07/22/2009 by John Smallman
The life that a human leads follows a path of opportunities and learning experiences of incredible complexity. It has been designed with the assistance of many wonderful, loving guides and the harmonious cooperation of many other souls who are to be part of the same incarnational group.
No human is alone on Earth, even though many experience that sensation. Every one of you is spiritually connected to a group – family, friends, foes, work associates – with whom various interactions will occur during Earth life. And this plan is approved and blessed by our divine Creator. There are no accidents or coincidences. Every occurrence and every opportunity that you experience during Earth life has been prepared or allowed for before you incarnated. But on Earth, with your free will, you decide how to respond in every moment to each situation in which you find yourself.
You can of course seek assistance from friends, family, acquaintances – anyone with whom you are in contact on the Earth plane – and also, of course, from the many guides available to each of you in the spiritual realms. But the choice either to respond to a situation, or allow a knee-jerk reaction to occur, is entirely your decision and responsibility. Remember that not making a choice or a decision is also very definitely a decision – your decision – for which you are totally responsible.
Your decisions, or lack of them, most definitely affect others in the Earth plane, but feelings of guilt and responsibility for their misfortunes is inappropriate because they too made conscious, divinely guided decisions to take part in the game of life in which they find themselves, for the lessons they needed to learn. This is not, needless to say, a valid reason for anyone to treat another without the love and respect they are due as beloved children of God.
As I have said before, there are no victims; but on the Earth plane you can hurt each other very badly. The situations and circumstances in which you could do this were preplanned for the lessons they would provide; but how you would respond was not, because you are free to cause damage – or not. And only you can change yourself. You cannot change anyone else; and no-one else can change you. Responding to violence with violence, anger with anger, or hate with hate only strengthens and feeds the disharmony between you. You can do this for as long as you wish, but you will eventually learn to love.
When you start to love, the cycle changes. Love is contagious and ineradicable, and it will infect all of humanity.
But why wait for others to bring it about when you can do it today and change your life forever. When you truly love unconditionally, you are impregnable. Yes, you can still experience pain and disappointment, but by living with love in your heart for all, you are undefeatable; and the love gives you the strength to bear the pain, and that again strengthens the love.
Unconditional love is infinitely powerful. It is divine. It is your heritage and your inheritance – and it is yours to receive. So why not accept it now, share it, spread it everywhere, and be in joy – always – bringing joy to every situation in which you find yourself.
Try it…now. It really does work. It is your Creator’s gift to you, and all you have to do is open your heart and say ‘yes’ to Him. He longs for you to do this because He knows what happiness it will bring you. Don’t just pay it lip-service. Embrace it wholeheartedly, and experience the joy it brings.
With so very much love, Saul.
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