Archive for January 2nd, 2018

What is spiritual “balance”?

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

QUESTION: Masters, I have gained some understanding of the importance of intention in creating reality, seeking out that which resonates, loving oneself and others, and simply just “living one’s life”. Associated with this are the many small and large challenges and deviations presented on one’s Earthly existence and path. Can you please share your perspective on “balance” in relation to Earthly duality, soul development and the way this plays out across multiple energy dimensions? ~Ecca, Australia

ANSWER: A soul comes to Earth from the state of unconditional love (its essence) into the duality of positive and negative so that it might test itself and learn various lessons and learn about the composition of itself as a soul. The “balance” you speak of is only necessary within the duality. At Home there is nothing but positive, unconditional love.

The challenges you refer to are the lessons with which the soul previously chose to deal. Some are minor difficulties, easy for the person to choose their preference of positive or negative, and others are major characteristics with which they need to struggle to reach a degree of understanding.

There is not a “set” balance in dealing with life lessons because each person works at their own speed in first recognizing something as a lesson and then getting to work understanding it and gaining its wisdom. Since all souls come with the intention of becoming aware of their essence as pieces of Source, with all the powers and abilities that entails, you might say they are attempting to reach a balance of fifth-dimensional energy (all positive, no negative) and third-dimensional energies (a mixture of negative and positive) while existing within the realm of the third dimension.

As you can see, a number of your commonly used words in the ego-judgmental third dimension do not equate to the concepts of the higher dimensions. “Balance” is one of them. You have to have opposing elements to create a balance, such as the positive and negative aspects of something. At the same time, when you have only positive energy with no opposing force, you can only “balance” it against itself.

How far do the vows go?

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

QUESTION: Masters I’ve been married for 26 years, and during the past five+ years my husband has lost much of his hearing, has a knee that needs replacing, has two hernias along with some incontinence. He refuses to fix his body, so there is no longer any intimacy. Plus, I get so frustrated with him not listening or hearing me that I can no longer feel any unconditional love. I feel that I have lived previous lives with him,
but no longer want to ever do this again. I feel like I am always waiting for him to “get it.” What advice do you have for me? I have felt that I will be widowed one day.
~Cathy, USA

ANSWER: Your husband has turned into a self-indulgent, selfish person. He cares only for himself and how much he can get others to do for him. He is extremely unhappy and is dragging you down with him, and he doesn’t care.

Every soul comes to Earth with their own agendas. They have no obligations to take responsibility for others unless they choose to do so. You have been a good and faithful wife and at first were rewarded with a sharing relationship. What you are experiencing now is nothing more than attempting to honor the piece of paper that societally bound you to this man.

What you do from this point forward is up to you. You may maintain this hapless existence or move on. He has no intention of changing his current behavior pattern, so you must decide how you want your life to play out. You are not attached physically to him, but emotionally you cling to the memories of the “good times” you shared. They are gone and will not return.

Everyone creates their own reality by the choices they make. There is no spiritual law that says you have to allow this man to create your reality by the demands he makes and the state in which he chooses to exist. Recognize that, for your own sanity, you have to make changes in your life and the interactions you have with others. At the very least, find something outside the home to occupy your time. And at the extreme, if it still is too overpowering, leave for a while to visit someone. He will see everything that you do for him and may decide to be more proactive in his own life.

You are not stuck in this situation unless you allow yourself to be. You have freedom of choice for anything from minor changes to relocation.


Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

QUESTION: Masters two weeks ago I was run over by a cyclist, landed on my side, and fortunately I wasn’t hurt. But then my seasonal allergies got worse, and one night I woke up in fear, had a little stabbing pain in my chest… as if I couldn’t breathe. I checked the symptoms and it seemed a panic attack, which I have never experienced before. Went to the doc, told me my bronchi were a bit closed. Also had trouble sleeping, and night sweats. I’ve been taking natural remedies (ginger, eucalyptus, etc) with good results. But yesterday I had like a weird episode of generalized anxiety in my body, coming from the center of my chest, on and off for 2 hours, as if I was on the edge of panic. Hope it doesn’t repeat. What are your comments /suggestions? ~Rosario, Perú

[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: You are suffering the aftermaths of the shock to your system occurring during your run-in with the cyclist. It has triggered “possibilities” that your unconscious self has taken very seriously, creating this panic of “what could have been” to impact your bodily systems.

The seasonal allergies intensity arose from the body being shaken up and not controlling invaders as well as usual. Your mind is in constant running mode in the background and you are not even aware of it. When the tension builds unconsciously, it finally tips the scale so that the body reacts. You are sensing this in the area of your chest where your breathing and heart rate are being affected as your body clenches up. This produces what society calls panic attack syndrome.

Until you consciously investigate the causes, this will continue to occur. An easy way to deal with this would be to work with a hypnotherapist who could take you back to the triggering incident and let you examine how your mind reacted to the possible consequences. You could then work with the fact that none of these consequences actually happened, so you are holding yourself in a perpetual state of anticipation. If you retain this expectation long enough, it will cause some of the negative activities to play out for you.

You could also start delving into this energy through deep meditation or consciously priming yourself to bring it up during your dream state. As you start to fall asleep, or when entering into a meditation, ask yourself to show you why you are having these physical symptoms and what you can do to lessen them. Above all else, when you start to feel tense take a moment, do deep breathing, and counsel yourself to relax.