2021-09-24-Own Up and Grow Up
Topic: Own Up and Grow Up
Group: 11:11 Progress Group
Teacher: Thought Adjuster
“Man should not blame God for those afflictions which are the natural result of the life which he chooses to live; neither should man complain of those experiences which are a part of life as it is lived on this world. It is the Father’s will that mortal man should work persistently and consistently toward the betterment of his estate on earth. Intelligent application would enable man to overcome much of his earthly misery.” (UB, 148:5.3)
Thought Adjuster: “Ironically, men are prone to greedily hog credit for their good fortunes and wash their hands of the misfortunes resulting from their personal choices. Your free will prerogative should not promote such a shameful double standard. Your divinely-bestowed and safe-guarded self-sovereignty puts YOU in charge of your thoughts, feelings, decisions, and actions. The Father NEVER ‘makes you’ do anything.
A successful earthly life amounts to many acts of bravery — the leaps of faith that propel you out of your not-so-cozy comfort zones to explore both your inner and outer world, taking each dare as a stepping stone in your ascension journey.
You will assuredly experience disappointments as you venture into virgin territories, mapping them out as you go. Your attitude is what makes you a winner or a loser. Can you express gratitude for the flip sides that point the way to better alternatives? Or do you chronically adopt a victim mentality when things misfire because YOUR decisions did not rely on the failproof seven core values promulgated from Paradise to pave the way to the blissful kingdom of the hearts? Those are Life, Equality, Personal Growth, Quality of Life, Empathy, Compassion, and Love for Humanity — including future generations.
By abiding by them, you will never experience “buyers’ remorse”. You will find your niche in the divine flow that carries you toward self-mastery and blesses All-That-Is — you included. You will feel immense gratitude toward your Maker, unceasingly praising and worshiping him for the awesomeness of his long-range vision.”