Archive for September 2nd, 2010

Yesterday’s post (see September 1, 2010, Erzsebet at Work) told the story of Bela’s heart irregularity and his decision, using logic rather than intuition, to interfere with the situation. Without judgment or criticism, your Angels would like to point out the ramifications of rigid thinking and why this is not in your best interests—a logical explanation, if you will, of why it helps you to trust intuition. We begin with the concepts of “present”, and “future”.

We stand at all times in the present. Wherever we are, in whatever we do, we are always in the present. As we stand in this eternal now (see Reading, The Power of Now), the future stretches before us as waves of probabilities. We can think of these waves as paths. Thus, we can choose the path to take: we can take the left-hand path, the right-hand path, the one before us, the one leading into the air, or any number of paths in our way. In other words, the future is plastic. Depending on our decision in the present, the appropriate path will appear before us, while the other paths will begin to fade. For every goal, action, or desire, a “window of opportunity” exists, which is a time period leading from the immediate present in which a particular goal, action, or desire can become manifest.

These windows can be quite long. Several years ago a friend asked me what her future would be, whether she would be married. I distinctly “saw” two little red-haired girls with blue eyes, one about seven years old, the other perhaps four years old, dressed in cute dresses that tied in the back, playing happily. Such a pretty, happy, contented scene, but it “felt” as if this had a finite lifetime—two years—that was the window of opportunity. If she made the choices leading to this probability, it would be actuated. If not, then the probability would fade. Evidently, she had two years in which to activate it. At the time, this idea of a window of opportunity seemed odd to me, but now, having experimented frequently with influencing the future (see also Reading, Think and Grow Rich, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind), I am able to speak from experience that the future is, indeed, plastic. The immediate future, that is, future close to the present in which we stand, is less plastic and the further one moves away from the present moment, the more plastic the future.

As we have said, the future is plastic, pregnant with possibilities, some of which will collapse and fade out of existence based on our choices in the present moment. In this way, we literally create our futures from our position in the present. The future is thus able to be molded by our thoughts (hence the exhortation by your Angels for you to dream big dreams) and it is influenced by our thoughts and, yes, prayers. No less a psychic than Edgar Cayce was quoted as saying, “Prayer changes things.”

Understanding the plasticity of the future, which has before it infinite probabilities, why is it of benefit to stay open to guidance? Because, dear Readers, a closed mind collapses probabilities. A closed mind can collapse just those probabilities that would lead to your ultimate health, wealth, and joy. Having definite ideas of what will happen results, usually, in those events occurring which you had predicted. These events occur, not because they were pre-ordained by Fate, but because you predicted them; by your predictions expected them, and by your expectations made choices which collapsed other probabilities.

As we need an example here, we can look to Bela as the poster boy for the ramifications of closed thinking. He has given his permission to use his rigid outlook as the perfect example of collapsing just those probabilities which would have lead to continued heart health and the opening of other probabilities that may be fraught with heart problems for the future. He had decided, through his logic, that the answer to his heart irregularity was cell ablation—a simple procedure: a snip here, a snip there, and his troubles are over. Unbeknownst to anyone, even to the cardiac physiologist who had had experience in these matters, the offending cells were in intimate contact with vital arteries, thus precluding those little snips that would correct the irregularity. Angelic guidance was trying to lead him along the path for his optimum health, but his rigid attitudes got right in his way. Now, thanks to those rigid ideas, not only does he still have the heart irregularity, but cells vital to heart conduction have been removed with who-knows-what sequelae for the future.

As closed minds collapse probabilities, open minds open probabilities. Being willing to listen to Angelic guidance and follow it, even without apparent rhyme or reason, gives a plastic future which is formed for your benefit in an optimum direction, usually one following the blueprint decided on by you and your celestial committee during your interlife period. Speaking from hard, personal experience, staying this open feels just like stepping off a mountain into thin air, with only the vague promise of something better in store. What a rush! What fear! What exhilaration! Having the courage to keep on that path, all the while listening to Angelic guidance no matter what well-meaning friends and family tell you, results in rewards beyond your wildest imagination, if you can stay the course. Staying the course can be difficult with so much fear, doubt, lack of self-confidence, and environmental pressure. Affirmations, constant practice staying in touch with Angelic guidance, sympathetic friends who can give encouragement, and, most importantly, previous experience with positive results from Angelic guidance all will serve to keep those probabilities open for your ultimate health, wealth, and happiness.