Archive for March, 2014

Letting others decide

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

QUESTION: Masters, I have been working as a healer (reiki) and I also give messages to clients through tarot and from meditations I do with angels and guides. I have used my abilities for the good of others. Yet, I have come across many who see it as work of the devil and have condemned what I do as evil and have cited that the Bible is against this work. This has had a very negative impact on me. I know I am being of service but am struggling. Any thoughts on this? ~Karen, USA

ANSWER: There are two parts of your life. The first is the activities in which you interact with the energies of the spiritual world, and the second derives from the authority and power you assign to what other people say. All souls have freedom of choice. Their lives are regulated by the belief systems they accept using these choices.

The information to develop these beliefs comes from what ideas, thoughts, and societal and religious rules and regulations you choose to include in your personal belief package. Humans exist in a duality of negative and positive choices, and what you choose to accept is up to you.

The negative world is controlled by the ego, which has to judge everything. People are not happy unless they can tell you if they are better than, wealthier than, or greater than someone else. Many laws and rules are written to direct humans to act in a certain way so that their thoughts and actions may be controlled to conform to the beliefs the writers desire. You choose what you want your life to be ruled by.

The positive world has no judgment; it is filled with unconditional love in which people choose to be happy, making their own decisions and allowing their feelings to determine what resonates with them. You have to be able to identify with your internal feelings to be true to yourself. If you accept what others say – maybe because it has always been interpreted thusly – you are saying those people know better what is part of your path than you do.

At one time the sun was believed to rotate around the Earth and the planet was believed to be flat. Though people were tortured and murdered unless they accepted these beliefs, science has since proven that both “facts” are false. Things can have an impact on you only if you accept them to be true in your reality. Nothing is right or wrong in your journey. But always ask yourself: How do I feel about these beliefs?

Remember: the nonphysical, spiritual world is composed only of unconditional love.

Why choose duality?

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

QUESTION: Masters, why would souls want to experience duality, since they are already experiencing unconditional love? Can they not evolve in the 5th dimension, without going through the torture of human experience? Why does perfect source want to improve itself? Are attachments to other human beings something we should try to break or get away from or are they there to help us learn the lessons? ~Johanna, Iceland

ANSWER: Source is perfect. It is all-loving, all-magnificent, all-creative, and all-powerful. It does not have to, want to, or need to improve itself. Source merely wants to understand what it is not so that it may more fully understand what it is. All souls are pieces of Source and contribute to the collective wisdom of the whole.

If you are brought up in an environment where you have everything you need, the weather is neither too warm nor too cold, and unconditional love is the energy surrounding you, how can you appreciate what you have? To even understand weather, you must experience heat and ice. To know about a human’s daily needs, you must have spent time hungry and thirsty. To appreciate music, you need to be able to compare harmony and discordant sounds. We can go on and on about the joys of learning and exploring a human existence.

Source could not find out about non-perfection within its unconditional love so its pieces, souls, were created for that purpose. Gathering wisdom is not an evolution since evolution implies changing to the better or worse from your starting point. Earth is the only place a duality exists, so to even recognize the positive, loving aspects of life, you have to be able to compare the negativity to see the magnificence of the positive.

Attachments to other humans exist for several reasons. It is easier to set up lessons with the help of another. Experiencing physical love can only be done with another as well. Many other inputs are needed to create situations in which to interpret your reaction to emotions, and for you to deal with lessons concerning your understanding of your nature. Removing all contact with others would make it difficult if not impossible to work on your desired lessons.

Having no faith

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

QUESTION: Masters, my whole life I didn’t know what I like to do for living now I know that I’m a good cook and I want to go to Gibraltar and open my restaurant. Everyone, including my boyfriend, don’t believe that I’m capable to go there and work. I’m starting to think that my ego is put things in my head and they are right because I’m a mess, I’m giving up on leaving. I’m tired of fighting for good things to happen in my life. Am I destined to go there no matter what or who? ~Claudia, Portugal

ANSWER:  It is time to take responsibility for yourself. All souls spend their lifetime looking for a passion – something that pulls them through each day and gives meaning to their existence. You have found just such a desire. Cooking allows you to express your love and personality without having to deal with the prejudices of others.

The problem is that lessons you chose to deal with can conflict with a passion, and this is happening to you. In order to move ahead with your dreams, you have to have the confidence in yourself. You don’t have faith that what you know you can do is good enough. You don’t think you are good enough to succeed.

You are creating barricades to success by listening to what is being said to you and about you. Take an inventory of your beliefs – this is not your ego. Ego is judgment, and because you don’t have the self-reliance to try anything, how can it be leading you astray? Someone has put that idea into your head.

There are many around you who have accepted your belief that you are damaged goods, that you cannot take care of yourself and need the help of others. Where did they get that idea? Why, from you! You are always asking others what to do. You solicit advice from people before you make decisions about any major phase of your life. Time to take charge, if you want to.

Now is an appropriate time to accept that you can do anything you set your mind to. To be in charge you must believe you, and you alone, know what is best for you. Whenever you start getting negative thoughts like “I can’t do that,” or “I’m not good enough,” stop and ask yourself why you think that. These are thoughts others have told you. You can accept they know you better than you know yourself, or you can say, “Sorry, but I want to do this and I’m going to do it.”

Create a plan of action. Write positive affirmations for how it will all work out. Remind yourself daily by repeating these affirmations – and you will see it can become reality.