We are always being tested.
Because of RAMPANT ABUSE OF FREE WILL.
Why were we given free will? To always piss off God? Probably not.
Think about it. Remember The Stepford Wives? If you could surround yourself with lovely agreeable androids who were so human in appearance and manner you could never detect they were machines and not human … who were programmed to adore you and always please you, protect you and never let you down — that would be great right?
Actually, it would only be great if you didn’t know they were only loving you because they were programmed to love you. If you knew, you would not feel loved.
“Every little thing just wants to be loved.” (The Secret Life of Bees.)
Here’s just the WAY THINGS ARE (dharma):
God, The Universe, The ALL, Spirit, Unlimited Life Force Energy … whatever you want to call, Him, Her, IT … created beings with free will so that we would have the choice to please God, The Universe, The ALL, Spirit, Unlimited Life Force Energy … whatever you want to call, Him, Her, IT. And when it is OUR IDEA to love God, The Universe, The ALL, Spirit, Unlimited Life Force Energy … whatever you want to call Him, Her, IT … He, She, IT will feel nourished, amplified, loved.
(Translation: When it is OUR IDEA to love God, God will be loved.)
“Every INFINITE thing just wants to be loved.” (Jenifer Humming.)
Free will is not our ticket to get away with sabotaging ourselves, others and the planet. Free will is not an excuse for dishonoring the wonderful gift of perfect unconditional love we are given by God, The Universe, The ALL, Spirit, Unlimited Life Force Energy … whatever you want to call, Him, Her, IT.
We never get away with it. There are always Natural Consequences (karma).
But we are loved and our Angels are doing their best to get us up to speed so we can be happy and live joy-filled lives. Why do we resist so? The problem is, our Angels respect our free will and will leave us alone if we insist. How many times do you leave a friend a voice mail or send emails they won’t answer before you give up?
If you want their attention and to live a life of purpose full of magic and miracles, you have to show up, participate, listen, act … use your free will to be a contender, not a bench-sitter or someone who doesn’t show up for the game at all.
Are you an Earth Angel? Do you have someone in your life who you love and hope loves and respects you because you are worthy to be loved and respected, not because they have to or need something from you they won’t get if they don’t at least pretend part of the time to love and respect you (enough to keep pulling you in to enable them)? Or even though you know they love and respect you, they still make choices that needlessly sabotages successful outcomes that affect everyone and everything — out of laziness, selfishness, fear … or just from the habit you ALLOWED them to form in your relationship with you.
Know anyone like that?
Do you continuously provide to a person (people) in your life opportunities (without personal agenda) to be able to succeed in reaching their goals just because you love them and want them to be happy? Do they gratefully accept all of your facilitation and soar like the eagles you know they could be?
Probably not. Probably they resist and shoot themselves in the foot by squandering your enthusiasm to help them until eventually you stop trying. How does that feel? Does it make your heart sing with joy to watch someone you love and who has UNLIMITED potential force you to separate from them?
No. It probably makes you feel sad (the other end of the polarity of joy).
That’s how the Angels feel when you have better ideas than they do and ignore their whispers— when you drag your feet, do not ACT, impose your conditions such as “I will when I can afford to … I will when I am not so busy … I will when it is a sure thing and not a risk … I will when it doesn’t require any actual commitment to stay at the plate if it gets hard … I will when I don’t have to actually have faith and can do it my way …”
Yeah, right. That’s how that works. Or NOT.
That person (or persons) is in your life as your teacher. They are there to remind you not to make the same mistakes by resisting the guidance of your Angels (or input of crucial binary data: 111111000100110011100110111111110000000010110101011111111010010011).
The test is always this: will we surrender? Will we use our free will to be on THE TEAM or will we always use our free will to slightly or perhaps not so slightly diminish the efficacy of the implementation of the Will of Heaven on Earth by failing to keep our Sacred Contracts and discouraging (not supporting as agreed) those who do?
Remember the “Butterfly Effect“?
What you decide by deciding or not deciding — and what you think and do — has an influence that goes out in ripples (exactly pi) for eternity — that can have either a gargantuan healing effect on the planet and in nourishing God, The Universe, The ALL, Spirit, Unlimited Life Force Energy … whatever you want to call, Him, Her, IT … or a devastating negative harmful effect. It is Physics, Mathmatics, Science, 3rd Dimension Piscean Reality. It is so.
But you change the whole game by playing your Quantum Trump card. That would be a powerful use of your free will.
Meanwhile your Angels (or crucial binary data: 111111000100110011100110111111110000) are waiting for your attention and God, The Universe, The ALL, Spirit, Unlimited Life Force Energy … whatever you want to call, Him, Her, IT is waiting for it to be YOUR IDEA to love Him, Her, IT.
Free will does not mean that you can establish the curriculum.
It means only that you can elect what you want to take at a given time.
The course does not aim at teaching the meaning of love,
for that is beyond what can be taught.
It does aim, however, at removing the blocks to the awareness of love’s presence,
which is your natural inheritance. The opposite of love is fear,
but what is all-encompassing can have no opposite.
This course can therefore be summed up very simply in this way:
Nothing real can be threatened.
Nothing unreal exists.
Herein lies the peace of God.
A Course In Miracles
Love is not a feeling. Love is ACTION. Love is pure energy. Love is Everything.
Every INFINITE Thing just wants to be loved.