Helping others

QUESTION: Masters my question is about what we know here on earth as “self-help,” “motivational,” and “inspirational” books.” You have told us over and over that each soul comes here to learn their own lessons according to their specific needs and decisions as a soul, and nothing anyone can say or do will change that fact. Since that’s true, are my inspirational books even necessary? If this is my souls work or those at Home need my help to continue this work on earth, I will gladly do so. Should I consider another means of the expressions of inspiration such as music and art and just RELAX and enjoy my fantastic life here on earth for the rest of it rather than feel the pressure to “help” others through writing books? Mary Anne, Chile

ANSWER: You are correct to a point – no one can make people change their mind about something unless they are willing. But humans have been raised to look to teachers to give them an idea of what they should do, or at least consider, when they are moving forward. We are constantly asked, “Where should I start?”

Self-help, motivational, or inspirational books and programs are what a lot of folks need to decide to explore their potential. Those who want a step-by-step process that they don’t have to think about are not ready to grow. But when self-help material is used as an outline of a possible way to learn and take responsibility for gaining knowledge, the author has provided a vital service for those who may not have started in any other way.

You are an instigator for getting others to move outside their comfort zone into seeing the options available to them. Your books provide food for thought, which feeds all the hungry minds out there. You have no obligation to continue, but explore how many you have started on their spiritual journeys and see if you think it worth continuing.

You could also include other media to reach the souls of those stuck in the negativity and ego of humanity. When people get drawn into music, which frees up their thinking mind, they can meditate and communicate with us much more easily. Pictures, colors, and thought-provoking art do the same thing. Visualization is a way for others to see what they have missed in the past; it trains them to be present in the now and to take advantage of things around them.

As in all things, the choice is all yours.