Who Made You The Opinion Maker?
Message From Ascended Master Siddhārtha Gautama.
Many of us on Earth have many opinions about everything under the sun. Many of us are not shy about expressing our opinions either. We are quick to jump into debates about what is best or not best and the ramifications of not choosing the position that we like.
Opinion makers have a tough time, however. Opinions are easy to create so the opinion maker who is attached to their opinions is constantly defending their position with many other opinions. We who become attached are then taken for a wild ride as we go from one argument to the next defending words and ideas against other words and ideas.
We become so attached that the clash of opinions start to make us worry. They can also make us mad. In the process we can develop bitterness. Bitterness then leads to diseases such high blood pressure and heart problems. Soon our health deteriorates and the rest of our life can quickly follow into disfunction all because we value our attachments to our opinions.
My practical advice to you is to throw out your opinions. When others ask what your opinion is of something, simply say, "I need to think about it more before I have an opinion." Afterwards, don't think about the topic and you will never have an opinion of it.
Being without opinions will soon make you realize that life doesn't stop. Indeed, life without opinions is a life full of options waiting to be explored.
Cut the cords to opinions and become happy!
Why the Hurry?
Message from ArchAngel Gabriel
From the Heavens we experience the mad rushing that many on Earth perform and we see that those that rush around are almost always less happy then those who take the time to take it easy.
Now, I know those who like to rush will snort in derision at those who take it easy. Those who rush will be very adamant that their lifestyle is the reason for their success in life. But at what cost? Those who hurry may seem to be achieving more than others but what is the definition of success. Is a more expensive car and a diamond watch worth the health issues that stress and dis-ease brings?
Is the strained and broken relationships that those in a hurry produce worth the social status?
How much pain and suffering must one go through to obtain those things that bring to the possessor looks of envy from others?
Conversely, notice the modest woman who would rather spend her Sundays volunteering at a homeless shelter. She has no designer clothing and a very plain car. She does not rush to and fro looking for the next big deal. She is very happy helping others and in response, many adore her and provide her a rich and pleasurable social life fit for a queen. She does not have to hurry in her life because her friends are there to support her and her dreams and aspirations are filled effortlessly. When she vacations, she is guided to beautiful places rarely seen by others because her network is so vast from her service work that she can travel to any continent and have a place to stay.
Contrast this with the ones to hurry, who have no time for the social contact that make life rich with joy.
So who, really, is the the rich one, the happy one, the successful one: The one who moves slowly with rich friendships or the one who moves so fast that friendships fall by the wayside?
If you are the one who hurries, I give you practical advice from the Heavenly realms: To break this habit of hurrying, examine what you find to be the most important things in life. List them out on a piece of paper. Put that paper off to the side and then start another paper that lists things you wish you could do if you had the time.
That second paper is actually a list of dreams. compare the list of dreams with the list of things that you find so important that you have no time for anything else. Notice how they are so different. The list of important things is actually your list of fears.
Now make your life a little bit happier by choosing to make important one item from your list of wishes. Make it a priority and make it your intention to make that item a reality in your life.
Continue to do that until your list of wishes has been actualized. And while your doing this, make yourself even happier by slowing down to enjoy it all.
Be Aware of Your Feelings Each Moment.
Message from Ascended Master Mary Magdalene.
In your journey of spiritual transformation, the end goal is to get to a place of inner peace of Divine Neutrality, of Joy plus whatever delight or passion that you feel at the moment.
This does not mean that you suppress sorrow, or anger, or guilt or these other lower emotions.
These emotions, in the latter stages, melt away and are no longer of concern.
This does not mean that you lose compassion for compassion remains as strong as ever.
This does not mean that you no longer care for others.
This only means that you no longer torture yourself unnecessarily with lower emotions. Anger, hate, possessiveness, the need to dominate and control and judge are, by their very nature, elements that are in violation of the basic understanding that we are all One and that we all honor the journeys of our brothers and sisters of light.
The first step in this journey, however, is not the immediate sessation of these lower emotions. That is a process that takes time. The first step is to simplly be aware of your emotions as you progress through the day.
Make this a game for yourself. At any particular point in time, stop and ask yourself, "What emotion am I feeling now?" There are apps for your smartphone that allow you to track your mood. Try this for 90 days and discover those things that affect your mood. This is the first stop on your journey of transformation.
The second stop is to focus on a particular event or situation that puts you into a lower mood. Identify it and then ask the Creator to remove it from your being and then give thanks.
Soon, as you continuously do this throughout the day, your transformation will become stronger and stronger.
Like water, the gentle removing of the sources of these emotions will wash you clean over time. This is a process of daily cleansing and removal from the Creator. In a few months you will find yourself facing your days with ease and Grace. What bothered you in the past will now be easily brushed aside as your Trues Self shines through.
Join your other brothers and sister who are on this path of transformation. I invite you to start monitoring your mood today and then asking Creator to remove the source of any upset as they occur.
Allow Life to Happen.
Message from Ascended Master Saint Germain.
Many times life can seem fearful. Many times we wish we could just run away from it and retreat to a nice quiet place. And retreats do serve a purpose. They allow us to meditate upon our existence far from the grind of every day duties and responsibilities. They allow us to take stock and to plan changes.
