I was recently asked, “Why do spiritual people generally struggle with being assertive or standing up for themselves?”
This might happen for several reasons. Spiritual people are more consciously aware than non-spirituals, of the consequences of their actions, so they want to be ultra careful not to do anything energetically to create harm or karma and so they will bend over backward to be accommodating. They have spent lifetimes developing their compassion and empathy towards others and are more forgiving which allows them to take more abuse hurled towards them. And finally, because they are aware of karma they may be aware when abuse is aimed at them it might be karmic payback from a past life and maybe they feel they deserve it.
All in all, spiritual beings are learning and growing and willing to go through experiences and treading gently, testing the waters until they become stronger in their being and can stand strong against being ill-treated and can do what is called for in that moment. When they stand in their internal strength, they don’t care what others may think of them, and only want to do what their guidance is asking for.
It behooves us not to judge others for we do not know the cosmic back story of karma and lessons with others. Lives and lessons are complex and there is never a one way fits all approach for any of us. Usually, we are just doing the best we can with what we have to work with. With this in mind, enjoy the journey and keep on treading softly till you are able to stand firm in your power of Self.
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