sacred-messengers-in-lifeCrises.  We’ve all had them.

They’re not fun things.

It might be a crisis of conscience, or a financial crisis, or a relationship breakup or even an illness.

Whatever it is, it shakes us out of our comfort zone.  No-one is immune from them…interesting turn of phrase since, for me, it’s my immune system that’s been going through it’s own little crisis.

These crises are really sacred messengers and…

Blessings in disguise

Every crisis is a blessing in disguise. Along with grief or sorrow or hardship or pain come great insights, provided we’re open enough to see them.

We’re being asked to take a look at ourselves, the choices we’ve been making, the lifestyle we’ve been leading, down to the very beliefs that we hold.

If we’re willing to examine ourselves in this way we will see aspects of our life that, in the past seemed so important, to be…dare I say it…trivial.  Yes I dare.  These moments of crisis are our sacred messengers calling upon us to make the changes that push us to continue to grow and evolve.

Growing isn’t optional

How often have you made changes when everything was going your way?  Never?  Hardly ever?

Yet life becomes stagnant through comfort and so it requires a crisis to get our attention.

Life is so much deeper and more mysterious and magnificent than we might have originally thought.

Life isn’t a random occurrence, it isn’t something that happens to us, despite what we do.  We are not independent of the surrounding universe, acting upon it from a distance, we are all part and parcel of everything.  We are one with it all.

Don’t despairlisten to your heart

The good news is that a crisis always precedes transformation.  So if you’re in a middle of one, don’t despair, instead issue a warm welcome and a heartfelt thanks.  Maybe it’s time we stopped putting labels on the things that occur in our life.  Oh this is good, it must be a blessing, oh this feels lousy, must be a curse.  Maybe it’s time to say…oh, it just is…me.

Be prepared for the new you

A crisis indicates a time of rebirth, a time of heightened awareness, a time for new insights, a time to awaken to the wisdom of this rich, many layered being that we are.

Rebirth depends on inner work on one’s self.  We simply can’t be reborn without changing this self.  Hey that’s good news…believe me.

Final thoughts

We hold a unique place in this universe of ours…no one can replace you…no one will ever be quite like you.

There is only one you in all your unique splendour and if you are facing a crisis right now, rejoice in it and listen to that innate wisdom calling you to live life at a higher level than yesterday; demanding that you reach for that dream; insisting you be all that you’re intended to be.

It’s all good.

Signing off from my current crisis…and awaiting my rebirth!

Encourage one another.

Love Elle.




Elle Sommer is the author of 4 books and a workbook. Her latest publications are a series called The Power of Consciousness, and you will find all three books in this trilogy now available on Kindle. She shares quotes, inspiration and positive vibes on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. And her greatest desire is to encourage and inspire others to create not just a good life, but a phenomenal life.


  1. Feel better, Elle. And thanks for the shot of optimism. I needed that this morning as I sit here with my gimp arm.

    • Elle

      And you take good care of yourself Katrina.

    • Elle

      You are so very welcome Jo…and thank you for joining in the conversation. 🙂

    • Elle

      Thanks Arvind…and I’m awaiting with bated breath. 🙂 I’m excited to meet the new me.

  2. And what is your immune system teaching you? 🙂

    I’ve found that crises in the same life area tend to get worse and worse until we’re finally open to learning the lessons that the Universe has been trying to teach us.

    There’s always breakthrough after every breakdown. I’ve finally learned to anticipate amazingly awesome things when the s**t is really hitting the fan. It’s all perspective.

    Sending lots of positive energy your way!!

    • Elle

      I think it’s all just an opportunity to expand consciousness to a more awakened state Paige, whatever the crisis might be. And I thank you for the positive energy ~ I’m going to focus on that, it feels so good 🙂

  3. Oh boy, I hear you on this one, Elle. I so hope you recover soon (with any and all important attendant insights). I’ve been doing this one for over 2 years now and it does take its toll. Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, I think.

    • Elle

      Now that’s great news Julie…I love those lights at the end of tunnels. 🙂

  4. Girl, You are speaking about my life! Just went thru one helluva crisis & am waiting for the rebirth:)

    • Elle

      How wonderful for you. As we see our life as a journey with meaning and purpose, is to give it meaning and purpose. And awakening through rebirth is a magnificent purpose. I salute you. 🙂

  5. Joseph Appaloosa

    You are right – that to view a current “crisis” as a “rebirth” changes the energy of the situation form perhaps not so positive to most definitely positive. I hope I’m not too forward here but I would suggest taking it a step further (which you hint at in your article) and not judge it all. It just is . . . just as all of it just is . . . neither crisis or rebirth . . . just is . . .
    Thank you !
    Write on, Elle !

    • Elle

      You have the most interesting suggestions Joseph. Still waiting for your book!

  6. Dear Elle, I find that in times of crisis it helps to think about how many people love you and wish you well, and if you think of love as a shield from all that is bad and unwanted, you will find out that you, dear Elle, are very well protected 🙂 I’m keeping you safe in my mind.

    • Elle

      Ana, your words, as always lighten my heart. You have such a warm loving one and I thank you for all you bestow on me!

  7. “A crisis indicates a time of rebirth, a time of heightened awareness, a time for new insights, a time to awaken to the wisdom of this rich, many layered being that we are.”

    Such an important point of view – great things can happen when we allow rebirth and transitions to happen rather than resist them and see them as something negative.

    So important to see this way 🙂

    • Elle

      Isn’t that the truth Aileen. As always in life, it ends up being about our perspective.

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