Sail on the perfect sea.

“A ship is always safe at the shore – but that is NOT what it is built for.”   ~Albert Einstein

I was at a healing meditation yesterday evening. I have been unwell. I have been doing all the wrong things. I haven’t been following my intuition. I haven’t been taking great care of myself, not eating what I believe to be healthy. But, none of that matters. The real reason I haven’t gotten well is because I have not allowed the universe to heal me. I have been resisting wellness. As I was lying on my mat and blanket in the studio I asked myself why I wasn’t healing. And an answer jumped into my consciousness. My mother died at the same age I will reach this year. Do I deserve to live a longer and healthier life than she did? Let’s put it this way; I deserve to live a long and healthy life if that’s what makes me happy. It has nothing to do with my mother’s choices, it has nothing to do with her path. Does my subconscious believe that? Now it does. We don’t need to know why we have been resisting health or wealth or wisdom and my mother’s death may have nothing to do with my resistance. We just need to know we deserve to live our perfect life.

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The ego thrives on fear. When we are afraid to fail, afraid to live, afraid to say yes, then the ego remains in control. When we have faith that the universe loves us and will bring us what we need, we live in joy.

We don’t have to do anything except allow the universe to bring us what we need, but we have to have faith to allow. Well-being, abundance, and joy do not come from fear. They come from faith. Health comes from faith.

So, now I am evolving. I am not making so many intentions, I am not visualizing so much as I did. I am asking the universe to bring me the perfect, inspiring job for me, the perfect, inspiring relationship for me, and the perfect, inspiring place for me. After all, I don’t know what is perfect for me, but right now it all feels perfect. And that feeling, that knowing that the universe is conspiring with me for joy, that knowing that I need only believe, the peace I feel in faith, is what will bring me my job, my relationship, my health, and my joyful life.

We are far too hard on ourselves. We expect that we have expend so much effort and continually strive to get anything we want. It is time to stop all the working, all the worrying, all the beliefs that we have to work hard and earn what we want. It’s all here for you. It is the Garden of Eden if you want it to be. We have to stop believing in the laws of this physical world. Let go of the paradigm of struggle and striving. Embrace the spiritual power that is yours. Know that you can have heaven on earth if you choose it. Then don’t try to make it happen! That’s right, stop trying to figure it out, don’t make plans that place fear and doubt in your heart, don’t take action if it frightens you. Have faith that the universe knows what heaven on earth is for you. The plans it sends you will be inspiring, not dreadful. The action it sends you will be exciting, not tedious. The work it expects from you will be joyful, not spirit-breaking.

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If it doesn’t feel good, the universe didn’t send it. If it feels good, especially inspiring and uplifting, then you can be sure you got your marching orders from the universe. Just remember and be prepared, when you are living in the joyful moment and nearing a new plateau in your spiritual evolvement, the ego will fight back with a vengeance. It is afraid of death. Spirit fears nothing and knows there is no death. The ego will strike with renewed fear and doubt. When the ego strikes, remember all the times that you lived in faith and how good it felt and how the universe rewarded you for it, not just in physical rewards, but joy rewards.

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Tell the ego to take a leap. Ain’t nobody got time for the ego. Allow the universe to heal you, to bring you abundance, and to bathe you in loving energy. Feel loved. You are.

Affirmations;

I allow the universe to bring me an amazing life.

I open my arms to receive gifts from the universe.

All that I want is brought to me.

My powerful energy sparks the creation of my perfect life.

Lie quietly and allow the universe to fill you with love and healing energy. Move your arms or body as it feels right to you. Enjoy the peace freely brought to you.

I am so entitled!

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.” ~Albert Einstein

The word entitlement has gotten a really bad reputation.  I think it’s because people generally equate it with the idea that the person who feels entitled thinks that they deserve something more than someone else.  It has a weight of arrogance and selfishness to it.  What would happen if we all realized that we are entitled?  Not that we deserve more than others, but that we all, every one of us, deserve to live a happy and fulfilling life.  Imagine a world where everyone knew that they could manifest their dreams.  And that they deserved to realize their desires.  That is our true entitlement.

All of our dreams are so different, all of our dreams are so individual and unique.  Imagine how happy everyone would be living their soul’s desire.  The happiness and enthusiasm would be electric.  The joy and creativity of our passions would raise us to a place where we understood love.

The only reason we aren’t there right now is that we don’t understand love.  Love is the song of the soul being expressed.  Love is the expression of your creativity.  Love brings happiness.  When we love our soul we listen to what it needs.  My soul asks that I express myself through writing, teaching, and other creative pursuits.  Some people’s souls express through gardening.  Some people’s souls express through healing.  Through bicycling.  Through cooking nurturing meals for others.  Through working on cars.  Through entertaining.  Through scientific research in the field of marine biology.  Through spiritual pursuits.  Through building a suspension bridge.  Through designing fabric.  Through nurturing children.  Through studying the Talmud.  Through cleaning.  Through words.  Through leading.  Through numbers.  Through singing the perfect aria.  Through dancing the Tango.  Through so many creative ways.

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Through teaching physics.

We can recognize our soul’s desire by listening to our soul.  If we do not follow our soul’s desire we will never be happy.  We may get along and get by, but we will never experience the bliss of self-fulfillment.  We are entitled to live our dreams.  The universe begs us to live our dreams.  If you are fighting and suffering to reach a goal, perhaps you are fighting your own soul.  Perhaps the universe is telling you that the current goal you have will not bring you happiness.  It may bring you temporary pleasure.  A new house, a new car, more money.  But, what are these worth if they do not bring you the joy of being your true self?

