Are you expecting the best, or are you expecting the rest? What does this mean? Is any form of expectation being selfish? Or is the right kind of expectation what is required to co-create our realities? When we expect the best we have to decide the following: Is it what is best for us or is it what is best for all concerned? The best is defined as being of the highest quality, excellence, or the most advantageous. But advantageous to whom? Oneself or everyone?
When we learn how to share Divine love effectively we learn that what we desire themost within we experience when we give it away to others. We seek the best in our world by helping others experience the best in their lives. Expecting the best for all concerned IS the sharing of Divine love. But what about the rest? The rest in this context would be the balance; remainder or what is left over after you perform an act of kindness toward another being.
Do you share love with someone ‘expecting’ their love in return? Do you perform acts of kindness toward others to receive recognition or acclaim from others? Are you sharing love because you are expecting to get ‘something’ back for your ‘divine’ efforts? Yeshua pointed this out when he said that those who pray in public already have their reward. When you expect the ‘rest’ you are acting from the ego and NOT the Spirit of God. Yeshua said to pray in your closet, one on one with the Divine, and you will be blessed with the ‘best’.
The best is an understanding of how to share Divine love with all of creation. Expecting the best to occur for all is co-creating Divine love in your corner of the omniverse. This creates a ripple effect which spreads Divine love to every corner of the omniverse. Expecting the ‘rest’ creates a restriction of Divine love that is known as selfishness. It is the ‘me’ factor. What’s in it for me? How do my actions benefit me and me alone? Why aren’t people looking to me for the correct answers?
Anytime we restrict the flow of Divine love into a selfish flow of energy we are co-creating experiences that will teach us that we aren’t all that. If we continually experience these results we are not truly living from theSpirit of God; for in living in Divine love we completely trust in the Divine to light our paths and guide us into beautiful experiences filled with complete and utter fulfillment.
Expectation is the process by which we manifest our desires into reality; whether expecting the best or the rest. Our true Divine desires are directly from the Divine; they are the seeds of greatness planted in our hearts. Our false ego desires, or yearnings, are temporal in nature and geared toward self-satisfaction only. Expectation of Divine desires is a good thing; expectation of selfish yearnings is not.
The Buddha taught the difference between Divine ‘expectations’ and ego ‘expectations’; yet many have misunderstood his teachings as saying that all expectations are bad. When you ‘expect’ the sharing of Divine love and live in Divine order fulfilling your Divine purpose you are, in essence, living in Divine ‘allowance’. When you expect the accolades, recognition and reciprocation of others you are, in essence, living in the ego’s ‘resistance’. Your fulfillment is based on what others have to say and not what the Divine has freely given to you in your heart through Divine grace.
Understand the separation of expectation into the realms of allowance and resistance by integrating your perceptions into what is the best for ALL concerned. This way, you limit the ego’s yearnings for control, domination and manipulation of others into recognizing and revering itself. Put the focus on what leads to the growth and expansion of all and you will be sharing Divine love and co-creating a reality in which you will prosper along with others.
Expect health, wealth, prosperity and abundance for ALL and it will be yours as well. It is in what you project into your corner of the omniverse that affects all else. When you learn this and live it, you begin to see that not only are we all connected, but our expectation of Divine love is the key to allowing it to define our very lives. ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.