There is an important stipulation contained in spiritual laws assuring our free will must never be violated. And so, since we all have free will, we all have the choice to align our will with truth and God’s will for us. Or not.
So then if things aren’t going well for us, this must mean we believe our will is better than God’s will for us. And there’s our first mistake. For as Holy Scripture states so well: According to your belief, you shall experience. This is one of the most important laws there is. And it wrongly throws into question the whole notion of unlimited free will.
For truth be told, we live and breathe in a malleable substance that is molded by our beliefs. We can create whatever realistic state we can conceive of, from heaven to hell and all the stops in between. This, actually, is where visualization can come in handy. We start by conceiving of something, impressing our soul substance with the vision of it. Then, by having faith that it can be our reality, we can create, according to our beliefs.
If, however, we believe the whole world is hostile and stacked against us, well then guess what? It will be. For everything we do, say, think and feel will head in that direction. Conversely, if we believe we can change and grow out of our negativity and destructiveness, our hopelessness, misery and poverty, then we can do just that.
But such a positive belief has to include our willingness to climb our way out of our self-dug holes. We must locate the obstructions and remove them. This is the price we must pay if want something better.
If, unconsciously, we want to cheat life, hoping to gain more than we are willing to give, we are in violation of divine law. And then no matter how much we try, try, try to believe in the abundance of life, it won’t work. Our soul substance will refuse this impression. Until, that is, we do the work of removing this obstruction that is in clear violation of the laws of life. For life can’t be cheated. And it’s well this way.
This is why it’s also said that we can’t skip steps. If we want some result and we have a misunderstanding buried in us, we have to deal with this obstacle first. To find it, we can meditate on what needs to be altered inside us. And if we’re not willing to correct what’s in error, this is the reason the good results will never come. It can’t be otherwise.
These spiritual laws run like clockwork. In fact, they are so perfectly crafted it’s not possible for anything unjust to come to any of us. But we do have free will, and sometimes we run ourselves into the muck. So plans are prepared according to prevailing circumstances, always within the guidelines of spiritual laws and giving us the easiest path forward possible. Then it’s up to us.
Sometimes we step up to the plate and do what’s needed to avoid an unfortunate situation, and sometimes we don’t. Then plans are modified in accordance with the latest circumstances. Even though all alternatives are considered ahead of time and prepared for, people will do what people will do, and God won’t force us to do what’s best. It may seem odd that God came up with these perfectly crafted laws and then gave us free rein to break them, but if we weren’t able to violate the laws, we wouldn’t be like God in having free will now, would we?
In the end, it’s up to us to apply our already purified aspects to the task of addressing the unpurified parts. Our own Higher Self is not going to force itself upon us and strong-arm us into making the better choice. That would go against all spiritual law. Therefore our ego must make all the effort; we have to marshal our forces as best we can in our current disconnected state and start building a bridge. This is the way we must go. It’s the only way to get home.