Divine Design- Is Illness a Spiritual Assignment ?


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by Gia Dalton 

If you are struggling with an illness, changing your perception can empower and inspire you in many ways. It can lead to greater love and understanding, perhaps even a life purpose. Although this may be your greatest challenge, is an illness nothing more than a spiritual assignment that is part of a divine design ?

Personally, I knew there was no turning back. Some days I questioned everything, searching desperately to find meaning in the chaos that had became my life. Other days I had the most incredible blind faith. Day’s where I learned to take small steps in a new direction with powerful intention. Everything I did, felt like part of a clever, divinely designed plan. I began looking at it as a spiritual assignment. I was empowered by movement, as it fueled my determination. I found peace, courage and purpose realizing that God had not forgotten me. I was going to get through this. 

There was no quick fix or magic pill. Rather than wallow in self pity, I decided to make the next move, as I would not let a disease or aliment dictate mine. This took me on an incredible healing and learning journey. There were many unknowns and variables each day. I challenged myself to change the way I perceived what was happening. I focused on the finding stillness within. I hit the pause button, and felt an incredible sigh of relief. I was sick and I was tired, but most of all I was of sick and tired of feeling sick and tired.

I learned to embrace all of it. I even managed to find beauty in it. I discovered my accountability and challenged myself in the most difficult painful moments to stop and separate from the symptoms. Not “my” symptoms, “the” symptoms. Most importantly, I stopped talking about it . Anyone who asked how I was doing, my reply was “ I feel great ! ”.  I hardly felt great, but thinking about what it would feel like, to feel great, was far better than reiterating the fact that I felt terribly sick. The more I visualized and thought about feeling well, the better I truly felt.

Can an illness be nothing more than a spiritual assignment? Has everything been divinely designed to bring you closer to God, resulting in a happier, more joyful, purpose driven life?  If you believe this to be true, you can start by separating from the symptoms, as they are not a part of you. Discover what is at the root of the illness, release it, and move on. 

Stop talking about being sick. Its natural for people to inquire, however, they may not realize, you are reiterating the same story over and over. It’s best to talk about what you want. “I am getting a little better every day”.

You are not the sickness. You are a soul, and your soul is well. Consciously and deliberately, detach from whatever has a hold on you. It will help you through the hardest days. You will begin feeling empowered.

I felt as if I had been trapped in an old black and white photograph and finally started emerging into a colorful vibrant music video.”

Looking death straight in the face and turning away, changes the way you think. It changes your personal truth, and it can definitely change your path in life. Not for one second does anyone think about work, their house or any material possession. What matters is the love you feel. These are the beautiful and vibrant images to hold on to. 

You may have questions. Have you reached out to loved ones enough? Do you wish you’d had the courage to say what you felt? Do you regret staying in situations and relationships because you thought that was what you were supposed to do? The answers will set you free, and clarify a path in which your soul knows the way. 

If you wished you had spent more time with family and friends, laughed more, and did not take life so seriously, that is where your work begins. It’s also powerful motivation to get well. The birth of a child, a kiss in the rain, doing cart wheels, playing on the beach, having tea with your Mom. Your life is a series of small beautiful moments. 

You are not broken. You are still you, even though you may not  feel well. Give yourself permission to be happy on your own terms. Walk away from people and situations that bring you heart ache and pain. Make a promise to infuse your life with all that you love. 

When you claim your life, by taking ownership of it, it will change. Getting sick may have brought your life to a screeching halt. Use this time to reflect. Fill each moment from this point on with love and gratitude. Unravel from anything that is not aligned with your authentic self. Relinquish control, and allow destiny to unfold. This is a spiritual assignment. If you can change your perception, you will emerge stronger, more confident, and with a renewed sense of what it means to be alive. 

Begin today. Love is truth. Fear is the absence of love. Fear can hold you in the spaces and places you no longer wish to be. Claim all the moments of your life, the good, the bad and the indifferent. Bless them with love. Bless them a success. Bless the sickness. They are part of your story. In blessing them you let them go. They are free to be what they are, and nothing more.

Each experience is a link in the Golden Chain of your life. All that does not serve you will fade away on its own, back to its native nothingness. It has been divinely designed that way. 

For a moment you can breathe through anything, and separate from any symptom. You can envision and manifest health and wellness. Let your soul tell your mind what to think, and your body will follow. 

An illness is an opportunity, just like an assignment. It’s a way to heal your life and body in one shot ! That’ s right, the aliment can actually heal your life and help you to discover truth, and perhaps a wonderful life purpose. Remain open to the vastness that is contained within your soul and the depth of all of which you feel, breathe and experience. It’s uniqueness and essence, is what makes it yours alone. 

Know that the questions you have will be answered in time, just keep asking. When you can do that, you will find a beautiful, peaceful and empowering connection with God, yourself and humanity. You are never alone, but part of a collective consciousness. Nothing in your life is a coincidence, everything is by divine design.

The next chapter of your life is happening in this moment.  Although you may not be where you aspire to be, you are on your way. Everything is unfolding for your highest good.  Your spiritual assignment has been divinely designed to lead you to a place of pure delight and wonder. 


Gia Dalton is a Visionary Writer, Author, Speaker, Coach, Teacher, and Intuitive Life Strategist. She is currently writing a book, and operates a private concierge holistic practice. 

“My mission is to motivate, empower and inspire the lives of others with integrity, beauty and love.” 










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Comment by Gia Dalton on June 1, 2015 at 12:27pm

GREAT !!! Thank you for your guidance :) 

Comment by Angela Levesque on June 1, 2015 at 12:20pm

Hi Gia, thanks for the reworking it. I think it is much more powerful now. I did keep your original title though, I really liked it. I'm passing this along to the publishers. 

Comment by Gia Dalton on May 31, 2015 at 12:23pm
Have a beautiful day Angela.
Comment by Angela Levesque on May 31, 2015 at 11:23am

Awesome! Thank-you for being so receptive. I really appreciate that. I will look at it on Monday morning. 

Comment by Gia Dalton on May 30, 2015 at 12:08pm

DONE ! I posted the revised copy to "My Articles" :) Please let me know if I need to make any changes. I would be happy to do so. Thank you Angela. I appreciate your working with me. :) 


Comment by Gia Dalton on May 29, 2015 at 7:00pm

Hi Angela, 

Yes I can do that. I was wondering how this article would play out, as it was the first time I tried to infuse personal experience. I didn't want it to sound too much like a blog.  We are on the same page.    I will make the revisions. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to make revisions. . I will submit in the morning. Should I edit the article here, or send you an attachment with the new copy? 



Comment by Angela Levesque on May 29, 2015 at 12:42pm

Hi Gia, I think this is a great topic, but is there a way that you can shorten your personal account? I think that your experience does add to the article, but instead of leading with your story and writing about it for 3 paragraphs, can you add in your experience as an example later in the article?

For example lead with this paragraph:

"Can an illness be nothing more than a spiritual assignment? Has everything been divinely designed to bring you closer to God, resulting in a happier, more joyful, purpose driven life? If you believe this to be true, you can start by separating from the symptoms, as they are not a part of you. Discover what is at the root of the illness, release it, and move on."

Then you can continue with the article and add in your experience as a short example. This makes it feel more like an article than a personal blog post. What are your thoughts on this?

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