Devastation Transformat​io​n

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And then a friend sent me a link
to spiritual teacher Matt Kahn’s
video entitled The Pain of Loss,
and it rocked my world.
I thought of how I had been
trying to escape my pain,
seeing it as evidence of failure,
and here was someone saying
that our bigges mistake is
our attempt to bypass the pain
so that we can continue on our path.
Instead, if we can see that our pain IS the path,
if we can see that
our devastation leads to transformation,
we’ll join with the Divine as co-creators,
and live into our fullest destiny
as embodied masters.
What the what?
So it is in my enduring
that I come to know my greatest strength?
I can allow the Universe to
turn me upside down and shake me out
and I can emerge on the other side
more loving, compassionate and clearer
than ever before?
I’m going to go and digest this now.
Thanks for listening.

PS I would love to hear all about your stories of transformation following great loss and deep pain.  Have you learned how to see pain as a great teacher?  Have you learned to embrace painful experiences as opportunities for profound growth?  How long did your initiation take? How long did you stay in the crucible, allowing life to burn away what you no longer needed for the journey ahead? I welcome anything you’re willing to share. Knowing that I’m not alone in my profound suffering has helped me realize that I’m part of this big human family, and I’d like to think that somehow in the sharing of our stories we’re collectively helping the human race to grow and evolve.

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  1. When my stepmom died when I was 16, i lost three stepsisters and my whole world changed. I wondered about how different my life would have been if she’d never died. I still wonder but have to choose to wonder instead about how proud she would be to know I survived her passing. Idk what to say to make it better but just know you’re not ever alone and any feelings you have are valid and important to your growth

    • Thank you so much, friend, for your brave share. I remember Brené Brown saying that everyone has a story that would break your heart…and I have found this to be true. When we share our stories we share our common humanity, that which links us to one another…and suddenly we don’t feel so alone in our suffering. Thank you for stepping forward with your heart and your words. I appreciate you. 💖🙏🏼🌈✨

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