To celebrate struggle seems a paradox in my understanding of the spiritual journey. I also realize that understanding the spiritual journey isn't always possible. At times, there is simply surrender to the journey of my soul's work. In seeking a deeper understanding of what it means to celebrate, however, I see the origin of the word means "to honor" and this makes some sense to me. When I experience myself struggling or frustrated in my life, not sure the direction to take or how to move forward, holding this energy with care and honor may be the exact action to take. I can hold myself, my life's work and my spiritual journey with honor and celebrate that there is a power greater than myself, perhaps many angels and saints, that celebrate and honor my journey as well. The journey is joyful and sometimes tense-filled but I know that I am not alone in celebrating it.
Celebrate the tension and struggle of your soul’s work.
Wisdom of Mary Magdalene
“So often the human saints and angels that love and have loved you on earth desire to protect you and keep you from feeling the challenges of growth, tension and maturity that come from the spiritual path.
We want, like you, to see those we love fly free and fly high, but often, this is not the path of life. The spiritual life gives room to the soul to do its work, to learn its lessons, to find meaning in the mistakes and struggles. The struggles and challenges provide tension to discover the deepness of one’s calling, purpose and desire. The tension and struggle of the soul’s work is the place the soul meets the Divine and finds meaning and wisdom for service.
Celebrate this challenge. Celebrate the soul’s wounded work and healing time. Celebrate each struggle known on this spiritual path. Transformation begins in struggle and happens in birth.
We are with you in this journey, cheering on the soul’s work, holding kindly the wounded little one and honoring the wisdom and gifts that will emerge.”