a message from Hillis Pugh

Thursday, 19 August, 2010 


Be thankful this day for the unexpectedness of life.
I’m sure we have all heard the phrase "life happens”.  Life does happen
whether we want it to or not. Life happening is inevitable. We wake up
with a plan, we follow through with a plan, we plan major life events or
altering decisions, and we attempt to plan our whole life. As
adolescents, we fantasize about the life we desire. We all desire to be
successful, live prosperously, have loving family, great friendships and
have a great job. Through all of our planning, we forget life is
happening. Some of us like to control our life through planning. I’ll
admit I was one of them. When the plan is followed, we are happy,
content, selfish and feel in control. Yes selfish and controlling. It’s
our "plan", it will be our way, and won’t be happy any other way. This
selfishness and control creates a false sense of security and the ego
finds a new attachment. Ego gets a boost from always being in control,
creating a new sense of pride with every plan completed. 

aspect is controlled by the mind’s ego or the , which now
blocks the spiritual self from emerging. We all have a plan and when
it’s not fulfilled, we get upset, stressed, or act out. Each plan has
your personal interest at stake. Every planned move is like a game of
chess. Each move gets us closer to our goal or end game. Then the
question becomes, what’s next? Not every move made by your opponent,
those interfering in your plan or spiritual self can be anticipated. The
moves made by the opponent are considered illogical. Our mind tells us
no such thing can be done, because it’s not a part of our plan or way of
thinking. When the move is made it’s to challenge our thought process
and how we view and respond to "life happenings". The moves made does
not have to necessarily come from another person, they can and often do
come from the Creator and work through us and others. With higher
intervention, it is showing us there is another way to accept life as it

Being one who lived by plans and relying on external
sources for my happiness, I can understand the difficulty of accepting
life as it happens. We have to open up to realize life is happening
every moment, every fraction of every second. When we are so stuck on
the "how" or plans of our life, we miss the golden opportunities waiting
for us. I know at one point or another we all had a moment where
something didn’t go as planned, but worked out even better. That was
life happening to show you and witnesses no matter what you plan, the
Creator has a better one. Life’s unexpectedness is a joyous feeling of
letting go to surrender to the life happenings created by God and
co-created with us. Yes, we co-create our life with God in the form of
free will. Now I know you all must be thinking then I can plan my life
whichever and however I choose. And I say yes you can. The best way to
plan any life is with the help of the Creator, in alignment of your true
purpose. Yet, be sure to enjoy the marvelous happenings of life, all
the unexpected treasures given. Our human expression is a gift to enjoy.
Though all may not happen as you plan for it, remember there is a
better one. All is as it should be.
Be thankful this day and everyday for the expansion of the mind to accept life as it happens.
Be thankful this day and everyday to enjoy the unexpected treasures life gives us.
Be thankful this day and everyday for a purposeful plan being co-created in fulfilling your true purpose.
The Way
What way
Which way
Your way
My way
Right way
Wrong way
A direction proceeded in determining choices signaling to self this is just for you
Being open to the way asked and created
Looking to higher self and surrendering to what is
Feeling worthy of the way created and found within the heart of self
This way
That way
The only way is the one you know being led by your heart

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