We seem to be living in a time where we are collectively identifying, processing, and releasing what no longer serves us on our spiritual journey. For some people, this process can be a struggle. It can feel like things are changing in a way that is beyond our control. It can feel like we are losing something or even grieving something. It can feel uncomfortable, like we are being nudged out of our comfort zones.
Many people say “Oh, I thought I was past this. I thought I’d learned my lesson. Why is this challenge still happening?” I tell people, there is a difference between thinking we have finished a life lesson and absolutely knowing we have. Once we have learned a lesson, life will bring us back to that same issue to see how we handle it. Will we respond in the old way? Or will we apply the new lesson and deal with the challenge in a new way? This is what I call the Spiritual Skills Test. We are usually tested on what we learned, just like in school. This is Earth School, after all!
Like many people, I have struggled with weight issues for a long time. I’ve tried numerous ways to deal with it. Some work, most don’t. At best, things have only shifted temporarily and before I know it, I’m right back where I was or worse. It kept feeling like one step forward, many steps back.
In looking at why I am overweight, I began to ask myself “What does this excess physical weight do for me?” It occurred to me that I was getting something out of it, and probably something negative. I learned that carrying excess weight is typical for some psychics and empaths. That they carry the weight as a form of protection and grounding. But knowing that still didn’t get me over the hump, so to speak. In this moment, I am reminded that when we are ready for clarity, it comes. I must not have been ready to see the bigger picture in terms of why I chose to carry the extra weight.
Later in my journey of self discovery, I learned that carrying excess weight can be a form of hiding in plain sight. When I saw this, boy did it ring true for me! Something lit up inside of me. A recognition of truth, at least for me. It made sense. I’ve been shy most of my life. I tend to hide in the background, to let others lead the way. I am usually very quiet and do not like to be singled out. Doing this work, of sharing my intuitive and healing gifts with people, has helped me to overcome a tremendous amount of my shyness. Yet, I still find, especially socially, I tend to blend into the background. As a child, I often hid. I would literally hide, even when we weren’t playing games. I enjoyed the peace and quiet. Being in my own energy was reassuring and even liberating. But when we hide, we can’t be seen. When we can’t be seen, we can’t be accepted. So it occurred to me that maybe the reason why I hid so much was because I didn’t believe I would be accepted as I am.
At any rate, when this inner recognition that carrying the extra weight was a form of hiding in plain sight happened, I felt an immediate shift. I suddenly knew that I no longer needed the extra weight. I knew that it was ok and even safe for me to be seen. The need to play things safe is slowly being overcome by the desire to be free, to be adventurous, and the desire to connect with other people. As I began to know these things, my efforts to lose weight began to net more results more easily. It still takes effort but I am feeling lighter and lighter each day. Not just physically but energetically, too. It really feels like I am shedding more than just fat. I am releasing layers and layers of very old protective energy. It’s like stepping out of a bank of fog into the sunlight.
I encourage you to look at the changes in your life. What is it that you might be releasing that no longer serves your highest good? When we are truly complete with a life lesson, the lesson ends. That is simply because we no longer need to be tested.