Saturday, November 01, 2008

Joy from the inside out

I have been turning the news off a lot lately. However the other day I turned it on only to witness total mayhem in the newsroom as the news anchor got really riled up about the economic downturn, the decline of the stock market, etc. Instead of being drawn into the drama, I felt excited and still very happy. Those weren't the emotions I expected to feel. I sat down and meditated and asked the angels what was up with that! I had just payed off one bill and got surprised with several more over the span of three days for unexpected maintenance items. My retirement account from my old engineering days is bottoming out along with everyone else's - but still, I felt JOY. My brain didn't get it.

So, out of curiosity, I sat down and asked my angels where this euphoria was coming from. They answered immediately. "You are embracing truth, and your soul is very excited about that fact. God is your source and supply, and you are not worshipping false Gods. This is real freedom. This is what it means to be in the world but not of it." I felt exhilirated.

To not get sucked into the world's chaos IS freedom. To trust in God is real security. To know that surrendering my life to God also means that all is in right order is wonderful. I've run into a lot of people who have done their spiritual homework lately who are going through the same thing. They tell me that they're not worried, but think they SHOULD be. They ask me if they are living in the clouds or in denial, but to the ones that have worked on faith, live with prayer, been responsible in the physical world, aren't beating themselves up, and believe higher power cares, the angels say again and again, "You are living in truth."

It is possible to be in the world but not of it. It is possible to care and yet know that everyone is where God needs them to be according to the design of their life and the lessons required. It is possible to love deeply and yet not get enmeshed in drama. It takes a lot of practice and I'm certainly not perfect at it, but every day lived with the understanding that God loves us all very deeply, is a very good day.

This week, assume the BEST for your life, not the worst. Assume God does care about your needs. Assume you are loved... and see what shifts, both inside and out.