On the morning of Aug 16th, Thursday, 2007, I’m settling into my brightly striped chair with coffee and the paper. I’m kind of grumpy.
The night before, I had been whining and complaining and feeling sad and unhappy. The focus of my unhappiness was aging. I didn’t like it. I didn’t like seeing it’s results and the assaults on my body and I was feeling the loss of youth. I know that other people have worse problems by far, but still, a great angst had settled over me.
Now, today, with the early sun shining merrily through my windows, I feel the gentle pressure of the Beings around me. Picking up my notebook, I begin to write:
“LIFE CAN BE LIKE BEING CAUGHT IN A RIP-TIDE. DON’T FIGHT LIFE; RIDE WITH IT. LET GOD’S WILL BE DONE. GOD’S WILL IS YOUR WILL. IT IS WHAT YOU HAVE SET FOR THIS LIFE. WHEN YOU FIGHT GOD’S PLAN YOU FIGHT YOURSELF; YOU FIGHT YOUR OWN PLAN.
HOW MUCH EASIER AND MORE SERENE IT IS TO FLOW WITH LIFE.
EVERY LIFE HAS ITS UPS AND DOWNS AND ITS OPPORTUNITIES. BE WATCHFUL AS YOU FLOW WITH GOD’S PLAN. TAKE THE TURNS IN LIFE WITH YOUR EYES OPEN.”
(“Some people would say this means to be lazy and have no ambition.”)
WOULD THEY NOW. PERHAPS THAT IS THE WAY OF THEIR EXPERIENCE.
TRY HANDING YOUR LIFE OVER TO THAT GREAT PLAN OF GOD’S AND OF YOURS. JUST TRY IT FOR AWHILE.
GOD ALWAYS HAS ITS WAY, ANYWAY. FIND PEACE IN THAT.
(“Some people like to struggle and try and change their lives and get more, be better, go places, be famous, make things happen and etc.”)
YES. WE SPEAK TO THOSE WHO ARE TIRED OF THE STRUGGLE. TO THOSE WHO WISH TO NOW EXPRESS THE EASE OF GOD.
THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH ATTAINMENT. GOD LOVES ATTAINMENT, BUT IF THAT, OR ANYTHING IS IN THE PLAN THAT YOU, AS GOD, HAVE SET, IT WILL SHOW ITSELF IN THE LIFE; THIS MAY INCLUDE FAILURE, HEARTBREAK, DEPRESSION AND ALL THE OTHER CIRCUMSTANCE AND FEELINGS CONSIDERED LESS DESIRABLE BY GOD UNAWAKE.
HOW MUCH MORE REFRESHING TO ACCEPT THE WILL OF GOD, WHATEVER IT MAY BE.
THAT… IS HAPPINESS.
“So, that’s it,” I think as I put down the notebook. “How simple. Accept God’s/Your will for your life and flow with it. Know that God Is Always Happy, experiencing what It wants to experience, even if it is not to our (God Asleep’s) liking. Put aside all worry, concern and struggle and enjoy the ride that you have set for yourself, before you came to this life. This is how to be happy all the time, knowing that as the Beings have said to me before, ‘NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS, EVERYTHING IS ALWAYS ALRIGHT.’
In the several days that follow, I experience happiness in a different way.
My brother Jim, tells me that the restaurant he’s been wanting to own is at last, coming together. It’s been twenty years since divorce ended his very successful restaurant career and he catapulted into a life of drugs, drama, tumult, dire health problems, near death and despair.
Now, sober for five years, his life has come nicely together.
I can already see and feel myself sitting on his restaurant’s veranda, a glass of wine in my hand, chatting with some of the people who have been so constantly hopeful for Jim’s success.
My heart fills with happiness and my body ripples with delight and gladness for my brother. His good fortune and happiness feels like my own.
Next, I hear from my good woman friend, thirty-seven year old ‘J.”
“I’ve finally found the man I want to marry and have kids with,” she tells me. And he fills the same way about me!”
As with my brother, “J’s” joy and happiness thunders through me and becomes mine. I feel that her good fortune is happening to me!”
The thought occurs to me; ‘For happiness, along with totally accepting The Plan; God’s Plan, for your life, why not also free load on other people’s joy and good fortune? It feels the same as personal joy, and you can always have it, because there are always people who are experiencing happy events and circumstances.
Feeling jealous of people’s good luck is so ‘old school,’ so old thought. Be glad for people; swoop in and free load on their happiness.
As I write this, I sense a nod of approval from the Beings.
MAY YOU BE HAPPY ALL THE TIME