What Does the Intention “For the Highest Good” Really Mean?

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Any time I do healing and energy work for myself or others, I always intend for the outcome to be for the highest good of myself (or the individual I’m working with) and all of creation. What this means is that I intend for the energy I put forth to serve not only my growth and well-being, but also the growth and well-being of everything that exists. This method of intention-setting acknowledges that our success, abundance, healing, joy, enlightenment, and other benefits we gain from energy work or actions of any kind are only truly in alignment with the light and soul growth if that growth benefits all of creation as well.

This simple intention does many things. First, it allows only beings that are in service of this intention (unconditionally loving beings of the middle path) to connect with us. This is a very effective protection against infiltration from beings who might “help” us get what we want (or think we want) in exchange for something that benefits them. These types of beings are not of the middle path and ultimately are service-to-self in that they “help” or “give” to get what they want or need. In the process, you may get what you think you want, but it comes at a price of taking from others, entering into detrimental or parasitic contracts, or even doing harm to yourself or others.

Secondly, this intention acknowledges that we can and do benefit and grow when we intend for our growth to uplift others. Many people believe that in order to be aligned with the light or a “service-to-others” orientation, that self-sacrifice, martyrdom, suffering, or deprivation is required. This is not the case. Alignment with the light, the middle path, Christ Consciousness, or whatever else you’d like to call it, recognizes that our own growth and healing, when done with proper intentions and an open heart, serves to uplift all of creation. It acknowledges that the development of our consciousness in an aligned way benefits everyone we come into contact with, and has a ripple effect outward. This helps us expand our awareness beyond limitation, in that there is no need to battle over resources, success, or abundance, as we truly have access to all of these things regardless of whomever else has access to them as well. We do not have to take from others to fill our cup. We can fill our cup with our own light, and in doing so, show others how to do the same for themselves.

The interesting thing about living your life with the intention of serving your highest good and the highest good of all creation is that you might not get what you expect. We tend to think that our highest good will always feel good or be exactly what we want. We forget, though, that we are here to learn and grow. Our highest good does not equate to what we want, but rather to what serves our soul’s growth and aligns us with our highest timeline. Our ego is the part of us that “wants” certain things, and many times what we want is actually detrimental to our growth or healing. Often soul growth means healing is necessary, and often healing is challenging and sometimes painful. Sometimes our highest good hurts!

The key is to do your best to live your life, make your decisions, and take actions from your heart. The heart knows the way to your highest timeline and what will lead to the most growth. The ego wants to control what our lives look like, know what’s going to happen or how things will unfold, and judge all of our experiences as good or bad. The truth is, none of our experiences are really good or bad, rather they either help our soul grow or they hold us back. Our highest good is always the path that leads to the most growth that we are able to handle at a given time. The highest good of all creation will serve the growth and upliftment of all. Both can and do happen simultaneously, as this is the alignment of the universe/Source/God/etc. It is simply how the light works. Unfortunately, our programming as humans has led us far away from this truth and makes it very difficult to feel unless we are aligned with our heart’s knowing.

Every hour of every day I do my best to live my life and make decisions for my highest good and all of creation. I ask my heart and my higher self before I act, “is this in my highest good?” If I get a no, I heed the advice. If I get a yes, I move forward. I don’t always know why I get a yes, or a no in the moment. Sometimes a no is something pretty basic, like bad timing or I need something different or something else is about to happen that I’m unaware of. Sometimes a yes leads me into what feels like a trap, in that I experience something difficult meant to teach me something. I might throw an ego tantrum for a minute wondering why this annoying or painful experience was supposedly “in my highest good,” and then when I get over myself I realize that I needed to have the experience to learn a lesson or integrate a lesson in a practical way. Sometimes you can only truly learn things when you experience them first-hand.

If you can let go of the outcome and trust your higher guidance, you will grow. Life will get better. You will achieve success. You will achieve abundance. You will achieve joy. What you won’t know is the path to get there. There may be all kinds of things standing in the way that need to move out first, but tackling these challenges is often in your highest good and the highest good of all. Trust that your heart and higher self will get you to exactly where you need to be, and that exactly where you need to be will bring you all of the things that you desire once the hard stuff is out of the way.

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