About Expectations. Again.

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2 May 2017 Tuesday 2:05pm

God doesn’t want us to have expectations because sometimes, we have so much angst about something we have not received. And we think we’ll lose something that which we think we own. We do not own anything. And how can we lose something that which we have not received?

Gah! That’s a mouthful! It came to me this morning. It’s all about the E-Word again, I suppose. Expectations. I mean, seriously, it’s like a cancer. It’s beginning to be some kind of disease. You know, a dis-ease.

Why do you say that?

I can feel it. All around me. This feeling of dis-ease. It even has a smell.

A smell?

In the air…from the ocean. Funny, rotten fish kind of smell.

Never mind.

This feeling of dis-ease, as you call it. It sounds like you’re familiar with it.

Expectations? Of course! I’m only human. When I wake up in the morning, the first thing that comes to mind is an expectation. Like, I’m thinking, “Hope it’s gonna be a good day today!” or “Hope it doesn’t rain today…” Or “Sure wish someone else would cook dinner today…” Aren’t those expectations?

So how’s your day been so far?

So far it’s okay, I suppose. I’m not feeling any “dis-ease” at the moment. Except for having too much to eat for lunch.

You like that word, don’t you?

Dis-ease? Yeah. I like the sound when I break up the syllable. It gives it a completely different meaning. “Disease” sounds ominous. While “dis-ease” sounds like, “Hey, yeah. I can handle this.”

That’s a good way of putting it. Meaning of the word “ease”, please.

I aim to please. Meaning of “ease” coming up…Okay. There’s a bunch of meanings. But this one seems appropriate. Ease is “freedom from difficulty or great effort.”

So what you’re saying is, if having expectations is a dis-ease, that would mean that having expectations will not be free from difficulty or great effort.

Yup. Remember when I said, it felt like I was in a wrestling match with myself before I created my reality? And that it was like I was going out of my mind? I was having expectations…Big time.

Why?

Why? Because my sparring partner was Miss What Ifs. She kept nagging and nagging…What if this, What if that? Or what if the world is really flat…and some such other nonsense. Well actually, my real What-Ifs didn’t seem nonsensical at the time. My fears felt so real!

Fear is like that, dear one. If fear is in control then it will feel very real. The way to control fear is to set it aside and believe that every outcome, whether it is to your liking or not, has a purpose. And that is for you to—

For me to experience who I really am. But it’s easier said than done, God!

I know, dear. But you did it. You created your reality. That is what is most important. There is nothing wrong with having expectations. Letting your expectations, also known as fears-

Also known as What Ifs.

Yes. Letting your expectations hinder you from letting you grow into your fullest potential is not what you came into this world to do. Ask anyone who is famous and magnificent. Ask them whether the road to their magnificence was free from difficulty or great effort. Most of the time their answer would be No.

I don’t really know anyone famous and magnificent. Well, not on a personal level anyway.

I don’t!

Anyway, child. The bottom line is—

You already mentioned the bottom line.

I did?

The bottom line is, letting your expectations hinder you from letting you grow into your fullest potential is not what you came into this world to do.

So I did. Okay, so onto something else.

Okay. The next is, “And we think we’ll lose something that which we think we own. We do not own anything.” What do we think we own?

You tell Me, child.

We think we own each other?

Yes! This world is living with the misconception that relationships are all about owning each other. That is the number one destroyer of your relationships.

You’re kidding, right? Because since the day I was born, I know that a marriage is a wife and a husband owning each other. In fact, boyfriends and girlfriends own each other. Parents own their offsprings. An employee owns an employer while he or she is under his or her employ. A nation owns its country.

And the world? Who owns the world?

We do.

How about the universe? Who owns the universe?

You do?

I do not own the universe, my child. I Am the universe. If I Am the universe, who is the world? Because the world is the universe.

I guess…You? You are the world?

You are in the world. Along with husbands and wives. Along with boyfriends and girlfriends. Along with parents and their offsprings. Along with employers and their employees. Along with nations and their respective countries. So who belongs to whom?

No one, I guess.

And why is that?

Because God is freedom. Freedom doesn’t own anything.

Yes! Very good.

Thank You. Last question – How can we lose something that which we have not received?

What do you think you have lost which you have not received?

That’s a weird question. But I believe the answer has something to do with Neale’s tweet today. He tweeted: Can you love God unconditionally? You can only receive God’s love in the way that you give God yours.

Ye are Gods. Apply that to Neale’s tweet.

Okay. Can you love each other unconditionally? You can only receive another’s love in the way that you give yours.

We’re done. And well done!

Thank you! That was hard!

Really?

Um…No. Not really.