Spiritual concepts


Adversity is any event that hinders or prevents something you want to do.  It is a set-back or a block to your goals.  It can result from three main things

  • If you are performing a task which is in line with the Great Work it may mean that another person is acting outside the Great work exercising free will and thus hindering you by their actions
  • It may indicate that what you are doing is not in line with the Great Work that all you are doing is exercising free will
  • It may indicate that you are performing a task in the Great Work but that you have taken a wrong direction and need to take a different course to achieve the goal

Adversity causes Pain.

BUT, there is also another way of looking at adversity, it can be the time to transcend the hurt and the pain and produce something extraordinary. There are people like Delius and Tennyson whose pain - physical and emotional drove them to create heaven from hell. Adversity has inspired the creative to produce some of the most wonderful poems, music, paintings, photos, buildings and other works of art that we enjoy.


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