Ascended Master Babaji
As children we often have expectations. We all remember having expectations of certain treats or gifts during birthdays and we all remember the terrible feelings of despair when we did not receive what we expected.
As adults we are no different. What has grown, however, is the size and variety of expectations. As children we had relatively few and simple expectations. As adults we have expectations of ourselves, our spouses, our careers, our children, even our happiness levels and spiritual progress. All of these expectations lead to the same result that we remember as children - feelings of sadness, anger, and judgement of self and others.
Expectations are the source of much misery and unhappiness in the world. Expectations are the realm of the ego, not of the Divine.
Do you wish to be more happy, more relaxed, more at ease and in peace throughout the day?
The practical advice for you who wish this is to surrender your expectations and to let them go. Surrender all of them to the Divine.
The ego will argue that expectations are needed to get things done. It will say, "No expectations means sloppy results from myself and others."
This is a favorite tactic of the ego. It wishes to be in charge and to crack the whip at self and at others to get things done. What the ego misses is that the expectations are usually a result of egoic wants and desires - selfish wants and desires.
The practical advice here today is to also surrender your selfish wants and desires and to ask yourself, whenever you have a desire, "Is this for the highest good for all?" If the Still Small Voice Within says. "No, " then you are having a selfish desire. Surrender it and choose a path that is not selfish.
Selfishness is at the root of all evils in this world, great and small. The irony is, when you are self-less and share, more and more comes back to you. To be selfish is to create misery. To share freely is to create happiness and abundance for yourself and for all whom you share.
At the source of selfishness is fear. Many have fear that if they share then they will have lack and then they will die. It is an extreme fear, is it not? The practical advice to resolve this fear is to Surrender it and to adopt faith in the Divine for providing all that you need. Repeat this mantra to yourself when you feel fear of lack, "I am provided for by the Divine, I surrender all fear that is opposing this." Keep repeating this and the fear will subside.
Grab the expectations by the root, which is fear, and it shall dissolve.
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.