When you run after something, ask yourself: “What for? What is your purpose? What are you caught up in?”
Whatever it is, what makes you buy into it? It has been said that whatever you buy, you are buying the dream. A new lipstick will make you more beautiful. Who does not want to be more beautiful? You buy a new tool. It will make you handy.
Your dream of an exciting seminar is to come away with a great how-to, how to make money or how to succeed in some way in the world. Then what, beloveds? What then?
What is the world for, and why are you in it?
You may be eager to take a seminar. It has great appeal for you. Perhaps it will open the financial gates for you or promise to give you a special power. I ask you again, “What for? How does it serve?”
By all means, gain financial success. Yet, I must ask: “Where do you go from there? What are you going to do with it when you get it?”
Let Us imagine that there is a course offered called Walking on Water. What have you got when you have it? What are you going to do with the skill? What is your purpose in taking it? How does it serve? Does your purpose stop at your own aggrandizement? Is this skill going to serve a greater purpose? Or is it something that you can just say you have. The real question is: Does this serve ego and only ego, and that’s it?
No one will own to that. Who will say: “I want to take this and do that so I may be like little Jack Horner who sat in the corner, eating a Christmas pie; He put in his thumb, And pulled out a plum, And said, »What a good boy am I!«”
If My beloved son, Christ, were giving the seminar on How to Walk on Water, rush to it so that you will be in the presence of his consciousness. That would be enough reason. Yet Christ offered no such courses. People flocked to him because of what he radiated.
Beloveds, he did not radiate self-purpose only. He radiated Self-purpose. He had a grander picture beyond himself. He had a grander picture in mind.
I am not trying to squelch courses or your taking courses. Just have some idea why you are going to take it and what it means to you. Think beyond yourself is what I am asking. Think just a little beyond yourself.
Have some idea of why you do what you do. And turn your focus a little in the direction of thinking beyond your own immediacy and so think also of others.
Do not give up your cruises, and, yet, perhaps, give one away to another. Instead of building a mansion for yourself, build two houses and give one away.
The world seems to be run on money. Money is such a little thing to trade your giving heart for. No one is disparaging a basic need, yet giving breeds giving. Selfishness breeds selfishness. Where does ego lie? Sometimes ego will be your choice, but, beloveds, not every time. Allow yourself a bigger dream. Even fulfill another’s.
What kind of world do you want to live in? What kind of world would you like to awake to? What kind of world would you like to make?
Build it. Build this world. Build it for you, and build it for all, and build it for Me.