Q&A: Is Pain Part of Spiritual Growth?
Here’s a question from within the community that deserves your attention to do it justice.
It comes from a delightful young woman who’s manifested major success, but feels stuck now. What say you, wise ones?
I’ve recently recovered from anorexia and substance abuse, and have used the law of attraction to manifest so many more amazing things in my life. It’s astounding how much my life has been healed with good vibes!
Except for one thing.
I’ve had awful health issues ever since recovering, namely digestive symptoms that cause me pain every second of every day. I ignored them for a year, convinced they would go away – but nope. No doctors, nutritionists, or natural healers have been able to help. I’ve had to quit my singing career and day job because the symptoms are too debilitating. I spend my days in bed, and am desperate to finally get to do all the things a normal twentysomething does!
I’m really lost, and have one big question: Could this be something I’m meant to suffer? Or should I only be focusing on health, and have unwavering faith that I will be healthy again some day?
Here’s the thing: being ill has made me grow spiritually so, so much. That’s why part of me wonders if it was meant to happen.
But I feel like I’ve learned what I needed to, and I can’t take any more of the suffering, not after so many years of addiction and mental illness. I feel like I’m weak already from the big battle I had to fight. I’m in such need of inspiration!
Looking forward to hearing from you all in the comments …