Every complaint has a gift. If we think of a complaint in terms of higher purpose and as something that has already happened, then we will view our complaint, or pain, as something we chose to work on in this life. All complaints, when powerfully chosen, lead to higher purpose; they can not bring us anywhere but closer to love. When a complaint, story or disempowering belief is not powerfully chosen, then it is because it is still teaching us; we have not experienced enough pain to drop the story.
In order to drop the story of a complaint, it seems to be difficult. Indeed, even if one were to consistently try, the story or disempowering belief will still come up. This is because our complaints have lessons- universal teachings- that we are meant to learn and embody. The more we learn the teaching, the more we embody and teach it to the world. While partly we teach to learn, it is also true that various trials and “tests” will occur to help us embody the universal teaching to a larger degree.
As said in Course in MIracles, “Who are Gods Teachers,”
“They come from all over the world. They come from all religions and from no religion. THey are the ones who have answered. The Call is universal. It goes on all the time everywhere. It calls for teachers to speak for It and redeem the world. Many hear It, but few will answer. Yet it is all a matter of time. Everyone will answer in the end, but the end can be a long, long way off. It is because of this that the plan of the teachers was established. Their function is to save time. Each one begins as a single light, but with the Call at its center it is a light that can not be limited. And each one saves a thousand years of time as the world judges it. To the Call Itself times has no meaning…There is a course for every teacher of God…Its central theme is always “God’s Son is guiltless, and in his innocence is his salvation…It does not matter who the teacher was before he heard the Call. He has become a savior by his answering. He has seen someone else as himself. He has therefore found his own salvation and the salvation of the world. In his rebirth is the world reborn.”
Without our stories, complaints or limiting beliefs, we would not be here. However, the teachers of God, as talked about in the Course, are those whom choose to see their complaint in a light that eventually will become brighter. This light becomes stronger as soon as the teacher looks inside and asks, “What do I have to learn from this experience?” “What universal truth is Creation calling me to teach/embody?” The light grows when the teacher has passed enough tests to see the universal theme consistent in the teaching and to respond with love, without needing to react out of fear or shame.
With this said,
Is their a disempowering story, complaint or belief that you are running in your head?
If so, ask:
“What do I have to learn from this experience?”
“How do I react to this thought/belief/story/complaint?”
“What universal teaching/truth is Creation calling me to teach/embody?”
“Is there anything I need to say or do (respond to) in order to have this teaching be more integrated within me?”
Write down this teaching on paper. Read it to learn it.