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The Role of Gratitude in Your Life Plan

26 Aug

As those of you who have read either Your Soul’s Plan or Your Soul’s Gift know, the vast majority of what we plan prior to birth is planned not as a certainty, but rather as a possibility or probability. Whether a particular possibility or probability actualizes is determined by our free will decisions. In other words, the pre-birth planning we do creates what can be conceptualized as a vast, elaborate flow chart. What is a flow chart? It’s a series of decision points. If you do A, then X happens. If you do B, then Y happens. The plans we create before we come into body constitute a flow chart so immense as to be beyond human comprehension.

The timelines in the flow chart vary greatly in their degree of arduousness. The higher vibrational timelines have more happiness, peace, joy, abundance, and ease than the lower vibrational timelines, which contain much more suffering. One way to place yourself on higher vibrational timelines is to align with Love, which is your true nature. You can do this by asking in any (or every) moment, “What would Love do now?”

Another very powerful way to activate higher vibrational timelines is through the conscious use of gratitude. Before I explore how that works, I’ll first discuss the nature of suffering.

Suffering occurs when you resist something. The more you resist, the greater your suffering. When you resist a life challenge – let’s say one you planned before you were born – you’re giving a big, energetic “NO!” to the Universe. The Universe doesn’t understand that you intend to say no only to the challenge. Instead, the Universe takes your no as a global no: a no to abundance; a no to love; a no to physical health; a no to spiritual clarity, and so on. The Universe hears you saying no to all the blessings it wants to bring to you.

You’ve probably heard the expression, “When it rains, it pours.” This expression is a great description of someone in a state of resistance. At first something minor goes wrong (it begins to “rain”). The person then goes into a state of resistance to the “rain,” which gives an energetic “NO!” to the Universe. Blessings of all sorts then stop coming into the person’s experience and major things start to go wrong (it begins to “pour”). This is why it’s so very important to eliminate resistance.

Gratitude is a simple, easy, fast, and effective way to do that. The vibration of gratitude and the vibration of resistance are fundamentally incompatible frequencies. You cannot be in a state of gratitude and a state of resistance at one and the same time. So, if you’d like to stop saying “NO!” to everything you want, think of something – anything – that is positive in your life. Allow the feeling of gratitude to arise. The great thing about the conscious use of gratitude is that the gratitude does not have to be in regard to something big; rather, it can be for something as small as the sound of the birds chirping or the way the sun feels on your skin. This is why gratitude is a fast and easy tool to use.

The consistent, conscious use of gratitude will activate the higher vibrational timelines in your pre-birth plan. These are the timelines your soul hopes you will find, the timelines toward which your nonphysical guides and teachers are always steering you.

Perspectives on President Trump

17 Jan

I continue to receive questions from many of you about President Trump. The most common questions are “What is this all about?” and “How could this have happened?” Believe me, I understand the feelings that give rise to these questions. I’d like to offer a few more thoughts to put this experience in perspective.

As those of you who have read Your Soul’s Plan and Your Soul’s Gift know, I believe that many people have what I call a learning through opposites life plan. As souls, we learn best by experiencing the opposite of what we ultimately want. To take a common example, a soul who wants to deepen in compassion in the next lifetime will plan to incarnate in a family in which he or she will be treated with a profound lack of compassion. The absence of compassion in the external environment is intended to provide both the opportunity and motivation for that person to go within and cultivate self-compassion. Invariably, the life plan then calls for the person later in life to take the compassion that has thus far been offered only to self and turn it outward in service to (seeming) others. This component of service to others has been present in literally every pre-birth plan I have ever examined.

President Trump offers us a plethora of opposites to experience; I don’t have space to list all of them here. “Yes,” you may say, “but does this have to be done in such an extreme and intense way?” Understand: the Earth is going through an ascension process, moving relatively quickly through the fourth dimension and then into the fifth. This shift in vibration and consciousness is being catalyzed in part by President Trump. I believe he agreed – at our request – to play the role he’s playing for this very purpose. After this current lifetime ends and we see the big picture with greater clarity, we will be grateful to him for playing his part so well.

A fellow hypnotist shared the following story with me. While a client was in deep trance and channeling his Higher Self, the hypnotist, following the instructions his client had given him, asked this person’s Higher Self about President Trump. The client’s Higher Self then drew an analogy in which President Trump was pushing a wheelbarrow of manure and then dumping it on the ground. It doesn’t look good. It doesn’t smell good. Yet, out of the manure beautiful flowers can eventually grow.

Every pre-birth plan I have ever studied has been based on great wisdom and unconditional love. Let us trust in that. Let us trust that the beauty and magnificence of The Shift will be worth the pain of the catalyst.