You came into this life in a state of grace, perfect in every way. And although you do not always see yourselves as perfect, you live each day of your life in grace. The fears and doubts that you have about yourselves, your path, your purpose and even your reason for being here cause you to step outside of grace. Each time you see yourselves as imperfect you fall from grace, not in the eyes of the Creator or Source, but in your own eyes. The state of grace is always yours and it is available to you because you have the unconditional love of the Creator available to you at all times. When you doubt your perfection, you shut off the flow of Love and of grace.
Each experience brings you greater knowledge about yourself and the world. This allows you to move forward quickly through many situations and creates a base of experience with which you view the world. You do not, for example, have to re-learn how to start a car each time you get behind the wheel. This process works well for you in the material world but it hinders you in the spiritual. The material world teaches you that everything is the same; the spiritual world challenges you to see everything as unique. The Shift requires that you have a beginner's mind, where you anticipate nothing and are prepared to learn everything.
You have faith that the sun will rise each morning and create a new day, but do you have faith in your own ability to manifest the life that you want? You may have faith in an unseen Universal Source but do you have faith in your ability to effortlessly connect to that Source? You have faith in what you know is true, but is that faith yours or does it belong to someone else? Where does your faith start and where does it end? Is your faith strong enough to allow you to see the power and love available to you or do you lose faith when faced with adversity? Finding your faith is an important part of your spiritual journey, one that allows you to take each step with confidence.
Dear Jennifer: I just realized that I have taken on my family’s karma and emotions, which explains why everything in my life is a mess right now and I’m feeling stuck, depressed and have no energy. This realization hit me as I was talking to my sister, again, about her life issues and I suddenly became angry, told her I couldn’t fix her problems and hung up on her.
Many people live their lives fearing the day of judgment, when they stand before their Creator and are judged for what they have done, or not done, in their lives. There is a review of the soul's journey during the lifetime but there is no judgment, for the Creator does not judge. And with the Shift things have changed; there is a different process now because you are no longer so far removed from the spiritual world. Each of you is responsible for your own judgment and review and it occurs in the present moment. What this means is your soul journey is constantly being assessed and guided and you have the opportunity to change your path at any time in your lives.
The Universe is governed by certain laws that are unchangeable. When you work with these laws or principles you are in control of your reality and can manifest miracles. When you work against these laws or try to manipulate them you may feel that everything in your life is difficult and simply does not work. The Universal laws govern how energy moves and they are very simple and once you understand them, you can use them to your benefit.
You each have two heart energies, a spiritual heart and your emotional heart. The emotional heart is the one that can be wounded by others. It is the one that sheds tears over unmet expectations, broken relationships and experiences hurt feelings. The emotional heart is controlled by the ego and creates attachments to what others say or do and your own self-worth. It can be destroyed, belittled and even broken through your life experiences. Your emotional heart can compel you to do and say things out of fear or anger, reacting to others in ways that you may not have believed yourself to be capable of.
Whether you believe that you have power or not, you use your power every day. Everything that exists in your reality is there because you used your power to create it. Take a moment to consider everything that you enjoy and appreciate in your reality-you used your power to create it. Now take a moment to consider everything in your life that you do not like-you used your power to create that too. There is no separation between good and bad or right and wrong in the Universe. Everything that is in your reality is there because you used your power to put it there. Does your reality reflect powerful living?
Each of you is a divine spiritual being and each is equally loved by the Creator. The choices that each individual makes in their lifetime are a reflection of their belief in their divinity, their level of spiritual understanding, their lessons and their spiritual journey. Some souls have difficult lessons to learn; others may be blessed with a lifetime of ease and abundance.
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.