Effort ≠ Struggle and Suffering
As we seek to align our lives with our Soul-level selves, we may at first find that we've done a TON of work on the mental and spiritual side, but our physical/environmental circumstances don't match up.
Grrr. So frustrating, right?
So often, we get to work on more mental and spiritual work, classes, mantras, learning etc, which then actually can widen this gap even further.
Why? And oh my goodness, what can we do about this?!!
In the 3D world of our human bodies and physical existence, the energy is dense. And physical action is required to manifest on this level.
So many of us, have been raised with the idea that to get anything we want, we must sacrifice. We must struggle, work hard. It has to hurt to be worth the gain.
These ideas have been in the collective consciousness for a long long time. And proliferated through culture, society, religion, education and families.
Physical action is just making an effort through action. Yes, you may need to do something new to you. You may need to devote some time in your schedule toward an activity that you know will propel you toward what you really want to create in your life.
But that effort need not hurt. It requires something of you, but not struggle or pain or fighting against a current. It might require devoting time each day to write some articles, or work on your resume, or reach out to people.
Or perhaps you took a course or courses, and you need to integrate what you learned. So perhaps the first action might be to go through step by step and do the things you learned in the course. And then see what opens for you as the next step as you accomplish that.
Today, think of something you'd like to change about your life. Set an intention of what you'd like it to be. Notice what actions, what changes you could make that come to mind.
It's OK to start small. Each step will lead to the next. It's okay to make another change if something isn't working the way you thought it would.
Open yourself to newness. To feeling like a beginner.
Often that is where the effort comes from--paving a new path means doing things that are new to you. Needing to make the effort where none was required to do the same old way that got you the same results that you don’t want anymore.