You cry aloud in your pain and suffering and you say, “God, why do you do this to me? I am a good person; I try to help everyone and be kind.” However, you are not aware of what you have done to another in another incarnation and, if this is so, this could now be time for repayment.

All that you sow, you eventually reap. There was once a man who did the most awful things to people in his life. He made money, but did not tithe nor did he share it. He evicted people from his property because he simply did not like them. He treated his wife like a slave, and other family members were put to work like bullocks pulling a plow. He had no remorse and did not seem to suffer in that life. He made a lot of money and died very wealthy. Even when he died, he made provision that his family would not get his money. In his next incarnation he found himself very poor, being evicted time and again from premises he rented. He and his family were treated worse than animals when they worked and he could not understand why. He finally called upon God and asked, “Why am I and my family suffering this way? I try to be a good person, but I cannot take anymore of this pain and suffering.” The Divine Soul then showed him in a dream where the pain and suffering came from, and he was ashamed. He saw all his past-life deeds and was sorrowed to see that, what he was receiving in this life, he had given out in another.

This is not the only reason for pain and suffering though. Many souls choose to suffer pain, loss, sadness, illness, and other painful things to enable them to grow or to learn from these experiences in order to help others. A soul can be a better drug counselor because he has been a drug addict himself and has suffered the pain of this. All that you suffer and have pain with is because you choose to go through this. You either are repaying karma or are learning lessons to help yourself and others. When you feel that you are suffering and in pain, ask yourself, “Why this is happening?” Allow yourself to be still so that the answer may come. Know that you choose it. Nobody makes you experience it; it is of your own choice.

All pain and suffering is cause and effect. If you look to the positive in your pain and suffering, then it will not seem such a burden to bear. Once you start to look to the positive, you will find the problem will disappear or become less than it is.

We, the Lords of Karma, the Ascended Masters, help each one of you choose your incarnations. We, with the Creator/Divine Soul, help you to choose the lessons for that life by showing you the records of your deeds that have still to be addressed. Sometimes we say to you, “You will find that situation too much. You may find you cannot go through with it.” But you ignore us and then find yourselves in terrible pain and suffering, crying out for help because you are finding it too much to cope with. God, The Creator/Divine Soul, is not responsible for your pain and suffering, you are. When you realize this, then it does not become such a burden and it passes quickly. There are no accidents. All that you do is a choice. Only when you have repaid your debts and learned your lessons do you have no more pain and suffering. This can be done in one incarnation or it can take many incarnations. You can start now by observing your actions and living a life where you create no negative situation but only work for the higher good in all that you do. It is your choice.


This is Maitreya’s Newsletter #310  from Maitreya Speaks.