You are more than just a physical body. You are a soul in a body, having a human experience, on this planet, at this time.
You have lived many, many lifetimes in different places, with different languages, ethnic backgrounds and cultures.
You chose the body that you now inhabit. You have chosen every experience you have ever had and will continue to have.
Do you know this? Is this a shock to you? Does this comfort you, that you get to choose? You might be wondering, why in the world you chose this life? This experience?
We forget you see. We are born and go through "life" and we forget that we chose to come back. We chose the family we were born into (sorry about that). We chose the body we are in right now. And that was before we were born.
Then we are born, and we proceed to live our lives. We make so many choices throughout our busy days, and most of them we make unconsciously.
I mean who would consciously make choices to suffer, to be in pain, to hate ourselves, to have negative things happen to them?
One of the cool things about waking up to our spiritual selves, is that we become very conscious of the minute by minute choices we make. And if we don't like our experience, we can simply change the choices we are making.
Okay maybe it isn't that simple for us. We are having a human experience after all. And sometimes we choose to suffer and live in angst and self pity. We do. And that is cool. But as a spiritual person, we also know that once we are done with our pity party, we can choose another experience.
So next time you are feeling sorry for yourself about this or that, remember that once you are done feeling all of that (all feelings offer a lesson for us), you can choose a new feeling, thought, belief, experience.
Caroline Nixon is
an intuitive healer and teacher who wrote two books about what she knows.