Why is Being on a Spiritual Path so Challenging?

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Most people will eventually ask this question at some point in their lives.

However it is important to remember that we are all spiritual beings; merely having a “human experience.” And that experience is one of duality. This physical world is actually the quickest way for our soul to evolve. The Angels say that before we incarnate, we anxiously wait in line to enter into a body to learn, heal, and experience what can only be experienced in the vehicle of a body temple. The problem is upon arriving here, we forget who we are, forget our life mission, become a traveler of the world around us and then want to leave. And as long as we experience our lives through only our 5 human senses, we are limited to only seeing a small fraction of the picture.

There is always a blessing and lesson to be learned through everything we encounter in our lives; whether we see it or not.

Our soul is here to experience richly and fully EVERYTHING; the totality of all emotions, lessons, and experiences… the love as well as the pain, the joy as well as the sorrow. It is only as human beings that we label each experience as good or bad, right or wrong. We move through hardship, suffering, judgment and anger so that we may achieve forgiveness and eventually gain self-mastery.

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Life isn’t something that randomly happens to us.

Life is a beautiful gift where we get to create who we want to be every moment.

And we are given free will to choose the kind of world we want to live in. Do we want to be a victim to our circumstances or a conduit of light to take action and make a difference becoming a beneficial presence on this planet? The God in us is infinite and changeless; yet we live in a world that is always changing. Thus it is up to us to embrace our own eternal nature, feel our Oneness with our Creator, and offer up gratitude. If everyone lived like this, then there would be world peace.

No one said it was meant to be easy, but is definitely essential in order to see and live in a better world, one of unconditional love, joy and harmony.

Tina Marie Bertoli