Becoming Friends With Drama In Life

Kenneth Soares shares his realization that we need to accept drama as a natural part of life that we need for change and growth. Explore more about our need for safety, how to start walking the path of accepting drama as well as supporting guided meditations.
Kenneth Soares is a meditation teacher.
Kenneth Soares is a meditation teacher.

I feel so compelled to share something with you.

Your need for safety holds you back from growing fully. As Souls we are always, on a subconscious level, seeking freedom. We yearn to be free. However, our need to feel safe and secure sets boundaries that are the opposite of freedom. Can one feel safe and free at the same time? Yes, of course—but that combination is rare for most of us. Those two values crash and cause a lot of contradictions in emotions and behavior. However, if we can get to that point where these two values and emotions can work in harmony…Wow, what a life that is!

The Pattern Of Security

The other day a profound insight came to me. I have pondered this before from an analytical point of view. A while back I had a session with a woman, let’s call her Victoria. When our session started she blurted out “Every time I feel good and my life is going well, I attract major drama into my life. Drama at work, in my relationships, accidents, etc. I don’t understand why this keeps happening!”

Before our session, Victoria mentioned that she had an intense desire to change her life—to break free from her job and pursue what she really wanted. She wanted to end her relationship because she and her partner had grown apart and there was no love or passion between them anymore. She wanted to start a new life, but all of these were really huge steps out of her comfort zone. She associated these changes with losing control. Even if she couldn’t stand the situation, as difficult as it was, it still gave her a sense of security, because she at least knew what she had and what to expect.

She told me that all her life she had been afraid of making changes. She had never felt secure as a child and that resulted in the need to always seek security—this created a pattern in her subconscious mind, and it stayed there and become stronger over the years.

Drama As Part Of Our Lives

As Victoria told me “Every time I feel good and my life is going well, I attract major drama into my life”, suddenly a realization came to me. I answered her back:

“The drama is opening up the doors of possibilities and opportunities. When you experience the drama, you create the feeling of being unsafe, and in the past, it has forced you to go back to your old patterns because that feels safer. The drama you create is there so you can change. You won’t change if everything is going well.

I am not saying that we need drama to make changes, but they are a natural part of life and most people need drama to get a kick in the butt and make the change needed. Also, the reason you create drama as an alternative way to make a change is that you have a belief/conviction that when your life is good, then drama will come. There is no way that drama is created without you consciously or/and unconsciously believing or expecting it because you have experienced this as ‘truth’ all your life. So it is understandable that you believe that it is true. But it is just a personal belief. Just because it has happened in the past does not mean that it has to happen again.

What would happen if you connected to your inner warrior and decided that this time you will win? The Universe is testing you and giving you a gift. The doors are open now, the drama invites you to create the change you need, and on the other side of drama, there is freedom.”

Victoria looked at me and nodded. It hit home. It resonated with her and gave her a completely new perspective on what all the drama really meant. She had not interpreted it as an opportunity but rather a curse. Most people won’t grow when things are comfortable. For most, drama is the best way to grow, but we will not grow if they focus on the drama, because then we are not able to see all the solutions and possibilities that are right in front of us.

What Would Happen If We Became “Friends” With The Drama?

Accept it. Know that it is an opportunity for learning and growth. Believe me, the energy of the drama would fade dramatically just by this one small act. Acceptance does not mean that it is ok, or that we won’t change—it means that right now this is the reality. If you don’t like the reality, create something different. Ask yourself “What do I want?” Only by focusing on how you do want things to be and what you do want in your life will you be able to create change. Focus on solutions. There are always solutions, but you can’t attract solutions with the same thinking that created the problem.

Read more: Psychotherapist Dorothy Ratusny explores how to manifest any desire in your life, reflects on how we are always manifesting, even without noticing it, and shares the three secrets of manifestation.

Our Need To Feel Safe…

How many dreams have been buried in the graveyard because of it? Think of all the books that have not been written, all the music, all of the ideas and all the resources…buried.

To feel safe and secure is an emotion that is self-created. If we need to have that relationship, or that job or that habit or that amount of money…then we will never feel safe, because all those things are physical. The physical won’t last forever. It can change in an instant. And that creates a ‘scarcity’ mentality in many of us. Deep down always afraid to lose it all. Detaching from those criteria may lead to unknown territory…a world that we did not dare to dream of. Freedom, security, Love, peace, harmony, passion…

Affirmations For Acceptance

What would happen if Victoria adopted beliefs like:

  • Everything that happens is for my higher good. 
  • I am always safe, no matter what happens in my life. 
  • I am always taken care of by the Universe. 
  • I am a part of something much bigger than myself.
  • I am divine intelligence.
  • I have all the resources I need within me to feel safe and free.
  • I am free to live my life fully.
  • When I have drama in my life, something good is about to happen!
  • It is safe to feel happy, excited and free. 
  • Everything happens for me, not to me.

Boost and manifest inner strength, confidence and freedom with these guided meditations led by Kenneth Soares:

  1. I AM Morning Affirmations: Happiness, Confidence, Freedom, Love, Passion & Purpose Kenneth Soares 15:01
  2. Manifesting With Affirmations: Abundance, Joy, Prosperity, Love, Success And Freedom Kenneth Soares 17:29
  3. I Am Affirmations: Let Go Of Anxiety, Fear And Worries Kenneth Soares 23:22
  4. I AM Affirmations: Courage & Inner Power Kenneth Soares 22:01
  5. Detach From Overthinking: Healing & Cleansing Negative Energy Kenneth Soares 25:12

Ultimately, we decide how to respond to external circumstances. That is the power of Free Will.  Are you willing to let go of the need to be safe all the time? To have control over everything? Are you willing to do the inner shadow work needed for you to free yourself from emotional blocks that keep you stuck?

Read more: Meeting and healing the inner child is often practiced to free oneself from old burdens and blockages. Learn more.

Life is too short to play small. A full life is at the end of our comfort zone: That´s the place where freedom and security are walking hand in hand, smiling and having fun.

How Do We Start Walking This Path?

  • Willingness to change.
  • Commit to change. There is no “trying”. 
  • Take full responsibility for how you respond to life.
  • Release trauma (EFT and Regression therapy).
  • Use guided meditations, affirmations, EFT, and other tools.
  • Connect with others that are on the same path and are willing to walk it during storms and sunshine.
  • Take action. Apply and embody what you learn. 
  • Start now.

It’s all a process. Be kind, be courageous, be patient, loving and relentless. Step by step. Day by day. 

You are a powerful Soul in a human body. You are Love. You are the Universe expressing itself as a human for a little while in eternity. Make the most out of it! Love fully, Live fully and Shine Your Beautiful Light.

Read more: We mark the transition of so many things in our lives. Caroline Stewart explores the natural cycle of transition and three helpful questions to inquire when coping with change.

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