The Challenge set before you is to exit the game of life as a true gem. And just as a diamond must undergo a tremendous amount of pressure to be so amazing so too must we, if we are to shine as brightly as we were designed to.
Most natural diamonds are formed at high temperature and pressure at depths of 140 to 190 kilometers (87 to 118 mi) in the Earth’s mantle. Carbon-containing minerals provide the carbon source, and the growth occurs over periods from 1 billion to 3.3 billion years (25% to 75% of the age of the Earth).
As you can see here about the formation of diamonds, becoming radiant is going to take some time and it won’t be easy. In fact, it’s going to hurt like a bitch. Heck, it might even take a few lifetimes (yes, we here in the Universe believe in reincarnation; it just makes a whole lot of sense to us). So be prepared to cry buckets, shed many skins and purge demons as you are presented with one challenge after another…but once you become aware of your tasks and see them as tests for you to conquer and avoid falling into the trap of feeling victimized by them; you may take them a little bit more in stride, or at least not think of them as the end of your world. Once you complete a lesson, it will be the end of a cycle and you will be rewarded with some sort of a prize, a reversal of fortune if you will. All is in perfect balance…because that’s the way the Universe works. The harder the challenge, the greater the reward. The key is to make it thru the experience with your integrity intact…if you don’t; you may get a repeat. And oh, man, repeats suck! A lot of time and effort wasted..
At any rate, try to think of it all like a snake shedding it’s skin as it grows. A badge of honor is how many skins you have shed in one lifetime. And shedding skins is all about letting go of past hurts, and leaving baggage behind. It’s a bit of a purification system so to speak – a return to innocence – to the self we were when we first came out of our mother’s womb.
And the meaning of that is this: essentially your life has been designed to wake you up. Yep. And the sooner you wake up, the sooner you have the power to control more of what you experience….because you’ll be co-creating with the Universe consciously INSTEAD of unconsciously. So embrace what life presents you with and believe that things are always happening for everyone’s greater good. There are no accidents and no mistakes. Honestly, if you screw up; you just get to do it over again; and we come back over and over till we get it right…we have all of eternity anyway…LOL…so relax and enjoy all the unfolding and make sure to take advantage when the Wheel of Fortune is going your way because life swings high and then swings low, like the tides of the ocean, like day turning into night. These are the natural rhythms of the earth and the examples we see everyday to remind us that whatever is happening in your life whether it be good or bad, remember that this too shall pass.
Also life is too short to stay stuck…I only say this from my own experience having been in a holding pattern for far too long. I’m eager to make up for lost time myself.