5 Spiritual lessons you can learn from being Trans

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Is being Trans a curse or a blessing?

For a very long time I struggled with that question myself because if I had to do it all over again, I wouldn’t choose to be born Trans. I would just be a “normal” straight dude living my life like the rest of the world.

But then I asked myself this question: “Seeing myself from a spiritual perspective, why would my higher self choose to be born Trans?”

The answer wasn’t easy but this is what I found out:

  1. Being Trans allows us to see the world from a different perspective: All your social interactions change (the way people interact with you and the way you interact with people), you gain privileges in some areas and you lose them in others, the way people perceive you change even though your core self hasn’t changed and you get to understand how upside down this world is.
  2. It teaches us that we are not our bodies: Our body is a simple reflection of this world and can change but our ‘inside’ has always been the same. When we see people, we see their physical, outer appearance first before we see their spirit, and we sometimes automatically assume a lot of things about them based on what our 5 senses are telling us.
  3. It allows us to see that the world we live in is imperfect it its ‘duality perfection’: Even though God made everything perfect, human nature is not perfect in itself. We see black and white, good and bad, up and down, light and darkness, male and female and we dismiss the gray areas. We always have to separate instead of unite as in political parties, religions, religious denominations, races, genders, sexual orientations; and from that we create outcast groups if they are not aligned with what we believe is the best option.
  4. We learn that nothing is impossible if we believe: When I was a kid I believed that one day I’ll have be shaving, peeing standing up and be ‘fixed.’ This wouldn’t be an act of faith if I lived in the U.S. in this generation but I grew up in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and didn’t know anything about sexual orientation, let alone gender identity. I stopped believing after a while because my brain conformed to this world that tells us to be ‘realistic’ but my dream has been realized. Because of this I know that anything that I want to accomplish in life is possible.
  5. We learn that our past does not determine our future: The issue has never been what happened to you but what you do with what happened to you. You choose to be happy after you start your transition because you now have hope, instead of having a pity party of how you were born in the ‘wrong body’. You choose to move forward with the tools that you have and strive to be better and enjoy the second half of your life here on earth.

So again, is being trans a blessing or a curse? I’ll let you answer that for yourself, but whatever it is, remember that nothing is random and that you should sit down and consider what lessons you can learn from your past and your current situation in order to have a better future and help others along the way.

Stay blessed!

Neo