Being a human is always interesting, sometimes challenging and occasionally really, really fun. These last couple of years have been tough on all of us, all six+ billion of us, for one reason or another. Whether through the death of loved ones, illness, natural disasters, difficult relationships, bad weather, lost jobs, or lost investments, it’s been very hard. Yet, it is the hard times that cause us to turn within for help, to make the most important contact of all, with He/She who knows the Who, What, Where, When and the Why of it all. As difficult as it may be to believe, we are born on this earth to make that contact, to learn from our life experiences and to eventually find peace in our lives, achieving Oneness with all else.
It doesn’t seem possible, does it? We have so many problems and the ways of the world are certainly not conducive to connecting with our Higher Selves. But any worthwhile purpose takes wholehearted commitment, from marriage to starting a business and, yes, to finding within the profound answers to our deepest questions.
I don’t know if there is another country of people who feel as much guilt as we Americans do. We’ve been taught the ‘rules,’ but they seem impossible much of the time—thus, our guilt. I wish our spiritual leaders would focus instead on how much the Great Mystery, the Higher Power—God–loves us. We are each loved beyond measure and many of us don’t know it; we’re certain that when we die we’re not going up, we’re going downstairs to a pit of fire, or at least to somewhere in between. I know that I can’t say what happens for certain, but I do sense Love, Father and Mother extending their arms, calling us home. It’s never about God wanting to banish us from our birth place, it’s about us believing we don’t deserve to live in a heavenly state-of-being. We’ve got it backwards and we need to turn our thoughts upside-down and inside-out, wash them off, let them air dry in the sun and start over, knowing we are valued, loved and that the goodness residing within wants to shine.