What does it mean to you when you take responsibility for something? Think about that for a moment. Does it mean that you are in control of the outcome, that you must answer for the results, that you are accountable? And what do those concepts mean to you-that you will suffer if your performance does not measure up? What are you measuring your performance against? When something is your responsibility, is there an obligation to make things work, to make things right, to perform according to a standard, no matter what the cost to you? And, do you take the concept of responsibility personally, so that if things do not work out the way you believe they should, that somehow you are less than capable or competent?
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.
If you could see yourself as the Universe sees you, you would never doubt your abilities, connection or power. You would be constantly aware of the limitless resources that are available to help you and the beauty and perfection of your life experience. You would be aware that every question is answered and every need is met instantaneously. Each step on your path would be taken with confidence because you would be aware that you already know everything that you need to know to resolve your karma and heal on every level. All of these things are available to you when you have confidence in your Self.
Do you want to know what God's Will is for your life? Why are you here and what are you supposed to do? Much has been written about the Will of God, most of it defining the Will of God as something that humanity is incapable of knowing. The Will of God is seen as an unknown and unknowable energy that you will work towards but can never achieve. The only reason it is that way is because of the separation between the Source and humanity. For as long as there is belief in separation, you can never know the Will of God because you are see God as something outside of yourselves. But what if knowing the Will of God were simple, as are most things in the Universe, and knowing it only involved reconnecting to the Source?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.