Saturday, March 12, 2011

Choose happiness now

As you approach the final weeks of winter it is a time for tilling the soil of your soul. It is a time to look at your life and say, "Which parts of my life support the person I want to be? Which parts of my life support the life I want to live? Which behaviors are consistent with my hearts desires and which are not?" "Am I speaking in a way that is consistent with the life I wish to live? Am I acting in a way which exhibits faith in my dreams?" Look at these things dear ones. Take the time to observe yourselves and ask whether or not the life you are living now is one which supports the person you wish to be.

So many of you want more freedom for example, and yet when you get an hour to yourselves you become stressed about what you should do with it. Instead luxuriate in the time. Pick up a book and read. Take the time to tidy up a drawer you have been wanting to organize. Call a friend you have been meaning to talk to. Allow yourselves joy right now. Don't wait for tomorrow. Many of you put off decisions hoping for change in the future and yet you sacrifice your happiness in the moment. "I'll go on vacation when I meet someone," for example. Why not go on vacation now? "I'll take better care of myself when the kids are grown." Start taking care of yourselves now." I'll get a car that works better when I have more money." Why not start praying for a better car now? God can work miracles in your lives if you live and acknowledge your heart in each moment.

Dear ones, life happens moment by moment. Choose happiness now. Choose to live as you wish to in the future, now. We are not talking about buying up all the material things you hope to have some day. We are not talking about bankrupting yourself spending on the vacations you hope to have in the future. We are not saying you must change your life in large ways, but rather start to bring the energy, the thoughts, the words, and the deeds that you hope to have in the future, into your life now. Start to speak and act as if you are abundant. Be gracious. Start to speak and act as if you are loved beyond reason (for indeed you are). Be loving. Start to speak and act as if you are interested in life and others, for this interest and conversation will open doorways to more opportunity.

Be the person you want to be right now dear ones. Examine your thoughts, words, and deeds, and in so doing you are tilling the soil of your soil, preparing for new seeds to be planted, new opportunities to come your way, and a new harvest of happiness as you move forward throughout your lives.