“Wisdom is not a product of schooling, but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” ~Albert Einstein
Yes, it is fabulous to be poor and depressed. It’s great to be unemployed, unhealthy, undesirable, unloved, misunderstood, or just plain lost. If you were rich, beautiful, healthy, and comfortable, if you had everything that you desired then why would you want to change? You wouldn’t. Oh no, you’d think that all of this stuff was the cat’s pajama’s and you would feel no desire to rock the boat. But, all of our boats need to be rocked. We’re not here for the easy ride, we who have struggled. We are here for the roller coaster, the ups and downs, the overs and unders, the roundabouts. We don’t want a straight path to Easy Street. Much too boring for us adventurous types. We don’t want things handed to us on a silver platter, we weren’t born with a silver spoon. If we had wanted that particular life, we would have ordered that particular life. No, no, no. That wouldn’t do for us. We wanted to make some major changes in this lifetime. We wanted to learn many, many hard lessons to spur us on to higher realms of spiritual insight. We wanted SPIRITUAL GROWTH! So we ordered the Twists of Terror ride, the Death and Destruction ride, the Please Make it Stop ride. Yes, we are not too bright, but we make up for it in persistence, committment, and passion. We want to know the truth.
Yes, the Truth. But, if you want to hear what that is again, and maybe this time it will stick (I’m still waiting for that to happen), here it is. The truth is that you are the one that has made your life and only your own beliefs can change it. Only when you truly believe that you are one with the Creative Force of the universe and able to manifest everything by being who you are, until you believe that, then the crazy ride continues.
Unlike popular belief, and my previous misguided notions, you don’t have to visualize every aspect of your life to get it. The Creative All, this Energy of Pure Love, knows what your perfect path to happiness is. All you have to do is believe and work towards what you think you want. Oh, and it must be something that doesn’t hurt anyone else, it must be approached with love, and it must be what you love to do. Do not do what you hate!!! Never, never, never!!! This is so very important. If you are doing what you hate you are out of sync with the Pure Energy of Love!
If you feel irritated, angry, frustrated, or uneasy in any way when you are doing something then it’s not what you should be doing. But, you can fill mundane occupations with love. Like cooking supper. I may not feel really excited about it, but I can change my thinking and infuse it with love. I can use chopping vegetables as a meditative exercise. I can think of the love I have for my family as I drop the veggies in the pot of soup. I can appreciate what I have as I clean the house. (okay, I’ve gone too far), but you know what I mean. There are things that need to be done. Do them with love, do them in a mindful way. Know that you are heading in the right direction.
All in all,be thankful that we are such screwed up flawed individuals on our way to perfection! Isn’t it fabulous to be poor and depressed? It’s a study in the perfect motivation to grow spiritually. Change is good.
Some perfect affirmations:
- All of my “problems” lead me to greatness.
- My life is the result of my beliefs.
- I believe that the Perfect Life Force of the universe directs me to happiness.
- I do everything with love.
- I have complete faith that the universe is my friend and conspiring with me to perfect my life of health and happiness.
Close your eyes and know that God loves you unconditionally and all you have to do is ask. Then ask.