When we retreat into diversions designed to keep us from examining what is happening around us then we retreat from Life.
When we avoid having the conversation with another that we know will provides benefits to both because we feel uncomfortable then we retreat from Life.
When we acquiesce to someone either intentionally or accidentally crossing our boundaries then we are retreating from Life.
When we decline to participate in activities, we retreat from Life.
The practical advice for today is to allow Life to happen by participating in those uncomfortable conversations and joining those activities. You will most often find that you receive in those situations much more than you give.
Grab onto Life and enjoy it!
Be Patient Like a Farmer.
Message From ArchAngel Michael
Your lives here / now on Earth is bustling with deadline and action. The speed that which you can now receive a meal has shrunk from hours to minutes. Distance now is no longer the foreboding journey of danger. A flight can take you from one continent to another in hours.
Speed is now the watchword of the day.
In our earthly spiritual lives we also expect speed in our spiritual transformation from anger and hate and despair to what we see others transforming to: happiness and love and joy.
When we don't see the instant results we tend to give up and say that it is useless, that we will never be able to do this, that those who have and are doing this have some special skill or condition.
I am here to tell you that each and every one of your has the necessary ability to make the transformation. I know this for a certainty because each and every one if us can ask for help because there is no expectation for you to do this alone. Ask God to help you every day and Legions of Angels shall come to help you in your transformation toward becoming your True Self - one who has only kind thoughts and feelings.
The purpose of this time on Earth is to Herald in a New Age whereupon all are living their True Selves. The transformation that is taken by you does, however require time. The process of healing into our True Selves, of surrendering our lower desires and pettiness requires time.
Like a farmer who has planted his seeds, we need to exhibit a degree of practical patience as to the timing of harvesting full grown crops. The farmer does not expect to wake the next day with fully grown crops. The farmer knows that it will take months for the growing season to conclude.
And like the farmer, we must have the faith that the efforts of our work will yield results. Crops grow slowly so the day-to-day changes within you may appear slowly. Do not become discouraged. The farmer does not abandon his crops for growing slowly and neither should you abandon your transformation for it's apparent slowness.
In time, the fruits of your activities shall be apparent and you shall be transformed.
Be patient like the Farmer.
Gratitude Opens the Heart to the Divine
Message from Ascended Master Paramahansa Yogananda
There was a time during my life that I faced great adversity in maintaining the organization that was to be known as the Self Realization Fellowship. It was during the Great Depression and the ability to remain solvent became a challenge to the point where we had trouble receiving enough food to make our meals.
In this situation it would have been easy for the monks and myself to lapse into a state of despair or anger or ingratitude like children who have not received their expected candy.
Instead we prayed and turned toward God and we asked for miracles. What we received was Divine Inspiration. What we received was information regarding how to adequately feed our group with a balanced vegetarian meal that provided for all our needs. This inspiration came to us with startlingly insights and visions of what we must do.
We followed those insights and visions and we survived and thrived through those lean times.
Throughout those times of adversity, we never lapsed into despair or bitterness. We never allowed our expectations of what a miracle should look like cloud our thankfulness and gratitude for the key information that we received.
So how did we do this? How did we ride out the most fearful economic disaster of the century without sinking into fear, hatred and despair?
This is our practical advice for you today.
We expressed thanks and gratefulness throughout our day for what we had and for the small miracles that would manifest. If one of us suddenly received an unexpected stipend and shared with the group, each one of us would pray to God in thanks and gratitude for the miracle.
When I would wake up in the morning, I would spend at least five minutes listing the things that I was grateful for and thanking God with all my heart. When we had our meager meals, we joined together in gratitude and thanks for what we had. Many of us would make it a point to offer prayers of thanks for the weather, for our living quarters, for our good fortune for being alive. We kept the momentum of gratitude going throughout the day and a wonderful transformation occurred - we became happier and more heart-felt in our interactions with each other.
You see, gratitude toward life and one another brings forth Divine Love from the Heart.
I invite you to try this for a month and feel the difference. If you find your self happier and more loving, consider making this a permanent habit.
Remember the Simple Things
Those who are on a spiritual path may, after a while, accrue so much information about how to proceed along their path that they become exhausted by all the options. Many times the whole purpose of the spiritual journey may become lost.
I am here today to help you to refocus upon what is truly important, of what is Divine Will. Here are simple things to remember to help refocus.
Harm No One
The first simple thing that I need to discuss is that we are all Children of the Creator. Whether we are an Archangel or a human or a sea otter, we were made by Creator, from the Creator and for the Creator. With this basic fact, we now have a basis for the understanding that no matter what we do in life, we strive to harm no one.
Harming No One means that we refrain from words, thoughts, actions and non-actions that can hurt another. Especially vulnerable to harm are children. Harming children through words can affect their entire life. Many are walking on Earth wounded from harsh words told to them during early childhood.
Equally damaging is inaction. A favorite harming weapon is not doing something. For example not acknowledging someone who is in your presence while at the same time acknowledging other can be harmful.
The best way to avoid harming others is to ask yourself (before taking action or inaction) if you would wish to be treated in such away. If you cannot say yes to this questions then it is best to refrain form the action or non-action.
