You’ve maybe heard someone say this before, but what does it really mean? It means that no matter what’s going on in your life, good or bad, it’s all good! This can be quite annoying to hear if things are not good in your life. Of course you naturally feel great when everything is going your way. But trying to feel good when things are not going your way presents a different story. Problems and challenges may not feel great but that is only because you are choosing to focus on the problem and how awful it is!
The truth is, problems are a wonderful playground of opportunity to see yourself more clearly and what you may believe about yourself that isn’t true. Once you are aware of the erroneous belief perpetuating the problem, you can shed some light on it and let it go. The contrast (what you want instead) shows up more clearly and the desire to change the situation automatically begins to create the solution, when you allow it.
So let me give you an example. Let’s say you are angry because no matter how hard you try, you can’t get ahead. Financially, life’s a struggle. First of all, the problem is not the situation. The situation is just a symptom of the problem. The problem is an unconscious belief you have about money and prosperity. When you take time to investigate the problem, which is your erroneous thinking, you can come up with the solution, which is always to change your thinking!
It’s good to know that the inner turmoil inside you is just the lower self, the ego, believing it needs to protect you from a life of scarcity and lack. It only sees what is wrong, what needs to be improved, and it is relentless about its path of being right. It thinks that everything needs to change so that you can be happy. It doesn’t know that you must be happy first, and then everything will change!
Your higher, more evolved self knows the greater truth is that happiness is available no matter what your outer world looks like. It is a choice to remember this truth. There is a Divine Intelligence behind everything and when you relax and welcome it, a state of perpetual joy finds you. When you choose this joy in spite of your problems, the ego loses its hold on you.
This intelligence also knows exactly what challenges you need in this lifetime so that you learn to go beyond the perpetually unhappy ego. The God Source is doing everything to push you to dive deeper within yourself so that you transcend this ego and discover the infinite aspect of who you really are.
So, whatever physical, emotional, or mental problems that you’re facing, they are all springboards to enlightenment. Each one contains the right amount of fuel to propel you into the core of your being, where you’ll discover the most sacred source of your existence. This sacred place can only be found through total surrender.
You’ve heard the saying “Let go and let God”. When the ego is let go of, there is no more room for suffering and the divine is instantly experienced. As long as you are following your erroneous thoughts, believing them to be real, you cannot find Reality. While your mind/ego is running the show, the door to happiness remains closed. The good news is, there is always a crack open, and you can find it when you put 100% of your energy into trust. When you know the Universe never makes mistakes, and that everything is exactly as it should be, your body relaxes and the solutions become apparent.
So truly there are no problems when you realize it all can lead to joy in an instant when you know in your heart that no matter what, it’s all good. Your higher self knows the solution, and all you have to do is relax and enjoy the journey.
Debra Betterly, PhD is an Integrative Wellness & Life Coach and Metaphysician whose passion is to help women expand their health, joy and purpose in midlife and beyond.
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