Finding the gift in contrast

Experiencing something difficult in your life?

Feeling rejected (even from God), fearful, isolated, sadness, all those feelings cause us to ask for the opposite!

But instead of looking at the asked, most people still dwell in contrast, while it’s just as easy to think “Wow! There’s a gift here, and I’m going to find it. The opposite of this experience is available to me.”

I have felt all those feelings I mentioned many times over in my past, so I’m not just voicing an opinion with this post.

I really know how it feels to have been through tough times and that’s why I’m encouraging you now to see what has worked for me. My heartfelt desire is to encourage, and plant a seed of hope in others.

Believe me, my faith has been tested to the core.

Nowadays I have complete faith, there is not a trace of doubt left in my mind that all things work together for good.

Nothing is more important than my alignment with my true self/God.

And anyone can make that decision, and work with it until it becomes natural to them again. I say again, because it is our natural state of being to have faith in a loving universe.

The connection to that kind of faith hasn’t gone anywhere, it’s just a misuse of energy focus from our part, that’s all. The universe has faith in You. It has to because you are It. And that’s all there is.

What deliciousness of life that lies before you!

It’s right there, you just have to step into it. The way to do that is not physical but mental, you do it with your thoughts/attention.

Even if it can’t be seen with the physical eyes right this moment, I know that a better life for you is on the other side of the scale.

Dullness doesn’t create as powerful desires as contrast do, because the stronger the feeling, the stronger the desire of experiencing something different.

How do you think I can be so happy? It’s because I reeeally know how it feels to be unhappy. (NOT that that is required for experiencing happiness!)

But even more importantly, it’s because one day I decided to turn my focus towards a better life for myself.

I knew there has to be something better (I knew that I was here for a reason, that I had something important to give), and I changed my whole thinking around, and my destructive behaviors. I stopped doing what I did and even though it felt kind of strange doing things in an opposite way, I knew I needed to do that in order to change my life around.

To live a comfortable, dull life where nothing seem to happen, is for me the worst that could happen!

How boring would that be. I can actually love the contrast I have felt in the past, and now when I now and then experience contrast again, I know what it is and it’s just not affecting me anymore as it did before. I’m not letting it.

I briefly look at it and turn away from it, towards the desirable. If I can’t love it, I at least can accept it, and with that acceptance comes an inner peace, a feeling of relief, because I’m not judging my experience as something “bad”.

It just is, and I give it meaning.

When I think about all the things that I have been through, I feel very excited, and it may sound crazy but I really do.

I think for example; “Wow, the isolation I have felt – I will be put in front of the world to inspire”. I can see that I needed to be where I was (even though I sometimes was kicking and screaming because of it) in order to grow spiritually without being disturbed by the “outside world” and it took me a while to see that gift.

I have felt resentful, and now I only feel grateful. Same life experience, different way of channeling energy.

Where attention goes energy flows. What a profound truth!

˙ʇɟıƃ ǝɥʇ puıɟ ˙punoɹɐ ƃuıʞuıɥʇ ɹnoʎ uɹnʇ

Life has a magical way of clicking into place once you get in alignment with it.

Once you’re freed from the past and blockages are released and dissolved, a sense of renewal and liberation comes over you and you’re able to move forward in life with a new sense of aliveness and inner joy, peace and confidence.

You have been an amazing addition to my life!

Thank you for all of the wonderful light, and love that you send out into the world. You are indeed an inspiration even though we are half way across the world – isn’t that wonderful! It is a privilege that is not taken lightly. Thank you Maria! 

Ruby Coleman Professional Musician and Actress, Memphis, Tennessee, USA


  1. Maria Erving

    Tack Hanna:-) Jag ar glad att du gillade den:-)

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