Without polarity & contrast, there can be no expansion.
Welcome back to another of my (hopefully) informative and eye-opening Blogs. I think I can legitimately get away with saying that this time, as this one is based on a chat that I had with David Strickel and The Stream of David over on the LOA Today Podcast. A big takeaway that I got from it was this idea that: frustration, around not having something, is a good thing!
You can listen to the full episode here:
So why is frustration a good thing?
Well, as The Stream (Mr. Strickel’s channel) explained to a caller who asked the question:
“I believe that life should come easy for me, and have faith that the universe ensures that things are always working out for me. This belief system has lead me to be accused of not living up to my potential and not trying hard enough. Can you help me sort out these tangled beliefs?”Jim
The first thing that The Stream pointed out was this idea that expansion comes from contrast. We can not grow without conflicting ideas, situations, circumstance etc…What Jim was experiencing, therefore, was a chance to expand.
Now Jim believed himself to be a being, put here on Earth, at the vibrational frequency of one who is ‘pampered’ by the universe. That doesn’t mean, however, that he never has to face conflicting states.
We spend a lot of time, in the West, focussing our attention (and very often: our ire) on those born into what we call: privilege. These people seem plonked down on Earth, with nary a care in the world. I life devoid of contrast and conflict, save for deciding which colour interior they’d like in their Rolls Royce.
Fair enough, but we must not make the mistake of seeing this as in some way enviable.
It’s a cliche by this point, for a very good reason, that a lot of these people born to contrast-free privilege, often suffer with negative personality disorders or addictions. The coked up 20-something who writes off his/her Ferrari on one of the gate posts of their country estate, is not having the expansive experience that the rest of us are. They are contracting/dying and in fairly short order!
We do not have opportunity for growth without conflict.
The destructive behaviours so often associated with a life of ease, are often an individual’s soul-consciousness crying out for contrast by creating conflict in their world. Rifts with family members, ostracisation and so on; until they wind up destitute or worse.
As The Stream says: “The very purpose of the physical, is to experience the vibrational pull of the up and down. The positive and the negative.” The soul is at odds with being in a constant state of up-flow (positive), which is why it will begin looking for down-flow to balance it out. Ergo: ‘money doesn’t buy you happiness’.
Another cliche is the spoiled offspring of the billionaire, always complaining and finding fault with their surroundings. Their soul is desperately looking for contrast in their physical world, in order to find expansion!
I mean think about it: do you really want millions of dollars to just drop out of the sky and land in your back account? What payoff would you really have, emotionally?
Sure you could breath easy financially, buy a new house, car, jewellery you’ve always wanted etc… but you didn’t create any of it. Or rather: you didn’t expand into it. It’s not truly yours in that sense, and your soul knows it!
I’m on a roll with cliches, so I’ll keep going with this one: the lottery winner who loses it all within five years (this one is actually statistically true in 90% of cases). Why? Well because fundamentally they never expanded into that state of being. They just become custodians of someone else’s money for a while. Eventually, owing to not having had the sufficient level of expansive contrast; giving it away through frivolous purchases and mismanagement.
So to bring it back to why frustration is a good thing:
When you identify something that you want to experience physically in your environment, be it more money, a bigger house, loving relationship, fitter body etc… you are creating something to expand into. The journey there is bound to be brought with conflict, contrast and other resistance, but the point is the expansive experience! That is what we’re here for as physical and energetic beings. The frustration of not achieving something yet offers you SO much positive expansion, and it awakens you to your limitless ability to create and grow.
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