As you are well aware, change is in the air. Everyone is expecting major changes, but is uncertain what to expect. All are aware of the political and economic upheavals throughout the planet, and of the chaos and confusion that extreme weather is causing. But what is underlying it all? And where is it leading? Those are the questions to which there appear to be no answers.
What is required is a change of attitude and a growth in awareness – a realization that striving for personal gain is self-defeating. Even those who appear to benefit remain discontented with their lot because they fear that unless they continue to struggle and to strive they will lose what they have gained.
But there is nothing to gain; and what is apparently gained will be lost. There is only life and love. Everything else passes, turns to ash, and blows away with the wind. To live is to love. If you are not loving, you are not living life but living distracted from life.
Most of your cultures teach you to strive for material advantages and encourage you to believe that this is the path to peace and security. Fight! Defeat the opposition; then enjoy life. But to fight is to be defeated, because the cost of winning is just as high as the cost of losing. In fighting, all are damaged, because fighting is about power and manipulation, judgment and blame, crime and punishment. It feeds on itself, leading to more fighting and more pain.
Your sports, your entertainments, your businesses, and your politics are all concerned with taking sides, winning and losing, distracting you from life and dividing you into warring factions. Your celebrations are nearly all celebrations of someone else’s loss!
These are the attitudes that need changing. They are insidious and frequently unseen by those who hold them. People cooperate to solve a joint problem and experience great satisfaction when they succeed in doing so. Then a further problem occurs that divides them, as the solution is apparently more advantageous for some than for others, and the lessons learned in the previous, cooperative, problem-solving experience are ignored and forgotten.
When there is a problem, it truly is everyone’s problem and requires a cooperative solution that addresses everyone’s needs fairly and lovingly. Otherwise, any apparent solution will be temporary and divisive. If you take care of yourself at someone else’s expense, you are not truly taking care of yourself. You are effectively valuing another as worth less than yourself, and it follows that there are others that you value more than yourself. And you resent them all!
To treat everyone, including yourself, fairly, lovingly, and honestly is the only philosophy that works.
Open your awareness; inspect and inquire into your motives, your emotions, and your reactions in every moment; then move forward into unconditional love so that you respond always from your heart with wisdom, integrity, honesty, and compassion for all.
Then when the changes come, you will be ready to move with them into a place, an environment of safety, trust, love, and bliss – that place you have been attempting to find through the accumulation of material gains.
It is your own attitude, your own mode of living, your own way of relating to yourself and to others that defines and provides your experiences of life. You are what you choose to be – so be very aware of what you choose. And be very aware that at every moment you are making choices.
If you do not like your choices, change them. You will know when your choices are right for you because they will feel harmonious and appropriate. Of course they may not be altogether comfortable at first, as change adjusts the balance, the equilibrium of life, and this can be unsettling.
Each moment provides opportunities to grow and develop towards your full potential – the potential you chose to experience when you made the decision to incarnate as a human on this planet at this time. Look out for them and take advantage of them; they are there for you to use, to assist you on your chosen path. The assistance and love that are available to you are, in human terms, unimaginably abundant. Open your hearts and allow the energies to pour in, and ask for more and more and more! Your Creator wants to fill you with His love, His bliss, His compassion, and His tenderness. So allow Him access, invite Him in. You are ready to receive Him now. Don’t delay. Open your heart today!