Question: I feel like I am not getting any closer to my goals.
Higgins: The rules that apply to creating something small, like a pair of shoes, are the same rules that apply to creating something larger, like an empire. The thought and action process on your end are the same. Creating something like an empire, depending upon the starting point, can take quite a bit of time. Time is the part that gets you down. We are certain that small things, equivalent to a pair of shoes, are occurring regularly. When they do be certain to acknowledge them. Recognition of the achievement of a small step forward feels good and stimulates the Universal flow to bring more good things.
Remember that just because you cannot see the imminent arrival of your desire nor even understand the direction from whence it may come does not mean it isn’t almost there. Many things come directly in a route that is understandable but many things await that are hidden around blind corners.
If you do not give up, if you do not change your mind there is nothing that cannot be achieved given enough time. So keep trying until evidence convinces you that you are on the right track. Expect the arrival of good things, follow-up on leads and in all cases enjoy the journey because the journey is all there is.
Received May 17, 2013 at Lake Goodwin, Washington
Question: I can’t find a job I can even stand.
Higgins: We always encourage you to move towards the life of your dreams and we encourage you to dream big. Let us remind you, however, that it is easiest to achieve your dreams by starting small.
The discouragement evident in your comment draws us to remember this fine quote from a friend of the entity through whom we speak, “There is no such thing as bad weather. You are either dressed inappropriately or have a bad attitude.”
If a person’s attitude is generally relaxed about things then even the most menial or odious tasks are taken in stride. This is what we encourage for you. Relax. Take any job. Do your best at the tasks presented and move on.
Take for example a hike in the woods. Occasionally it is necessary to put one’s feet in the mud but one must do so to receive the delight of the hike in its entirety. Along the way one may bruise some Skunk Cabbage and the smell is sometimes unpleasant but it is the adventure of the hike, the beauty of the scenery, the comradery or perhaps the solitude that make the hike the hike.
And so it is with your job adventure. There may be some mud and Skunk Cabbage along the way but that is not a reason to avoid the adventure…that is the adventure.
Life is all about attitude. Look for the best in every situation because how you respond to life’s events today determines what presents to you tomorrow.
Received May 8, 2013 at Lake Goodwin, USA
Question: I don’t feel very kind. I know what to do to appear kind but I don’t feel kind.
Higgins: We have stated in the past that compassion is the pathway to kindness. If compassion is the pathway to kindness what then is the pathway to compassion?
Excerpted from our post on April 7, 2012: “Compassion is an emotion in the vibrational range of love and deep appreciation and encompasses the emotion of deep understanding.”
We went on to say, “Develop compassion by directing your thoughts towards gentle understanding and acceptance of the world around you.”
Acceptance of the world around you. That is the key for you. It is not necessary to agree with anything you see or hear. It is, however, necessary for you to allow every single thing you see or hear to exist. While it may take some practice to become comfortable allowing all things to exist whether you like them or not, it is in this same practicing that you will develop emotional space for kindness to exist within.
We also acknowledge the words, “I know what to do to appear kind…”, and encourage you to appear kind even when unable to emotionally link to the kind action. We encourage this for two reasons: doing the kind thing usually feels better emotionally than doing the unkind thing (and everything you do should be directed towards you feeling better), and practicing what you want to be leads to being what you want to be. (Think of a professional dancer or ball player, they didn’t get good wishing to be good they got good with consistent and continual practice.)
Received May 7, 2013 at Lake Goodwin, Washington
Offering from Higgins:
It is helpful to remind yourself from time to time that you are energy at the base of things. Flesh is secondary.
Consider that you, as energy, flow primarily from above the head to below the feet. Sometimes this flow of energy gets off course, the way a river eddies or changes course. It is of utmost importance to continually maintain the river of energy in a head to toe course. When the energy that you are is off course or stuck in an eddy life will not flow its smoothest.
When you are tired, frustrated, irritable or working too hard relax. Instruct your energy flow to get back in alignment. Breathe for awhile. Feel the energy return and notice how the mind clears.
This is a simple way to realign with your personal source of guidance. Life will smooth out when this technique is applied and a life lived in alignment with this eternal wisdom is rewarding and fulfilling.
Received April 27, 2013 at Lake Goodwin, Washington
Question: This explosion in Texas closely following the situation in Boston is a little freaky. Are they related?
Higgins: Of course they are. When you focus attention upon a thing…anything…more of that thing that you give your attention to appears. By virtue of the excessive viewing and rehashing of the events in Boston, as a people your consciousness has created yet more of the same.
It is worth while to spend some time each day considering what you do want: personal safety, pleasurable activities, rewarding friendships, nourishing food, prosperity and robust health. Focusing attention on that which you do want will shift the energy surrounding you thus creating a sort of vacuum or suction that draws you towards positive experiences and out of harms way.
Received April, 18, 2013 at Lake Goodwin, Washington
Question: Hi Higgins. Yesterday, when I asked you about the bombs in Boston, I sort of thought you’d talk about the bombs, the bombers and the victims. You didn’t. Why?
Higgins: We did talk about the bombers and the victims. We talked about people. We talked about choosing what you want. If a person wishes to set off a bomb they will. If another person wishes a life of safety that is possible, too. They can exist simultaneously.
Each person needs to intentionally and clearly choose what sort of events fill their days. Let’s take this scenario: one person feels confident that setting off a bomb will provide them with satisfaction and another person knows that satisfying days include enjoyable days out with friends and family. Satisfaction to this second person means hikes in the mountains and walks along beaches. Additionally, they enjoy their daily job and feel loving towards their body.
By the laws that exist within the Universe a person who strongly wishes to set off a bomb will find a way to do that. However, none other need to be affected by it. The person who also clearly desires days that are satisfying but defines satisfying differently, where satisfying includes personal safety, will not end up standing where a bomb is about to go off. The Universe will draw them somewhere else.
It is perfectly reasonable to assume that each and every individual is capable of achieving safety regardless of the ill intentions of any other. Set your own intentions out clearly every morning and every night and while the rest of the world may seem as though it is bent on self-destruction, your own life will blossom.
Received April 17, 2013 at Lake Goodwin, USA
Question: Higgins, will you comment on the bombs/explosions in Boston yesterday?
Peace is not the absence of violence and peace cannot be created in the absence of a peaceful heart. However, it is not necessary for everyone to seek peace to create peace in your life it is only necessary for you to seek peace to have peace in your life.
It is important for each of you to be clear about what you want. Make a habit either morning or night (or better yet both) of sitting quietly and reviewing the day behind and the day ahead. Consider these questions: What went right today? What did you like about it? What was not to your liking today? How would you rather have had it be? How do you want tomorrow to be?
We encourage words like satisfying, fulfilling and entertaining. The Universe then draws you towards events that match these feelings and therefore away from events that do not match these feelings.
Life is very simple, really. Focus on what you want to experience in your life. Keep a positive attitude alive within you and go forth each day expecting little miracles and so it will be.
What most of you do instead is focus on what you do not want and then act surprised when the very thing you clearly do not want arrives in your life. It defies Universal Law to focus on school shootings and expect peace in the schools. It defies Universal Law to focus on war and terrorism and expect peace in the streets. It defies Universal Law to focus on a cure for cancer and expect anything other than more and more diagnoses of cancer.
Instead, focus on satisfaction, happiness, good health, solid relationships and other clearly positive word choices. Remember that stress free and peaceful are not the same thing. Choose your words with care and purposefully focus on maintaining a positive attitude about everything. Life will smooth out magically if you will.
Received April 16, 2013 at Lake Goodwin, USA