My twin daughters will soon be six years old and all they’ve heard since they were three was how they have the power to do anything they put their mind to. This lesson has come in the form of various books, phrases, and things I’ve learned from various spiritual messengers that I have studied. Even though I provide them with a very loving and encouraging environment for them to grow up in, I still see the effects of the collective consciousness especially after they have been at school. They become quite conflicted since their Mom is telling them that we are all ONE and at school they are beginning to learn the limitations we all place on ourselves throughout our life.
One of these limitations, is the illusion of “Need”. Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsch says that there is absolutely nothing that we need. All we have ever needed has been available to us from the very beginning of our existence. Even the bible says, “”So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.”
So why do we “need” things? We need to get to work, we need to do the laundry, we need to pay the bills, we need to go to school and we need to eat our fruits and vegetables. You can see how hard it is for someone to really get the message that need is really an illusion and even harder to teach it to someone else. If we don’t pay our bills for example, we can’t have a house or car to do the things that we need to do. Right?
Law of Attraction states that in order to manifest something, you must release the need for a specific outcome. Having a need for the outcome creates more of that need. But need is the strongest illusion we have ever created, in my opinion. So many of the things we do as humans is done so out of this apparent need. I’ve been struggling with a way to show my children how to release the need while at the same time telling them that they need to wear their seatbelts in the car. You can see why it would be difficult for me or anyone else who is not aware of this little catch 22 when trying to manifest their perfect life.
As is typical of my life right now, I manifested a perfect opportunity to teach myself and my children a lesson about this very topic recently. Sophie, the youngest of my twins by one minute, wanted to come with me to the grocery store. I only had to get a few things and then I had to go to another place to pick up one more item for a Holiday party we were going to. Sophie had been feeling a little upset and I hoped that some one on one time with me would help but as I was buckling her into her seatbelt, she says to me that she wants to push a grocery cart at the store. I really did not want to get a cart since we were only getting a couple of things and the grocery store we were going to was very small. So I relayed that information to her and she became quite emotional.
We had a little talk about what she really wanted to gain from going to the store. If she was only going so that she could push a cart, then she might not have fun. But if she was going so that she could have fun with Mom, then she would for sure have fun. This sounds confusing until I explained that really what made things “fun” was inside of her and how she was feeling. In our family, we call it, “finding your happy”. We look for our happy inside of us when we are feeling low simply by thinking of the things we love. Like our family and friends. We think about the fun times we have with our family and friends. We shift the focus from sad to happy and if it works, the effects are instantaneous. Its really an example of how Love is really the only answer to the question of need. The Beatles said it best, “All we need is love.” And since God gave us everything we ever needed before we even asked for it, then God has given us love. We are love. God is love. It’s really all about love. Do we need a house to have love? Do we need to pay bills to have love? Do we need to keep our loved ones safe in a seatbelt to have love? No, but we do put them in seatbelts because we love them.
After Sophie cheered up a bit and made the choice to go ahead and come along for the ride, we went to the grocery store, and then went to the second store. When I parked the car in the second parking lot, I noticed a grocery cart that had been wheeled so far away from the store it belonged to, I knew right away what was going on. I got Sophie out of the car and pointed to the cart. I said, “Look Sophie! You are getting what you wanted! We should push this cart back to the store where it belongs to save someone else from having to do it. We didn’t get the cart at the grocery store, but since we let go of needing to do it that way, we get to push the cart here instead AND help someone out.” The Universe loves to make good use of its miracles it seems and Sophie was as tickled as ever. I told her that it was her love and happiness that brought this about and perhaps even an Angel or two. Who knows?