I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation,
whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or want.
I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:12-13

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When someone who doesn’t know me well breaks into my inner circle and begins to understand the many challenges I faced growing up, the question that invariably comes up is:
How did you survive?


I understand that it sounds cliche, only because it seems that everyone says it, but for me it is the God’s honest truth.  More than anything else it was and continues to be my faith that pulls me through every situation I found myself in.


I understand that I’ve spoken here many times about the Divine/God/Source but that’s only because my faith plays a huge role in my life.  As the last line in in the quote says:
I can do everything through him who gives me strength.


Faith and my belief in predestination truly carried the day.
A belief that everything works for the greater good.
A belief that there are no bad things, everything that happens is meant to make us stronger, is meant to move us forward.


Life is an evolutionary process.
Life is about moving forward.  And since we return over and over, what we don’t get right in this, our latest incarnation we will have the opportunity to make right in the next life.


My secret of contentment,
My secret of peace,
My secret to life is this:
There are no mistakes!
There are no coincidences!
We return over and over, and we never get it completely right.


Someone asked me last week why we must be in this human shell, because after all that’s all our bodies are:
A shell encompassing what is REALLY important.
This body we are in, this shell we carry around with us is there to protect our inner being, our light, our spirit.  The truly important beings we are:

Our Souls.  We are after all spiritual beings having a human experience.


The sooner the bulk of humanity realizes this the better our world will be.

So returning to THAT question:
Why are trapped in this shell?


We incarnate into the physical because this is where we come to learn from past challenges.  If we remained as we truly are, Light, Spirit, Free; we would never move beyond our experience. The concept behind reincarnation is evolution.  The only way for us to evolve, to move closer to the Divine, to become more God like is to experience challenges in our lives. We certainly can’t have physical experiences while we are in our natural state.


You already know what I believe our natural state is:
One of light.  One of spirit.


So again the secret to my contentment
the secret to my peace
the secret to my joy is:

Understanding this
Understanding that predestination is ALWAYS working in my life.

That I chose this incarnation before I incarnated.  As I said in Soul Groups:
For it is in our humanity that we are tested.  And we don’t know our results until we are all together again in Transition Station.  Notice we go through Transition Tunnel to get to Transition Station?  It is only after we have each reviewed our lives with each member of our group that we can decide when to go back.  It is then that we are brought to Transition Hall.  Here is where we choose our next life.  That next life will be a result of how we performed in our previous life.


That’s my secret:
Knowing that I planned everything in my life.
Knowing that major events are indeed “carved in stone.”
Knowing that everything happens for the greater good.


I’m fortunate to have awakened.  Now I have an opportunity to awaken others, to help other remove their spiritual blinders and see the world for what it truly is:


Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.


Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;

We then lose all our distress,
We then lose all our fear of dying.  For there truly is no end.

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