2013-02-11-Setting Goals, Alignment with Divine Will
School Light & Life #7
• 1 Heading
o 1.1 Topic: Setting Goals and Alignment with Divine Will
o 1.2 Group: School of Light and Life
• 2 Facilitators
o 2.1 Teacher: Ophelius
o 2.2 TR: Leon
• 3 Session
o 3.1 Lesson
o 3.2 Closing
Topic: Setting Goals and Alignment with Divine Will
Group: School of Light and Life
OPHELIUS: Setting goals and accomplishing them is part and parcel of the human experience. Accomplishment of goals is a worthwhile and worthy pursuit.
Where we often falter is when the goal becomes an obsession; where there is a fixation on its achievement, at times to the detriment of all else. Goals that consume the mind distract from the wider goals that all humans share of connecting with life’s greater purpose and moving in alignment with that purpose.
When a person focuses with obsession on a particular goal it is often accompanied by an equally strong desire to see that goal manifest in a very particular way. This is a willful act, and always the prerogative of the human being. Yet acts of human will do not always allow for the hearing of Divine Will and factoring that Will into the plan. What is Divine Will in this matter? How do I align my will with Divine Will so that the best possible outcome is guaranteed?
Divine Will is always assuredly correct in its orientation, but the same cannot be said for human will. Goals set solely by the consideration of human will are then lacking an essential component, and that is the divine direction that overlays such will so that the journey and outcome towards that goal are most appropriate for the greater good, and not just the good of the goal setter.
Set your goals. Write them down if you must. And then take them to the divine within you for clarification and adjustment. Your goals, once firmly established within your mind, will have been heard by the voice of the Infinite within you. Now it is time to surrender those goals to the One who knows what is best and of the greatest good. You cannot possibly know, though you think you do.
What is of greatest good for you is often very personal and selfish. You set goals so that you feel, upon their accomplishment, more safe, secure, and worthy. You feel as though you are making progress and the world will judge you more worthy of its respect because you have accomplished what you set out to do.
This is not the way of the universe. The way of the universe is always to recognized the hand of the Infinite in all things and to take whatever ideas we may have to the Divine Will for final verification that this direction is in essence in alignment with the greater good.
Your ideas of the greater good pale in comparison to the infinite understanding of the Universal Father who holds all things in his grasp. So your task, once your personal goals and desires have been formulated, is to take them to the Creator and surrender them to Him. Allow the creative energy you have set in motion to unfold for you, and witness how things play out. Stand back from your goals, give them space to take on a life of their own, and you will always be surprised at how things turn out. The most unexpected things will happen on the way, and all that will be happening in alignment with the greater good. Nothing needs to be forced, only allowed.
Set your intention to participate in the unfolding of the Divine creative plan for you and for all. All is known and all is understood. Begin to lessen the steely grip on your goals, and increasingly trust the hand of the Divine in your earthly affairs.