If the Universe could give you one hint to help you make your path easier, it would be to tread lightly through life. You live under the illusion that life is serious, demanding and that it must be lived within the scope of what the world defines as accomplishment and success. And you are surrounded by a steady stream of emotional energies that have the potential to create chaos in your lives. In fact, everything around you is not as concrete as it seems to you-it is all just potential, waiting for you to interact with it. With your history of karma and emotional chaos, it can be very tempting to engage with whatever emotional energy crosses your path. But if you want to walk an easier path, you must learn to tread lightly, carefully choosing what and who you interact with.
Although it is the part of you that can often be the most easily ignored, your Spirit is your source of strength, inspiration and joy. When all else in the material world fails you, when all else has abandoned you, your spirit is always available to you. It is in those times when you lose faith in the material that you can turn to the spirit for guidance. But this means that you only turn toward Spirit when you are at the lowest points in your life. Your relationship with Spirit is most effective when you create a peaceful spirit, one that is in balance with the material. And when you create a peaceful spirit you are able to walk with the guidance of Spirit every day of your life.
Every thought that you have, every word that you speak either adds to or takes away from the light of humanity. Everything that you think and say about yourself, whether it is silently to yourself or aloud to others, either adds to or takes away from the light of humanity. Everything that you think and say to and about others, whether it is silently to yourself or aloud to others, either adds to or takes away from the light of humanity. There are no insignificant thoughts or words, each one has energy and an effect. Does knowing this make a difference in what you will think and say?
Humanity's greatest challenge is to live in compassion, to see themselves and others as they are and to accept every person's divinity and spiritual wholeness as the truth. By living in compassion you see others without judgment or expectations, so no one can disappoint or hurt you. You become your fullest potential because there is nothing to hold you back. When each person does this, the world knows peace because there is no reason for war. Everyone has what they need, so there is no lack. This is all possible when humanity lives in compassion.
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.
You are challenged to develop your mind by gaining more knowledge, education and wisdom. Your mind is busy, every day, processing the information that it receives and molding it to fit your belief systems. Although you are not aware of it, the mind is constantly speaking to you, reminding you of the past, ensuring that the information you receive fits into the belief template that it has created. What if your mind were peaceful, thinking only thoughts of peace, joy and unconditional love? What if every thought was focused on what you want in your reality, instead of what you must do to avoid pain, become a better person or ensure that you are always doing what others expect you to do? You can do this by developing a peaceful mind which takes some effort but will bring joy into your life.
Are you glad when a difficult experience is completed? Do you try to forget it and move on as quickly as possible? Does a difficult experience make you feel foolish, gullible or believe that you lack the understanding to avoid these experiences? Do you promise yourself that you will never do that again, only to find yourself in a similar situation, learning the same lesson once again? Every experience has value and meaning and when you can learn to see the gift that each experience has for you, your spiritual journey will become much easier.
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.
What are your options in life? Can you imagine yourself being everything that you want to be, living each moment in the way you want to live it and experiencing joy in all that you do? Can you see these as options for yourself or do they only exist in your daydreams? Your options include not only all of the possibilities that you can imagine at this moment, but also a limitless number of options that you have not yet begun to perceive.
You have glimpses of these other options in your dreams, when you wish or when you have a strong desire to do something else. They come to you when you focus on what you want and can do, instead of what you cannot do, what has passed you by or what seems to be impossible. The impossible only appears that way because you see it from the limitations of your mind. Each time you move into a higher vibration, by releasing fear and trusting in the Universe, you also move into a different range of options for your reality.
It is the nature of humans to suffer and you have suffered for eons, through war, hatred, disease, and many atrocities that are waged on the basis of gender, culture, age or race. There are many examples of suffering on the Earth today, from countries that are ravaged by war, to hunger and abuse in your own neighborhoods. Suffering can be experienced globally and individually. Each person who allows suffering into their lives is responsible for both its presence and its resolution. Those whose nations are at war have relinquished their power to others and have chosen to live their lives in a state of powerlessness. Suffering, as with any aspect of life, is a choice, whose presence in your life is determined by your free will-you choose to suffer, just as you choose to remove suffering from your reality.