A long time ago, my first Science of Mind teacher Richard Morgan told us that nearly always if we are not demonstrating the life we desire, it is because we feel like we do not deserve it. At the time, I’m not sure I totally comprehended what he was saying, but as the years progressed, now 20 years later, I am sure that this is true.
I have witnessed it over and over in my spiritual counseling sessions and I have witnessed in my own life. If I look back at the times in my life when I was struggling and sabotaging my endeavors, I realize that I felt that I did not deserve to have what I said I wanted. Deep within, my message was: “You do not deserve to be happy.”
Why do we deserve the Good of life? This is a good question and many people answer it by saying it is because they did this or that. or that they are a good person. or that they worked hard, etc., etc. This is not why we deserve the Good of life. Plenty of people do not live their life as “good” people or work plenty hard and they either do or do not have what they want. It has nothing to do with what we do.
I believe that we deserve the Good of life for only one reason and that is because we are the Good of Life. We are Life itself and our Life is a reflection of God/Good. We are here to express God and that would mean that we are here to express Good.
So whenever you say something cruel to yourself like I can’t forgive myself for that or I am bad because I did that, think again. You did the very best you could in that moment. You had a certain amount of information and consciousness and you acted accordingly. Obviously, if you can even say “I shouldn’t have done that,” you are very conscious now that you wouldn’t do it again. What you did in the past does not weigh on your present, unless you allow it to. Of course make amends if you need to, but it’s time to let it go.
We all deserve to be prosperous, in loving relationships, healthy and creative. We deserve the Good of Life because we are the Good of Life. I have noticed that as I have embraced this Truth more and more, my life has gotten easier and more amazing. I do not have to work hard to “make” things happen. They just flow through me. I let them happen.
If there is something we should work on that would be more important than anything else, I would say it would be our deserving factor. Richard Morgan was right.
And, you definitely deserve the time you take to put into this spiritual work.
Love and Aloha,