with this talk, especially the words…It is the whole idea of seeing adversity as a blessing on the soul’s journey of consciousness evolution. This invites us to see from another point of view and to take responsibility in the co-creative process of shifting the consciousness.

    Just simply seeing adversity as a blessing, an opportunity for growth, something to be learnt through this experience could make the journey so much more comfortable and purposeful.

  2. Marlene says:

    I agree it is a very liberating view because it allows us to see that there may be a greater purpose to our illness and disease; that it may actually be an opportunity for a transformative experience that can help us achieve our goal on the spiritual path. It doesn’t mean that I would welcome illness, but it could enable me to look for a greater comprehension and understanding of what is happening, rather than just feeling like a victim. I pray that I can find my way into that space of all healing should I be confronted with such illness or disease.

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