Turning Weaknesses into Strengths
We were all born with a gift, a gift so big and powerful that it was the very reason we decided to incarnate this lifetime, our destiny so to speak. The irony is that the package our gift comes in is usually quite unexpected. Our gift usually masquerades as a huge challenge in our life whether it be financial, physical, emotional, or otherwise.
I recently took a class from a healer and psychic who talked about how most people’s greatest weaknesses eventually turn into their greatest strengths. She told us her story of being a sensitive child who was overwhelmed easily and got teased for being different. Now she is a talented psychic who uses her amazing sensitivity to help others!
Maybe you know someone who has turned their greatest weaknesses into their greatest strengths. Perhaps it was someone who lost a great amount of weight and now teaches others how to do the same, or someone who escaped poverty and now teaches others how to live more abundantly, a divorcee turned relationship expert . . . Maybe that person is you or maybe you are in the alchemical process of turning your greatest weakness into your greatest strength.
My greatest weakness has always been my health and my entire life seems like it has been a journey to discover how to be and stay well. It has led me to so many different diets, foods, supplements, and healing modalities and I am so grateful for all I have learned and all the consciousness I have gained. The best thing my health challenges have led me to is my soul, my heart, and my purpose for being here this lifetime. However, there are times though that I wish I was stronger and that I didn’t have to try so hard to take care of myself, but my husband gently reminds me, if I hadn’t experienced sickness I wouldn’t have the experience, knowledge, or compassion to help and understand others on a similar journey. He has a point:)
As someone who has accepted the transformational journey that only great hardship can bring, I can tell you with utmost certainty that turning your greatest weakness into your greatest strength takes 100% complete acceptance of your weakness. That means accepting and even loving (yes, I said loving) your weakness whether it be painful shyness, illness, a disability . . . whatever it might be for you. That is the first step and by far the most important step. Cursing and being resentful towards your weakness is cursing your gift, your destiny, and just prolonging the great transformation! I heard someone once say, “Resistance is what we do to make pain last longer and hurt more.” Very true indeed.
Once you have accepted your destiny you will go on a journey of self healing and discovery guided by your own spirit and instincts. It will not be easy. There will be times where you will feel like you are making progress only to fall flat on your face and feeling worse than when you started! DO NOT GIVE UP, this is a signal that you have been making tremendous progress and that you have finally uncovered the deep seated reasons behind the challenges you have been experiencing. It is like digging for buried treasure and your shovel is hitting the lid of the treasure chest. You might think that the hard chest is actually a rock and give up your dig, when the reality is you are closer than ever before to discovering your treasure, your happiness, your passion, your gold!
On this transformational journey you might want to start teaching others what you have learned so far. Even if you don’t feel ready or like you have it all figured out, just know that you already know a lot and that through teaching you will achieve mastery. Sometimes we teach what we need to learn the most.
I let go of the concept that teachers have to be perfect. I believe it is actually the teachers who make the most mistakes that are the most effective, because they have the most to share about how to avoid the mistakes they made! I am not saying to not be in integrity, but I am saying that even through your imperfections you have a lot to share and offer the world. Don’t wait to long! The world needs you and your precious gifts more than ever!
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Cecilia is a gifted and compassionate intuitive healer and meditation teacher who is passionately dedicated to helping sensitive and intuitive people tap into their soul power to live strong, balanced, and purposeful lives. Learn more about Cecilia and schedule an intuitive healing session.