2011 – Final Chapter

For those of you contemplating change, do not let the Self part of you stop you from exploring the new. I once met a man who had lived his whole life in one town and had never traveled outside of it. Then he moved, and his Self set up such a trial for him that, one year later, he was back where he had lived before – in his home town. He scuttled out, and he scuttled back. As I have stated before, I dread to think where I would have been had I not moved in 1992 and gone to New Zealand. I could so easily have said that I did not want to do it, but the threat of my husband and his doing what he did at the time drove me away. Thank God it did. I have said in a previous blog how much I thanked him for doing that; he changed my life and my fortunes so to speak.

Change is not easy. In my case, change has brought me a complete new beginning each time, first when I left England for Australia and had to leave everything behind because I could not afford to bring it with me. Then again, when I was in the recession and had to leave behind almost all I had in order to move into a small apartment after living in a huge 3-bedroom house. Then again, when I separated from my first husband and I lost everything. Then the move to New Zealand, and again when I came to the USA and had to leave my things behind. Thankfully, my daughter was the recipient of most of my belongings at that time, but it meant I had to let go. If I had any lessons to learn about walking away and letting go, I hope I have learned them now. The year 2011 is not going to halt the change of progress. However, how we deal with it will determine our success or failure in our life.

Margaret McElroy

2011 – Continued

As the world becomes more and more in turmoil with the Photon Energy bringing change, pressure, stress, and speeding up the Universe, we need to welcome change into our lives. We cannot move into change with fear. With change there are unknown factors, but if we can look upon that change as an adventure – look at it in a positive way – it will be positive because we are creating that with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we create our own reality. I see 2011 as a very positive year, a year of moving forward to a better way of life. Will it happen overnight? No. Will it bring massive change? No, it will not. Will there still be war, the Taliban, cyclones, tornadoes, and hurricanes? Yes, there will be. However, when one looks at the change that has taken place since 1980, boy have we made progress!

Many people may have moved away from the “new age movement,” but they hold within themselves the information that they gained during their tiptoe visit into it. It helped them to change a little even if they did not realize it. For those who did embrace it and moved forward, their lives have never been the same since.

If you are thinking of change in your job, marriage, or life, don’t hesitate to make that change. Do not let fear stop you from exploring the new avenues you want and often need. Remember also that unhappiness eats away at one, creating eventual dis-ease that then becomes full-blown disease. One of the saddest things for me is to see people who are obviously very unhappy, clinging to the thing they are the most unhappy with because their Self will not allow their Higher Self to see a better picture in the future. We came into this incarnation to experience change, to move away from the patterning and energy of the past, and to step outside of the boundaries we created in the past that have held us back for so long. We often cannot see it though.

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2011 – Continued

I remember a few months back when this apartment became vacant and she considered leasing it. She had so much fear about taking it on. I channeled the message I gave to her and, thankfully, she believed the message and took on the lease. After doing so things quieted down again for her – which started the fear once again – but the message today confirmed that she did do the right thing. If she keeps trusting, the Universe will do what it has to do to make it happen for her.

Like all of you out there, I sometimes do not have faith. At times of exhaustion or upset in my life, I do not have total control of myself, and the Self comes in with all of its fear! Of course, now I can usually recognize it. It does not take too long to control the Self again, but I am human and have a Self – so much so that, yes, I do fall by the wayside every now and again. I doubt what I am doing and doubt the purpose of that plan.

I had such an experience this last week. My Self wanted to give up, just give everything away. It was lamenting the fact that people rarely ask how I am. Nobody ever thinks I get tired, and so many people see me as invincible. I am not a superhuman person who never has problems and sails through life. Oh, I wish it were like that. I just happen to have a strong constitution, a strong determination, and a strong Higher Self that keeps me from dwelling in the Self too much. However, the Self often has the time of its life when I am down! At times, my Self (like yours) takes me down like a wrestler – quick and without warning!

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2011 – Continued

I told her to set a date and let the Universe take care of it, but she could not do that. However, I knew that, as the months passed, it would eat and eat away at her inside and it did. Finally, I had an e-mail with a date (almost a year ahead, but at least a date); she had made her decision. Once she made her decision, the Universe began setting things into motion. She began getting more and more work, people began to discover who she is and what she does, and the outcome was favorable. She, herself, could even see her future now, whereas before the negative Self would not let her see it. She was on her way. Today, a few years later, she is a very successful self-employed teacher/reader/therapist. Over the last few weeks her Self has got her down again and been very cruel to her. She has not been doing well because everything has closed down for Christmas. However, today I got a Skype message from her. Here is her message to me:

“So today I had a short presentation about myself and my work at the International Women Club in a big hotel. It was a wonderful, fun, and festive event. So after I did my presentation and tried to be funny too (I am better and better in public speeches- that fear was the one in the past that would make me look goofy), many women came up front to me and wanted to ask about the natal chart reading etc. One of the ladies also asked if she could gather some of her girlfriends around lunch or dinner and if I could come and do some readings, and I said “Yes, of course.” Later on, the girlfriend that invited me told me the woman was the wife of a very important person here in my country! I was really happy. Now I really have got much more motivation for my work. It is beautiful how Spirit is opening the doors. I remembered how you told me when I asked you whether I should buy a new apartment and you replied with “Yes,” because I would need it for some social gatherings with important people. I could not understand at the time what you meant, but now I do understand!”

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I remember feeling a number of definite fears at the time I made the change in 1992: fear of not being liked where I was going on the new path, fear of failure, fear of losing what I had (surprisingly I had nothing at the time), fear of rejection, fear of not succeeding, fear, fear, fear! The Higher Self, as I stated previously, looked upon the whole experience as an adventure, new energy, a chance to see something new, to open new doors, but the Self began to win – hands down. Thankfully, my then-husband had decided to pursue me for virtually everything I owned. He had a garage sale of all of my personal possessions and took almost every cent out of our bank account, leaving me with $5 for a whole load of new stock I had just bought for my shop. He took the stock out of the shop at 5:00am one morning, leaving me an empty shop and an empty crystal cabinet. Had he been able to take that I honestly know he would have done it, but it was too heavy. My ex-husband was a part of the plan of the Universe to move me on. All I could see at the time was the pain and hurt he was causing me. I was angry and I could not see the eventual bigger picture that would enable me to not only improve my salary, but give me fame and recognition in New Zealand. This is what the Self does to us: it crushes our spirit, stops us from making change, and creates confusion in our life – which we allow.

Three years ago, I wrote to one of my students, informing her that Maitreya had told her she needed to think about leaving her job and move into metaphysics full time. She did not write back to me for almost a week and then it was to talk about fear. How would she manage financially? I told her that she needed to begin thinking about change. She was terribly unhappy in her job since she had found metaphysics, but she would not face that fact.

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