Honor the Creator Above All Others
What does Honor the Creator Above All Others mean? Quite simply, don't worship something more than the Creator. If you know, for example that the Creator would wish us all to not harm each other and we proceed to harm others in the pursuit of increased profits for business, then we are worshipping profits above the Creator. Worship is defined as honoring the Creator.
The simplest method to avoid this is to ask yourself during a quiet moment if major decisions in your life are for the highest good of all. If the answer that you receive is no, then re-examine your motives for the decision. Are you worshipping your desires above that of Creator?
Next Honor Yourself
Honor yourself means that the spiritual goal is to recognize that you are a child of the Creator and that you are Loved beyond measure.
Too many on Earth hate themselves. I ask that you forgive yourselves for not being perfect and to accept you as you are. This fundamental Honoring of self by first forgiving and accepting allows for healing to begin within.
The simplest method to Honor, love and accept self is to start the day by looking into the mirror and saying to the reflection of self, "I love you. I honor your Divine Purpose on Earth. I accept you just the way that you are, and I forgive you all your faults."
Next Honor Your Family
Once you honor, love and accept yourself then you will find it much easier to do the same.
This simplest method for honoring your Family is to visualize every member of your family and mentally tell them that you love them , honor them, accept them, forgive them and bless them. Next, ask them to forgive you for any hate, resentment or bitterness that you might be holding.
Next Honor Your Neighbors
By the term neighbors, I mean all whom cross your path as well as those who live near you.
The simplest method to honor your neighbors is to make this intention every morning, "I intend to honor, love and accept all those who cross my path while still holding healthy boundaries."
The last part regarding boundaries is needed because although you may wish to honor all who cross your path, you may occasionally cross paths with other who may knowingly or unknowingly want something that will violate your boundaries.
You can still honor, love and accept others crossing your path and still say no to things that are causing your to dishonor yourself.
Forgiving all is the most simplest concept. However it is the hardest for many to grasp at the heart level because of all the pain that can be endured that are inflicted by others.
What can help is the Higher understanding that those who inflict damage are those who themselves are damaged.
The simplest way to forgive others is to mentally forgive them with this Intention, "I forgive you who has hurt me. I understand that you, yourself, are injured."
Many are concerned that forgiving one who has recently performed hurtful things will result in becoming hurt again. What is need is the understanding that forgiving someone is the releasing of hate towards the other not a permission for the other to continue hurting. One can still forgive and still have healthy boundaries in place to prevent further hurt.
Healthy boundaries, however, require the courage to leave a person who is continuously hurting who and does not honor your boundaries. To refuse to forgive because one does not have the courage to leave a person is a trap that invites suffering.
Ask For Help
What I have just discussed are the basics - the foundation - for a healthy spiritual life that can be worked on each day moment by moment.
If you find this path difficult, help from the Creator is a prayer away. Ask the Creator for help to overcome your difficulties and you shall receive.
Imagine Peace Within and Without.
Message from Ascended Master Mahatma Gandhi.
When I was alive, I spent much time meditating upon the ills of the World. Around me I witnessed two World Worlds and my beloved country occupied by an invading force.
I saw senseless acts of brutality and hate and man pitted against man with greed and jealousy.
And, yet, I also found men and women who were surrounded by God's Grace. They moved with a balance and poise that took my breath away. These were no entertainers or politicians or the wealthy class. These were simple men and women, most often so poor that they spent most of their day gathering enough fuel to cook their meager meals.
And yet, they were happy. They laughed and smiled and loved. They were gracious and giving. They thought kind thoughts and said kind things. They had a warm greeting for all they met. And all whom met them thought loving thoughts of them. They were and they are Heaven on Earth.
Imagine if all of mankind were like the gentle people who lived along the River Ghangis. What are their secret?
Firstly they love God. You can see it in their eyes. They love God, whom they call Divine Mother. They appreciate God because God supplies them with what they need for they know they only have to ask.
Secondly, they are humble before God because they know that all whom they meet in the street or in their homes are God within. They know that each one of use is Divinity within. This simple fact creates great humility within.
Thirdly, they, long ago, surrendered all their worries and fears to God and simply ask for guidance with every step that they take.
As a result of these three simple characteristics, these simple people create a life rich with happiness and abundance and peace both within and without.
Imagine if you could be like that.
What is stopping you?
Whatever stops you, surrender it with Love and wish that God takes it away.
Happiness is Living without Worries
Message from Mary Magdalene
I watch so many of my sisters and brothers scurry throughout the day worrying incessantly about every little detail in their life. They worry about whether or not they paid the water bill on time or whether or not they bought everything they needed at the grocery store, or worry about what their co-workers think of them and on and on it goes.
And as they worry, their bodies tense up and then the ailments start: indigestion, ulcers, aching pain in the lower back, neck ache, and so on. My brothers and sisters are worrying themselves to death!
And to what end? If I forget something at the grocery store, I can always get it later. Worrying only creates extra suffering.
If my co-workers think ill of me, worrying cannot stop this. Many times, worrying will create more feelings of ill will.
Worrying is, many times, an indicator that we are holding onto fear from a past events that frightened us. When we are frightened by an event as a small child, we will create a pattern of fear that we hold onto for the rest of our lives.
As an adult, this child fear manifests itself as worrying over many things.
I say let go of this fear and the worrying shall stop.
