There’s a plan for us in this life devised by soul before we were born. We are here to implement that plan to make a contribution within the world that only we can make. We chose to be born in a certain family hoping we could make a contribution to that family. The other places we set our destiny into motion are: Community, Friends, Companions, our Nation, our Earth, and the Sacred. We are not here to be self-fulfilled but spirit-filled, love-filled, and joy-full creators of something original and new.
We are workers of the Light for the Divine Sacred Way of love, joy, and peace. We can start by choosing a portion of that divine inheritance (love, joy, peace) that comes naturally to us. Our task is to be a preparer of the way, a pioneer, an innovator, a creator of something that was once thought to be impossible.
Life only works if we have a plan. The path of Spirit only works if we have a plan. Nothing is gained by waiting for the perfect opportunity. We must be fully engaged in both life and the path of Spirit. It doesn’t matter whether we are happy if we don’t create opportunities to share that happiness with as many other beings as possible.
The path of life is definitely about us. What we want and don’t want, what we think should happen and what we think should never happen to us. The plan of Spirit means we are creating as much good for other beings as we have created for ourselves and our families. Meaningful work means generating an attitude of service. Without true heart service all work is meaningless.
Humans are not meant to be alone. Rampant psychological problems come from being alone. We need community. We are herd animals and need a place to belong. We may long to find ourselves, but the only self we will find is through our connections with others. By the age of seven most people have created a lifetime of core beliefs. From that time forward there is only the same mental, emotional, and habituated inner roads to travel. But maybe everything in our minds is not a precious memory. Maybe some of those thoughts are erroneous. Maybe some of our emotions are stones weighing us down.
People used to sift flour to get out the stones. We need to sift our lives to get rid of the stones. Humans only consciously remember about 10% of their lives. The rest has gone into brain storage, somewhere. Review the last two weeks. If they were ordinary, we remember very little of what happened. Most of the time the events of our lives are not important enough to remember. To remember who we truly are as spirit beings requires effort, daily, hourly, minute-to-minute effort. This is why we cultivate a life of meditation, prayer, and study in order to remember something worthwhile and beautiful!
What are you remembering? Is it of true value for your soul?
The consciousness of the western world tends to be one of guilt, shame, blame and punishment. One of the first things we ask when something happens is: Who did it? Why did they do it? What is going to happen to them now?
From childhood we learned that if we don’t lie about things, we will be punished. We are terrified of making mistakes, to accidentally do something that will bring punishment down upon our heads. We are so used to expecting punishment that we punish ourselves through cruel, critical inner dialogue.
We need to think of a new plan for our lives. While we can’t change the western mind consciousness all at once…we can start changing the way we think, what we choose to believe, and what we choose to share. Restorative justice means everyone is forgiven and allowed to begin again. The Beauty Way is restorative justice. The world above me is restored in beauty, the world below me is restored in beauty, the way before me is restored in beauty, and the way behind me is restored in beauty. My voice is restored in beauty. It is finished in beauty.
So why remember negative incidents and characteristics about ourselves? We don’t deserve it. Let us throw out thinking errors! Let’s not wait to see what life brings us. Get a paddle or a motor and drive the boat upstream. Only dead fish go with the flow.
An affirmative plan is to celebrate ourselves.
It forces us to remember the good. Freed from guilt and blame it’s easier to make changes from the standpoint of infinite possibilities. Let’s challenge ourselves instead of punishing ourselves.
The path of Spirit is a dance of joy!
Make a daily plan to design a celebration of joy, laughter, love, happiness, and generosity. Create something memorable that isn’t suffering!
Choose a sacred word of the day and make room in your life to express it.