“When there are people in your lives who tell you that you are incapable of doing something, and you want to prove them wrong, you are being given an opportunity by yourself to accomplish something that you did not think was possible. The other person is the reflection who is telling you exactly what you are afraid might be true, and this can be a lovely catalyst for you to move beyond your self-imposed limitations.
When you find yourself up against odds that are not in your favor, and you rise to the occasion, you literally set up that scenario to light a fire under yourself. You have interesting ways of going about things in your world, and this is one of them. You like a challenge. You came to this reality because it is so challenging. There is not one among you who thought that they were simply coming for a walk in the park.
There is great energy to be accessed by you when you find yourself with your back up against the wall. That feeling of accessing more energy is something that you all have experienced. Often, you cite the example of the woman whose child is trapped under something large and heavy that she normally would not be able to budge. And she lifts it, allowing her child freedom from the object. Many of you have experienced this on a smaller and less dramatic scale. And no matter how it is you have placed yourself in a situation where your prospects do not look so good, it is always because you wanted to have that experience of reaching for that surge of energy and overcoming the odds.
So when you see yourself in the midst of one of these challenges, remember what it is there for so that you keep your eyes on the prize, so to speak, and you make your journey about summoning and receiving that surge of energy. Because that is one of the most enjoyable experiences you can have as a being who experiences itself as less than all-powerful. We will always be betting on the underdog.”