Insights and Inspirations: What Blessings Have Come from Your Challenges?
We asked some of our experts, our WU World Changers, what blessings have come to them out of the challenges they\’ve endured, and we received some really inspiring answers! Read what they had to say below.
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Are you aware and present to the blessings within your challenges?
We have all faced disappointment or even experienced a devastating rocking to the core from a challenge, yet we can recall, after rising from the ashes, how we have seen the blessing through the challenge. Please share a short recount of a personal devastation that created a blessing to inspire those who will read this post. What happened? What were you expecting? What did you learn? Can you help someone get to the healing quicker from your experience?
“In 2010 my 23-year-old daughter died suddenly whilst on her honeymoon. Not something that any parent expects. I had no idea how to experience grief so deep and yet I did.
As part of my grieving process, I looked for something more to find myself and how to get in touch with my emotions. Losing my daughter led me to study Holistic Counselling and part of that course was to learn ‘The Work of Byron Katie;’ the process of questioning your thinking.
This completely changed my world. It changed my life stories of who I am and is now a job that I love working at each and every day, supporting others to find peace by questioning their thinking. What a gift my daughter’s death was.”
Karen holds the space for you to find your own inner peace through exploring the stories that you have of who you are and how your life is.
“In 2013, I was \’let go\’ from a desirable position of managing a large natural supplement department, and helping clients find the right alternatives for their health concerns, in a large supermarket in Colorado. I had been hired as a knowledgeable nutritionist who could advise customers and worked with herbs, essential oils and so on. Not only did they remove me from the department, but I was down-graded in salary and position, which lead to my being injured schlepping large cartons and heavy boxes. I was emotionally drained, felt insulted, degraded and out of place.
When my customers looked for me in the department, they were told I could no longer help them, which turned the customers off as well. After about 3 months of this, I left.
The first blessing was that I returned to Houston, TX where my son, daughter-in-law, grandchildren and my 93-year-old mom were, and resumed my place in the family. The experience that had, in a sense, forced me to leave my home of 15 years and return to my family and the joys of being “Gramma” to my grandchildren. There is nothing that compares to real life communication that Skype or Zoom cannot replace, and I had been missing that.
I got to be with my mother for the next 4 years until she made her transition at 97 last year. I also reconnected with friends and acquaintances that I had left in Houston in 1998 when I moved to Colorado, and have grown my nutrition practice as well.
Blessing 2: There is nothing like family, even though there have been, and I’m sure will be, times when we wonder if they are really our kin, or aliens God sent here to drive us crazy. And that’s also what makes life challenging and helps us grow in many ways. Funny when one leaves \’the fold\’ of the family and then returns, how the realization of what family really means becomes clearer. I am happy to be here and appreciate the value of having a real family as well as warm friendships around me. My love and appreciation for them all has grown.”
Functional Nutritionist and Foodie
“Life is full of challenges. Even challenges which result in personal devastation are incredibly valuable learning experiences. I avoid using the word ‘problem’ because it has negative connotations. All problems are mind-created, whereas challenges are wonderful opportunities to express ourselves and evolve as beings. I experienced a life-altering challenge 5 years ago while I was a financial advisor earning a commission-based income by selling various alternative investments. I faced a stark reality – either increase my sales or resign and find a different job, preferably one with a stable income. My entire wealth management career was hanging by a thread and I felt doomed to fail.
Sure enough, this challenge rocked me to the core because I had no choice but to leave. It was a harrowing experience. Nonetheless, I soon accepted my situation and was immediately consumed by a huge sense of relief. I realized that my greatest challenge in life had also become my greatest teacher. Instead of labeling myself and my situation as a ‘failure,’ I saw it as a massive opportunity. I felt free for the first time in my life, because I let go of everything from my past. I had no job, yet I had no worries. My acceptance was my bridge to the non-physical source energy or pure consciousness which was a revelation for me. Life started working in my favour to pursue my passion and build my own coaching business. I had finally allowed myself to tap into my natural state of well-being.”
Energy Healer and Law of Attraction Coach
Thank you for joining us for this week’s Insights and Inspirations where our experts shared blessings they\’ve received within their struggles. Please join us next Monday for another installment of Insights and Inspirations, where our WU World Changers share how they deal with toxic people.
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