Archive for the ‘Personal Problems’ Category

Dealing with life’s up and downs

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

QUESTION: Masters since going through a certain time of life and losing my mum life is just not the same anymore. I hope she is happy there with you and I do sense when she is around. I smell her perfume. I held her hand when she took her last breath and went back home, I hope she didn’t suffer. I can’t seem to get joy out of things like I used to. A lot of the time I feel fed up, depressed, can’t be bothered and feel something is missing but I don’t know what or why. Is some of it due to hormones or life as it is? Did I choose to experience what depression is like? I’m sick of constantly analyzing and not knowing if I’m on the right track. Are the tablets I am taking helping or hindering. It doesn’t help that my husband is going through his own personal stuff. ~Jo, United Kingdom

[In compliance with US law, the Spirit Masters do not diagnose or prescribe for medical conditions. Their observations are spirit-based and concern life lessons. Readers may like to review details of the Masters’ booklet/ebook on healing.]

ANSWER: Your mother transitioned very easily and is relieved not to have to deal with physical things any longer. She sends her love and says to tell you it is time to wake up and get on with living again. She reminds you that we each create our own reality and you are not doing a great job of yours right now.

Everything that you have talked about all has to do with various life lessons you chose for this lifetime. When you were concerned with your mother’s condition, you were on auto-pilot regarding these tests and the rest of your life. Now that she has returned Home you are lost, almost as if you are starting all over again. You have too many choices of what to do and how to respond to things; you feel overwhelmed.

This is a period where you are studying all about self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-love. You are becoming aware of things you didn’t “see” before since you were too preoccupied. You don’t have only one option any longer, so you feel something akin to depression since there is no single impression of what is needed to be done. The choices are yours and with them the responsibilities, and that frightens you.

In response to this new awareness you think you must analyze every action so that you do not regret it later. There is no right track. No one has previously made decisions for you and left you to find the way to them. It is important to “listen” to your inner voice. Follow only what resonates with you. Understand there is no right or wrong direction, but standing still is not an option if you want to get through this section of your life.

Your husband is taking a lot of cues from your actions. When you are stressed, so is he. When you are depressed or confused, so is he. When you find stability for yourself you will see that he will also. Your “fuzziness” is somewhat from the tablets you are consuming. This is not a hormonal issue, as easy as that would be to blame.

Need to serve others

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

QUESTION: Masters I now live upstate NY but grew up in Israel thinking my “purpose” would be to somehow serve there. Lots of healing is associated for me in home land so I chose to ease the pain and leave. I now do reiki healings and meditations, Bach flowers… And am greatly motivated to help others heal, as my journey was/is quite a hard one. I do still battle with addiction. The problem is there is no momentum, the only thing I have in Israel is purpose. But an easier life is in the states. Can you please guide me on which way to approach pursuing purpose as it applies to serving others? ~Lisa, Israel

ANSWER: You are sabotaging yourself by having created such specific expectations for your life that they hinder every other possible thought. A soul’s sole purpose is to understand and learn from the lessons they chose to face during their incarnation. No one is obligated to do anything for anyone else – particularly not until they have finished their own lessons.

Addiction is a major lesson for you, and the fact that you have not understood why you chose to be so afflicted and have not figured out a way to rewrite that need in your body shows you still have much to work on for yourself before worrying about service to others.

You can continue to assist others through your healing practices, but you carry much negativity in your head about your inadequacies and faults. That is what feels like an anchor on your momentum. Start with increasing love of self. Understand what a magnificent person you are as a piece of Source energy and that, with this difficult life you chose, you should be honored for your perseverance.

Accept that each thing you have accomplished is a milestone toward spiritual enlightenment. You must have faith in yourself and the abilities available to you. Send away the negativity when it approaches and replace it with unconditional love for your life.

Looking for a do over

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

QUESTION: Masters, I am currently really struggling with life. I need to change my career. My marriage isn’t really working for me either. My daughters are all grown. I really want to make a major decision to move to NYC to pursue what has been my passion my whole life-which is to be an actress. I did pursue that career from 21-31 yrs old, with minor success. I left to raise a family, went back to school to be a teacher, and lived a simple life. My husband does not want to move there – which I totally understand. I would be on my own. I guess I am asking if this would be a foolish move or would I find success? ~Patty, USA

ANSWER: There are way too many variables to be able to say with certainty that success is in your future. You stepped away from this profession so long ago that many things have changed and been re-worked since you were in the field. Recognition within the profession and a portfolio of past accomplishments is king.

If you feel this strong urge to jump back in, start small to see if it is really what you have created in your imagination. Try a friendlier location such as Chicago, Nashville, Las Vegas, or even your local theater groups. Talk to an agent about the requirements currently standard for professionals in the arts and also to get an idea about commercials, television, and other possibilities.

Acting is a labor-intensive career and not for the faint or hesitant of heart. It has also been a “grass is greener on the other side of the fence” idea for you. Define exactly what you want out of this life change; you are no longer 21. The majority of older actors in the business are those who payed their dues for decades; few newbies break into the business.

Part of your wanderlust is the unsatisfactory nature of your marriage and feeling a total lack of excitement. You can change this by bringing more things and people into your life. You are a wonderful teacher and could start a new generation of actors by putting on local presentations with the youth. Sure, you would not be the star in the production, but you would be the star in their eyes and those of their families.

A middle-aged or older person can aspire to become, say, an Olympic athlete because they performed well in college in a sport. But they must inventory their body, mind, and spirit’s current state of readiness for rededication to potential physical extremes, reconciling that with the condition of their aging bodies. Be realistic. How does reality dictate where you can go?