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A Guide to Love, God, Prayer, Meditation, & Peace Within You—Right Now

When Happiness and Success Elude You


Ellen: “I am currently facing a lot of difficulties in my life. I was in an accident and then I lost my job. I feel that I am not succeeding in my life and every time I try to do something it goes all wrong. Will I ever be able to be happy with my life and successful in my career? I have suffered a lot from the time I was born; sometimes I even wish I was dead.”

The Voice for Love: “My dearest one, please do not judge yourself so harshly, nor even at all. I do not judge you; I do not see you the way you see yourself. What you call an unsuccessful life is not the way I measure success. In fact, I do not measure you by any yardstick other than Love. In My eyes, you are My dearly beloved child in whom I am always and forever well-pleased. I do not see you as struggling and failing. I see your struggles and I see your pain and I love you completely in every single moment.

“Thoughts of wanting to end your life as a way to end your pain are understandable when one has carried much pain from a young age. The pain gets heavier with the years and harder and harder to bear. Like a stone you are carrying on your back, it threatens to crush you. You want to give in to the weight of it, to stop the struggle of carrying it along. I say to you, My dear one, set it down. Simply set it down and let us consider it together. Take My hand and let us together be with your pain.

“Imagine this huge stone you have been carrying so long. It is now on the side of the road, large, heavy, craggy, blocking the horizon. We are sitting together in the grass, being with this stone you have carried so long. We do not need to judge it, nor hate it, nor bemoan it. Instead, let us extend love to it together. The pain of your life that you have been carrying for so long seeks only to be loved, blessed, healed. All things seek love. And you are the only one who can extend love to your pain and your experience. It is in your power to heal your pain; I can help you.

“Please take time each morning to sit in quiet meditation. This need not be overwhelming or burdensome; even a few minutes will do. Allow the pain you have carried to come into your awareness and then hold it, simply hold it as you would a newborn babe. If tears arise, let them do their cleansing work. If emotions such as anger or sorrow come, let them rise up as waves that crest and fall away. Resist nothing. Be an open vessel to your own experience. For just these few minutes and as you are able, let your pain come into your complete and loving awareness. Do not judge it or resist it. In this way you can begin slowly and surely to heal. In this way the stone will begin to erode and crumble and fall away.

“The circumstances of your life will become more friendly and welcoming to you as you become more friendly and welcoming to your own dear Self. Do not judge your life or your Self as a failure. Do not judge your life at all. Simply welcome and befriend it as it is. Nothing grows from judgment. Nothing thrives on judgment. Nothing can come to sweet fruition under the dark cloud of judgment.

“Finally, My dear one, know that accidents are not accidental. All that happens in your life is for you, not against you. See this accident as having happened to alter the course of your life, and see that altering as a great gift. See it that way so it can reveal its blessings. All is in divine right order at all times. Please trust this and do not worry. Extend love to your life. Lovingly allow your life to unfold and be all that it is meant to be for you, and know that you are greatly loved.”

  • Petra Terpstra

    Thanks for sharing and heart greetings from Holland!

  • Smzefi

     God loves us always, no matter what situation we are, God loves us always. psa 23

  • Amaebi Loretta

    Thanks for this heartfelt message. As I was reading it, it was like u were talking to me because I have similar issues. I feel it so much even now. It was like God was talking to me one on one.U have really inspired me. I will read it again and again and do as u have said and I will feel better and better again and again.

  • Rosy131166

    Wonderful! It’s really amazing to experience this Love of God.

  • Monica Dsouza

    Thank you so much for this msg.  “You are the only one who can extend love to your pain and your experience” is so very true.  Its really so good to read this inspiring msg early morning today.  Thanks for this experience..Best regards, Monica D’Souza, India

  • euna

     You have really encouraged me this morning.  Many are the times when emotions come to me especially when am hurting and things don’t work.  I find tears rolling from my eyes even sometimes i wish i can cry loud and other times i wish i can stop crying .  I thank you so much because have learned i should not stop it.   God bless you so much. 

  • Tammy

    this story is of my life also and probable more lives then you know  ,so thank you for sharing this .i have work three job most of my life to raise my boys by my self ans then got hurt and now im fighting just to keep my house and foods on the table . No one seems to care about it . im fighting for disability sense 2009 and still waiting . my hole life and out look on life has changed .As i read this it was me so again thank you .Im going to try to put that rock down and see what happens . because the burden sometimes is to much and you wish there is a easier way out  .but my family is what keeps me going .thanks again for sharing this story .Tammy

  • Mesraem_king

    Truly our God is an amazing God. He wants us to realize that everything that is happening in our life He knows and whats important is that He really cares for all of us. All it needs is just to understand and know Him first through His great Love for each of us, thereby establishing that relationship that we alone can open and build that relationship with Him.

  • Godfrey Xolo

    This is  thru, God only need our petiant  be faithfull &He he  will show his Love

  • Shobhatellis

    I like this article.When Happiness and success Elude You  last 2 years I am jobless but you said All that happens in your life is for you, not against  you,  last 15 days my son is suffering in depression. Now he is better  because of JESUS CHRIST.    I got strength reading your article. Thank you so much.

  • Sia

    Remember that God has a plans for you.how many dies but you are exsist.

  • Sia

    Remember that God has a plans for you.how many dies but you are exsist.