If your thoughts were aligned with the mind of God, would you know the secrets of the Universe? Would you have access to all of the world's knowledge, and even beyond? Would you be able to instantly manifest what you wanted, as all spiritual knowledge would be available to you? All of this is true and it does not take a magical formula or special person to align with the mind of God. You are always aligned with the mind of God through your Source connection. What makes you feel different is what is in your own mind, whether you are aligned with the mind of God or with the ego.
Imagine a banquet spread out before you, with every kind of food you can imagine. Everything is beautifully presented, quantities are unlimited and you can have anything that you desire and as much of it as you want. Before you get to the table of food, however, you must choose the plate on which you will place the food. The plates available to you are in a variety of sizes, from a very small bread plate to a large platter.
Each situation, person and experience exists to bring you to greater understanding and to assist in your spiritual growth. You call these things to you because you know, in your spirit, that they are an essential part of your journey. It is easy to love and appreciate the joyful and fulfilling situations and much more difficult to feel the same way about the more difficult situations. Can you be as appreciative of a betrayal as a new love? Can you love financial gain as much as financial difficulty? Are you as willing to be as accepting of a wonderful new career opportunity as you are the loss of a job? Yet it is only when you love all of these things that you can free yourself of them.
How many times do you try to change circumstances in your life only to find yourself in exactly the same situation or in something that works out exactly the same way. Do you feel like you have wasted your time and energy? This is discouraging for you and can cause you to lose faith as you often think that it is the Universe working against you. It is not. What happens is when you leave one situation without first healing it or understanding all of its dynamics and then go into another one, you simply trade one thing for another.
Everything is the same in the Universe, there is only one life and many different ways of experiencing it. It is your experience of life that determines your everyday reality. And that can be changed, simply through your ability to see past what is going on and to understand its dynamics. But sometimes you need to experience the situation several times before you grasp its lessons or its significance.
If humanity could surrender to peace there would be no war. But peace does not have to do with the end of war, it has to do with how each of you lives your life every day. The difference between war and peace is also reflected in the need to be right and someone else wrong, the need to be good and someone else is bad, the need to have more while others have less. Peace means an end to separation, to differences and to inequities. In order for humanity to surrender to peace everyone must be able to know that all are one and all are connected and live in a way that reflects that knowledge.
When you learn to co-create with the Universe you allow yourselves to connect with that part of you that is divine and perfect. And this allows you to be that which you are, divine and perfect. In this way, the Universe answers your faith by allowing you to be who you are, to create the reality that you desire. The universe never rejects you, at any point in time, because you have not yet connected with who you are, or have not reached that point where you can express your full potential.
This process is reflected in your relationships with others, your family, friends and partners. In each of these relationships, you share a connection that allows you to express yourself, and your full potential. But can you allow others to be who they are, without judgment, criticism or disappointment? Are you able to detach from your own desires and expectations about what you want the relationship to be and allow others to be themselves?
What inspires you? What moves you to take action, to focus your energy towards a specific goal? What are you so passionate about that you forget your doubts and fears and move forward with clarity of thought and purpose? Do you act only when you feel you must or are forced to and therefore react to situations? Or do you take action in order to avoid potentially difficult situations? Learning to take inspired action, to use divine timing, spiritual guidance and your own intuitive knowing will help you step into the flow of the Universe and draw you closer to your desired reality with effortlessness.
This is the season for giving to others, choosing gifts that will bring them joy and through these gifts you express your love and appreciation. In return, you hope to also receive gifts that will show you that others care about you. Will you give yourself a gift for the holiday, one that you can receive blessings from on each step of your spiritual journey? While you can give gifts to others, it is also important for you to gift yourself with the gift of appreciation for the wonderful, perfect and powerful being that you are.
Many will spend lifetimes to see their beauty reflected through others. Many will spend lifetimes seeking confirmation of their value from others. Many will spend lifetimes hoping that someone will love them so that they can learn that they are lovable. These are gifts that do not come from others until you learn to gift yourself with them. What others see in you is merely a reflection of what you see in yourself.
Can you envision yourself as being happy, with abundance in all things, in a loving relationship, with a wonderful job and a life that you love and appreciate? Can you create a vision of the life of your dreams and then put yourself in the picture? Creating a different reality begins with your ability to stretch your mind to accept and acknowledge the possibility of a reality that you are not currently experiencing. Your mind is trained to see what is in front of it as the only possible reality. When you stretch your mind you challenge it to accept other possibilities and accept them as truth, even though they are not what is 'real' for you at the present moment.
Do you try to make 'deals' with the Universe? Do you promise to act if the Universe delivers certain benefits? Many of you do that and sometime it works for you; you go a certain distance and the Universe meets you at that point. Then you make another deal and the Universe again meets you at a certain place. But sometimes your deals with the Universe do not work. You make an effort and nothing else happens. Before you begin to believe that the Universe has abandoned you, consider what your purpose is in the process. All you have to do is deliver your faith in the process and the Universe will handle all of the details.