You have expectations of yourselves that concern how you are able to create your life, the money you earn, the material goods you possess, your success and happiness. How do you create the expectations and what happens when they are not met? It is disappointing when your expectations are not met. Then what you do achieve seems unimportant even though you may have achieved great things when viewed from the perspective of your soul's growth and the lifetimes that you have spent in trying to achieve your goals. Are you perfect and do you strive for perfection in all that you do? In order to be successful in all that you do, you must look at what you expect of yourself and how you measure perfection.
If you could know the heart of God, you would see each person that you meet, each person in your life, as their spiritual self and would know no emotion but unconditional love for them and for everyone and everything on the planet. You would see yourself as the powerful, wise and wonderful being that you are. You would be free from fear and all of its manifestations. You would be at peace, knowing that you are always protected, loved and guided on each step of your journey. The heart of God lives in each of you and manifests in your reality as miracles. The heart of God is where you must connect with your own heart, if you are to understand and experience the concept of unconditional love and true joy.
When something goes wrong someone has to take the blame. This occurs on individual, cultural and national levels. No one wants to be at fault but someone has to be blamed to give the anger and emotional energy a focal point. On a national level, you may blame your leaders; on an individual level, those to blame can be your parents, employer, partner or friends. It is always someone else's fault when things go wrong. This has created a global abdication of responsibility for the creation of the world you live in and is a central reason for the world's situation. You live in a state of blame instead of a state of peace, joy and potential.
The reality that you experience can be one that expresses your fullest potential, where your every need is met, your every dream is fulfilled and everything comes to you effortlessly. That is what you can create for yourself when you follow spiritual law and principles in creating your reality. The only thing that limits you from this is your ability to understand, connect to and believe in your own potential and then allow it to unfold in the most perfect way.
If your life seems to be weighed down with obligations and responsibilities and you feel that you do not have the freedom to do what you want, remember that your reality is always under your control and you must learn to define what freedom means to you and then surrender to it. Your definition of freedom may have been defined for you by others and may reflect on what you feel you are able to do in your life. But freedom starts from within and having freedom in your life is a way of being. What does it mean for you to be free? Understand that and you can surrender to freedom.
There are many ways to heal your karma with others. From a spiritual perspective, you can learn the karma's lesson, apply forgiveness and your part in the lesson is over. From an emotional perspective, you can try to arrive at a resolution that the mind and ego are comfortable with, which can mean that you want recognition, an apology and acknowledgement of your value and participation. When you approach karma from the spiritual perspective, your understanding of the lesson is complete when you are able to forgive and move on. But when you look for validation from the emotional perspective, you are able to partially heal the karma but it will continue. Karma is complete when you do your part and stop.
Each life circumstance is an opportunity to learn and grow spiritually. Every lesson has many different emotional and spiritual aspects and they work together in a way that allows you to fulfill your spiritual contract and your soul to accomplish what it is here to do. The lesson is not complete until you have reviewed and fully understand both of its aspects. These two aspects are present in all lessons and both are important. You understand them and incorporate them on your spiritual journey when you review your lessons once they are completed or recognize them during the lesson.
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?
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.
Whatever is going on in your life that is not working as you wish, whatever lack exists in your reality, anything that is not bringing you joy is not God's fault. And you can ask the Source to help you, solve your problems and send you blessings, and you will feel like change is not happening because changing your life is not God's responsibility; it is yours. You already have everything that you could possibly want; it is yours by divine right as a child of God. You can receive only that which you can acknowledge and connect with. And God waits for you to acknowledge your own power and recognize and accept your blessings.