Suffering and hard times are a natural aspect of life - like joy and pain. But what if our higher self was dictating our most painful experiences? What if there is not only a lesson that we were trying to teach ourselves behind the pain - but also a formula?
Most spiritual self-help books treat the hardships and negatives of life-losing a job, ending a relationship and similar struggles-as simply rough patches that we must fight through to get to a happy ending.
We are taught that life is a series of trial and errors that we must work hard to avoid or prevent from ever happening again. But, author Melki J.K. Russell asks in his new book, The Youniverse: Unraveling the Mystery of Life's Times "what if those assumptions are simply not true?"
"What if the lessons we are here to learn come regardless of our precautions and our actions only determine the path in which they travel? What if our higher self was dictating our most painful experiences with the intent of passing on lessons we are trying to teach ourselves," asks Melki?
A writer and journalist with more than two decades of experience working on issues of social justice and helping those in need; Melki utilizes science, anecdotal experiences and ancient wisdom to create a simplified explanation of life, suffering, and the interactive nature of the Universe.
Along the lines of such transformative agents as Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra and Caroline Myss, he incorporates various cultural and wisdom traditions into a non-denominational detailed analysis designed to reduce suffering and increase understanding to those near their breaking point or in dark places in life.
Melki explains how his own understanding of life was shattered through a series of horrible experiences that forced him to begin to ask new and deeper questions about bad times and why they happen?
Through intense self introspection he realized "suffering and hard times are a natural aspect of life - we co-create with the intention of helping us learn lessons necessary to evolve spiritually."
Only we could be responsible for creating our bad experiences; because "only we know the most painful things about ourselves and which buttons to press," says Melki. Instead of looking outward at the world and others as the source of our pain, we need to look inward to understand how the formula for life works.
"The Youniverse" serves as a guide to understanding this formula and breaksdown in simple terms how to figure out the reasons behind our suffering without blaming or judging ourselves --which is always a wrong move," he writes.
"I show how to break free from old patterns and how to move down the path to God that only begins when we first learn to unconditionally accept and love ourselves -- the good, bad and ugly. There is hope for those struggling and there is a blueprint for understanding life."
Melki explains how the world functions interactively and opposite to our conditioned expectations responds to our energy as opposed to our "identity." He also talks about how our passions and disillusionment work to help us co-create our experiences, including the painful ones, as a means to awaken us from the physical illusion and to enlighten us to our true nature and the purpose of life.
Melki argues that our higher consciousness serves as the conductor for our compulsory evolutionary journey back toward God; and argues quite provocative that everything, including the worst days of our lives are all a part of our evolutionary process.
"This means that even our worst shortcomings and hang-ups are all a perfect part of who we are- and represent key ingredients in the recipe of life."
The Youniverse: A Guide to Understanding Life by Understanding Yourself" by Melki J.K. Russell can be found on Amazon.com in print and Kindle versions.
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