Have you ever experienced a challenge in your life and then found yourself fixated on the question “what was the lesson here?” after it was all said and done?
Story. Of. My. Life.
As a self-proclaimed “seeker,” I have found myself asking WHY on many an occasion…but it wasn’t until I recognized the limitations of this simple question that I was able to uncover a new level of personal growth.
In fact, asking “why” can often contribute to our own suffering because it leaves no room for surrender…and in my experience, that’s when the real wisdom comes through.
Even though I “know better,” I still forget what I know – to forget is human, but to remember again is divine, after all – and this happened to me last month when I had a series of misunderstandings between someone I thought had shown up in my life to be my next teacher as I grow my skills working with energy.
At the end of the day, I have to be honest:
I wasn’t happy with the outcome and started asking WHY – what was the lesson here?
I found myself chewing on this question, coming up with possible “answers,” then returning back to a state of confusion.
And then I remembered:
Sometimes the answer isn’t going to be clear in my mind…but my body always knows what I need.
So I stopped asking why and instead asked:
“Even though this happened, how can I respond with more love?”
By awakening the consciousness within my body, I was able to release the “need to know” and trust that, on a deeper level, I already do.
If you are feeling stuck because the lessons you think you’re “supposed” to be learning in life aren’t apparent, I invite you to bring it back to your body…and let go.
I know life can feel like a lot sometimes, but no matter how disconnected you feel from what the lessons are, you still have the choice to surrender and trust…and with that, an even deeper knowing is possible.
With love, always,
In a recent “Soul Aligned w/Sabrina” episode on my IGTV channel, I shared 4 things to do when you get triggered and want to respond with love (you can check it out by clicking here). I hope the insights I share help you to recognize that every challenge is an opportunity to expand your heart and your capacity to love, no matter how triggering it might be.