You have expectations of the people in your life, that they will treat you honorably, respect you and appreciate your efforts. You can expect them to return favors, be there for you and support you. You can expect them to be kind, thoughtful and loving. And sometimes they do but often they do not. When you have expectations of others it seems that they often do their best to not meet your expectations. That is because having expectations of others is something you do to meet your own needs.
This is the season for giving to others, choosing gifts that will bring them joy and through these gifts you express your love and appreciation. In return, you hope to also receive gifts that will show you that others care about you. Will you give yourself a gift for the holiday, one that you can receive blessings from on each step of your spiritual journey? While you can give gifts to others, it is also important for you to gift yourself with the gift of appreciation for the wonderful, perfect and powerful being that you are.
Many will spend lifetimes to see their beauty reflected through others. Many will spend lifetimes seeking confirmation of their value from others. Many will spend lifetimes hoping that someone will love them so that they can learn that they are lovable. These are gifts that do not come from others until you learn to gift yourself with them. What others see in you is merely a reflection of what you see in yourself.
There is nothing insignificant in the Universe. Every person has a purpose, every thought has an effect, every thing in the Universe has a unique reason for being at a certain place at a specific moment in time. In the grand context of life, everything has meaning and value. So if you consider yourself to be a small or even insignificant part of the grand game of life, reconsider this opinion. You are just as valuable and meaningful as every other thing in the Universe. Because you, like everything else, has purpose that you fulfill every day, with everything that you do.
We are surrounded by energy and if we could see it particles of light. They would be in constant motion, moving towards us as we called them and then moving away to form whatever we called into being with our thoughts or words. The energy, like everything else in the Universe, has no judgment, so it doesn’t ask us if we want what we are asking for, it simply creates. It, unlike us, recognizes our power and it merely responds to whatever we create. It is also not aware of whether we are creating consciously, where we are asking for exactly what we want, or unconsciously, where we are creating from habit. It merely responds to our thoughts by manifesting whatever form they take.
You spend much emotional energy wishing that others would change, act differently, do different things and make different decisions. Do you believe that if they did as you wished your relationship with them would improve? It is a possibility, but not the current reality in the context of your and their free will. Your path through life would be much easier if you would realize that each person is exactly where they are supposed to be, doing what they are supposed to be doing and making the decisions that are right for them. Whether or not you agree with them is another matter. Each person is on their own path, living the life that they have agreed to live according to their contract.
As we move into mastery, which is the purpose of our life path, we are faced with resolving our karma, the energetic imprint that we left behind in our previous third dimensional experiences. Despite what we call it or how we feel about it, karma is nothing more than an energetic imprint that we have created in the earth's energetic matrix. Since we created it, we have to resolve it. This is the purpose of life, and it forms the basis of our energetic signature, hence karma can be described as just another form of energy in motion or emotion.
What is necessary in your life? Is it the house you live in, the car you drive, the job that you have? If you were able to remove the unnecessary material elements, what would you choose? Now, on an emotional level, what is necessary for you? And on a spiritual level? When we speak about what is necessary, the reference is always made to the material. But few ever move past that and look at the other aspects of life, such as the emotional or spiritual and look at now necessary the existing energies are for them. In truth, very little of anything that you currently have is necessary for the only necessary item in your life is your connection with Source. When you have a strong connection with Source everything that is necessary emanates from that so anything else that would serve to replace what is coming from source would be unnecessary.
Those of you who are currently working through the Shift are among the first generation to embrace this type of spirituality that creates heaven on earth. Your path has often been met with disapproval and criticism and many of you struggle with understanding who you are and what you should do as the paths that are available to you are so different from those of the people around you. In a world where it is important to have the approval of others, that is the one thing that is often denied to you. But whose approval is important to you, yours or that of others?
What do you think heaven is? The place your soul returns to when your body dies? A place where you can finally be at rest, free from the burdens of life? A reward for a life well lived? Heaven is all of those things and more. It is the place where all is at peace, where joy and unconditional love reign, where there is no hatred, anger or fear. It is a place where you live in perfection with the knowledge that you are perfection and where you feel safe and secure. But Heaven is not a place where you go, it is something that you carry with you every day of your life. It is here with you and accessible to you right now, at this moment. With your intention and beliefs, you create your own version of Heaven in your life every day.
In every interaction with others each person receives exactly what they need from the other. Whether these interactions are loving or full of fear, make you feel good or bad, you each receive what you need from someone else. And they receive what they need from you.