July 12, 2017
There is a higher level of self-mastery that you are attempting to reach, and that is one where you stop seeking your own approval. That sentence may seem illogical until you understand it.
You thought that your major difficulty was continually seeking or thinking that you needed the approval of others for anything that you might do. In this process then of seeking that approval, you tried to receive it by offering all manner of justifications and reasons for anything you did, thought, or even how you were “supposed” to feel. You then began this practice with yourself; meaning that you needed to find some justification, reason, or rationalization for your acts.
The higher level of self-mastery requires no justification other than it feels “right” to you.
July 11, 2017
This was part of the plan as well. Attempt to imagine this scenario so that you might also feel the emotions it produces. You are walking along a path to an intended destination, and it is one that you always wanted to reach. In the middle of the road, you observe an obstacle. At that moment you are very aware of the choices you might make.
You might think this obstacle is too big to move or it is there to stop me because I was not supposed to reach my destination.
You could also believe that this is not an obstacle at all, but it is something that has been placed in my path to help me. You can now feel the energy from that choice. You always have this choice when you know it was part of the plan.
July 10, 2017
You always underestimate yourself and probably always will. Now this state of being is actually an integral part of the evolution of not only your life but that of all others.
It is imperative, however, that you understand what you are up to and how to use it effectively. You underestimate yourself because you also want to know more and gain more knowledge, so you knew that adopting this mindset would leave you open and receptive. The danger here is that you can tell yourself that you do not know anything or nothing at all, and that is never true.
What you already know is invaluable not only to you but all others. That is how evolution works. Your part now is to honor and share what you know and remain open to receive even more.
July 9, 2017
You never wanted everything in your life to make sense. That sentence may sound crazy to you at first until you understand it. When you think that your intention in having a physical life experience was so that you would continually expand or evolve, then the reason that anything would show up in your life would be for that purpose.
You will miss all those reasons or the meaning you intended to receive if you keep questioning why certain things show up, or even doubting that they did.
You would attract a particular relationship because you wanted to feel loved; that is expansion. You were given a specific goal to achieve because you wanted to experience abundance, and that is expansion.
Decide to accept that you are gaining value from whatever shows up in your life.
July 8, 2017
The next step is always the most difficult. That sentence is meant to make you aware of a very natural phenomenon involved in any manner of creation, progress, expansion, or evolving.
To help you understand this, think back to your studies in school of history. You would study explorers who would feel inspired to discover new worlds. They had no idea what they would find, but the excitement of all those possibilities were their motivating factors.
They also knew there would be a lot of fear and trepidation because they were moving into something unknown. The prospect of what they might find became much bigger than their fear, so they ventured on.
You are now grateful for their courage and persistence because it revealed to you new worlds today. You stand in the shoes of those great explorers now. Carry on.
July 7, 2017
Now is exactly the right time. There are periods in your life where it seems to you as if somehow the world has conspired to place a certain amount of time in front of you where you can finally do what you have wanted. You are not worried about something that occurred in the past, or what might happen in the future. You have the ability to focus in your now. You always have this ability because there is no right time to do anything, but only how you decide to utilize the time in front of you.
Now as you sit with this very apparent time in front of you, it will not escape your awareness how you decide to use it. If you choose to squander it, you will know it was your choice.
July 6, 2017
The sky is the limit. When you think of that statement and then actually look at the sky, you will be hard-pressed to see any limits. That is precisely the state of your life that continually exists, except you have gone about creating and placing restrictions in your way.
You have done this in various ways, and the good news is because you have done this, you can also decide to change it. You can take one simple example to understand this and then apply it your entire life.
You desire a job that will pay you twenty-five dollars per hour and think that is the limit or the highest you might receive for that job. You will then see someone else doing the same job and receiving one hundred dollars per hour. You set the limit in your life, and now stop doing that.
July 5, 2017
You do indeed have a selective memory, and it has served you well. You told the tale last week of a woman who suffered through a horrible experience but was able to find the value in that. When she would recount that story to others, she told it only with the end result of the value she had gained. She did this often enough that eventually, she forgot the original story and the pain it carried.
You have done precisely the same thing, and you have become so good at it, that you do not even recognize you have done it. This is an incredibly valuable asset and not some failing on your part by not remembering every single detail because those details were never necessary; only your accumulated wisdom.
July 4, 2017
True freedom can never be taken away; it must be relinquished. You have often thought on this subject but simultaneously shied away from its discussion because of criticism you thought you might receive. The opposite is true, however, for when more people understand the concept you have offered, they may experience liberation.
You witnessed many individuals who suffered imprisonment for decades and then when released, held no remorse, hatred, or condemnation for their captors. This is because that during their imprisonment they decided not to relinquish their freedom. They developed the awareness to know that the only actual place where freedom can be experienced was in their thinking for that is where they lived. You can aspire to achieve that goal.
July 3, 2017
You have been attempting to develop and experience self-reliance for quite a while. The difficulty you have had is not coming to know that the only opinion that matters in your life is yours. As you study those two sentences together, you will come to discover your personal pathway to freedom and the real seat of power in your life.
Any opinion is only based on a particular feeling that someone holds and is not rooted in any fact. You form an opinion based on how you feel when you observe, experience, or think of anything. Your desire is to feel good, so when you have an opinion that causes you to feel good and you know it is your opinion, you are experiencing,
developing, and are utilizing your self-reliance. That is the experience of ultimate power. This will require much study and practice on your part now.