Yes we would like to shelter those we love from unnecessary pain, however, sometimes personal growth is accompanied by pain. Often the actions in life that cause us to grow and elevate our understanding of ourselves, are those actions which unfold as a consequence of life moving forward on a predetermined path, under its own momentum. We don’t intentionally ask for the life lesson we’re about to receive, and when it comes, it most often creates turmoil in our lives. It feels painful because it usually involves our ego taking a direct hit, and it jars us from the mental position we hold, that we are so sure about. You can’t elevate your consciousness and hang on to the miss perceptions of the Earth plane at the same time. It is the beating our egos take, while having the rug pulled out from under some of our beliefs, which causes us so much pain.
The question is though, “would you have initiated any of those changes on your own if you had a choice?” Change is far less uncomfortable when it is our own idea, and we volunteer for it.
So the question I’m asking is, “should we shelter people from the kind of pain that brings with it increased wisdom?” Are we obligated to eliminate all pain in the lives of others, regardless of what the outcome may be down the road? Giving your child what it wants may make it happy in the moment, but often leads to that child growing up as a spoiled brat, that is used to always having its own way. We have conditioned that child’s ego to be the sole central figure around which the whole world revolves! Misguided good intentions are part of the trap people fall into when they believe they have to alleviate all pain. To think that growth in all its various aspects is not natural and desirable, is equal to believing we should stay five years old, and never grow up. Life is all about “growth and change,” not just change for the sake of change. We’re not in charge of another’ persons life plan, and therefore, should not shelter them from life. Remember that life is all good, because it’s all God.