Image by McKay Savage, London, UK

Image by McKay Savage, London, UK

An Excerpt From Beckons
By Mercedes Kirkel


Dear one,


Today I will talk to you of . It is something I know much about. Many of you are very confused about and how to respond to it. You’re even confused about why there is . So I would like to clarify this.


Your pain is given to you to help you grow. Do you believe this? It is a difficult medicine. The pain is actually the medicine. When you have pain, it is telling you that there is some way that you have closed off from God. If you only seek to make the pain go away, then you will not receive the help you are being given for you to change, heal, and grow. Most of your responses to pain are about making it go away—taking a medicine or drug, numbing yourself with distractions, diverting yourself by blaming others or some situation, or trying to “fix” it so that you don’t have to feel the pain.


It’s not that you have to stay in the pain. But if you just try to get rid of the pain, you won’t receive the benefit. So there is another way.


When you are in pain, you must turn to God. That is, for many of you, a hard thing to do. You think that the pain is proof that God has deserted you. In fact, God is calling to you through the pain. God loves you and wants to help you, and pain is one avenue.


So, when you feel pain, turn to God. You may need a spiritual friend to help you in that moment if it is too hard for you to turn in the midst of pain. It is a good time to call on your strongest spiritual friend who will help you turn to God.


However you do it, through or asking for help from another or meditating, turn to God first. Ask God to help you. Ask all your angels, Spirit helpers, and beings of light you’re connected to, to help you. Ask them to work with the situation. Ask them to connect with the Christ consciousness of the other people involved and to help you connect with Christ consciousness. Ask your Spirit helpers to connect with the Spirit helpers of any other beings involved. Ask for the highest outcome for all involved. Ask that, “Thy will be done,” which is a way of inviting the highest beings to be involved for the good of all. Ask that Christ consciousness be infused into the situation and that it alter the events in whatever way is for the best for all. Ask until you feel yourself let go. That is surrender. You will know it because you come to peace.


Ask to be guided as to what you should do. Then your actions will come from your connection to Christ consciousness, from your surrender and peace. You may do things you would never have thought of otherwise because your creativity has been opened up through your connection to Source. You are being infused with higher ideas. You might be guided to do what you would have done before you turned to God, but you will be doing it from a different place, from a place of peace and surrender.


Do this as often as you need to when you are in pain—physical pain or emotional pain. You might feel the surrender and peace for a while and then slip back into your old way of thinking—fearing the pain and worrying about what’s going to happen, perhaps feeling angry about what you think are the causes of the pain, maybe even angry about life or angry at God. “It’s not fair. Why me? What did I do to deserve this?” And so on. All of that is a sign that you’ve slipped back into your little , where you’re not connected to God. Then you need to take another step: go back to prayer, to meditation, to asking for help from someone stronger in that moment, to asking for help from God.


Asking is so important. We respect your free will. Even though we want to help you, we will not step in until you ask. We ask the same of you with others. Respect their free will. This can be difficult if you perceive that they are in pain and you want to help them. Or perhaps you judge that they’re doing things wrong, that they should be doing things differently, and that you should correct them or step in and change things for them, tell them what to do. You do not know what the divine plan for them is. You might be interfering with a grand opportunity that they are receiving. It is essential that you respect their free choice.


Of course, if you are a parent, you are in a position of making decisions for your children, but only to the point that they are not capable. It is very important that you be aware of what they are capable of deciding and respect their choices in these arenas. As they grow, allow them to participate more and more in making choices with you, guiding them in learning how to make choices that are for the best for all. And as you see them capable of making their own choices, allow them to do so.


Free choice is a divine attribute that you on Earth have been given, and respecting it is part of being aligned to the Divine. If you think someone is hurting you or someone else, first turn to prayer, asking the beings of light to shift the scenario for the highest good of all. Ask them to work with the beings of light that are connected to all involved. Ask them to guide you and everyone else to be in alignment with Christ consciousness. When your heart is open and you have come to peace, then you can wait to receive guidance on what you should do. You will know it is guidance if it sustains your peace and keeps your heart open.


You are not alone. You are never alone. This is the greatest challenge for human beings to learn. It is the challenge of having been born as a seemingly separate individual. We are here with you always. Just call upon us, and we are here. We are powerful and we are for your highest good.


I love you, and my heart is with you.

I AM Mary Magdalene


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