Archive for November 13th, 2012

Trapped by the past

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

QUESTION: Masters, I feel disconnected from myself, I feel broken. I don’t know who I am. I feel this incredible power lying beneath all this pain and anger but I can’t find my way there, I feel trapped. Men did terrible things to me when I was a child and later in life was incapable of caring for my own children and I can’t let go of that pain. How can I reach my potential while this memory and pain seems to be holding me back? ~Shameema, S. Africa

ANSWER: Forgiveness is the key. Forgive those who helped you learn lessons through pain and betrayal. Forgive yourself for holding on to all this distress for so many years. Forgive yourself for the way you reacted to your children. But most especially forgive yourself for not accepting who you are.

You came to Earth to learn lessons and to discover the magnificent soul you have contained inside. When you are tied up fighting with the daily world, you don’t sense the inner strength that is your true self. Your connection with your soul is trapped in the pain and anger of physical history, what you believe is the truth and what others have convinced you is reality.

To move on you must release the hold your memories want to constantly relive. The past has passed; the future is what you allow to be your world. The secret is to live in the moment—the now. Every emotion that comes from within can then be examined as it arises, and you have the ability to decide whether to keep it as part of your new life or to release it into the garbage pile of the past.

You are not in a permanent situation over which you have no control. Unfortunately, that is what you have convinced yourself is true. Once you release the old beliefs from your description of your life, you start with an empty book into which you, as author, can manifest what you desire. You are a beautiful soul who has the power to rewrite your life.

Using life lessons

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

QUESTION: Masters, I have a life lesson that I cannot seem to resolve. I seem to keep repeating the same pattern and keep looking for love and acceptance outside of myself. I have a strong friendship with a person who refuses to divulge their feelings to me about our friendship. What is the reason for this and can you tell me where the truth lies and what the lesson of this relationship is. ~Rob, Australia

ANSWER: Love is the answer. Why are you afraid of it? Why do you think that everyone else’s opinion of you is more important than your own? You do not value yourself. You are afraid to take responsibility for your life and decisions. Being taken care of worked fairly well for you as a child, so you are looking for a similar situation. This is fine and dandy if you want to keep repeating the same lessons over and over again—something of which you have become aware.

It is time to take charge. What do you want your life to be like for the next 50 years? Can you accept that you are as good as everyone else? If not, why not? Start with the premise that you are a piece of Source that is all powerful, all knowing, all magnificent. Would such an entity defer to the wishes of others, or would it make its life a wonderful experience?

Your lessons in life center on getting to know who and what you are. You are a piece of Source broken off to have experiences in order to better understand your magnificence. This search does not include a consensus of opinions from the rest of the people in your world with no contribution from yourself. It is not important what others think about you. It is only important what you feel about yourself.

Others see you as very needy. You always want to know what they think and feel, particularly about you. Your intensity causes them to shy away from giving you their opinion for fear you may accept their honest opinion as negative when it is just the way they see life and are trying to get you to lighten up.

Your friend is trying to stay friends with you while backing away from your intensity. Just accept what they are willing to give without having to judge the quantity of their friendship. Step away from your need to always judge. Judgment is grading yourself against the rest of the world. Why do you need to do that? You give credit to everyone to know what’s better for you than you do.

Go with your feelings. If something resonates with you, makes you feel good, don’t worry about anyone else’s opinion. Grab on to it and enjoy the positive sensations it affords. Be your own person. Love yourself. You are the only truly important thing in your life.


Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

QUESTION: Masters, after being all my life an obedient, nice girl fulfilling my duties, I’m finally starting to break out of that pattern and discovering my true self. I feel a strong hatred towards my hometown because of things that happened there (a sick and dysfunctional family, bullying at school, attempted rape). I feel I need to resolve these issues before I can be free. How can I do that? Also, I met this one guy 6 months ago. I keep on thinking about him all over again and I have dreams about him. I don’t think we could have a relationship but I can’t leave him alone. He is so mysterious, who is he? ~Lilja, Finland

ANSWER: Hurrah! You have accepted that you have freedom of choice over the decisions in your life. Next step, remove the shackles that life lessons have affixed. The nice obedient girl, fulfilling her duties, was a definition that was imposed on you, not the result of your life choices.

Empowerment comes from realizing what the lessons were behind the trials. Go into the anger that remains and see what its components are. What did you feel about the attempted rape? Particularly concentrate on your feelings of yourself. You did not ask for the event, nor were you responsible for its happening. Stop asking all those “what if” questions. Release the hold it has by acknowledging that it has given you a better understanding about other people and a greater awareness of activity surrounding you.

Bullying occurs as a lesson when the soul lacks positive self-image, confidence, and worth. This was tied together with your dysfunctional family in which you had no role models to help you form behavior patterns. You saw yourself as weak, damaged, and ineffective. When you send out the energy of a victim, the vultures (bullies) come swarming in. To clear all the hurt and anger around being a victim, see how strong you have become and banish all thoughts about the past actions.

Unless a certain event is still nagging at you, let the past be gone, the future be in formation, and the present be where you reside. You are the one who is holding on to some things to get retribution for the hurt. That desire only holds the negativity to you, and it then affects all actions in your life. Send the negative thoughts away. See everything that happened as a learning tool and turn the energy positive.

The guy you met was part of your soul group destined to appear in your life just as you began the big change. He was an example of what you can have in a relationship if you put the energy into manifestation. That particular soul will probably not be the one, but a clone will appear. You have to release all the negative shackles of past energies to be able to move on. Go for it!