How Did We Get Here?

In my journey to become self-realized, I have come across many spiritual doctrines.  The most popular one being “we are here to learn lessons.”

I bought into this for a while, but it never felt quite right.  Something within me, that same something that I call my higher-self, kept saying, UH UH, umm, NO!  But I thought, well, these spiritual teachers and gurus surely know more than I do.  They’ve been on the path for decades!

But one thing I have learned is to listen to that voice and to TRUST that feeling I get when something feels not-quite-right.  I have learned, by making many mistakes and not trusting, that I must look within.  My higher-self has never been wrong, though at times I thought it was.  Those instances, upon reflection, I realized were not initiated from my higher-self.  (It takes practice to discern the difference, so make sure to read my 3 tips on listening to your inner guidance here, here and here.)

Here is what my higher-self has told me and what I have come to know:  I am, you are, everyone is an individual manifestation of God.

Get ready.

We ARE God, in human form.  Yep!  That’s what I know.  There is no doubt within me regarding this.  None whatsoever.  You can agree or disagree.  You have that right.  (If you disagree, stop reading right now or you’ll just get more upset/angry/pissed off at the rest of this article.  Just sayin’.)

And so, as individualized aspects of God, we KNOW everything there is to know.  There are no lessons to learn.  What could we learn that we don’t already know?  NOTHING.  Thinking that we have lessons to learn will keep us experiencing, guess what?  More lessons!

Think about it.  You Are All There Is.  There is NOTHING that is not YOU.  How could you not know everything?

Really, let that sink in.

But, Tracy, you protest, I don’t know everything.  Of course you do.  You just don’t remember that you know everything.

Let’s say, no let’s not say.  Here it is straight out:  you are pure thought, pure love, pure consciousness.  There is naught but you.  You Are All There Is.  And as you exist for millennia, you contemplate yourself for what else is there to contemplate?  You Are All There Is.

And then, at some point, you decide you want to experience yourself from a different perspective.  From outside of yourself, apart from yourself.  But how can you, when nothing else exists outside of you?

So, you cause yourself to forget the truth of who you are.  Doing so will enable you to learn about yourself from a different perspective.

But, even better, why not give yourself choices?  Why live in Stepfordville knowing only one option?  You can’t really know yourself if you only have one option of living.  Well, you could, but it would get boring fast, with only one way to experience everything.

So, you create duality.  Contrast.  Up. Down.  Right.  Left.  Hot. Cold.  Good.  Bad.  Oh boy, we’re in for a wild ride now!

And, as you are God, you don’t limit yourself.  You can have whatever you can conceive of.  Nothing is off limits.  You have free will.  Whatever you choose to believe will be delivered to you without judgment.   How can you experience the totality of yourself if you limit what you can experience?

You cannot.

After all, this is your playground.  It’s not real.  (It feels real, to be sure.  That’s part of the experience.)  It’s a way to create new experiences and to FEEL  the emotions of those experiences:  happiness, sadness, boredom, love, hate, fear, grief, you name it.  These are emotions that are meant to be felt and lived and they pass through making way for the next experience and emotion.  God knew that this was his playground, that these lives were illusion.  And that each life was an experience unto itself.

After all, God (We) are eternal.  Our souls are eternal and have no fear.  None.  Our souls never die.  Never. Ever.

But somewhere along the line things got skewed.  And rather than being the creators (of experience) that we are, we decided emotions were bad, that life was hard and to be endured and, if we were lucky, we ascended to a heavenly plane when we passed on.  But only if we were very, very, very good.

We decided that we had no power and that we were at the mercy of forces outside of ourselves.  Blaming circumstances, people, the government, religion, we kept ourselves a prisoner of our own making.

We gave it away, our power.  And so we spend years, decades, lifetimes experiencing “lessons” over and over and over again.  Because, as I mentioned earlier, the Universe does not judge.  And if you want to learn lessons, then lessons you shall learn.  And if you want to learn those lessons through hate, fear, pain, illness, poverty, then you shall learn that way as well.

I have chosen to reclaim my power.  I have chosen to FEEL each and every emotion in that moment and allow it to pass through me.  I have chosen, from this point forward, to create my life experiences with ease and joy.  And grace.  I have chosen to stop learning lessons and start living my life the way it was meant to be lived.

It doesn’t have to be hard.  It starts with a choice.  A deliberate choice with action behind it.

Decide.  Decide, today, that you will no longer settle for unecessary struggle and pain and lessons to learn.  You are the creator of your life experiences.  You and only You can decide the life you want.  Don’t settle for a life lived by default, a life determined by others and circumstances.  Remember, not choosing IS a choice.  What have you got to lose?

I’m choosing a grab the brass ring, pie in the sky, love and joy filled life.  It won’t always be rainbows and unicorns, but it will be infinitely better than a life lived by default.

What will you choose?

In love, I am

tracy elizabeth

What Is God Here To Experience Through You?