Listen for the call of your heart in the voice of your emotions.  Look for the things that bring you back again and again because of the happiness and peace you experience when you do them.  If you are doing something and time flies by you are on the right track.  If you do something and you are excited to start and feel satisfaction when finished you are on the right track.  If it fills you with enthusiasm keep doing it.  Sometimes even our soul’s desire may be hard to continue, it may take longer than you think, but continue.  Don’t despair.  Do it for your sake.

Our goals may change over the years as the activities which brought us happiness in our twenties may evolve into a completely different desire.  As we grow spiritually by following our path our prior pursuits no longer give us the satisfaction and fulfillment they once did.  Listen to the soul as it tells you it’s time to move on to other enterprises.  It’s time to change with your soul.

Feel entitled to the life of your dreams.  Know that the universe is waiting for you to recognize your heart’s desire and help you bring it to fruition.  Think of interests and activites in the past that filled your heart, but that you put aside as impractical or embarassing, the things that someone didn’t approve of or that you thought were childish.  Your dreams are there for a reason, to be manifested.  Allow yourself to follow your heart and pursue your passions.  Be courageous knowing that the universe is waiting to help.

I’m not saying quit your job today and follow your dreams, but take the first steps.  Albert worked as a clerk in his early years, but spent all his free time working on equations using his imagination and intuition.  Doing what he loved.  When you move toward your goal and do what you love, the universe will answer your actions with the help and guidance you require to continue.  Be aware of synchronicities appearing in your life.  See how the universe sends you messages.  And, always, have faith.  Follow your Bliss!   Your dreams are closer than you realize.  And you are entitled to them.  They are your birthright.

You’re entitled to these affirmations:

  • I am entilted to live my dream.
  • I deserve to follow my heart’s desire.
  • The universe conspires with me to reach my goals.
  • My life is filled with enthusiasm and fulfillment.
  • Everything I need to manifest my dreams is brought to me.

Imagine yourself doing something that fills you with happiness.  Start doing it.

Unbearable Perfection

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant.  We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”  -Albert Einstein

Ego, we need to have a talk.  I hate to see you in such pain.  So afraid that things are going to go wrong.  So anxious about money.  So fearful of love.  So scared of the thought of being hurt by others.  So unwillingly to take chances and risks.  So concerned with what others think of you.   So worried about your future.  Please look at me when I’m talking with you.   I don’t mean to hurt you or judge you.  You have been raised with all of these fears.  You didn’t make them up.  I just want you to know that there is another way to live.  You can live a happy, joyful, loving, peaceful life.  Yes, you can.  Don’t look at me that way, it’s true.

You are so afraid that you will die with the body that holds you that you fear everything. You will not die when the body stops, you will finally see that you have only been sleeping and that you are waking up.  I’m trying to wake up, I’m trying to give up the illusion but you keep telling me that I have no control over my life.  You try to fill me with fear.  I am awake and I know better.  You are the illusion and my intuition is real.  Some people are fast asleep and only listen to you, Ego.  Some people are in a state where they are starting to wake up, starting to recognize that you are wrong.  And some people are wide awake and recognize that the fear that drives most life, Ego, is unfounded.  You can wake up now if you want.  Why wait?

I am giving you notice, Ego, that I will no longer listen to your fears, anxieties, and worries.  I will no longer be swayed by your “reason” and your rationale that nothing will ever work out because it hasn’t in the past.  Well, if it never worked in the past by following your lead then why would it work in the future.  Therefore, I am no longer listening to you.  I am following my intuitive mind, also known as my heart.  I will make decisions based on my joy knowing that my higher self (the Universe, the Source, God, the Tao) will lead me on the right path to my desires and destiny.  My destiny is happiness, by the way.

You see, as long as I am in charge the universe will take me where I want to go.  As long as it sees me going in the right direction, the direction of bliss, it will do all it can to help me by putting the right people and opportunites in front of  me.  It doesn’t mean I sit on the couch waiting for a knock on the door from the universe delivery person saying that my perfect life has arrived.  But, if I move forward in faith then the universe accompanies me; showing me, guiding me, and supporting me.  If you are in charge I will continue on the path of fear which leads to nowhere, but pain and unhappiness.

I hope you will come along, but I want you to know, as nicely as I can, that I will no longer stand for your interruptions, your constant negativity, and your fear.  I am now living a courageous life based on the fact that I have faith in the power of my beliefs and thoughts.  I will succeed in my plans.  I will not worry when things seem to be going badly because I know there is a plan in place that will deliver me.  I know that I am divinely guided.  I will listen to the voice of desire.  I will listen to my dreams.

I will forge ahead even when you are trying to niggle away at my faith.  I will recognize you when you try to disguise yourself as sympathy, trying to make me feel like a victim.  I will recognize you when you disguise yourself as compassion, trying to make me feel like you have my best interests in mind when really you are only being selfish and fearful.  You will not hold me back from my dreams.  I will not live your ordinary life.  I will live my extraordinary life!

I am stronger than you, Ego.  If you want to come along and learn how to live life with heart then you are welcome to come, but until you learn how to stay calm and be quiet when things don’t look good to your rational mind then you are not welcome.  I know that there is divine order even when I can’t see the results yet.  I will try to be gentle with you, but I will have no trouble sending you into the other room if you persist.  I will not listen to you anymore.  I love you.  It will be alright.  In fact, with me in the lead, it will be unbearably perfect at times!

Some unbearably perfect affirmations:

  • I have faith that as long as I follow my heart I will attain my desires.
  • I take steps to attain my desires even when I’m not sure of the outcome.
  • I am courageous in the knowledge that my intuition will lead me in the right direction.
  • Taking positive action leads to positive outcomes.
  • I feel excited to be following my desires and know that the universe is conspiring for me!
  • I go forward with gratitude for all that I have been given and all that I have learned.

Imagine yourself living one of your dreams.  See it in detail, enjoy it, laugh in it, realize it!