When I was studying Health and Safety the Tutor shared a story with us that his 12 year old son had a friend whom he, the Tutor, could not stand.
I volunteered that maybe he saw in the boy something which he wished to change or maybe aught to change within himself, to a chorus of, “That’s a bit deep!”
Our Tutor was speechless and I could see that he was momentarily looking deeply within himself for an answer.
The question is: Do you know yourself well enough so that when a bolt comes from the blue, you are able instantly to evaluate and decide if indeed you need to change or accept it? Rather than be totally overwhelmed by something which is contrary to your own beliefs, likes or wants in this your life!
There will be many situations, often not of your making, but necessarily involving those close to you, either family or friends, and it is these opportunities which give you continuous chances to reassess your thoughts, ideas, feelings and therefore beliefs.
In the understanding that all the beliefs which you hold may not in fact be yours but those impressed upon you by others since the time of your birth!
This is the most valuable time, not to be missed, firstly to decide, on your reassessment, which beliefs you need to hold onto and secondly the thoughts and beliefs which you definitely need to let go of.
Do not make the mistake of imagining that by letting go of any belief that it will leave a void in your mind or that you will become vulnerable in any way.
In short you become free of the ideas and beliefs of others which you have held as baggage leaving you the ultimate freedom to express your God given right of Free-will choice.
This new choice which is yours alone to express enables you to become the real you without any foreign influence or intervention, however closely connected.
Your own beliefs can be found by following the trail of your feelings about everything in any situation which gives you, without judgement to decide on true or false.
Can you see the advantage in this act of becoming?
This is what your life is all about: Becoming who you are really meant to be, what your true purpose on Earth is this time round and allowing your true personality to shine through.
It is at this moment in time that you begin to realise that it matters not one iota what others think of you or what beliefs they have tried to instil in you, to their own advantage, since you are unique.
Now that you are more aware of your true self, your path of Ascension assumes a fresh clarity as your whole life happens in the rarefied atmosphere of happiness as your personality blossoms in the knowledge of your true self.
One final point: It is wanting that keeps the Universe alive and moving in response to your individual Free-will choices. So remember that when Buddha asked his disciples to avoid desiring what he meant was to avoid any desire which would result in harm or unhappiness to any other conscious being on Earth! For the rest it is up to you to exercise your own Free-will for the highest good of all beginning with yourself and your own true beliefs!
With Love, from which all else flows, Hanukah & the Angel