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44. The Importance Of Spiritual Lessons
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Hi, I am Jonny John.
Today we will talk about what spiritual lessons are and how they can help us to reach inner fulfilment!
To help us understand better, we will be looking at clues for the Creator's intent—the Creator being the source from which all is created—to understand why spiritual lessons are even needed in the first place.
By the way, this is not religious talk. I am not religious, and this is not based on any philosophy.
I will simply be using my own experiences to guide you in this video.
Also, my goal is not to change your belief about this world but rather give you another perspective to look at life by offering you my own perspective.
So let's begin!
To understand what spiritual lessons are, we have to look inwards to understand who we are.
If one turns inwards and study the world that is within, one will discover that the mind is of consciousness energy.
We are Consciousness Energy.
Our thoughts, our emotions, everything is Conscious Energy.
In studying my own suffering states of mind, I discovered that we are all born with an energetic configuration or matrix.
I don't have the right words to describe this, but these pre-born configurations can push us to experience reality in different ways, influencing our biases, our preferences, our thought patterns.
That is why we are all born with different personalities.
Take two people and put them through the same life experiences, and they will all come out differently because of this matrix.
The more I worked with my suffering states of mind, the more I realized that it's not so much that the outer experiences that were causing the suffering state of mind, but rather, they were simply bringing out the sufferings I already had, the unresolved negative energies from within that I needed to work on.
So with this, I concluded that at birth, we are already born with suffering or the energetic configurations that resemble the different suffering states of mind; the outer experiences helped to bring these out into light.
That is why outer experiences are so valuable because, without them, it would be difficult to know what fears and what negativities we have.
So this can raise a question:
"Why aren't we born perfect...with the perfect configuration where we won't need to experience suffering, but just to be happy?"
"Why aren't we just born happy?
"Why aren't we just born without fears, with the ability to be confident in every situation?"
Over the years of working to transform my fears, my anger, and impatience—all my suffering states of mind—I found some clues, and I would like to use some analogies to help you understand what I'd found.
Notice the person who goes to the gym. Would the person be able to grow in strength without some kind of resistance?
Likewise, if we wish to refine our balance, then would we not have to experience imbalance to study it? Much like a tightrope walker does every day?
Without working with the polar opposite, which is imbalance, the balance will only remain unrefined, undeveloped—the same as before!
Likewise, if we were born without impatience, then what would be the spark to make us refine patience even more?
And so forth.
My eventual conclusion was that suffering states of mind are the spiritual lessons that we have brought into this lifetime to work on—To develop ever more Self-Knowing that all is One, to develop ever more Self-Acceptance and Happiness.
The spectrums of Self-Acceptance includes refining the states of Love, Wisdom, Forgiveness, and compassion.
From the perspective of evolution, to be born perfect would thus be meaningless!
For one will lack the desire to refine that perfection!
For if love was the greater work, what work would be there if there was no resistance to that ability to love?
For if Self-Acceptance was the greater work, then what work would be there if everything seems One?
If one was born with everything on their plate, then what desires would there be to do more work?
Resistance thus is important for a Creator who wishes to know itself even more!
To know what it is, and Knowing itself through experiencing what it is not.
Upon pondering on these thoughts, perhaps the purpose of the illusion of separation becomes clear.
Perhaps the purpose for the Suffering states of the mind is now clearer.
Perhaps these are the resistances we have created for ourselves to do the greater work.
Perhaps these are the spiritual lessons that we have brought into this lifetime to achieve greater growth
So in this sense, if you are born with sufferings—whether it be fears or diseases, a limitation—rather than thinking that you are misfortunate, why not see it as you being courageous for bringing resistance into this life to do the greater work, to achieve greater growth!
For most people, spiritual lessons are easily missed in life because the confusions and illusions we have created for ourselves can be so thick that one can simply fail to see the work.
But it's by discovering the spiritual lessons that one can then use them to make great progress on their soul journey
The spiritual lessons will always be challenging, taking a long time to work through because as we have a lifetime to do the work, the work will be designed for such a length.
Of course, a more serious student can finish the homework faster, but as you know, most of us hate doing homework! And how much do we like to leave them to the last minute, dragging it out, avoiding them by focusing our eyes on other distractions!
And when we start doing the greater work of addressing our suffering states of the mind, we will undoubtedly face a lot of confusion and challenges. If they were easy and clear, what can we then learn and grow from such a weak resistance?
So do not be discouraged if you do face confusions! This is part of the great work: The confusions, the challenges, the slowness of progress, and not to mention the paradoxes that you will face will be paramount, throwing you into chaos, darkness.
So Trust yourself!
You will surely make it through the chaos!
Step by step!
You have a lifetime to learn!
The practice of meditation will help you greatly!
Personally, without the practice of meditation, I would have never discovered the spiritual lessons that were unique to me.
I would have continued to think that other people should change their ways of talking to me and of doing things, not knowing that the greater work is done within—that the greater work is to transform my beliefs, not others!
So meditation really helped me because I finally was guided to close my eyes to see myself.
And through my own journey of transforming my mind, I have discovered different ways to find the spiritual lessons within, which I will be sharing with you soon.
So I hope that this video has helped you to see the power that spiritual lessons hold.
Spiritual lessons are catalysts for the journey of spiritual evolution, and one can use these to grow greatly, to develop Self-Knowing, to develop greater happiness!
Later I will share with you the many ways of discovering our spiritual lessons in life.
-Jonny John Liu‹ ›
Know and Transform The Self!
Once you have discovered your spiritual lessons, you can work through them in the Courses page.
The courses have been laid out in an easy to progress journey. I would recommend you to make your way towards the 22 Days Creators Meditation Course.
It's only when you have mastered the mind that you are able to see the spiritual lessons behind your life experiences!