The higher-self is the illuminated version of ourselves. It is the light emitted by the Soul that breaks through the darkness. To live from it is to master this physical existence. We become attuned with reality and create desirable conditions by the mere strength of our focus.
The objects of our resistance are portals to our higher-selves. In science fiction, portals are gateways to other planes of existence. A person can jump to a distant location when they step into a portal by stepping out of time and space. A portal to our higher-selves works on the same principle: we are able to jump to a higher state of being by stepping out of lower consciousness. It is an accelerated process for awakening. Given enough time and suffering, we will all evolve out of lower consciousness, it is our destiny, but by seizing upon the portals available to us, which are offered through the objects of our resistance, we make gains that would take lifetimes through evolution.
We do not have to go looking far to find portals to our higher-selves. Wherever we experience suffering, we will find a portal. Suffering is an invitation to go through a portal. It is like a tap on the shoulder telling us that we are out of sync with reality because we are resisting it. The more we resist, the more tapping we get. If we ignore the tapping, it becomes more aggressive. Now suffering begins to tug at our arm and scream in our ear. It is trying desperately to get our attention.
Acceptance of a situation is the only way to pass through a portal and leave suffering behind. Acceptance requires that we drop self-pity, judgments, and especially condemnation about what we are experiencing. These thoughts argue with reality and cause us to struggle against what is. When we drop our judgmental thoughts, we slip through a portal with ease, and suffering gets left behind because it cannot persist where no struggle exist.
The main thing I want to emphasize about portals is that a shift in our reality occurs when we pass through them. We gain access to our higher-selves which is a game changer for us. Whatever our situation was before we entered the portal will change once we pass through it. It has to because our relationship with the situation has changed. The dynamic is totally different now. There is a higher quality of energy to it. This energy is life-changing, transforming. It is alchemy itself. No longer are we little entities struggling to survive in the Universe; we are the Universe, more powerful and enduring than any challenge we face.