There may well be a tendency for you to think that Great Men, these Great Men that books are written about, these who were presidents and their birthdays are celebrated or who have streets named after them or cities even – these you may think of as the extant Great Men. You may convince yourself that you don’t know any of the Greats. Of course, if you think that way, you are mistaken.
You may well feel that life disturbs you. What really disturbs you is yourself. You believe that you have a fatal flaw or perhaps several fatal flaws. Your appraisal of yourself is off-center. There is a tendency to view yourself as a cast-off rather than as an asset, yet you are, oh so valuable, for you are the Oneness of the Universe. You may say and believe that life on Earth does not live up to your expectations, yet the crux of the matter is that you do not believe in yourself. It is you who disappoints yourself. Wake up. You are a Being. You are God’s Being.
Where did mockery and disdain and negativity come from?
Where did fear come from?
From misunderstanding. From ignorance, beloveds.
Somewhere along the line, My children chose fear instead of confidence, instead of confidence in Me. My children became confident in arrogance. As fearful as fear is, you gained confidence in fear and all its predictions and lost your confidence in your very Creator.
You want to get over feeling sorry for yourself. Feeling sorry for yourself is feeling sorrow. Sorrow comes from a sense of lack or even betrayal. Something was taken from you. Something was denied you, or never given to you, or was stolen from you. And so you make yourself a victim of a theft. You don’t want to do this. No matter what, you don’t want to do this to yourself or to anyone else. This is what feeling sorry does. It is an insult. It is not a good way of thinking, and it is not a good way of feeling.
One thing you may be learning is to leave well enough alone. This is a good thing to learn.
It is not always true that where there is smoke, there is fire. Often in your excitement in life when you think you must exert effort or control, you are like the boy who cried wolf. You feel urgent. You feel urgent about this today and urgent about something else tomorrow.
Sometimes you really really do need to learn that life can take care of itself without your panting. You may well use up too your energy on fires whose embers are already going out.
If you could see the light your soul radiates, you would gasp in amazement. To think that you, ordinary you and the world who may think you aren’t special, are actually a bright whirling Golden Sun that shines on the world. You can argue with Me about this, if you like, yet Truth prevails. I am aware that this is not the picture you see.
To your heart and mind, everything has a beginning and an end. Not so. Yet this is how you perceive. You perceive that life has a beginning and an end. You perceive that there is a passage of time, and the passage of time, the sands of time, as a soap opera might say, run through your fingers. Somehow you began, and somehow you end, and that is an alas to you.
Time seems to exist. It takes up quite a bit of your daily life. You try to schedule time, yet it schedules you.