Jealousy is a common human feeling and usually stems from a place of lack in our own lives.
Jealousy is one of the toughest feelings we come up against in our lives. There is not much worse than this aching sense that somehow life has been unfair to us, while amply rewarding someone else. It's even worse if that someone else is present in our daily lives, making it difficult for us to get the space we need to feel and heal our pain. We may be jealous of a sibling, a dear friend, or even famous personalities. We may even face the challenge of feeling jealous of our spouse, our child, or one of our parents. Whatever the case, we can normalize our experience by understanding that, as painful as it is, jealousy is a common human feeling.
Nevertheless, it is important that we not revel in our jealousy for too long, feeding it with inner talk or gossip with others. If we do, we run the risk of losing ourselves to its negative power. Jealousy has something good to offer us, though, and that is information about our own heart's desire. When we are jealous of certain people, we want what they have, and if we are to be conscious, we must acknowledge that. In this way, we discover what we want for ourselves, which is the first step to getting it. It may be a certain kind of relationship or a career. Whatever it is, it is possible that we could create it for ourselves, in our own lives, if we are able to honor our own desires.
Of course, there are times when we cannot heal our jealousy in this way, and then the lesson may be about acceptance and the understanding that our path is different from the paths of those around us. It may be hard to see now, but perhaps it will eventually be clear why our life has taken its particular path. In the end, the best cure for jealousy is the recognition that the life we have is full of its own meaning and beauty, utterly unique to us--a gift that could never be found in the life of another.
It has been said that every problem is mental and every solution is spiritual. Our problems, even minor ones, can ruin our whole day. And bigger challenges can leave us hopeless and paralyzed with fear. That's a lot of time to spend in dark places. We're searching for an oasis of light, peace and contentment. We yearn for soul support. True healing. So how do we connect to spiritual solutions when we are triggered - stressed, overwhelmed, feeling inadequate and not knowing what to do? The answer is simple and near. It's deep in our bones and pulsing in our hearts. It is our primal spiritual instinct. The answer is Prayer. It is the language of our soul. It unites us to our deepest power. Prayer changes things. It will change you. I'm talking about prayer like you've never experienced before - as rock-bottom love, a healing vibration, sublime relief.