Everything Always Turns Out for the Best

When I was a child, I noticed that whenever I was in a crisis of some kind, I tended to get so caught up in the emotions that it seemed like the world would never be the same again. Enmeshed in emotional drama, it became everything. I lost sight of the big picture. This is probably how most children react, before they learn not to let emotions take them over so fully.

I was about eightsilouette years old when I noticed that after a crisis passed, it didn’t seem nearly as bad, and the world really did go on. Looking back at a drama made it seem much less intense, and I wondered how my perception could have changed so much. How could I have thought it was the end of the world while I was in it?

After noticing this pattern a number of times, I had a revelation. If I could just find a way to remember that everything would be fine and not seem so bad after it was over, I could get through a crisis easier. That was when I made up a saying: “Everything always turns out for the best in the end.” I repeated this over and over in my mind the next time something happened that was painful. It worked! I no longer got so caught up in the drama. It gave me the strength to make it through, like a lifeline to the future—to a time after the worst had passed.

And lo and behold, after the crisis was over, everything really did turn out okay! The truth of that statement was reinforced over and over. I used it like a mantra throughout my youth. The little dramas of childhood gave me plenty of fodder for practice, and I gained a slight dis-attachment that helped me stay centered, though at the time I did not know that was what it was called.

Perhaps realizing this at a young age is why I have had such unshakable faith as an adult. I know deep down that the Divine Plan is working all the time—not only when things are going well, but even when crummy things happen. It is, in fact, the bad times that help us build faith, not the easy times.

This kind of faith is not something that can be taught. It really does come from experience. It comes from living through painful times and coming out of them stronger and having learned something. It comes from seeing the good that comes out of every experience, even the worst ones. There are always gifts—the silver linings. If we go through enough of these we do start to realize that even though we can’t understand in the moment why some things happen, there are always good reasons for them.

Few people seem to have this kind of faith. Even people who have been on a spiritual path for many years can occasionally have doubts, which then causes them to believe in accidental or random happenings that have no cause. But everything has a cause! To think otherwise is to increase suffering.

The entire Divine Plan is not ours to know, with our limited human minds. We only get glimpses of it. So this is where faith comes in. And with faith comes true surrender and acceptance of what we can’t change, and knowing inside that no matter how bad things are, if we wait long enough we may be able to understand the value of the experience. This gives us a level of peace that transcends human dramas.

Though I no longer need to repeat my childhood saying, it is deeply engrained in me as a Truth and I am grateful for the perspective it gave me. Plus, having faith makes life so much more enjoyable!

Friends in High Places

I have been blessed with the ability to communicate with Beings of Light since I was a small child. They have been my teachers in this lifetime, and essential to my spiritual path, helping me continue to move forward in their loving and compassionate way.

Connecting with your personal guides and occasionally other Beings of Light is one of the absolute best ways to speed your spiritual evolution. They have a higher perspective that comes from places beyond what humans can imagine.

Most humans have personal guides—beings who help them from the non-physical realms—and with whom they have soul contracts. Agreements are made before birth and sometimes reassignments are made during life as people grow and evolve. These beings are our good friends, and they offer support and guidance, whether we are aware of them or not. They do not interfere with our lessons, but they help us through them as quickly and easily as possible.

Besides personal guides, there are other beings with whom I speak. These beings do not act as personal guides, because they are working very hard on the behalf of all humanity, but they can be contacted in special situations. I have great respect for these Beings of Light and do not bother them with trivial matters.

The Ascended Masters are a group of beings who took many incarnations and graduated from Earth, ascending to the next level. Many of them now help humanity evolve by influencing events and people energetically. They work hard to help us all, as their missions are vast. They do, however, understand from personal experience the challenges of being human.

The angels are another type of being, most of whom never incarnated. They also work with energy, and provide support and love and joy when called. They do not have much knowledge of human life, but they are very good supporters. The archangels oversee large groups of angels and are accessible when called for special needs, or at least they will send some of the angels under their management.

I also sometimes talk with nature spirits, the beings who care for the forms in our world. Of these, there are elementals, the ones who create and maintain aspects of our physical world, and devas, who are more like architects and create the design. Through our Land Healing Project, I have been contacted by many devas, such as mountain spirits, who have a unique perspective on time and humanity and offer great wisdom.

Because the veils have been thinning in the last few decades, it has become easier to connect with beings on the other side. When I teach people to open their communication channel with their guides, I do stress the importance of discrimination. Not all beings who want to communicate are guides, and people new to the process, if not careful, can draw in beings who do not have the highest goals of spiritual evolution in mind. So it is good to be aware of who you are letting in. Some beings are very clever and will even try to fool you into thinking they are someone they aren’t.

You will know your personal guides because they feel familiar, good, and loving. They will only advise you, never telling you what to do or trying to control you, because their sole reason for being with you is to help you achieve the mission you chose before birth, including the lessons you need to learn. Your guides will never try to flatter you or coax you with promises of power, and they will always encourage oneness rather than separation.

I cannot imagine life without my dear friends in high places!