the suffering resume

We all have chosen to experience some kind of suffering, in some form, by choosing to incarnate on Gaia. But why is it so commonly felt that it is the suffering that qualifies one to talk about, experience, and share love?

How many times do you read the hellish backstory of a person emerging ‘on the other side’ in a newfound light of love?

What importance does the painful story play? Do I relate with them more? Do I now have some kind of emotional tie with them because they too have known pain? If I listed my suffering resume, would it make you more likely to relate to and qualify my writing? 

What about the love? We all know love too. We actually KNOW LOVE better than we know suffering… because we came from love, we are love, and we go home to love. Is this not a common and more potent denominator?

As an individual we each get to choose where to put our focus. A friend used to have a screen saver that flashed between the word “attention” and “intention”. Where we put our attention (energy) automatically becomes our intention (manifestation).

I spoke with my hani uncle this morning. Yesterday was his 71st birthday. He was speaking about his passion and drive to continue working and growing his business. He told me, “People think I’m nuts to be doing this at 71, but where am I going to put my attention? Am I going to put it on getting old and dying, or am I going to put it on what I love to do?” 

My point being- if we talk about love and suffering in the same sentence, are we just negating them out? Can we talk about love without the pain? Do we still feel like we belong in the human race if we choose love over pain? Are love and joy just as much as a credential as pain and suffering?

I was told by a teacher a few weeks ago, “You would not believe how many people are unable to allow themselves to feel pleasure”. I am still digesting this. I ran it like a fine tooth comb through my own being. “Where do I still have walls up? Are there places within me that are resisting joy, happiness, and bliss?” Every time I find a wall within, I lovingly chose to let it crumble and walk on through…

You are the only one that gets to choose your focus. You are the only one that gets to choose where you put your energy. What are you choosing?


Kirsten Klaus is a certified Wisdom of the Earth Medicinal Aromatherapist and is available for consultations…pairing people with plants via single pure essences to support your spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being.

5 thoughts on “the suffering resume

    1. We all have our personal battles.
      After reading and absorbing your last paragraph, I choose to re focus my energy on a personal battle today.
      Thank you for reminding me about the fork in the road.
      I think I will take it.

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