Trust and Gratitude

//Trust and Gratitude

I’ve been kind of out of sorts and somewhat negative these last few weeks. It just seems like things are in flux and I think the self is kind of having a field day with me around the uncertainty of what’s next. Here we are one month into the New Year with all our new expectations and aspirations, and then you kind of go into a mental funk. Doesn’t make a lot of sense, but it definitely isn’t the first time on this merry-go-round. Ironically, the Sun just came out after not seeing it for a few days as we endure the norm of overcast and rain during this time of year in Seattle. So I definitely need to give thanks to the weather Gods for trying to brighten my day.

I know astrologically a lot is going on with Saturn just entering into the sign of Capricorn and further exposing many of the outdated structures we’ve built into our lives. So everywhere I look, it seems like the world around me is in turmoil and my self is eating the confusion like a 7-course meal. In addition, tomorrow is a Super Blue Blood Full Moon and Lunar eclipse in the sign of Leo, which is where my Pluto, Jupiter and Uranus reside in my Natal chart. So yes, I think the moon is definitely affecting my emotional outlook after being on somewhat of a high the last few months.

It is during these times that I really have to grab onto a couple pillars of Maitreya’s work to steady my resolve. First and foremost is Trust and the 2nd is Gratitude. Here are Maitreya’s words on Trust and Gratitude from the Maitreya Wisdom Cards App.

Trust – One of the lessons you are here to learn is to trust: trust the Universe, Spirit, and your own intuition. All that you need, can be provided, you just have to learn to trust, to let go of fear, doubt, insecurity and other such negative emotions. These “negative” feelings are brought forward from past incarnations; they need to be cleared from the soul memory. If they are not cleared away, they can prevent you from embodying of a state of trust. The Ultimate Being – God, as many call this energy – cannot work through you if you have fear. Fear is negative energy and it blocks the flow of positive energy (trust) coming in. All that you need can be yours; your every need can be supplied if only you will release the fear and learn to trust. By visiting a spiritual healer/teacher/counselor, you can uncover where your fear lies. Once you have removed the blocks caused by your fear, everything can flow to you without interruption. There is no reason for you to go hungry, be poor, or be without. Each time you say to yourself, “I will never be rich,” you create that energy. Every time you make a negative statement toward yourself, remove it and replace it with a positive one instead. Try saying, “I will be rich. When I am, I will use my money for good works, and use it for myself.” There is nothing wrong with abundance. To keep the energy of abundance flowing, you tithe a portion to an endeavor you support. There is a presumption that in order to be spiritual, you have to be poor. This idea is from days long ago, but it no longer applies to the modern world. All individuals should have abundance. What they need can be provided – and more if they wish – as long as they use the energy wisely. Trust is letting go of all that is negative, and allowing the Divine energy of the Creator to fill your life and bring to you the happiness, success, and financial rewards that are yours by right. Each person has the ability to create all they

need. You just have to trust and let go! You will be amazed at what you can bring into your life. When this card appears in your reading, it indicates that you may be going through a testing period at this moment, and you have chosen to learn about trust. Trust in Spirit to lead you and guide you; trust that you have the ability to create all you need. Trust that the Universe will lead you to where you need to go, and will inform you of what you have to do. Trust from your heart and soul, you will have your answers. When you truly let go of your fear, doubt, insecurity and all other “negative” emotions, and do not question, all you need will be provided to

you. All will be well. – Maitreya Wisdom Card # 83

GratitudeLife on the Earth plane is created for a soul’s learning experience. Soul growth is achieved through the lessons the soul has chosen to learn in this incarnation. As the soul begins its spiritual development, life, at times, seems to become very hard when the karma, past life energy and learning lessons are all intertwined into everyday life. Often it is at this stage, that the individual is easily wrapped up in “negativity” – complaining, blaming, self-pity, fear and anger because the Self part is in control. When you are controlled by the Self, you can hardly see the positive side of life. However, no matter what has happened in your life and how hard your life might be,

everyone and everything is where it needs to be. There are no accidents. You and you

alone, decide through choice which way to go; whether to learn the lesson, or delay your lesson for another time, even until another incarnation. Your lessons, once chosen, must be learned; no matter how long it takes! Therefore, instead of moaning and groaning, complaining and blaming, being angry and holding grudges, try being grateful. Gratitude is one of the key attributes of an open heart. With gratitude, you are grateful for everything that you have, and everything that you do not have; you are thankful for everything that has happened and for everyone who is in your life. With gratitude, you are able to recognize the suffering you have gone through as valuable life lessons, and a source of strength. With gratitude, you become grateful that you have been able to learn from the experiences in your life. Having gratitude enables you to forgive, to let go of your anger, and to appreciate that

someone cared enough to help you work through the lessons that you have chosen in

your life. This card is pointing out to you that it does not take a lot for you to thank and appreciate those in your life. Instead of feeling hate, turn that hate into love. Thank the person for being there to help you. If the above situation happens in your life, try transforming your anger into gratitude. Replace your feelings of being hurt, pain, suffering, complaining, blaming, angry and hatred, with thanks, gratitude and love for the opportunities that you have been given to grow and learn. With gratitude, you become such a great soul. – Maitreya Wisdom Card # 37

With that said, I really need to embrace the concept of trusting in the Universe, it has taken me this far, why would I allow the self and my emotions to derail me? As I’ve stated in prior newsletters, the self is a formidable foe and uses our emotions to cloud our perspective. It can have us believing the most ludicrous things and detract us from seeing what a beautiful soul we are. But as the Trust card says, “… you may be going through a testing period at this moment, and you have chosen to learn about trust. Trust in Spirit to lead you and guide you; trust that you have the ability to create all you need. Trust that the Universe will lead you to where you need to go, and will inform you of what you have to do. Trust from your heart and soul, you will have your answers. When you truly let go of your fear, doubt, insecurity and all other “negative” emotions, and do not question, all you need will be provided to

you. All will be well. – Maitreya Wisdom Card # 83

Lastly, I really need to express my Gratitude, because as bad as my Self can have me believing in “poor me”, I am a “victim”, I have so much to be grateful for. 1st and foremost, I was touched by Maitreya and Margaret, and if you are reading this you must have also have been touched by them. I have a roof over my head and know where my next meal is coming from, and I know that there are many souls who don’t have that luxury. I could go on and on, because for this moment in time I have shut the Self off and shipped it to Siberia, as Margaret would often say. I would be remiss to not give thanks to my 3 roommates who make my life possible. Thanks to Korinne for all the Maitreya website work and the incredible meals she cooks for us all. Thanks to Ratna for his hard work on the Maitreya website and financial support. Last, but not least, thanks to my beautiful wife Jean, who treats me like a king and continues with her unwavering support to Margaret and Maitreya’s work that has allowed it to seamlessly continue. To all of them, thanks for living with this Scorpio Moon, who at times can be a little hard to take! At the end of the day, I am truly blessed for what I have and what I have been able to experience with Margaret and Maitreya. I am a lucky guy and have so much to be grateful for!

Have a great month

Alan

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