My practical advice for you is, when you recognize that you are worrying, ask the Creator to take away the worrying and fear from all parts of you. Thank the Creator and feel the fear drain from you.
When you drain yourself of worry and fear only one thing remains: happiness.
Message from Sanat Kumara
When we go about our day we find ourselves in situations and with people that will trigger us.
We will say, during a traffic jam, "Why are people slowing down to watch an accident getting cleaned up." We will shake our heads in frustration as we inch along.
When we are at a restaurant, we listen to snatches of conversations at neighboring tables and we make silent comments and judgements based upon what we hear. We might say to ourselves, "I would never say that to my child. That's not the way to do it" Or we might find ourselves mentally coaching this other person, a complete stranger, "Say that you won't stand for such a thing!"
This condition that I have been describing is one of Non-Acceptance. We are wishing to control our environment to such a degree that we become agitated and upset.
I wish now to help you to understand that, perhaps, your high standards and expectations that you have for your environment and for others is rubbing against a series of Universal Laws. This is why Non-Acceptance places you in an agitated and unhappy state - you are fighting against Divine Flow.
Firstly, we exist in a shared environment. We agreed to share this environment with other aspects of the All that Is. We are hear together to cohabitate in this Universe. To insist that this shared environment be only to your liking will mostly likely have you breaking both the Law of Free Will and the Law of Harmlessness.
If you haven't heard of these Universal or Divine Laws before, then I hope that I have sufficiently tickled your curiosity enough for you to want to read more about them!
The Law of Free Will is a cornerstone Law in this Universe. It simply states that we must honor the Free Will of all whom we come across. We are not to control others. We are to accept that each one of us is on our path of choice and progressing at the speed of our choice.
Have you ever been called overbearing or has someone ever told you to, "Stay out of my bussiness!" If you have then you have been violating someone's RIght to Free Will.
The Law of Harmlessness simply states that you, by action or inaction, not harm another. Seeking to change a shared environment to your liking at the expense of others can cause conditions where your action of changing the environment causes harms to another.
For example, you eat a banana and you toss the banana peel onto the sidewalk. Another person walks by and slips on the peel and hurts her back. Your action of throwing the banana peel broke the Law of Harmlessness.
More common and to the point of this message, insisting that someone else do it your way in a particular activity can frequently cause harm. Let's say that you and a friend are talking and the friend has been having a problem with a lover. You provide advice and you are very insistent that the best course of action would be to leave the lover. Your friend now has been harmed because she has now been implanted with the energy of your insistance that is at odds with her intention to make the relationship work. This energetic conflict is now within her every time she is in your presence and cause distress, a type of harmful emotional conflict.
This is a violation of the Law of Harmlessness. If you had offered the advice only after the friend had agreed to hear the advice as well as saying after the advice that this is only your opinion of the situation and that she can take it or leave it, then you have not violated the Universal Laws and you have not created this situation of dissonant energy within another.
Please note that when you follow these universal Laws, not only do others around you feel at peace, you also will feel at peace!
The practical heavenly advice for you today is to simply accept what is going on within this universal shared environment (if it is not harming you or others) and accept the right to others to have Free Will and you will find yourself more at peace.
Message from Jesus.
I want to talk about today the importance of being aware of what your actions, thoughts and words have on your reality and the people around you. Thoughts carry energy. words carry energy. Actions carry energy. Many think that if they only think about hurting someone and not carry out the though with action then there is no harm done.
On the contrary. The energy of hate produced by the thought becomes formed as an energy attachment that sticks with you, the creator of the thought. Over time, more and more hateful thought attache themselves to you and more and more you will feel this heavy burden. You will feel agitated and paranoid for the angry and hateful thought energies that are attached to you will make you feel like someone wants to do you harm. In reality it is the hateful thought energies of your creations. They are stuck on you.
My practical advice for you today is to stop having hateful thoughts. Instead, simply look at the person that you are about to have a hateful thought and say to yourself mentally, "This person is like me, a son or daughter of the Creator." Keep saying this every time the habitual hate thought arises. Over time the habit will die.
One final advice is to ask the Creator for help in clearing all attachments that plague you with a simple prayer, "Dear Creator, please cut from me all attached energy and thought that do not serve. Thank you, Creator. I love you!"
Allow Life to Flow
Message from Ascended Master Kuthumi
We have all been in a place in our lives where we wish to control everything down to the smallest details. Do you remember the last time this passion occurred to you?
How did you feel when you tried to anticipate every detail and contingency? Did you spend much time agonizing over all the details to try to have a plan for what could go wrong?
Did you become riddled with anxiety as you tried to supply solutions for more and more improbable outcomes to your situation?
Did you make yourself upset as you strove to put into place plans b, c, d, e thru z?
Is this attention to control healthy for you?
I present to you another option.
How about simply letting it all go. Just become the spontaneous soul that you really are instead of the incessant worrier.
Let us take an example to show how this can become. Let us say that you intend to have a party within one week's time.
Normally, as the worrier, you immediately begin to fret over details such as what to wear and what to serve and when to obtain the necessities of the party. You may spend the better part of the week fretting and listing and worrying about the party.
Instead, the free soul within you already knows what to do and when to do it. Souls never fret over the details because the details are already known. It is only the physical mind the frets with anxiety because it does not have the ability to access higher levels of information that the soul can easily access.
