The news today is difficult, it makes me think of a Kabbalistic teaching.
There is an idea that when the Sefirot are in place, they bestow their light out through their front side downwards. The front gives off far more light than the back. When the Sefirot move up, they turn their front upwards. This causes the amount of abundance bestowed to be severely restricted, as it comes out of the back side. But when the Sefirot reach their new higher level, they then turn around again, giving off what, in relation to the restriction, seems like an extremely bright light.
May our pain signal that we are nearing the next level.