Hello everyone.  I wrestled for a month about what I am about to share with you.  Several questions flitted through my mind:

Will anyone resonate with what I’m saying?
Are people going to think I’m a nut case?
Will people unsubscribe in droves?

What I write is divinely guided.  In this case, it wrote itself.  Literally, I felt the urge to write and the words flowed as I struggled to scribble fast enough to keep up.

I really didn’t want to send this out or publish it on my blog.  So, a few weeks went by and then I had lunch with one of my loyal readers, and good friend, Dee.  (Hi Dee!)  And she asked me why I hadn’t sent out my newsletter and reminded me of a previous conversation we had had about the direction my newsletter was taking.

I gave it a great deal of thought.  Truly, I didn’t want to send this out.  But I realized that God/Source/Universe/All There Is wanted this article written and published.  And, it will reach those it is meant to and those who are not meant to identify with it will move on.

I can honestly say that I have reached a place where I am at peace  with that and let the chips fall where they may.

Today’s article may hit some of you in a raw spot, and others may feel a resounding Yes! in their being.  Whichever it is for you, I invite you to keep an open mind, breathe, and really feel and expand into the words that follow.  From that place, you can decide what is Truth for You.

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What Is God Here To Experience Through You?

That’s a pretty controversial title, isn’t it?  And yet, it is what my higher self is calling me to write.

So, what do I mean?

Well, you are here for a reason.

And I don’t mean “your purpose.”  I used to think I had to find “my purpose.”  I thought it was set in stone and I believed that when I finally discovered what that was, the world would spin counterclockwise on its axis, the heavens would part and angels would sing,”AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH.”

But I now know that is not true.

After becoming in touch, truly in touch, with my higher-self, soul-self, God-self, or whatever you may choose to call it, I realized I was following the crowd rather than listening to that truth within that we ALL have access to.

Please don’t take what I write at face value.  Take some time to really give it some thought, spend time in contemplation and really feel what is true for you.

So, the reason you, I and everyone else is here, or even the reason why we EXIST is not to perform some preordained task that we must do in order to find true happiness.

Certainly, what we love most, what we lose track of time doing, what we would do every day of our lives if we could, will certainly lead us down the path of personal fulfillment.

But, it is not the destination that is our reason for being.

It is the Journey.  The Journey is the reason we exist.  The Journey is the reason we were created.

The day in and day out, the mundane, the miraculous, it is all our purpose because only we can experience it in this way.  Our way.

We are individuated expressions of God, All There Is, Source, Universe, call it what you will, we are IT.

And IT desires to experience life in its many forms and shapes.  As people.  Insects.  Dogs.  Cats.  Birds.  Trees.  Earthworms.  Everything and anything you can think of is God, for there is no other consciousness in the Universe.

Instead of getting caught up in “what am I here to do?”, think instead, “what am I here to experience?” and “who am I here to be to have that experience?”

All of life’s wonders and trials are treasured experiences to the Divine.

Why?

Because there is nothing else.

(I’ll have to write a future article about Origins so you can see the broader perspective of where I am coming from.)

I got caught in this trap of thinking what am I here to do, spinning my wheels, looking for the magic purpose and when I thought I had found it, it wasn’t what I expected.  Now that I thought I knew what my purpose was, I didn’t understand why I hadn’t suddenly become happy overnight and why my life hadn’t turned into a fairytale.  Then I thought, oh, this isn’t my true purpose and the (fruitless) search began anew.

When I stopped my frenetic searching and became still, I could finally hear the truth that was within me all along.  The truth that said, “You will search until you die and you will never find it.  Your purpose is not the end, it is the beginning.”

The beginning of a life lived well.  A life of experience.  A life of emotion.  A life of feeling every bit of what life has to offer.

Be a singer.  A rocket scientist.  A dog walker.  A fisherman.  A candlestick maker.  Be whatever you want.  All There Is does not care what profession you pick.  Choose what feels right and good and brings you joy.

But remember that what you DO is NOT why you are here.

You are here to experience.  You are an individual expression of God here to experience life in all its forms, in the daily, mundane tasks, the painful ones and the magnificent ones.  Treasure the moments, all of them.  Experience them fully and then move on to the next moment.

THAT is why you are here.

Don’t waste your life searching for the magic “purpose” that will change everything.  It won’t happen.  It’s like a magician’s smoke and mirrors:  you’ll wake up one morning in 10, 20 or even 30 years and wonder what happened, how did life pass you by and why are you no closer to true happiness and personal fulfillment.

Stop distracting yourself and LIVE your life.

Today, I have consciously chosen to step off the hamster wheel of the never ending search for my purpose and, instead, choose to become the person I am here to BE to experience what God can only experience through me.  Whatever that is, wherever it takes me, I choose to live it fully, in each and every joyous, and sometimes heartbreaking, moment.

Won’t you join me?

In love, I am

tracy elizabeth