What you listen to as you read My Words is My heart, the beat of My heart. I invite you to become in tune with Me. Come, be in tune with Me. Drop your resistances, and, as it might be said, surrender. What you surrender to is Truth, beloveds. As you let go of your defenses, you surrender your arrogance. Is it not arrogant to think you know better than the Creator of the Universe? If you cannot say it is arrogance, can you admit that it is folly?
Let’s put it another way. Would you shake your fist at the Sun or the Moon? To what avail? To what avail?
A five-year old may think he knows better than his mother or father or grandfather. A five-year old may stamp his foot because he has not received what he wanted. He feels he was denied that which he is certain is meant to be his. The young child cannot see beyond his disappointment. He is captured by it.
When you protest, beloveds, what are you doing? When you figuratively hold your fist up to Me, what do you think you are doing? It is not upmanship between you and Me. There is no rivalry. There may have been times when you would like to dethrone Me. Of course, at these times, you are not using your head nor your heart. You may think you are impassioned. Often, you are simply objecting to what cannot be changed except by your perception of it.
If you flunk a test at school, truly, beloveds, you can’t foist the responsibility upon the teacher. The teacher may indeed have contributed, yet you can’t assign what is ultimately your responsibility to the teacher. A grade is not everything. Nevertheless, you are the one to do something about it. Unless you take responsibility, you assign yourself the role of victim. This is not worthy of you. It is you who sees yourself as a victim. This is a poor role to play.
Life, as it is seen in the world, is a lot of crests and valleys. You may travel by roller coaster or a slow train. You never quite know ahead of time. Life, as it is seen in the world, may drop you off before the stop that you are sure you were supposed to get off at, or life may take you past your scheduled stop. Yes, life, does seem to have a mind of its own. Sometimes, the unexpected may delight you. Sometimes, the unexpected, disappoints or even outrages you. You are overjoyed when you win the lottery, and you are devastated when a loved one leaves no matter how. In either case, you have to recover. You will recover. You will balance out, sooner or later. Why not sooner?
Life is not generally what you call an even playing field. Who said it was supposed to be according to your terms?
From everything in life that occurs or doesn’t occur, you are fashioned. You are given molten metal, and you mold it, beloveds. You yearn for the freedom to have life come to you as you desire, yet you have the freedom to mold your receiving of what occurs and then taking it from there. The past is irrelevant. The only matter to deal with is right now. In a sense, you do deal with the past because you have to let go of it so that you can see the scenes before you with new eyes.
It is you who opens or closes your eyes. It is you who pulls down the curtain or raises it. Moods do not rule you unless you say so. Because life offers crests and valleys does not mean that your moods are to follow. Your outlook on life cannot be dependent upon the turns that life takes. Your outlook on life is dependent upon you. You do not have to be Hamlet. You can play a different part. You set the stage for your own life. You are the director of the play you star in.