Archive for October, 2014

The miseries of human life

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

QUESTION: Masters, I understand the learning experience that the world of duality affords. But I don’t understand the purpose for some of the specific physical manifestations. I, once again, came into contact with poison sumac, which has given me days and weeks of grief and misery. What is the value of poison sumac, oak and ivy? What is the value of mosquitoes, parasites and flies? Mosquitos’ only purpose seems to be to make mammals miserable. What are the purpose(s) for diseases like Ebola, HIV, polio, cancer, etc. and the less life threatening mental illness, encephalitis, pneumonia, flu, colds, and allergies? Did we, souls, purposely create these horrible things for a reason? How does physical suffering serve us? ~Christina, USA

ANSWER: How many times do you need to ignore your immediate surroundings before you accept that being present in the moment will keep you away from negativity? The appearance of poison sumac has not changed since the last time you came in contact with it.

Souls in human bodies learn their life lessons through experiencing negativity, understanding how it came into their area, and seeing what they have to do to keep it away. Some lessons need these irritants you have mentioned, along with the infestations and diseases, in order to learn about themselves and make the choices necessary to complete the tasks they planned before coming to Earth.

Physical suffering gets the attention of the afflicted. Otherwise, they may ignore the potential for harm, refuse to take preventive measures, and willingly place themselves in harm’s way from some sense of invincibility.

These ailments provide the possibility of experiencing victimhood, feelings of a lack of control, faith in one’s own healing abilities, depression, hopelessness, hopefulness, allowing assistance from others for the first time, and just about every other possible lesson within the duality.

This situation was a joint creation process of all souls to provide sufficient causative agents to bolster the lessons. Difficulty makes you take notice and gets you thinking about and working toward a solution. In the spiritual process, the solution is understanding why you attracted it to yourself in the first place and making the choices necessary to fulfill the plan.

Mind vs. feelings

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

QUESTION: Masters, I wanted to ask how on some days I feel so connected to source and I buzz with happiness and excitement, yet in a flash when I’m experiencing high emotions or if I’m upset, I seem to lose my connection. I seem to have a lot of people around me at the moment who make me feel negative, and I’m not sure if I’m imagining this or if it’s real? Is this because my ego takes over? If so, how can I prevent my mind from attacking me? Sometimes I think my mind is my own worst enemy. ~Michelle, England

ANSWER: The mind, the ego, and the judgment realm of the third dimension all play a part in diverting you from the feelings generated from your essence. You are sensitive to energy but you haven’t learned discernment yet, which would permit you to turn away the negative waves.

When you are flying in the positive energy you let your guard down. With no protection, you are vulnerable to people who bring in negative vibes, take over your aura, and eat up the good feelings, leaving you exposed to the negativity. You then start thinking rather than feeling.

With others around, you drop into an ego judgment where you become concerned about what they are thinking and whether you are doing what they want you to do. Staying away from the ego will remove any concern for what others think. Discernment would allow you to decide instantaneously what to let in and what to block or banish.

The process of entering into judgment takes place in the past or future, never in the present, because you must have standards against which to rate, or expectations of what you anticipate. One way to defeat being ambushed is to return to the immediate present when you start comparing or judging.

Your mind isn’t your worst enemy because it can also take the beliefs you want to live by and hold them for reminders of what to do when you feel overwhelmed. Evaluating whether or not the situation is something you need to experience is all you have to do to complete the test.

Thinking too much, stuck in beliefs

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

QUESTION: Masters, I would like to get some answers. I have many doubts about which way to go in my spirituality, and I often felt that my faith was gone, I feel that nothing nourishes me, and I try something objectively and do not know where look for. Teachers you know who I am and what I seek can guide me in some way? and also wanted to ask about my mother who lives in a dilemma in the relationship with my father, he’s a lousy husband and makes use of drugs and alcohol, and she can never leave him, why teachers? Why is it so hard for her? What happened in other lives to be like this? ~Talita, Brasil

ANSWER: You analyze everything that comes into your life. In addition, you develop specific expectations for what you want in your life. You are sabotaging yourself by demanding certain results from your actions. You need to have faith in yourself, not in someone else or some doctrine or some dream of what you think you need or want.

Stop thinking about everything and start feeling the direction in which you should proceed. Nothing is right or wrong – everything is just an experience. Start following those intuitive feelings you get that you question and analyze. Trust they appear for a reason. Souls pull to themselves what they need to experience.

Your mother is a very weak, easily manipulated, fearful person who thinks she is receiving the life she deserves. She needs to decide why she cannot leave your father and his abusive lifestyle. She needs to realize that the choice to leave is hers alone.

Work with your mother on knowing what self-confidence means. Help her to see that she is accepting her husband’s complete control, and it is only possible because she is allowing it. Getting out of the marriage is not a failure but an acknowledgment of her own power. The choice is hers to accept; she is as good as he and does not deserve the treatment he is dishing out.