We are initiated. We are apprenticed by pain. Our beauty, our purpose and our expansion is forged in the fire of our difficulties. Like a blacksmith, our suffering relieves us of our rough and tattered edges, painfully at first, until we are fully broken open. That is when our soul pours forth like water through our every thought, every word and every action. It extinguishes the fire of our pain. It weathers our curses to such a degree that they become blessings. And so, we are free.
All pain in this world is initiated by some kind of separation. Our initiation into this life and into this world is through separation. Separation from our Source, separation from
our essence, separation from our mothers, separation from ourselves, separation from what we fear and separation from what we love. Until we ultimately find ourselves shrouded in loneliness.
We are initiated through separation so that we can find our way back to connection. Whenever we are faced with pain, we find ourselves at a crossroads. What will we choose? Will we choose to close ourselves off and by doing so to separate ourselves more? Or will we choose to open and by doing so come together with ourselves and with everything that makes up life around us?
Every moment is a choice to close or to open. Every moment is a choice to separate or to connect. Find around you those people who have chosen to open. Find in your life those people who have chosen the path of connection. And let them walk with you, hand-in-hand, into the world. Be brave enough to connect. Be brave enough to love.
Teal Swan has a huge and dedicated fan base; she rose to fame through her YouTube Ask Teal series that now has over 400,000 subscribers and 50 million views. She also has over 250,000 followers on Facebook and over 56,000 on Instagram. Teal Swan was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico with a range of extrasensory abilities, including clairvoyance, clairsentience, and clairaudience. She is a survivor of severe childhood abuse. Today she uses her extrasensory gifts as well as her own harrowing life experience to inspire millions of people towards authenticity, freedom and joy. Her worldwide success as a modern spiritual leader has earned her the nickname “The Spiritual Catalyst.” She is the bestselling author of three books; The Sculptor in the Sky, Shadows Before Dawn and The Completion Process.