Enjoy Life without Addiction.
Message from Ascended Master Buddha.
The true key to life is to enjoy every moment without being addicted to any person, place, thing, thought or action.
When we are addicted we crave the object of our addiction. This craving is what creates the suffering we see in life. When we crave sleep, for example, we become angry when we can't. When we crave a football game, we become angry when we miss all or part of it. When we crave to be right in a conversation, we explode into anger when we are proven incorrect.
This list can go on and on. Craving produces suffering for you and others around you.
The key here is to enjoy your sleep or your football game or your debate without craving it. When you are detached from it, then you don't create suffering if you happen to not receive the sleep or the football game or the winning of a debate. You have no emotional reaction other than the feeling of certainty that another opportunity will occur.
Once you liberate yourself from craving, your mind, body and soul becomes peaceful and at rest. You will have a more pleasant day that will allow you truly feel more happiness and joy in your life because you won't be frowning and upset.
Would you like more happiness? Allow me to provide practical advise:
When you feel upset or anxious because you are not getting what you want, then realize that you have an addiction. Also realize that addictions are hard to remove without help and that our Creator can remove them for you.
Allow the Creator into your process to remove your addiction by identifying the addiction and asking Creator to remove the addiction from you forever. Thank the creator and then note how you will no longer feel anxious or angry when the former object of addiction is not available.
This is a sign that your addiction has been taken away.
Have faith that this can be done and it shall be done.
Be Your Own Fountain of Happiness.
Message from Jesus Christ.
How many of us have had these types of thoughts?
"If only I were in a relationship with that person would I be happy."
"If only I made more money would I then be happy."
"If only I were not in this job would I be more happy."
"If only I had a new car would I be happy."
"If only I had more time would I be happy."
While it is quite natural to want to improve your lot in life with more comfort and more pleasant companionship, I suggest to you that you can make yourself more happier right now instead of putting it off by waiting for certain situations to occur.
Would you be interested in being more happy right now?
Here is pratical advise for sustaining more happiness right here and right now - just let go of all your expectations right now!
Do you have an expectation that your children will be as neat and tidy as you? Let it go. Children are messy. To hold them to adult rules only makes the holder of the rule unhappy - that would be you.
Do you have an expectation that you will arrive at a certain destination by a certain time? Let it go. You can't control traffic. Having an expectation with elements that are not under your direct control is to invite frustration and stress into your life.
Do you have an expectation that certain people in your life will treat you in a certain way or say certain things to you? Let it go! You can't control what other people say and do. It is not realistic and creates unneeded sadness in your life.
Do you have career expectations tied to your age? Let it go. Holding yourself to fantasies and expectations will make you miserable. You are meant to live here now, not according to some rule you invented when you were twelve.
Let go of all these expectations and you will immediately find yourself in a happy place.
True Happiness is Unconditional
Ascended Master Babaji.
Have you ever found yourself extremely happy when you get off of work and you know that you have a weekend to be yourself and to pursue your interests instead of those of the company that you work for?
As the weekend progresses you are in a state of good cheer and happiness which lasts all the way up to the realization that you must retire for sleep at a certain time because the next day will have you waking early for work. When this realization comes to you, do you feel a sudden shift into unhappiness?
If you do then you will find the rest of this essay of extreme interest.
I am going to tell you a secret that many discover - it is possible to be happy all the time - even on the first day back at work.
The secret to unconditional happiness is to let go of the belief that happiness can only come if the ego is satisfied. Ego satisfaction is not happiness. Ego dissatisfaction is like the temper tantrum of a three year old.
True Happiness is not dependent upon anything other than being grateful for the experiences that you have each and every moment.
"That is easy for Babaji to say!" You may exclaim. "You don't really understand how much I hate my work!"
I, however, do understand. I have had work that was not fulfilling and not filled with Joy. My Master Teacher at the time purposely had me work for hours in the sun with tedious and dirty work. There was a purpose to that strategy - it allowed me to get angry and to realize that anger does not make the work go away. It was still there. Anger, instead, simply made the work more unpleasant.
In time, I realized that I might as well just be happy, even during those times I was engaged in tedious and undesirable work. When I had this realization, I then decided to become happy all the time.
I now offer to you this practical advice that allowed me to become happy all the time: Let go of all attachments to any self imposed standards or definitions of what it means to be happy. If you have a definition of Happiness that says, "I can be Happy only when I am fishing on a lazy Sunday afternoon when the temperature is 67 degrees and the breeze is cool." then you will be miserable most of the time.
Instead, surrender all conditions that you have placed on happiness. When you find yourself being unhappy, ask yourself, "Why am I being unhappy?" The answer will present itself. Surrender the reason. Replace it with the mantra, "I am always happy within, regardless of what is happening without."
Over time you will come to the realization, just as I did, that you truly can be happy in all situations. This may sound unrealistic to you. It does not happen overnight. This requires a constant daily focus on surrendering the conditions that you have place on happiness and replacing those conditions with the mantra. As with all good things, effort is required on your part.
May you be blessed with the stamina to carry through to unconditional Happiness!
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.
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.
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.