Suffering and Sacrifice

This is an interesting topic, brought up in the Past Lives Discussion, so I thought I would start a separate topic here and see where it goes.

For a long time I have cleared oaths and vows of Martyrdom, which, to me would include an energy of scrifice for some people. I am wondering if you think suffering and sacrifice are a necessary part of spirituality, religion, getting closer to God or anything like that?

Ancient belief systems often include sacrifice of some kind as a way of cleaning up, or making sacred, maybe even healing. I am wondering if this suffering and sacrifice is still necessary today? 

With all fo the changes in energy that Kryon and other channels talk about. The energy of intention and all of that, I don’t know that we need to suffer or sacrifce or be miserable to re-connect to our God/Self. Maybe it made sense back then, I’m not sure, but for me it doesn’t make sense now.

What do you think?

19 Responses to Suffering and Sacrifice

  1. Scottf14 says:

    I absolutely do not believe that suffering and sacrifice are necessary. They can be useful tools, but only if you actually don’t have the capacity to work on a level that does not necessitate using those tools. You may need to suffer a little to truly understand suffering, but it makes no sense to wallow in it and live like a hobo for the rest of your life.

  2. MedeaWakoski says:

    I don’t think suffering or sacrifice are bad things, it’s the way we perceive them that makes them bad or good. I believe that, as Scott said, they can be useful tools. We can grow from our suffering. We can reap more with some sacrifices. I don’t think they are necessary to get closer to God, but they can be the reason that we set out on the path to get closer to him in the first place… They really are powerful tools.

  3. Luv4ever says:

    I think we need it to keep us connected. I think people need it to stay close to God. If you think about it, there are a lot of times when things are going great in someone’s life. How many times do you think they pray and mediate during those days? I can’t say for sure, but I’m willing to bet that during those times when the road isn’t as smooth that they’ll be talking to God a lot more. It’s like when you love someone and have a connection, its great, but when you go through and overcome them together, it makes it so much stronger and it means so much more :)

  4. butterflyfree says:

    Suffering and sacrifice will always be necessary. As Luv4ever pointed out, it’s a journey overcoming with someone that strengthens your bond. When you turn and realize you have no one but God, it reminds you that He’s the one to lean on.. to trust.

  5. jonathan says:

    Suffering can be good to an extent. When you suffer too much it can do permanent damage on the way you feel, think and act. If you suffer for a little while you may actually learn to appreciate and be more grateful for the things/people you have around you.

    Like all things in like the key is moderation. We mustn’t suffer too much because we may end up going mad with pain. We also shouldn’t suffer at all because then we wouldn’t truly grasp the importance or things and people around us. We couldn’t understand the suffering of others and so on.

  6. davbonpol13 says:

    We live in such a spoiled state normally that I believe that we don’t know too much about suffering or sacrafice! Just ask someone you meet on the street if they have suffered at all and most likely you will hear that they have. But the extent of that suffering may not be anything worse than not being able to get tickets to some favorite event!

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