"People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them."
- George Bernard Shaw
In the movie "Field Of Dreams," Kevin Costner:s character heard a voice tell him to build a baseball field in the middle of his cornfield in Iowa. He had been unhappy, even though he had a wife he was still in love with and a beautiful child, he did not like where his life had taken him. He already faced losing his farm from a bad crop season, yet he built the field entirely on faith because the voice had told him "if you build it, they will come." He did not even have a clue what that meant. He just knew he had to do it.
Amidst losing it all, pressure from his bank, and public ridicule, he followed the signs he was given and set out to complete each task he was divinely instructed to do.
Each task brought a challenge to figure out the next step. And each step brought mystery into his life, but no answers to the personal debts hanging over him, or the hole in his heart left by a resentful relationship he had with his father who had died years earlier.
He built it, and indeed, just as his "voice" had told him, people came from all over and happily paid to see it. His baseball field made more money than his crops, and, he had something he truly felt passionate about to do.
The best part was, that his field of dreams allowed him to understand his father and why he had been such a sad and angry man, and he was allowed the chance to go in and heal the resentment. Without knowing it, he had been living his father's truth of a life without dreams realized. His voice was showing him how to change it. He made peace with his Father in spirit, which healed his own, and then followed his dream, and found inner peace and contentment. The end? Au contrare. I would say, the BEGINNING.
So what was the moral to this story? Forgiveness, understanding, hope, faith, dreams, hard work, and believing. Forgiving the past and learning from it. Doing what it takes to get the job done. Changing your mind set, following the signs of your intuitive self, listening when God speaks to your heart.
So many of us today are facing difficult times and feel just worn out. Stay in faith and expectancy. Keep on keeping on. Balance your life with morning quiet time and prayer or meditation. Arm yourself with spiritual armor. Not much gets past that! Get your dream book out and keep a journal. Focus on the good (there is always good) and keep focusing on what:s working rather on what is not. Follow your intuitive self. Get quiet and listen for right-instruction. If it:s right instruction, it feels good. The thought of it brings a sense of relief. It may scare you, but it feels right nonetheless. Look for the signs of grace and follow them, and above all, stay positive. Get rid of the blame game and take responsibility for your life, and know that others can not blame you for things either. Well, they can, but you don't have to believe it. Just do the work. Most important, know that there are people who believe in you. I am one of them.
Have a glorious month!