Today is Thursday, September 5, 2013.
You may have seen one of these posters on a bulletin board or light pole. They're actually a neat idea, and people do take the little tabs. I suspect that people who take the tabs don't necessarily believe that they can actually "take" any of these things, but the fact is that you can take them. Not only that, but if you don't take them, nobody else –even God – is going to give them to you. You have to ask. We only get what we ask for in life. "Ask, and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you," says the Bible in Matthew 7:7 (New International Version).
Why is this so? I believe that it works this way because Souls who are embodied in human forms have been given a very important gift: free will. We have earned the right to this gift because of our experiences in other lifetimes. The gift of free will is a teaching gift, because once you have it, you have to take responsibility for all of your choices, even the ones you make unconsciously. Nobody – not even God – can take it away from you. After all, what's the point of a gift if it can be taken away? Anything that can be taken away is not really a gift, it's a control mechanism. That would be conditional, rather than unconditional love. And one thing God is known for is unconditional love.
If we want something, we must be in agreement with it on some level. At first it seems really silly that we would not be in agreement with happiness or peace, but the fact is that we are out of agreement, out of alignment, with these qualities on some level, usually on a subconscious level. The trick is to delve into our unconscious to root out those deeply-held beliefs that take us out of alignment love, peace, happiness, etc.
Here is a list of words I found on images of posters on the Internet:
I would add the following:
I realize that it's a rare person who asks for humility, detachment or discrimination, and if often seems that the people who need them most aren't getting them. What they are getting, however, is experiences that will teach them something. It's a good thing that we have as many lifetimes as we need to learn all this stuff. Who can learn it all in one lifetime? Not I.
Once you get the quality you desire, find a way to share it with others. That's really what all these things are for, anyway: to qualify us to serve all Life. :-)