Again, I got into one of those conversations about how we can manifest what we want in life. We were trying to come up with an analogy for Earth. Some say it’s a school. In this particular conversation, we were going back and forth between boot camp and a playground. Someone said it’s basically a playground where we can manifest what we want. I have to admit this notion of magical thinking intrigues and frustrates me at the same time. I want to believe that if I can get my thoughts in order, my life will be A-OK. However, I don’t think that’s the case. Here is my last response to the conversation.
KAren, I agree with just about everything you said. I believe all is in divine order. I believe our relationships are eternal. I believe what happens in life happens for us, not to us. And yeah, the death of a loved one can be a wake up call, big time.
But I see the “name it and claim it” mentality from the prosperity gospel in a lot of what I’m going to call New Age teachings. If we just believe, we can manifest whatever we want in our lives. If we think a certain way, we will have health and wealth and the world is our playground. Things will go our way and it’ll be smooth sailing. If there is a bump in the road, it is because we manifested it by our thoughts.
I don’t think that’s the way it works. I don’t think that’s the way it’s supposed to work. We come here to experience certain things. If this world were just a playground, there would be no reason to have left Home. I think the bumps in the road may be coming from our higher selves, because, at that level, we know that is what is good for us.
From our human perspective, if it were all sunshine and roses, it’d be like eating your meat before you get dessert. Our higher self, the parent, says “If you don’t eat your meat, you can’t have any pudding. How can you have any pudding if you don’t eat your meat?”
After my daughter passed, my other daughter had a dream where they were in an ice cream shop. My daughter who is on the other side asked if Kayla wanted more. Kayla passed. Shayna said, “Here you can have all the ice cream you want.” There you can have all the ice cream you want. You can have your meat before your pudding. You can have just pudding. Here you cannot. This is the place we work.
I am working on elevating my thoughts and my perspective and trying to make the best of this place that I can. But, I really think it’s more of a boot camp than a playground.