Understanding the messages

QUESTION: Masters: My guides tell me to lead, don’t follow. How do I do this? Who or what am I supposed to lead? And to where? I have a mate that sometimes follows me, abuses me, rebels and retaliates. I have no children, no friends. Each attempt I made to lead came to a dead-end. I have attempted or started spiritual groups, associations, classes, businesses, real estate, writing and more. Each time either no one shows interest or if they do, they stab me in the back, take over, or I get nothing out of it. I’m tired of repeat, repeat, repeat failure. Bankers are threatening foreclosure on my house. I need some direction. I cannot afford financially, mentally, emotionally or spiritually to pursue another series of failures. I don’t want to expend my energy only to have it again end in nothing or even worse. ~Christina, USA

ANSWER: When your guides say to lead rather than to follow, they are talking about making up your own mind about things, which is exercising your freedom of choice. You will be taking charge of your life and, more importantly, taking responsibility for what you learn. Your journey is to complete the lessons you chose to learn while on Earth and to accept that you are a piece of Source energy, with all the powers and abilities included.

Your previous attempts at leading were always for the purpose of having others on the path with you at the same time. You left most of the decisions up to the group, so even though you started the group, you did not exercise your freedom of choice in a leadership role. This mostly occurred because the others did not agree with you on things and you sought to have a consensus.

You don’t like to deal with aggression, and therefore you are easily pushed around by your mate and others. That is following. Things such as being abused, betrayed, or stabbed in the back happen only when you allow them to. You lack any self-confidence and have gotten to the point of feeling like the victim.

If you accept that you have Source energy, you accept that you are as good as everyone else and can bring to you that which you desire. It is important that you free yourself from the negative failure spiral you have allowed to consume you. See yourself as magnificent, with the ability to succeed if you are making the choices for yourself. Do not allow anyone to tell you what to do or to interfere with your life.

Allow only positive, unconditionally loving energy to enter into your heart and mind. Lead that sensation into every aspect of your being. See only successful completion of all your tasks. Separate yourself from negativity and failure. Visualize where you want to go – you alone, not a group – and then go there. Don’t think, or care, about anyone but yourself until you are where you want to be.