10 Life Lessons I Learned from My Spiritual Support Team
My Experiences at the Tough Mudder (Part II)
This blog post is Part II of My Experiences at The Tough Mudder. To read Part I, “How I Overcame my Fears with Divine Help!” click here.
“Your life is like the Tough Mudder,” I heard my Spiritual Support Team (angels, guides & Higher Self) say.
“What do you mean?” I replied. My Team answered,
The Tough Mudder* event you just went through is like having a physical life on Earth. There are many similarities between the two. Becoming aware of these similarities can help you see your life from a different perspective…a perspective that is insightful, empowering, and more freeing!”
“OK. I want to hear this perspective. Tell me how life on Earth is like the Tough Mudder?” I said.
Following are the beautiful insights my Team shared with me. These insights can make a difference in how YOU perceive and experience YOUR own life. You might be surprised at what you find!
*If you haven’t heard of the Tough Mudder before, here’s an overview of what it is:
The Tough Mudder is an endurance event series in which participants attempt 10–16mile-long military-style obstacle courses. It was designed to test mental, as well as, physical strength. The obstacles often play on common human fears, such as fire, water, electricity and heights. The main principle of the Tough Mudder revolves around teamwork. Participants must commit to helping others complete the course, putting teammates before themselves, and overcoming fears. (Wikipedia)
10 Ways Life on Earth Is Like the Tough Mudder
As you read the following insights, I invite you to ask yourself, “How can this perspective help me in my life?”
1. You Enter It by Choice
You made the choice to sign up for the Tough Mudder. You also chose the time (September 2015) and place (Westbrook, ME) you would do it. Your Spirit also chooses to come to Earth to have a physical life. You, as your Spirit, chose when and where you would come as you.”
2. You Choose a Team
When you joined the Tough Mudder, you got to choose a team to support you and for you to share the experience with. These team members may be with you throughout the event or for just parts of it. In life, you also choose your team. You choose your parents, your best friends, your partners, and even those who bring about conflict.”
3. You Interact with Other Teams
During the Tough Mudder, you help other people and others help you. Sometimes you consciously choose how you will interact with them, and other times, it just happens! The same occurs with the people in your life.”
4. There are Challenges
In both journeys, there’s going to be challenges, obstacles & “mud.” You encounter struggles, uncomfortable and painful experiences, feelings of anxiety, worry, and doubts, as well as, other things that feel icky and sticky, just like mud! Remember that these experiences are all part of the journey, offering opportunities for growth, clarity and gifts.”
5. There are Beautiful Experiences
Both the Tough Mudder and your life, give you experiences filled with beauty, joy, laughter, fun, excitement, support, connection, love, adventures, fulfillment, well-being and peace! These experiences make it easy to open your heart and experience your true self: that magnificent, Being of Joy and Light that you are in truth.”
6. You are Supported Every Step of the Way
During both experiences, you have lots of support, from seen and unseen forces and friends. Sometimes you are aware of this support and other times, you are not. Asking for help and welcoming it makes it easier for you to experience this support.”
7. You Always Have a Choice
You always have a choice about the path you take and how to take it. Throughout the Tough Mudder you were able to make choices along your path: which obstacles you would tackle and how, which ones you wanted to skip, when you wanted to rest or go faster, when you wanted to be with your team and when you wanted to be alone, etc. So is the case in your life. You get to decide what is best for you, depending on the resources, conditions and intentions you have at the moment.”
8. It’s About the Journey, Not the Destination
You signed up for both events to EXPERIENCE THE JOURNEY, with its’ ups and downs, joys and upsets, co-creative interactions, array of emotions and potential to express who you are. You did not sign up to get to the destination (or finish line). Your destination, as a Spirit, is already guaranteed: you go back to the non-physical.
Many people think it’s the destination, getting to “Heaven,” that is the goal. The truth is that your Spirit is thrilled to be on Earth! Heaven is within you and all around you. Having a lifetime on Earth is truly a divine gift.”
9. Your Perspective Determines Your Experience
How you experience your journey will be determined by your perspective. Regardless of it being at the Tough Mudder or living your life, if you see it as a difficult journey, feel fear & trepidation, doubt yourself and worry about things, YOU WILL EXPERIENCE THAT. Your life will be scary, full of fear and doubt, things will not work out for you, and you will experience a difficult life.
If you approach life or an event in life, with a sense of excitement, fun and confidence, anticipating support and things to work out for you, YOU WILL EXPERIENCE THAT. Your life will be easy, supportive and joyful. You will find that life supports you every step of the way, even when challenges appear. Solutions will show up easily and life FOR YOU will be the blessed GIFT it truly is.”
10. You Can Do It Again!
The finish line is a temporary destination. You never get is done and you never get it wrong! When your physical life “ends,” your life still goes on, but now you have a new level of awareness and an awesome feeling of accomplishment. You gained much wisdom and insights throughout your lifetime, and you may decide to do it again!
“Why?,” you may ask. The answer is simple: for the JOY of it! You may find joy in gaining a new level of mastership in a specific subject, or taking a different approach in some of the events and challenges life on Earth offers, or maybe the joy of being of service to others…and always, always, the joy of EXPRESSING your magnificent Self, your Divine Spirit.
The PURPOSE of life is Joy. The purpose of YOUR Life is to express yourself in whatever way gives you Joy!
The BASIS of life is Freedom. You get to choose your experience. Especially as you choose your thoughts, which create your experiences.
The NATURAL RESULT of life is Growth. You continue to grow and evolve, no matter what you do.
YOU are a beautiful gift to the world. You are Love. You are loved.”
“Thank you, guys!” I said. “You are the BEST!”
I am so grateful for this higher perspective about Life. Did any of these points help you gain a more empowering perspective about your life? Which one did you find the most helpful at this time? I’d love to hear from you!
If you wish to receive a higher perspective about something going on in your life, I invite you to sign up for an “Empowerment Session” with me and your Spiritual Support Team. We are here to help you.