Jason Chan’s February 2017 Message
What if everything in your life happens for you rather than to you?
No one is perfect in this world, no material object is perfect, and no event is perfect, but we can certainly experience everything in this world as a miraculous gift to us. The house you live in, the car you drive and the job you have may not be perfect, but they are all a beautiful gift to you from the universe.
If you really see everything that happens to you as a gift from God or the universe, you will experience so much joy and peace in your life. What if, instead of seeing life as just happening to you, you were to change your mind and see that everything in your life happens for you?
When you believe that apparent problems just happen to you because the universe is basically either random or cruel, your whole life tends to become a nightmare, but if you begin to believe that there is a benign purpose to every single event in your life, your whole life looks very different.
If you commit to seeing everything in life as happening for you, all your so-called problems will start to look very different and your reactions to them will also be very different. Even if your personality-self still gets really upset when certain events happen, you can remind yourself that you are not just a personality in a body, but a soul who has incarnated on this planet to learn some vital life-lessons and to evolve further so that it can eventually return home to infinite love and light.
Souls do not evolve by lounging around enjoying a comfortable, but basically meaningless, dream life for a short while. Souls grow through bravely facing and transcending all kinds of problems, including, in this world, money problems, relationship problems and health problems. So once we know that we are a soul and not just a personality-self, we can also begin to understand that we are not the helpless victims of external circumstances, but dream figures who have chosen certain dream scenarios this lifetime as part of our eternal journey home to wholeness.
Maybe your partner or your child is causing you sleepless nights because you are so worried about them. Can you see that this fearful experience might be a divine gift for you? Can you entertain the possibility that the universe is assisting you to learn how rise above your self-sabotaging, long-standing habit of worrying too much about those close to you, or becoming too attached to them in a needy, controlling way?
If you are made redundant, can you open up to the possibility that the universe is assisting you to go out and find a much better job or career that is waiting just around the corner, but only if you are free to accept it? Can you rise above fear at losing your job and your income to see a beautiful opportunity opening up for you? Can you trust the universe this much yet? If not, I am afraid that life is going to go on pushing all of your buttons until you change your mind!
Once you begin to adopt the fundamental attitude that Life Itself is always kind and loving, you can look back on your past and see it in a completely different light. For example, as a child, you may have had a really difficult relationship with your mother and father, but once you see that they were the perfect parents to assist you to transcend certain difficulties or sabotaging beliefs this lifetime, everything changes. Similarly, what if the person who married you and then divorced you three years later came into your life for your highest good, even though your personality-self seemed to go to hell and back when they left you?
What if the world is full of infinitely kind and compassionate souls who are committed to helping one another learn certain core life lessons such as forgiveness or self-compassion even if that means they have to really upset one another from time to time?
For example, a person suddenly comes into your life and you find that they push so many of your buttons and your personality-self just wishes that they would disappear down a big black hole. But what if they have come into your life to be your ‘Reverse-Bodhisattva’? What if a truly loving soul-mate has agreed that this lifetime they will play the role of someone who really annoys you, so that you can finally let go of some deep-seated, repressed rage or hatred that you have been carrying around in your system for eons of time?
My healing clients often say to me something like, ‘Jason, you have no idea how painful my childhood was.’ But what if their painful childhood was a gift to their soul? If this were to be the case, and I strongly believe it to be so, then no soul is ever given an unfair or even cruel life to endure –only endless opportunities to cultivate amazing soul qualities such as courage, compassion or the art of forgiveness.
If you adopt the core belief that Life Itself is always kind and therefore everything that happens to you in life has some kind of positive purpose, I promise you that your life will look totally different. You will even be able to look back on painful episodes in your past and give genuine thanks for them. Some of our darkest hours can teach us so much, and also we can release so much dark karma in a relatively short space of time when we are going through something like a painful illness or operation.
Our minds will always moan, ‘Why does this awful illness/divorce/ bankruptcy have to happen to me? Life is so unfair! But several years down the line, we may well look back on our darkest days and see just how much inner strength and courage we gained by living through them.
It can time and serious spiritual training before we are really willing to let go of our extremely strong belief that we are the innocent victim of a wicked world. But I had to write this message this month because it contains such a life-enhancing, radical spiritual truth.
Another Chinese New Year is upon us as I write this, and the years are now flying past so quickly that I feel guided to speak the unvarnished spiritual truth from now on, whether or not it is too radical for some to accept.
May I take this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones a Gloriously Miraculous Year of the Fire Rooster!
Light and blessings,