When you were born, you didn't come with an owner's
manual; these guidelines make life work better.
You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but
it's the only thing you are sure to keep for the rest of
You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time
informal school called "Life on Planet Earth."
Every person or incident is the Universal Teacher.
There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process
of experimentation. "Failures" are as much a
part of the process as "success."
A lesson is repeated until learned. It is presented to you
in various forms until you learn it--then you can go on
to the next lesson.
If you don't learn easy lessons, they get harder. External
problems are a precise reflection of your internal state.
When you clear inner obstructions, your outside world
changes. Pain is how the universe gets your attention.
You will know you've learned a lesson when your actions
change. Wisdom is practice. A little of something is
better than a lot of nothing.
"There" is no better than "here."
When your "there" becomes a "here" you
will simply obtain another "there" that again
looks better than "here."
Others are only mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate
something about another unless it reflects something you
love or hate in yourself.
Your life is up to you. Life provides the canvas; you do
the painting. Take charge of your life--or someone else
You always get what you want. Your subconscious rightfully
determines what energies, experiences, and people you
attract -- therefore, the only foolproof way to know what
you want is to see what you have. There are no victims,
There is no right or wrong, but there are consequences.
Moralizing doesn't help. Judgments only hold the patterns
in place. Just do your best.
Your answers lie inside you. Children need guidance from
others; as we mature, we trust our hearts, where the Laws
of Spirit are written. You know more than you have heard
or read or been told. All you need to do is to look,
listen, and trust.
You will forget all this.
You can remember any time you wish.