The easiest way to access this higher level of knowledge and information is to listen to your Heart. You can actually ask your Heart yes or no questions and quickly ascertain the best time and place for the party planning and setup. For example, you can ask your Heart, "Heart, is Thursday afternoon the best time to shop for the party?" Listen for the Heart's answer by feeling it. If you get a feeling that Thursday is right or wrong then your Heart has given you the answer.
Apply this method to your day to day decisions and you will find your self fully present in the moment and living in the flow of life with less worries.
Many Blessings to you!
Forgive and Forget.
Message from Jesus.
How many times have you heard, "I can forgive you but I certainly won't forget what you've done!"
Do you think that the person who says this can really, truly forgive?
A statement like the above betrays the person making the statement. Not wanting to forget the offending situation means that the person wishes to relive the situation and become offended all over again!
It is important to not only Forgive a person but to also let go of the past. Revisiting past trauma can re-injure you. It is best to wipe it clean.
By this time you may well know how to do this - ask Creator to help you both forgive and to wipe clean the memory. Simply tell Creator that you forgive this person and that you wish for the memory to be taken out of you. Creator will lovingly execute the request.
Forgiving and forgetting is only a prayer away.
In The Here/Now.
Message From Ascended Master Yogananda.
To be in the Here/Now is to be fully present and engaged with your senses so that you are concentrating only upon what is occurring So, why is this important to you?
Let us explore the other alternatives in order to understand the vital importance of being Here/Now.
One alternative to being Here/Now is to be focused upon the past. Many of our brothers and sisters stay in the past, either nostalgically remembering times that were pleasurable to them or regretting actions that occurred, missed opportunities or decisions. What is the outcome of living in the past? Living in the past produces a permanent state of dissatisfaction within our brothers and sisters.
If we are focusing on past pleasurable activities then we are also comparing these activities that are occurring Here/Now. This will invariably cause dissatisfaction with the Here/Now because past remembrances of pleasant activities take on a larger than life feel. Living in the past, simply put, creates unhappiness within.
Another alternative to living in the past or living in the Here/Now is to live in the future.
Brothers and sisters who live in the future are constantly worrying about different outcomes to different imaginary events that have not yet occurred. Many times this creates within a fearful state of anxiety as the mind creates ever more disastrous future scenarios.
Equally common with those living in the future is the mind creating ever more grandiose scenarios of fame, fortune and wonderful times. This constant focus upon the future, however, keeps the brother or sister from ever participating Here/Now with these dreams.
Living in the future, simply put, creates fear or disappointment of unfulfilled expectations.
In short, living in the past or the future creates unhappiness.
The only state of presence that can bring forth happiness, therefore, is being in the Here/Now, neither regretting the past or worrying about the future while at the same time avoiding the trap of comparing past events or future expectations.
Allow me to suggest a way to stay in the Here/Now that you can practice throughout the day. As you breath in feel the air as it comes in through your nostrils while at the same time focus on what you are hearing. Focusing on two senses at the same time prohibits the brain from thinking about the past or the future. Combining the focus of sense plus sight or sight and sound makes it too hard for the brain to focus upon anything else. Try this now to see how you are unable to focus upon anything else.
While doing this throughout the day, also take ample opportunity to thank the Creator for everything that passes your way as you remain in the Here/Now. This will intensify within you a feeling of gratitude that cannot be found when focusing on the past or future.
I wish you well as you practice being fully present within the Here/Now!
The Key to Living in Harmony is Through the Heart.
Message from ArchAngel Metatron
So many on Earth pride themselves on their logic, their ability to think through their day. So many are so enamored by their thought processes that they they, in their heads, have conversations with themselves throughout the day, ignoring the tugs from their heart when they erroneously jump to the wrong conclusions.
Fueled by all this brain power are you, nonetheless, feeling dissatisfied?
Here is a thought. Perhaps that brain power is not up to the task for getting you into a state of Happiness, Joy and Harmony. Perhaps brain power has a limitation. Perhaps that's why you still feel unsatisfied with your life.
"But, what else do I have?" you may retort.
I tell you that you have your Heart. Ancient wisdom has always stated that the Heart is the seat of the Soul. Modern science has confirmed that the Heart sends signals to the brain. What could the heart possibly be telling the brain?
Perhaps it's your Soul communicating the way to Happiness and Harmony. Perhaps those feelings that arise within you that something is not quite right or that something feels right is that Soul of yours communicating through the heart.
How many times have you ignored that feeling? How many times have you wished that you didn't? It's the brain power within you that is ignoring the Heart Power.
Perhaps you should let the Heart drive things for a while. Let the Heart be in charge and find out where it will take you.
Perhaps you will find yourself on the road to Happiness and Harmony!
Message from Ascended Master Maitreya.
In today's world there is a disease that has spread throughout the land. It is fear of being alone. Many of us are frightened at the prospect of being alone with ourselves and our thoughts.
Why would that be so?
Unfortunately, many of us don't really like being alone and hearing all the thoughts that race through our heads - unhappy thoughts, shameful thoughts.
So what we do to avoid these thoughts, to run away from these thoughts is to stay in the company of others or to play games or loud music; anything to keep us away from what is a part of us that is called the Shadow Self.
