One of the spiritual ideas that I have come to embrace is the idea of Highest Good. What this means to me is that we have a Divine Parent/Source that knows what is in our highest good and that this highest good is God’s will for us. In God’s infinite wisdom, and with the gift of free will, this highest good is not imposed upon us from above (or within), but is available for us to access and accept, when we take the time to listen and hear. The challenge for us as humans is to be open to hearing, believing and receiving this highest good. The trouble is that we are really good at trying to manipulate and control our lives to try to get what we want, without any knowledge of whether what we want is in our highest good or not.
Today I come face to face with this idea of highest good as I welcome an inspector into the home that my kids and I think we want. Notice….I said want. I acknowledge that while this is the home that we want, there is always the possibility that God knows something I don’t know and that this house may not be in our highest good. As I have found my monkey mind very busy redecorating and moving into this house and picturing all the amazing things I could do with that space, I have have humbly acknowledge the temptation to develop an attachment to something I don’t yet know enough about. I recognize that the inspection may not turn out favorable. I also acknowledge the cost of bringing the house up to my vision may not yet be within my means. I acutely hear God’s reminder to set my ego aside and go into the inspection with no attachment to outcome, but to use it as an exercise in gathering information. If this house is indeed in our highest good, everything will work out harmoniously and favorably. If not, I have to trust that God has something better in mind. OOOOHHHHH how my inner visionary struggles with this possibility. The good news is that my Divine self knows better than to follow the path of the ego and to surrender to the path that God will reveal as in our highest good. Of course I will be disappointed if this does not work out, but I am invited to trust that if it does not, there is something better in store and more in line with what is best for us as a family.
Where are you being invited to explore the path of your highest good?
What are the obstacles for you accept God’s knowledge and revelation of your highest good?
Can you surrender your wants to Divine guidance?
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