Over the last few days, I have started to reveal a secret that my husband Lee and I have been keeping. We found out a few weeks ago that our Sheltie boy, Jace, had cancer. We caught it early and were very aggressive daddies in seeking out treatment and we now believe he is cancer free. I’m going to have more to say about that next week, but for now that should set the stage for my message to you today.
You see, while we were scared out of our minds that we might lose Jace, I found myself wondering if negotiating with God is really a thing. (Buckle up, because the mental gymnastics here are pretty circular.)
Let’s say there is something you desperately want. Something with a lot of emotional weight. Maybe it’s your health that is at risk. Or the health of someone you dearly love (like Jace.) It’s a very human thing to start begging the angels and/or the Divine for healing. It’s also a human thing to say “Dear God, if you’ll just heal (this person) then I promise I’ll never (fill in the blank) again. Or alternatively, Dear angels, if you’ll just heal (whomever) I promise that I will (blank) every day for the rest of my life.
But does that actually work? My perception of the Divine is hinged upon the concept of freewill. I preach the message that the Universe adores us and is always pushing us towards joy. I also think that when we are off track, the Universe might try to guide us in the right direction by putting obstacles or challenges in our way.
But wait. What? Did freewill just fly out the window? If challenges are presented to get us to negotiate away bad choices (or negotiate in good ones) then are we still in a place of freewill?
And if freewill is completely legit, then what difference does negotiating with the Divine make?
Just in typing this much of the message to you I think I kind of know what I think. I think that in a complicated way I’m actually carrying out one of my personal pet peeves. I’m limiting the Divine. Let me unravel that for you.
I think that at a soul level, every child of the Divine wants to experience happiness. Whether it is a conscious choice or more of a subconscious choice is a matter of the individual and what they have incarnated to experience.
When we pray for guidance or ask the angels for signs, we are in essence using our freewill to ask Source to ease or complicate our pain through our personal realities.
Many years ago, I had a horrible accounting job. The people who worked for me were great, but the job was awful. I prayed and prayed for signs about whether I should quit or not, but what I was aware of was that the job just kept getting worse and worse. This was largely because I had the most emotionally unstable boss of my accounting career. Her volatility and propensity to blame others for her mistakes was unlimited. So, I prayed more. And things got worse.
See where I’m going here? Things eventually got so bad I just walked into my office one day, sat down, and couldn’t make myself log into the software. So, I quit.
And I was immediately at peace.
But let’s go back to negotiating with God. Let’s take one of the examples I came up with earlier. Dear angels, if you’ll just heal (whomever) I promise that I will (blank) every day for the rest of my life. Let’s fill in the blank with “exercise and eat healthy every day for the rest of my life.” So, if in this place where we are challenged enough to agree to do something that we may have put off for most of our entire lives, we ultimately feel healthier, happier, and live a longer life, then is it possible that we exercised (pardon the pun) our freewill to force ourselves to do something that will make us happy. And the Divine was just playing its part to help us.
See what I mean by circular?
I guess where I’ve come to is that negotiating with God is only a real thing if the results of the negotiation bring a happiness that the soul longs for but that the body and/or mind was too weak to accomplish without the challenge we’re trying to negotiate away.
What do you think? Is negotiating with the Divine a thing? Or just something we do when we’re desperate?
By the way, my dear friend Dougall Fraser and I have a new class we’re offering. It’s an 8-lesson course called Angels & Auras. The course starts Wednesday, February 17th and goes for 4 weeks. Angels and Auras is all about blending the magic of the power of color (auras) and the power of the archangels. It’s a super fun class that Dougall and I used to teach out on the road – when there was such a thing as being out on the road. But now that we’ve made it video, you won’t have to travel any farther than your living room to be a part of it! Hundreds of people have already signed up so it’s going to be a very vibrant group! You can find out more about the class by visiting here!
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When I was 17, my dad suddenly got ill. The doctors were saying that he had no chance of surviving the surgery and most likely would die on the operating table because of his age and his condition being so bad, so we should all say our goodbyes.
Everyone was crying and saying goodbyes but for some reason I felt like God would heal him so I told my dad he was strong and would not die because I believe God would heal him. I told the doctors that too and they gave me this look like I was crazy.
He made it through surgery but was fighting for his life. I tried negotiating with God….if you will heal my dad and not let him die, I will start going to church.
Long story short, my dad survived the whole ordeal and told me that he saw two angels at the foot of his bed and it felt like they were there to protect him. He has never seen angels until then.
Well that happened 28 years ago, and I learned that God and the angels are always here to help us. We just have to ask and believe what we asked will happen.
What a great subject! I’ll have to spend some time contemplating this because a couple of years ago I changed the way I pray. I was raised with a capricious God and a firm understanding that I was not worthy. So I tended to beg a lot. And be disappointed a lot. Now, my prayers are declarations with gratitude. Things have been working out much better. And there are still times when I wonder where it went off the road [LOL!] Hindsight has shown me, that I have some personal growing to do on my part. My three brains [brain, heart, stomach] are not always in harmony…and sometimes I just don’t let go and get out of the way [attention – will the lady with the death grip on control, please step away from the problem – thank you.] But now the ‘free will’ thing…lately I’ve just been thinking that the situation would benefit from my positive declaration prayer, than to just leave it to turn out however – I had the tool of prayer, why not use it? Let God decide the outcome, and let God see my heart, and let God be invited by someone either involved or observing. I did my part.
First, off I’m enjoying your “Angels and Auras” series with Dougall. I just need to watch video 4 and attend today’s live session to be caught up.
Regarding your challenge with your soulful brother slash fur baby Jace is a conundrum. As the old saying goes “God only helps those that help themselves”. Meaning take an active role with permission when free will is involved as a healer or caregiver.
My mother passed away at the beginning of this month from complications due to surviving Covid 19 infection at a skilled nursing facility. It took her appetite after 6 weeks time.
In a way it was a mixed blessing since she had Parkinsons dementia with lewey bodies. That would’ve been a horrid way to pass. So the covid complication was a mixed blessing indirectly.
Aside from prayers of imploring or begging for a divine intervention. One must realize our spirits or souls are immortal through God alone. Not our mortal human or Jaces case canine frame. It is a holy rite of passage to prepare if possible for a noble passing with loved ones. By celebrating life generally.
Not to give up, but to be reasonable when every other avenue by science and metaphysical is exhausted.
Aside from negotiating via prayer there is a higher authority via Divine Magics with the angels. Consider it a form of holy white magics that includes using Commands with benevolent angels and the heavens. Not unlike King Solomon pioneered thousands of years ago.
By the way I’m an Angelic psychic channeler myself with over 25+ years of automatic writing experience. Channeling angelic heavenly wisdom, metaphysics, and mysticism. So I’m living this dharmic devotional faith of mine with the angelic host.
Thank you, for your pure true heart Radleigh, it is heavenly.