So what is this Shadow Self? This is the dark side that every human has on this planet called Earth. This is where we store our resentments, our bitterness, our hatred, our feelings of separation, our addictions - you get the picture. It is where we stuff in and hide all those things that are not harmonious to Creator and that we feel bad or shameful about.
So instead of examining these things, many of us seek to pretend that this part of us does not exist. The irony is that if you were to examine your Shadow Self then you could simply let it go by asking Creator to take it away so that you can be free of it.
I invite you to spend some time alone and, when an unpleasant thought invades your consciousness, instead of hiding it in your Shadow Self, examine it. Examine the thoughts and the emotions that come with it.
Then, ask Creator to dispose of it by saying, "I Surrender this to You, Creator. Please take it out of me so that I am free if it."
Embrace being alone as an opportunity to clean yourself of your Shadow Self. Creator is always with you and ready to help you remove that which does not serve.
Message from Jesus Christ
The desire for all here on Earth are very similar. We seek to be our Authentic Selves. We long to be Truthful in all situations, to not break our Integrity for the sake of pleasing others or for obeying our fears.
The compulsion to please others and the giving into our fears are two sides of the same coin. They are fear. The compulsion to please others stems from the fear of being left alone. Many of us fear this so much they we break our integrity many times when we please others from a place of fear. We give away our power to others when we are in this fear.
I ask you, is this a desirable way of being?
The other side of this coin is the giving into fear. Our Authentic Self may find joy in a particular activity or event. But as the day arrives for the activity or event, nagging doubt of fear invades our thoughts and feelings and we succumb to the fear and cancel our engagement.
Have you had enough of this?
I had these very same issues growing up and maturing into adulthood. I had to grapple with these impulses and I had to find ways to overcome these things. I did this by releasing all my fears to our Creator. I invite you to do the same for our Creator is more than willing to help us when we ask for help for she is a loving Creator.
When you feel the nagging fear churning within you, immediately call upon the Creator and ask for help: "Creator please help me and take away this fear and replace it with courage, now. Thank you!" This simple prayer said when fear arises within you shall banish it.
I invite you to say it as many times a day as needed and to know that you are watched over and helped whenever you ask for help.
Message from Ascended Master Kuthumi
Many who feel listless or restless or dissatisfied with life are most often not in alignment with their Divine Purpose. Conversely some are judged for seemingly not doing much but are, never the less, quite happy with their lives. Could these who are not doing much be performing their Divine Purpose?
Before answering these questions, allow me to explain this concept called Divine Purpose.
As you know, we are all sons and daughters of the Creator and we were created with a purpose in mind - to explore our universe and each other and grow and evolve in wisdom, compassion, understanding and acceptance.
With every incarnation we come into life with a Divine Purpose for what we want to achieve. There are as many different Divine Purposes as there are people on the planet. Some are here to work with animals, or with Mother Earth or to help heal those in need. Others are here to be anchors for light, who are meant to be the friendly neighbor who sits on the porch and greets all who come by with a friendly wave and kind conversation.
No Divine Purpose is greater or lesser than another. All are important in the eyes of the Creator.
So understand that those who are happy with their life have, in fact, found their Divine Purpose and are living it.
For those who are restless and dissatisfied, I suggest that you remove yourself from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and seek solitude for an hour. Be at peace and breath deeply while relaxing on the exhale. Do this enough times to where you feel deeply relaxed. Next, simply ask yourself, "Please show me what is my Divine Purpose?" You will be shown an image or a knowing. When you receive this answer, ask yourself, "How do I feel about this answer?" If the feeling that you receive feels good, then you know that you have found your Divine Purpose.
Write it down! Ask the Creator for help in achieving your Divine Purpose. Help will arrive. Seize the help with gratitude as it arrives and enjoy your Divine Purpose.
Message from Ascended Master Saint Germain
The Power of Your Words
I bid you greetings from one humble servant to another!
In the beginning our Creator said, "Let there be Light."
Understand that words have so much power that they can create Universes.
So please tell me, "What are your words creating?"
Are they creating Heaven on Earth?
Are they creating environments that bring Joy and Love?
Or, are they creating strife and suffering?
Don't feel sad, or mad or enraged if you discover that you words are creating a reality that you don't necessarily like. Many on Earth do. Many just don't know what they are doing to themselves and others when they speak of things that bring others or themselves down.
Word are both spoken and thought. By far the most pernicious words are the ones thought. They are like silent vipers moving in the underbrush, striking out at their creators with deadly venom that make their lives a living torment.
Perhaps you are familiar with some of these thoughts? Many are so potent they can strike a person ill. Here are some examples that are thought round the world every minute by those who are unconsciously making their lives miserable:
"I have such bad luck. I'll probably get into another accident." I'm so stupid, I will never understand this." I can't leave him. Where would I go?" "I can't possibly afford to go to that spiritual workshop!"
Do these types of thoughts strike a chord? What are the bearers of these thoughts doing to themselves? What are they creating?
I will tell you that they are creating with these thoughts. Our Creator gifted us with the power of manifestation and we manifest with thoughts and words and visualizations. What these who think such things are creating is their own misery.
Be not one who runs wild with negative thoughts then blame others for their plight.
Instead be one who is thinking and saying words that bring light, that uplift yourself and others.
