Is Pain Our Best Teacher?

Living your Soul Purpose means doing what you intuitively feel called to do, sharing your unique gifts, and making an impact of some kind, small or large.

It doesn’t mean moving away from pain, struggle or past trauma.

Truth is, those “negative” experiences can actually be motivation to live purposefully.  How? By presenting invaluable lessons such as:  Exposing false, programmed notions about yourself; discovering subconscious repetitive patterns, offering opportunities to grow past limitations; reminding you who you really are.

Our natural, primitive survival inclination is to avoid potential pain, run from situations where we could possibly fail, protect ourselves from loss.  However, taking a Higher Consciousness retrospective view, those experiences were likely our best teachers. Sometimes swift kicks in the butt are the best way to get woke!

Changing means getting out of comfortable-yet-stuck situations.  Perhaps that dead-end job with a reliable paycheck; or a relationship you’ve evolved way past.; or a living situation that just doesn’t feel right anymore.

Your intuition knows what you’re meant to do, the gift you’re here to bring the world.  To get there means taking risks, knowing you won’t run from whatever comes from those choices; trusting your heart-felt truth.

To do what you came here to do means being entirely aligned with your soul and living from that alignment.  That might mean changing everything.  Ask yourself: How will I feel in 20 years if I don’t take this leap?  How will I feel if I do?

With your clearly envisioned Soul Purpose, things often start falling into place.  Integrating action steps to creates empowerment to support results, frequently attracting those excited about your offerings. Amazing, serendipitous, unexpected things may occur that verify you’re on the Right Path. .

Your inspired shifts can rub off and inspire shifts in others. They may be seeds that end up sprouting in the future, growing in unforeseen, surprising ways, bountiful ways..

Remember: Regrets over time lost from succumbing to fears, are tough to get over.  Get woke to yourself now.


Gayle Barklie, MFC, CHT, created Soul Purpose in 1991 to help clients transform from struggling to inspired, utilizing hypnotherapy, Past Life Regression, Life Between Lives, Clinical Art Therapy, Marriage and Family Counseling, Equine Therapy. or