Separation causes pain, and when we experience pain, it has to manifest somewhere in our lives. Separation as I experience it, started in the belief that our Divine Source lives somewhere ‘outside’ of ourselves e.g. heaven. With this belief, I created separation sub-consciously from myself and others, and that is painful! What a revelation when I discovered that ‘The Divine’ lives in me, and you and everything and everybody around us. I started studying shadow-work and then gained insight after a Consciousness Retreat I attended with Marc Steinberg earlier this year. By intensively working with dark and light shadows, I could then see how easy we can separate ourselves from other people if they do not fit into our self-created belief of who they should be or how they should behave. I no longer feel separated from this powerful source, and no longer have the desire to exclude other people as not a part of me.
We can only be whole and serve a higher purpose if we live in unison and not in separation. Take a look at everything in your life that causes pain. Anything that causes pain, is driven by a lack of love. This lack of love starts with lack of love for SELF and then separation follows. My invitation is for you to look and see where you experience pain, and then find the source for that. Once you have healed the source, you will have the freedom to love yourself and another unconditionally.