Follow this practice if you wish to make a better world for yourselves with Right Thinking.
In the morning make the intention to think and say Right Thoughts and Right Words. These are sayings that bring a smile to others, that warm their hearts and yours. Say to yourself, "Today I Am thinking and saying only kinds words." "Today, I am only thinking and saying words of acceptance and trust." Then, throughout the day, follow with Right Action and carry through with your intentions!
Go ahead and create a world that you've always hoped to live. use the Right Words with Right Thinking and Right Saying and with Right Action.
Message from ArchAngel Michael.
The Truth Shall Set You Free.
I AM Archangel Michael and I bring to you an explanation of a tried and true saying, "The Truth shall set your free."
Many will think that telling the Truth will certainly set you free of career, relationships and home! I tell you that the real meaning of this is not to create chaos in your interpersonal relationships., Tact and diplomacy does not fall by the wayside.
What this term actually refers to is being True to yourself.
Being True to yourself is examining, on a moment to moment basis, your emotional state. This self examination is helpful because it allows you to identify situations that create emotional triggers.
Have you ever had an encounter with another and found yourself feeling angry or depressed or hurt? When examining your emotional state from moment to moment, you will be able to capture the cause of the emotional upset.
But what to do with this information? The first thing that you can do is to ask yourself, truthfully, do you enjoy having these emotions?
Some people thrive on chaos and emotional pain. Some people like the drama caused by their dysfunctional relationships in their work and private life. For these, chaos creates a chemical cocktail within them that makes them feel alive. It is an addiction.
Are you one of these that thrives on disfunction, chaos and hard times? This is what is meant by the saying, "Truth shall set you free." If you recognize that you enjoy disharmony because it is entertaining to you and feels good to you then you are on the first step toward being honest with yourself. When you are honest with yourself you can then stop blaming others for your situation and recognize that you are the one that is controlling your environment. Since you like disharmony so shall you receive disharmony.
Disharmony, chaos and hard times come only to those who either desire it or fear it. Being honest with yourself brings this into focus to the point where you can take the next step which is asking yourself, "Do I want to continue living in misery?" If the answer is "No," then be True to yourself and ask the Creator that you need help in turning your life around. Ask the Creator that you wish for a life filled with happiness and purpose. Ask for this every morning and you shall start to see change in your life.
When you ask, you shall receive.
Message from ArchAngel Gabrielle.
Open your Heart with Music for the Soul.
In the realm of the Archangels we love the sound of music that stirs us with the grandeur of our Creator. We love songs about love for Love is the Energy that powers the Universe. The kind of Love that I speak of is not ordinary Love - it is the energy and sound of the Creator.
You can tune yourself into this Love by listening to music and to songs that stir your soul that bring you to a higher level, that bring a tear to your eye.
Bring yourself into Love with songs that inspire and talk of transformation and the love of one another. Listen to these while breathing deep and slow and you will soon find yourself transported.
Raise your mood and raise your Love with a few minutes a day of listening to music that uplifts or through the creation of music.
Creating music that allows your soul to come through is the whole purpose of being on Earth. Let your soul free through music!
I invite you to try this now.
"But, how," some of you protest, "I don't have a musical bone in my body much less an instrument to play." I tell you now that your voice is an instrument. Your hands clapping are an instrument.
Make music. Make yourself soar.
Message from Jesus.
Be Not Proud.
Many of us on Earth are proud of our heritage, of our country, of our associations. We are proud of our accomplishments and we are proud of the accomplishments of our children.
But what is Pride? It is the feeling of being better than another. It is a feeling of wanting to separate oneself from our neighbor and declare our self to be superior. It is a habit of those who think themselves more than others.
I am here to tell you that in the eyes of our Creator, we are all the same. We are loved the same and we are accepted the same no matter how rich or successful or popular we may be. I never thought of myself as special when I walked the Earth. I considered myself the same as all because I knew that we were from the same Creator.
Do you really want to consider yourself more than another aspect of the Creator? Somewhat presumptuous that would be. Do you wish to break this habit of Pride? Do you wish to be humble so that you can appreciate all of Creator's Children?
Denounce pride every morning with a simple statement, "Dear Creator, take away this Pride from me so that I can be free of it forever. Please replace it with the knowledge that all are created in Divine Perfection."
Now, throughout the day, when you see another, or greet another, or when you cross paths with another say to yourself, "There is the Creator within you."
Say this a hundred times day or a thousand times a day or ten thousand times a day and you will soon find yourself appreciating all whom you meet with a humble smile.
Message from Mary Magdalene
Focus on what you want; Not what you don't want!
The news on television can be such a distraction. If one watches an entire day of television news one is treated with the same tragedy over and over again. We leave traumatized and the emotional part of us comes to believe that the world is a dangerous place.
Many times the tragedy filling the screen is the product of a handful of people. Out of 7 billion people on the planet the television news mongers wish to focus on a handful of lost souls who do not know better.
What of the 7 Billion who are performing large and small miracles every moment of every day throughout all corners of the world?
Are they not worthy of television news coverage?
How about Internet news. Isn't that a better alternative?
I say that internet news has both. Much of what is called alternative news is just as bleak as the television news. It certainly has more complaining!
I say shut off the news that is designed to instill fear and focus on what you do want. Do you want a world that has people helping people? Then focus your time, energy and talent on people helping people. That is what you will experience.
