Suffering on this journey is not mandatory. In fact, it is as far away from God as you can go. Who in their "right mind" --- this being the Mind we share with God and not our false ego mind that most people operate from --- would want to suffer? And who would believe that a God, who is Love, would want suffering for you?
We suffer because we resist those experiences that are brought to us, by our request and Will, to show us who we truly are. We are Love. Does it make any sense that we have to undertake a journey of suffering to reach that recognition of Love?
Most of us do suffer, because we resist dropping those false beliefs we have about ourselves. When you try to stay in one place and you resist where it wants to take you, the River of Life bashes you (suffering) against the rocks.
But make no mistake. Suffering is by our choice, not some punishment that God has decreed we must pass through to "earn" our divinity and His Grace. We are Divine and One with Him simply through our Creation. This is eternal and unalterable, regardless of how "sinful" we believe we are, regardless of the false beliefs we hold about God being judgmental and punishing.
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