When you manifest change in your life, asking for abundance, joy, peace and happiness, what is your intention? Is your manifestation about having more than others? If so, then you are manifesting from the ego and not from the heart space. When you manifest from the ego, everything that you ask for is more than you need or based on what others have. If you do not receive it, then you doubt your ability to manifest. But if it comes from the heart space, it is a request that can be supported by the Universe because it is in your Highest Good and that of everyone, everywhere.
Your first step to understanding and healing begins with your willingness to do so. You must be willing to open yourself up to the opportunities for a different reality, for joy and peace, for unconditional love to be the prevailing energy in your life. When you are willing for change to happen, the Universe can begin working with you to open the doors to new opportunities. Nothing can happen, however, until you are willing to release the old and allow the new to enter. Your free will is what you must surrender in order to heal the past and move forward into a new and different future.
Trusting that you will be provided for is one of the lessons of the Shift and yet, for many of you, despite your trust, this path has not been easy. You may feel that your trust has not been rewarded, that your needs have not been met and that your spiritual journey is much more difficult than that of someone who is not on the spiritual path. Yes, the Universe does provide and your trust is abundantly rewarded but you must act with trust, not wait in trust. Trust requires that you act on opportunities and situations that are provided to you, no matter how illogical or unfamiliar they may be. Having trust but being unable to take a step in any direction merely shows a lack of trust.
You set the energy of your reality by what you surrender to. Surrender in this sense is not giving up, it is an act of embracing and accepting. You can surrender to any of the energies that are around you, love, joy, peace and abundance or fear, sadness, drama and lack. Each of these energies is present in your life in varying degrees at every moment. What you focus on is what you surrender to and as a result, it becomes the predominate energy in your life. Surrender to the joy in your life and allow joy to become the energy of your reality.
The Universe supports each choice that you make, no matter what it is. There are no good or bad choices for you, there are simply choices that have different outcomes. You know that your free will is the point from which your guides and angels must act and they cannot do anything that goes against what you have chosen, no matter what the outcome may be. There is no power in your life or in the Universe greater than your own free will. Whatever you choose will determine how the next step on your journey unfolds. No matter what you choose, the Universe will support you.
When you pray, you reconnect with the Source and remember who you are. Prayer is any form of communication with the spiritual realm, whether you are asking for something or expressing your gratitude for what you have received. You can pray for anything, at any time according to your needs.
Do you spend time worrying about what may happen in the next moment, week, month or year? What do you believe will be the result of your worry? Will it resolve the situation or bring a solution? Worry in any form is an expression of the fear that you feel about a situation, whether it is about something that has happened in the past or may happen in the future. When you worry you are no longer living in the present moment and all of your attention is focused on what you fear. Since this is where your energy is flowing you will manifest more of what you worry about. Worry is not necessary when you trust that the Universe will meet all of your needs.
There is only one lesson that all of humanity needs to learn to bring heaven on earth, and it is the lesson of forgiveness. There is a single message of the Shift and it is to love and forgive each other. As the energy quickens and you feel the Shift energy reverberating throughout your lives, you will notice that how you react to others changes. As you raise your vibrations it becomes more difficult to be annoyed and frustrated with those around you. The gift of your higher vibration is the ability to see into others' hearts and to understand the pain and frustration that they live with. How can you not forgive someone when you realize that they are doing the best that they can, in every situation?
As we move through the Shift and along our spiritual path we are challenged to change the way we look at ourselves and our reality. While the Universe may make helpful suggestions as to where the changes should be made the final choices and decisions are always ours.
When you watch the Source, or God, work in your lives, you experience amazing results. The abundance that you can imagine for yourselves is miniscule in comparison to the limitless blessings that are available to you. It is not possible for you to imagine or to know all of the possibilities that are available, only to know that they are there. Each step on your path opens new doors and new avenues for you to explore and experience. First, though, you must learn to watch the Source work.