“Pain has its function. Pleasure and pain are closely related; it is our handling of these opposites that pushes us on to either success or failure. Each has a thousand faces and holds an equal number of temptations and tests.
“Pain that we cannot forget
Falls drop by drop upon the heart
Until in our despair
There comes wisdom
Through the awful Grace of God.”
Aeschylus 525-426 B.C.
The awakening of Divine Love in us often comes through pain and loss. A crisis in life often leads us to turn to God; therefore, a crisis often comes before a more reverent and spiritual condition in life. Sometimes people can honestly say, “It is good for me that I have been afflicted that I might learn Thy statutes.” (Psalms 119:71)
Pain is the quickest way of awakening us to a search for God. Pain without physical cause (mental or emotional pain) may be seen as a “seed” for a different life, a life of more purpose and deeper meaning. “Whom God loveth, He chasteneth.” (Hebrews 12:6) Pain is a warning to do something, to use our exess energy more constructively. If we are emotionally or psychically hurt, we suffer intensely because of our high charge of unfinished evolution. We must find ways to let this pentup energy pass. To eliminate pain we must achieve a new quality and intensity of awareness and express our energies in a new form of living.
Our real need is for an enlarged consciousness. Pain will disappear as evolution progresses. Truth reveals that love is finally ascended through pain, and not through pleasure. As pleasure marks the descension of the forces in the material world, so pain marks their ascension. Every ego makes the Prodigal Son journey through the Earth plane before being received into the Father’s House, where the law of sin and death is superseded by the law of Christ’s Love.”
Taken from Faith Javane’s book; “Master Numbers: Cycles of Divine Order”.