Archive for April 22nd, 2009

Amnesia as a tool

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

QUESTION: Masters, when souls return to Earth what is the reason that they return with no memory of past lives and lessons learned? Wouldn’t this cumulative knowledge be beneficial?            ~Linda

ANSWER: Souls don’t always come down to a new incarnation with total amnesia of their past exploits. The only thing they absolutely don’t remember is anything that might prevent them from learning all the different aspects of the lessons planned for this particular life.

A teacher will not give a student the answers to the exam before she has taught the class because the students would not pay any attention to the lessons and therefore would not learn anything new. So it is with life lessons. If you know what you are going to learn through an experience, and it has anything you might consider unpleasant, you are not going to go ahead and subject yourself to the situation.

Frequently it takes more than one lifetime to complete a particular task. When you must start at the beginning each time, you find different and, potentially, better ways to complete the necessary activities with each retake of the lesson. Knowing beforehand what will come might speed things up, but you are more likely to merely repeat the beginning of the failed lesson rather than trying a new approach, because you have done it before.

Amnesia presents an opportunity to go into your feelings and sense the most beneficial way to do something instead of going into your head and seeing what previous experiences you have stored there.

Treating yourself like dirt

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

QUESTION: Masters, for some time I have been stuck in an awful situation. It just seems my life-my health, career, finances, and family relations-is on its knees. I have noticed every time I’m around others I suck up all their negative energy and go from bubbly and optimistic to suicidal, tired, and depressed. I feel like some cosmic doormat. Worst of all, when I see others enjoying their life I feel so cheated. Is it my fate to live a living hell, feeling sub-human, or is there something I can do to change this? Did I create this situation? I just want to feel like a normal person again, like ME again. Please help!       ~Saira

ANSWER: Hello! Have you not read or listened to anything that has been said by us in the past about manifestation? Creating your own reality? Bringing to yourself that which you want or need to experience? We are hearing the wail of a victimized person. How do you become a victim? You choose to experience it.

One of your statements is that you suck up the negativity of those around you. That doesn’t happen by chance. You have to make the choice to take energy from others. It is interesting that it is only the negative energy that you take. Why do you think that is? Misery loves company and negative people want just as many around them as they can possibly get because it justifies their feeling miserable!

Planet Earth is a dualistic place-there is as much positivity as there is negativity. Choose to align with the positive. You are well aware what it feels like because you have spent a good portion of your life basking in its glow. How do you do this? When you start feeling down, “suicidal, tired, and depressed,” ask yourself: what is the basis of these feelings? You will get nothing more than “‘it feels bad.” So, why not start to remember all the things that make you feel great?

Jump the gun on the next bout of negativity by planning to be positive. Keep a journal of all the good things you want to happen to you, from your state of health to a prosperous and successful career. Within your journal develop affirmations of the positive events in which you want to dwell. Begin seeing yourself as that normal person you wish to be and you will find that, once again, you are.

Sticky belief systems

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

QUESTION: Am I wasting my time trying to help my husband to see how the belief systems he has developed in his childhood are having an impact on his present way of dealing with people? Would he benefit from seeing his mother if she is still in physical form?                                                   ~Martine

ANSWER: Once people develop belief systems, since they mostly come from parents, relatives, society, religious groups, and peers, it is very difficult to get them to realize that they have the ability to change them. Just as with the hard-drive memory of a computer, your belief systems keep controlling every aspect of your life until they are deleted, overwritten, or rewritten.

Most people are even unaware of the beliefs that control them so completely. If you ask why they have done something, frequently their answer is that they have always done it a certain way, or that is the way that everybody does it. If you press them further for a reason, they simply cannot tell you why.

The first step in getting people to analyze their behavior is to keep asking the “why” question. Pin them down. Don’t let them avoid thinking about their reasons. When they begin to start to question themselves, that is when they see that they never thought about their actions, which are just automatic. When you get them to this point, suggest that they start to watch their own behavior and see if they have a good reason for doing what they do.

Arguing, condemning, or ridiculing behavior will only force it deeper into the person’s psyche. As your husband tries to find reasons for his actions, he will have flashes back to his youth and will see that what he did then makes absolutely no sense now. It is like old, outdated information that has to be recognized as such to be purged from our memory.

Seeing his mother would only reinforce his patterns since his youth is where they originated. He must accept that the past is past and the present is now-a new blank slate that he has control over. He may be ready to see belief systems as limiting his horizon by keeping him stuck in the past, or he may very well be so comfortable there that he doesn’t want to move along. Freedom of choice rules.