This morning we have a message from a power animal that I know well. I first met him years ago when I was doing power animal retrievals, then again more recently in my Power Animal Adventures. He is an enormous sperm whale known as The Ancient One; it is always so wonderful to hear from him. And is now our way, Quado has added a few words at the end of his message.
Do not judge each day by whether it was good enough, whether it was successful. The day was as it was. It was neither good nor bad, for you do not know what things this day may have taught you that prepared you for what lies ahead.
Remember always that learning is as valuable as succeeding, and in many cases even more so. Remember too that a lesson is a valuable gift and that each apparently disadvantageous thing that happens to you can be turned to your advantage if you will step deeply enough into it to learn the lesson that it holds.
You will sometimes meet someone you believe is a soul mate; you feel the connection on many levels, perhaps instantly. And as you get to know each other more, you begin to feel the connection deepen and you feel that you must have an arrangement with this person that predated this lifetime.
Do not assume, however, that this soul connection necessarily means that you are meant to be happily together for this lifetime. It may be that you are meant to be friends and allies, helping each other out. It may be that you are going to help each other in ways that even involve conflict and separation, but with an end result that is beneficial to you. It may be that you are going to learn some lesson from each other and then go your separate ways.
Today, we continue our Course in Creation. As we discussed last week, you should be continuing to work the early lessons, creating your own space in life, setting up your spiritual disciplines and following them through, gaining control over your mind through meditation and beginning to create a positive, fulfilling and joyous life. And what we will be doing now for some time is addressing individual topics that are issues for many people as they walk their path of spiritual transformation and evolution.
And today’s topic is money, a difficult and confusing issue for many.
Today is a day to be who you are in all ways, to express all that is unique about yourself, to shine out with your differences and be glad.
How fortunate you are to be you, to be the person you are in all ways. How fortunate you are to have this sense of humor, this laugh, this smile. How wonderful to have this heart full of love and joy.
I see you. I know you. And what I see and know is a person who is full of goodness and love, a person who shines strongly with light, a person who has some very unique and wonderful gifts to give the world. This is what I see in you.
I know your heart of love. I know that you have tried so hard to be the best person you can and that you are sometimes disappointed in yourself and your life. But still, you are full of courage. Still you are full of love. And still you go on, walking your path, shining out and doing your very best to make your way in the world.
Immerse yourself in gratitude, for this is the liquid that will dissolve the old hurts and ways of being. This is the healer, this gratitude, deep loving gratitude for life itself. Let everything dissolve and dissolve into gratitude until you are only your most essential self.
Last night, as the clock struck midnight and the new year began, an angel made a very special gift for you, a gift that lies before you now. It is in a large box, wrapped in the color of moonlight on a shimmering lake, and tied up with a ribbon spun from those very moonbeams.
Today, we continue in our Course in Creation, helping you to create a joyful and fulfilling life for the time you are here. And today, our focus is on joy. Simple joy, pure joy.
This week, your assignment is very simple. You are to learn to feel joy. You are to teach yourself that you are capable of filling yourself with joy no matter what is happening in your life. You are to learn that joy is something you create inside, not something which is imposed from outside by circumstances and other people. This week, learn that you are truly the creator of your life, and learn it by creating joy in every moment.