Almost every expectation about channeling I had was shot down within the first year. This wasn’t a bad thing, it was just what happened to me. Maybe, if you’re learning how to channel, something similar might happen to you too.
One of the things I thought was that my life from that moment forward would be safe. I’d be safe. The people around me would be safe. My guide would save me from harm.
What I didn’t understand then was about the lessons we all have to learn at a higher level, specifically from our higher selves. I’d never heard of a higher self. I thought it was just me. Well, once the guides had given me a larger picture of what goes on and this had also been confirmed in many of the books I was reading I began to better understand the phrase, “shit happens”. I also better understood about personal responsibility and personal choices.
I remember so much of my childhood and early adulthood was spent like a leaf floating on the surface of the sea. I’d be here, I’d be there, but none of it was through my own choice, it was just me being swept this way or that. This lead directly toward the idea of it wasn’t my fault, it was somebody else’s fault, it didn’t involve me because I didn’t choose it; stuff like that.
I got over these ideas in a hurry that first year I learned how to channel.
So, here it is in a nutshell: you are not a victim. No matter what is happening to you, you are not a victim. You can change your life. You really can. Everything that happens to you happens because you made a conscious choice or your higher self stepped in (I still wonder at that) and decided it was time for you to move onto the next lesson because you weren’t getting there fast enough.
My advice? Pay attention. Stop blaming others for the stuff that happens to you. Move forward out of the mire of self blame, of whining, of despair, of hate. Doing this is going to involve a whole lot of soul searching and perhaps even some professional help. Go get a book about how to move through psychological and emotional growth.
If something shitty happens to you try and figure out what you’re supposed to learn. Higher selves aren’t always forthcoming with those sorts of answers although you are always welcome to ask them via a quiet meditative state, asking them directly and waiting quietly for an answer which might come to you in a vision, in a dream later on that night, in a flash of understanding or in actual words in your head.
I believe that people are resilient, that they really can come away from a bad experience smelling like a rose.
Okay, practicalities. You were just let go. These days our economy really sucks and there are a lot of people who are being let go from their jobs. What can you learn from something like that? Something that is positive? So, maybe you were a hermit all tied up in your job. This will expose you to a lot of other people as you let your feet hit the road looking for new work. Maybe it’s time for a change in career? Maybe it’s time for you to learn about flipping burgers instead of crunching numbers. You’re going to be bringing a lot of talent to a new job. You’ll obviously need to cut back on expenses. We’re a nation of over-consumers. Make a move to bare minimums and enjoy it. Always try to be optimistic. You’re always going to find something good if you look hard enough.
This is an opportunity for you to get to know the passengers on the bus line instead of being the only one in your car zipping here and there. This is an opportunity for you to conserve your resources rather than buying the best, the latest model, the most expensive. This is an opportunity to start examining core values.
This is an opportunity for you to ask for help. You’ve been so self sufficient all this time. You take pride in the idea that you’ve never had to ask for help. Could be this is what some of the lesson is about; you asking for help.
And, maybe this is the opportunity for you to help. How could you even think about giving help when you need it so badly yourself right now? Well, maybe you haven’t done much all these years about giving to others other than the gift of money every once in awhile as a donation. Maybe it’s time to become more involved in your community and give of your time and talents.
This economic crisis is affecting all of us. What could you learn from it?
My postscript: This was supposed to be an article in my upcoming March newsletter, except it got too long. So, I figured it would be a good blog post.