If you focus on a world of people harming people, then that is the world that you will experience.
We are not here to change the world. We are here to change ourselves. That, in turn, changes the world.
If you wish to be one of those people that wishes to live in a world of love and harmony then focus on love and harmony and you will attract others who also focus on love and harmony and whatever is not love and harmony in your life will drop away over time.
Let go of the focus on what you don't want. Let go of the people and places and things that you don't want. Instead focus on the people, places and things that you do want to have around you and then that will happen to you. Many times this takes courage. If you don't feel you have the strength to do this then ask our Creator for help and help shall appear from the most unlikely places.
This is our Creator's promise to you!
Message from Ascended Master Djwal Khul.
Persistence is Needed to Become a Kinder Being.
As many grow to adulthood in this rough and tumble world, we pick up and adopt all types of habits which, when looked at with honesty, are self serving and cruel to others. How many times have we thought angry thoughts at others because we don't like how they walk or talk or smell? How many times have we radiated hate because we couldn't get our way?
Is this the type of human being that we really wish to be?
I know that many already think in our minds that we must be this way or else we shall be stepped on, we shall be taken advantage of. We need to be hard and hateful, many say, because we need that to protect ourselves. We turn ourselves into weapons and we strike first lest someone strike at us.
These weapons are not always clear to see. Some use sarcastic humor as a barbed spear. Others use speaking their truth as a way to erect a fortress. Both are still weapons. The irony here that as we created these fortifications, we attract others who delight in attacking such fortifications. We become a target because we have prepared ourselves for battle.
Do you see the madness in this approach?
Mahatma Gandhi saw this madness. A frail man of 120 pounds, he led an entire country to liberation with no weapons.
What if I could show you a way to shed all your weapons and your fears of being attacked and become a nicer person, a more loving person and a person that no one dare attack?
Would you be willing to try this way?
The first thing that you must do in this way of life is to imagine that each and every one of us was born from the same Mother. This is no ordinary Mother. She loves us all without judgement and she lets us do as we please.
Now what do we normally do when we see a long lost brother or sister that we have not seen for years? Our faces light up with a big smile and we hug them like we'll never see them again.
What if you could maintain that feeling for all that you meet? Try it! You will be surprised as to the happiness that you create in yourself and others! This surely is what our Mother would love to see. Imagine her Joy at a world filled with her children each hugging each other with happiness and gratitude.
This is a way of life that calls for persistence, however. Every day you must remind yourself of this fact that we, all of us - even the smelly man sleeping on the street - is our brother or sister.
It requires courage, because some of our brothers and sisters are heavily armed and you may be afraid that they will jab us with a weapon. No one is telling you to go out of your way looking for the most heavily armed brother or sister - but maybe you should give it a try. Maybe that angry looking fellow you just walked by could use a friendly greeting from a brother or sister.
Give a smile. Give a thank you. Bring out your best to all you see. Test out this way and tell us what occurs. We in Heaven would love to spread the good news.
6.5.17. Message from ArchAngel Metatron.
Freedom from Guilt.
I AM Archangel Metatron. Many who are on Earth carry with them the burden of guilt from actions that have long gone by. Many carry these guilts and periodically review them and become guilty all over again as if the incident had just happened. This is truly a hellish condition, would you not agree? I offer to you this message to help you release your guilts once and for all.
First, it is important to remind you that there is a purpose to your life. That purpose is to grow mature in your emotional and mental aspects of your being. Why is this important to our Creator? It is important because as you grow and mature so does the Creator. The Creator is you! You are a part of the Creator. Your growth and maturity helps the Creator gain more insight and more wisdom regarding the dynamics of individuals working with each other in an environment that is challenging with competing priorities and needs.
The key here to understand is that your purpose is to grow and evolve into more wisdom. If you ever watch a toddler taking its first steps, you will surely watch that toddler fall and then get back up again and try to walk. The message here is that we cannot learn - we cannot grow - into more wisdom without making mistakes. One who makes no mistakes is one who is either lying to self or is not growing and accruing wisdom.
Now let us bring guilt into this equation. Guilt is nothing more than us judging ourselves for our mistakes. Let us now go back to the toddler that is learning how to walk. When that toddler falls to the floor, does it judge itself as not perfect? Does it berate itself for falling down? Of course not! It is learning as it fails. Eventually it will master walking.
If, when you were a toddler, you knew not to judge yourself for failing, then let us get back to this practice of simply learning from our mistakes. Release your guilt once and for all by realizing that you have made mistakes in the past but that you have learned from them and that, now, you are wiser and more mature. Forgive yourself of these past mistakes by looking into a mirror and saying out loud to your reflection, "I forgive me for all of my past mistakes and I make a promise to learn from all future mistakes so that I may fulfill my life purpose, to emotionally and mentally mature and to grow wise."
Be like that toddler. Learn from the mistake and keep on walking. Remember that as long as you are learning from the mistakes and are applying those learnings into the Now then there is no need for guilt.
Every day, Archangels, Jesus, or Ascended Masters dictate to C Louis Osburn words of Wisdom from the Heavenly Realms that are filled with Love and Light. Drink in this Wisdom and find yourself lifted to a better place with your True Self living a joyous life from the Heart.