The Value of Hardship
Teacher: Teacher Ophelius
Today's message is about accepting and knowing the value of a tragedy or trial, and pull from it the life lesson and spirit wisdom needed to build a weightier soul and a stronger character that will serve you and others in your life circles well when the winds of adversity again blow your way. A road without hills and bends can be a safe and predictable journey, yet will it become mundane and sometime lead the driver to fall asleep at the wheel. Stay alert by appreciating the land features and using your map and compass, for any truly good journey is one that leads to adventure, and adventure can only be experienced by taking the risks and accepting the challenges as they are placed in your path.
Many of you are facing these rough roads in your life at this very moment, and wondering why it is that these hard times are falling on you, or someone you know, when you or they are of the kindest and most loving nature willing to help their fellows and serve their God with the greatest of intentions. Why do bad things happen to good people?
When these adversities show up in your life, they become lessons that will prepare you for greater guidance in the future, which will serve you well in this life or will be deferred to a time hereafter when the experience can be reflected upon and wisdom cultivated that will lead to a higher quality of decision making in your universe career as you seek perfection and advancement in the paradise ascent. Many times the lesson will not become apparent to you through self examination after the fact, for only in time will the pieces fall in place that will give clarity of purpose for the trials when they occurred.
Accept with humility the trials in your life and have faith that all these obstacles are honing your life skills and helping you to attain self-mastery for greater adventures that can later move mountains and bring joy and accomplishment to your life's work with greater service to God and your fellows. It is not an easy thing to do, to accept defeat in the moment, but sometimes that is what is needed to move on to greater things ahead. Sometimes a traffic light is needed to maintain an orderly flow and keep you and others safe on the journey.
Count it all joy my friends when you are tested this way and know that God has a plan for your life and that you are being guided to higher roads. Reflect on past experiences when life circumstances were seemingly hopeless, yet now had you not suffered those trials they would have left you in a much darker place. All these things have a purpose and a means to a new beginning that shall exceed your greatest expectations.
The Circle of Seven.