Can your life be better than it is right now? Can you have more success, joy, love, and abundance than you do right now? That is an illusion that the world lives under and it is why so many are unhappy and dissatisfied. Each person's life cannot be any better than it is at any point in time because each one lives the life that they created. There is no 'better' or 'worse' in the Universe, there is simply what is. And this is a dynamic process, capable of changing at any point in time.
You are the authority in your life. There is no power in the Universe that has control over you and your life. It is your free will that allows you to choose the reality that you wish to create, just as your free will also allows you to make other choices. While you can be influenced by others and often are, the final choice in the path that you take is yours. When you give your authority to others, believing that they know best or that they can more efficiently create what you want, you simply give your power away and even then, they have no authority in your life other than what you allow them to have.
There is no form or definition to the world as it exists as each of you sees it. That is the gift of perception that each of you has. The reality in which you live is uniquely yours and cannot be seen the same way by anyone else. This exists for each of you individually and for all of humanity. And how you see your individual reality affects how the rest of humanity perceives itself. You have the choice as to how you use this gift.
You can use your gift of perception to see your reality any way you wish and that is how it will be. If you see it as a place of peace, it will be peaceful. If you see it as full of love and people who are loving towards you, that is how it is. But if you choose to use your gift of perception to see your reality as difficult and challenging, that is how it is as well. Everyone in your world will respond to you and connect with you based on your perception. And the way you choose to use your gift of perception extends to the world.
Do you feel that you have to see every situation through to a successful conclusion, that somehow it has to work out and everyone has to be happy? Do you define the success of your lessons by how long you stay in them or whether, through your efforts, someone's behavior will change? How long does this take and when is it appropriate and right to walk away? The criteria that you use to determine the success of each lesson will establish the point where you know that it is right to say that you have had enough, and you know when to say 'when.'
You have the power to create your reality and every day you experience the life that you are capable of manifesting, according to your beliefs and spiritual understanding. The Universal laws constantly work in response to your thoughts and words, allowing you to experience the life that you believe you should have. In addition to your thoughts and words, the Universe also responds to what you expect, the things that you believe will happen. To manage your reality, you must know what you expect.
The goal of our spiritual journey is to reconnect to our Source, the innermost spiritual part of us where only one energy exists, unconditional love. We start our lives with a vague memory of this type of love, which is all accepting, all knowing and all caring and we spend much of our lives trying to reconnect with it.
It is not easy to accept those who are different from you, especially those who actions cause you pain. Acceptance of others means acknowledging that you are all children of God, connected to the Source. The reason that all of humanity does not share the same physical characteristics is so that you can learn to see past the physical and see the spiritual. If you were able to see each other in spirit, you would see nothing but the various colors of the aura. As you progress through the Shift and raise your vibrations, each of you will embody only the pure light of the Christ Consciousness so you will indeed all look the same. Even as your vibrations raise now, you perceive others differently and move towards the ability to see the from a spiritual and energy viewpoint, instead of only the physical. Unconditional love removes your ability to see differences in others, and all become One.
When you are faced with confusing situations, who do you go to for answers? Do you spend time talking with others, reviewing the situation countless times and asking for others' opinions? Do you seek guidance and counsel from others and see it as more valid than your own? As you have learned, what works for others does not always work for you and when you forget that you have the answers, you look to others hoping that they will shed light on what you should do next. Have you considered that since you created the situation you also have all of the answers that you need to resolve it?
Many of you are preparing for great change in your life. You know it, you can feel it, you have been preparing for it and yet the actual events seem to come together very slowly. Relax, there is no way for you to rush this part of the journey. At times it may seem that the pieces of your life are being put together in reverse order but know that they are not. Each thing happens in exactly the proper order. You can feel the energetic changes on an emotional level which is why you alternately feel joy and sadness, elation and fear. Perhaps the next part of your life will be more joyful, more abundance, more satisfying. It will reflect the spiritual growth that you have achieved during this part of the Shift. If you worry, instead, that things are not occurring in the proper order, you will delay the final outcome. Your task during this process is to relax and enjoy the moment.
The world is focused on Hurricane Katrina, its refugees and the damage to the city of New Orleans. To many it is inconceivable that a major city can be destroyed in this way. Things like that do not happen in the modern world. But they have happened in the past and they will happen now. You have known that the Shift would bring changes to the earth, that balance would be restored to the planet's energy and that there would be loss of life. These events are an opportunity for the world reunite, to help each other and to forget the separations of culture, geography, race and economy and work together to create balance and harmony for all.