Archive for the ‘Personal Problems’ Category

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?

Am I lost in space?

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

QUESTION: Masters, what is happening? There is only space, silence, presence… I am only here, I cannot see my mind anymore. I cannot feel or see fear or doubts even past and future, it’s seems they have disappeared. It’s like a flow that I don’t have any words to explain it. I feel empty and with no words or desires. Only here like: Only being. It seems that I have no words to ask this question differently or even to ask. ~Franc, Canada

ANSWER: You find yourself in what we call the enlightened fourth dimension. It can be unnerving at first because all the signposts have been removed and your direction is up to you. Your mind is a product of judgments made by the ego, and once the ego has been set free, intention drives all. There are no remaining judgments to act as directives. All responsibility has shifted to you.

You are physical, yet you have shed your physically restrictive ego judgment. Having no fears or doubts means that you have completed, or stepped away from, the lessons you chose to address in this lifetime. You are connecting with your essential self, or soul, and everything that happens to you is the product of your intention.

To orient yourself, step back, close your eyes, and “feel” who and what you are. The choice to feel physical emotions such as happiness, sadness, excitement is at your discretion. Without choosing a direction, you feel like a rudderless ship floundering on the ocean.

Connect with your inner self and use the power that is within to restart your engines for more physical experiences, if you wish. The choice is yours.