Overcoming obstacles and being successful
In this week’s extract, Master of Yoga Dr. George King tells us why your own personal challenges are not only important but essential to your spiritual advancement.
This is an extract from a series of lectures on The Nine Freedoms. The Nine Freedoms are a series of cosmic transmissions (messages) given by a great and wise extraterrestrial intelligence known as “Mars Sector 6”, through the trance mediumship of Dr. King.
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“I’ve noticed over and over again—in America, in Australia, and in England—that the people who have had the most things against them are the people who have forged ahead in this spiritual work, and they have done tremendous things.
“Only occasionally do you notice someone who has had all the things for them forge ahead.
“But many and many a time do you notice the opposite. How many? I don’t suppose there is one spiritual healer in England—and there are hundreds—who has not, at one time, started as a patient, or has not had this, that, or the other absolutely against him, so that he couldn’t have any of these unorthodox beliefs. That every possible obstacle was put in his way—as it’s put in some of your ways—and yet you forge ahead in a steadfast but very definite manner.
“So environment can be helpful, and if it’s environment which tends to keep you down, this too can be extremely helpful because if you rise above it, what have you done? You’ve got a virtual victory there! A wonderful victory. Let’s not kid ourselves on that. A wonderful victory, tremendous lessons you’ve learned, great experiences you’ve gone through, which you will not have to go through again because you have conquered them.
“So rather than look upon environment—if it’s the type that holds you down—as awkward, let us look upon it as something which is there so that we can be taught a lesson, so that we can gain greater experience from it. Then it becomes… it takes on a different complexion entirely. It’s something which we can use for our own benefit and, often, for the benefit of those around us as well.”
– Master of Yoga Dr George King