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Stop Agreeing to Be Partners with Pain

Key Lesson: Any part of you that wants you to feel bad, angry, or sorry for yourself, including any thoughts or feelings it calls upon to help explain why you must ache, is the secret partner of the very pain it resists. This unholy negative nature exists for one reason only: to ensure that you continue contributing to the suffering it first creates, and then sustains with your unconscious consent.

Break Free of Dark States

Whenever we will lend our attention to the inner task of working to transcend some dark state at work within us, then in that same moment, even if we don't see the immediate fruits of our effort, we will have already begun to release ourselves from its restrictions. For our effort to be conscious of our condition instead of remaining its captive, fresh energies flood over and through us, lifting us into the new understanding that who we really are can never be held back. Our willingness to bring that dark, discouraged state into our awareness of it, instead of allowing it to define what we are aware of, has changed our very relationship with life!

Now the upward path ahead, which was closed off to us only a moment before, opens wide its narrow gate as we open ourselves to the endless resources of a Living Truth. The Now nature newly active within us cannot be walled in by anything, which means that the limitations of former restrictions no longer exist for us. The darkness that once dominated us is literally dismissed because we have chosen the Living Light itself to be our advocate.

So now we know: we need never again suffer for no reason. More than this, we may take great comfort in knowing that nothing in the universe can stop us from realizing this victorious order of our own being, because the Divine has already seen to the truth of it. We need only agree to pay the cost of this higher consciousness, and we will find that the coins we need are already right there in our pocket.

This article is excerpted from Let Go and Live in the Now (pages 118-119).

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