February 2008 Knowledge Newsletter
I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe holiday season. There may have been many who were glad to see 2007 come to a close as it was a year of tremendous change, transformation, and completion. 2007 was a nine year (2+0+0+7=9) and nine, according to numerologists, is the number for completion. This means that any unresolved issues or unfinished business must come into our awareness in order for us to move forward in our spiritual growth. We must clean out our closets, so to speak, in order to have room to put in new clothes. Without releasing or confronting the past, it is difficult to move ahead.
Fortunately, 2008 is a one year (2+0+0+8= 10, 1+0=1) and one is the number for new beginnings. This year will bring new opportunities to access higher aspects of ourselves and to open or expand contacts with the higher dimensions. 2008 presents us with a wonderful opportunity to transform our lives and I hope everyone will take advantage of this. To do so, all we need to do is focus our intentions on creating the joyful and peaceful lives we would like to experience and let go and TRUST that our desires will be fulfilled.
Many people have contacted me lately looking for a new direction or where to go next. They describe it as feeling kind of lost. They want to do something different and are not sure what that should be, what their life purpose is, and how and where they can best fulfill it. What I sense from these types of questions is that people really are in transition. A few years ago no one ever asked such questions. I am very glad to see this happening and am glad to assist anyone on their soul path.
If you have been feeling this way yourself or experiencing a sudden expansion of your intuitive abilities, or wanting more contact with your spirit guidance, you are one of many on the path of soul evolution. Congratulations! Although this path brings uncertainty, and occasionally a feeling of being out of control, this is not as bad as it seems. It forces you to let God, the universe or who ever you believe in to guide your path. All you need to do is allow it to unfold and trust that you will land up in the right place at the right time. I know this is easy to say and hard to do, especially if you have been in the habit of trying to be in control your life. This new way of being provides lots of opportunities to develop an increased sense of trust. I too have trust issues and I am learning from my own experiences that when I let go and just request what I would like to have happen, miraculously it does. Unfortunately, you don’t get to discover this unless you let go. So let’s talk a little about letting go and how to manifest your dreams.
Manifesting Your Dreams
Many people make new years resolutions, many of which fall by the wayside as time goes on. Instead of resolving to loose weight, change your job, or find a new love, it would be better to imagine the life you would ideally like to have. While you are fantasizing about your new life, do not leave out any details because you don’t believe they will ever manifest. Who is to say that the miraculous cannot happen to you? Don’t limit yourself by telling yourself that your desires will never manifest. Just ask for whatever you want or better. For example, if you want a Chevrolet and you get a Mercedes, would you be disappointed?
The Law of Attraction works in such a way that the universe responds to ALL our thoughts, both the positive and negative ones. If you believe you cannot have what you want, then that is the message you are sending out that will be reflected back to you as your life experiences. So be aware of what you are thinking, saying and doing at all times.
We truly are the creators of our lives. Don’t fall prey to believing you are a victim or that others are more powerful than you. Don’t just stand by waiting for others to create or provide you with what you want, or for events to unfold in your lives. Go out and create them for yourself right now. Even if your circumstances look bleak, you have the power to change them. You can do this by visualizing the life you want, saying prayers or affirmations such as “I trust that all my desires will manifest”.
If you are doubtful that this will really work, this is science behind it. We are all made of electromagnetic energy and I am sure you are all familiar with how magnets work. We attract into our lives the manifestation of our thoughts because our thoughts are waves of magnetic energy. This is why it is so important to think and speak positively.
Another obstacle many people have is they lack the belief or trust that God or the universe hears all our requests and prayers, and they will be fulfilled as desired. The universe is filled with energy and energy is always conscious, therefore our thoughts are always received. If you doubt this, then look at the many people who have been healed by healing prayers and love. Positive thinking really can be transformational.
If what you ask for fails to manifest at the desired time or in the requested form, you need to ask within if what you requested is for your soul’s highest good. What the ego wants and the experiences the soul requires in order to evolve are not always the same. Remember, we are here for our soul’s growth. If you experience difficulties, always ask yourself “What can you learn from your experiences?” so you can get those roadblocks out of the way.
Another difficulty some people have with manifesting their desires is that they say they want change but they also want to stay in control. We all like the security of the familiar even if it is not working well for us. You know the old saying. “If you continue to do what you always did, then you will get what you always have”.
Giving up control is very difficult for many people. Underlying all control issues is the fear that things will go out of control. And if we have no trust in God or the universe, that things will be okay even if they are different, then we have a challenge to face. I know from personal experience that letting go and trusting that the right path or circumstances will open for me without my controlling or doing anything about it, is easy to say and hard to do, but I have discovered when I let go, wonderful things do manifest, and what a saving of worry and expended energy.
Creating what we want requires doing something different or just letting go, so that we can allow in or achieve a new result. That is why it is so important to be conscious of what you are thinking, saying and doing all the time because many of us have repetitive thought patterns and fears which can be self defeating and are not going to manifest your true desires. If it was otherwise, your desires would have already manifested.
To help you become conscious of repetitive your negative thoughts, fears or actions, take a tape recorder or a notebook with you for a week and record your thoughts and actions. You may be amazed to discover that many of your thoughts are fearful, negative, judgmental, unforgiving as well as repetitive. Do you ever ask yourself how this serves you? Generally, it keeps you from doing anything about them. Worry is like guilt - it is time consuming and excuses you from doing anything about the problem.
My suggestion is that you choose one small area of your life that is the easier for you to change and start there. Make a plan and then practice it until you succeed and then move onto changing something else. Build on success. If you try to change too many things at once, you may not be successful and will want to quit, so it is best to start with only one thing.
Another positive thing about allowing and trusting that good things will manifest in our lives is that we feel happier and more empowered. This subsequently helps us give off more positive energy and helps the world be a brighter and happier place. God knows, the world needs all the help it can get.
I hope you will take the above under consideration as you go about your lives.Wishing you all the best.