Archive for November 11th, 2014

Everything is a lesson

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

QUESTION: Masters, I love my husband but, we have different opinions regarding spirituality. He’s Jewish, still carries some hate and distrust toward Muslims and has a general negative view of the world. I’m seeking my way to learn to ascend, love unconditionally and make heaven on Earth. Why are we together if we are so different? What is my mission on Earth? ~Patricia, USA

ANSWER: You put yourself in situations where you may complete your life lessons and gather an understanding about yourself and the human process. You have many things presented by your husband and his beliefs that are examples you may use to hone your spiritual growth.

When souls are working on the process of enlightenment, they realize the need to release any vestige of judgment and start turning toward evaluation instead. On the spiritual path nothing is right or wrong; it is simply an opportunity to learn lessons. Your husband’s beliefs hold him to a standard that requires him to have very defined judgments about peoples and religions.

He has never comprehended that he is not making his own decisions about things but simply relying on what he has been taught without ever examining the doctrines. The nature of his thoughts leads him to join in the general negativity and to be satisfied with residing there instead of attempting to seek positive alternatives.

Open to the energies that are around your relationship. This is a lesson of discernment – how it feels, where you side, what you choose to do. You are examining the law that all souls have freedom of choice if they recognize it and choose to use it. You also see that no matter what you say to others, it is impossible to get them to take action or change their mind about something unless they choose to do so.

This situation is teaching you to honor yourself and the beliefs you have chosen to follow. You are being true to your feelings and intuition when you turn away from the negativity your husband brings into the house. Your mission is to understand who you are as a soul and to use those powers and abilities to create a reality in which to continue growing.

Accept that your husband’s way is his chosen path. Love that he is learning from his beliefs even if it does not match something you would choose for yourself. Make your own choices about the future. Choosing to walk away from the negativity is one way you may go, but the choice is yours. He is not going to change.

Accepting others’ beliefs as yours

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

QUESTION: Masters, recently I visited an ancient temple during monthly periods. Later I was beset with guilt as temples forbid menstruating women to enter. Did I inadvertently cause pollution of a sanctified space? And are there any karmic consequences? How can women use this period positively for spiritual growth? Many years ago, masters, during a very difficult phase, I visited an astrologer who when I asked him what was in store for me in life said that I would wander about and commit suicide. Though I intuitively know that he was just a money-minting fraud, still his words echo in my mind and instill fear. News of a friend who committed suicide a few weeks ago is giving me sleepless nights of fear. Though I take it all positively to remind myself to use words thoughtfully and responsibly, I want to be free of the fear-this and all other fears-Please help! ~Bodhi, India

ANSWER: In the spiritual process there is nothing that is right or wrong; all things are just for learning about the human existence and the lessons you chose. In society everything is judged, rated, graded, and determined to be right or wrong depending on the point of view of the “authorities.” Organized religions within society add an additional layer of requirements and “must-not-dos” to life.

Karma exists only on the planet within the duality. If those authorities learned of your condition they might impose punishment for your actions – but it is not a spiritual thing that will follow you into the unconditional love of the hereafter. It will not condemn you to punishment in another lifetime because there is no judgment once you leave this life.

All the rules for ancient religions were written by men, since they were the only ones who had any power. Many men feared the power of a woman to shed blood during a monthly resetting of her hormones without suffering any ill effects. They thought the woman was possessed of evil spirits. For a man, bleeding was always a devastating effect of injury, frequently leading to death. Women were therefore determined to be unclean during menstruation.

Your sense of guilt over a tour and fear of suicide from a prediction indicate that you accept the beliefs of others as your own. Why? Do these people know more about you than you do?  Fear is an indication of a life lesson you are ignoring. This lesson is about knowing yourself and taking responsibility for your own actions and the way you feel about life.

No one can make you do anything you do not choose to do. Go into those feelings of acceptance of the beliefs of others and see if you really accept them as applying to yourself. If they do not make sense to you, reject them; let their power over you leave, and with it, the fear of someone else’s words.

Assuming control

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

QUESTION: Masters, I would like to ask about my dreams I have seen the whole of my life. In these dreams I usually escape group of people. This group is sometimes society. But I also feel that I have no larger problems about society I live, so I think it’s not the point. What do those dreams mean? Another question is about taking control of my life. Why do I have problems about taking control of my life? Do I try to please others too much, for example in my relationship? And why taking control is especially hard with my wife? ~Joonas, Finland

ANSWER: Your dreams and your life are intertwined. You live in fear of people not liking you and telling you what they want you to do that you do not want to do – yet feel compel to perform. You are not able to say no to those who ask you to do things for them. You are not in control of your life.

The dreams show how everyone is chasing you and seeking you out to get you to work for them. It isn’t just society but everyone who comes in contact with you. How did this come about? You gave them permission to control you because you lack confidence in yourself and your abilities. You have convinced yourself that doing for others is because you are kind, giving, and charitable.

There is no problem with living your life this way if you so desire. Nothing is right or wrong on the spiritual path to wisdom. If you wish to have a say in your own life, then learn to say no to those requests you do not really want to fulfill. People will be upset at first because you have always been obliging and a slave for them, but honor yourself and do only what you truly want to do.

Your wife found you to be a puppet whom she could control, since you always did what she wanted. You weren’t being yourself when you first started dating but chose to be who you thought she wanted you to be. The two of you have never been honest with each other. You established a relationship based on the lies of a person who was subservient (you) and one who was controlling and manipulative (her).

It is time to decide if you wish to be truthful to yourself. What do you really want? Do you wish to control your own life or continue to let others direct it? The choice is up to you.