Floral Pasture, Novelty, Ohio, USA. Spirit Photography by Michelle and Ricky Schill.

It is hard to believe that there are benefits to chronic illness, but there are. I think that many people do not believe that they actually chose these illnesses before coming into this life in order to learn from them and grow. The reasons may be because our Higher Self would like to expand quickly during this lifetime because it is the last incarnation. There could be a lesson about taking better care of yourself, putting yourself first, boundaries, or learning to stand up for yourself. The reasons are many and vary from person to person.

When we begin to understand this concept we can begin to use these illnesses to our benefit. We must understand that most illnesses have a Spiritual component to them. Whether it be resisting something in our lives or our personality, accepting the world we live in, or any number of things, the purpose can be discovered within the illness itself.

When we begin to understand the impact that chronic illness has on our Spiritual growth, we can begin to grow much more rapidly. There are many resources which discuss this topic. There are books that can tell what it is you need to accept or deal with by where in your body your illness is located. There are videos on YouTube that discuss this topic . The best person to watch would be Teal Swan.

We must be willing to accept that we are very Spiritual beings. We are more Spirit than we are physical; therefore, we must take into consideration the Spiritual aspects of these illnesses. We must not only treat the symptoms but the root cause of these illnesses. We must discover the deepest roots until we reach the Spiritual purpose of this illness and how it can benefit us. – John