Early on in our metaphysical journeys, most of us are told to “Expect the best,” and to “Expect Miracles.” I remember how great that felt at the time I first heard it. What a breath of fresh air and how diametrically opposed to the way I had been programmed.
I've been raised to be kind and not judge. My mother had her chosen belief and church but my brother and I were allowed to grow up with basic respect for others and choose our beliefs and church as we see fit. Other beings were always seen as just part of the norm even if they were not visible to all. My brother, who is 7 years older, has gone to a very extreme side of an organized religion. We are not close nor have we spoken since 1998 when our mother passed. He knows nothing about me except that my life does not meet his approval. My church is the sky above and the earth beneath. My spirit has had many lives, according to a Native Elder. I am not rich with money but I am rich with kindness and friendships. At 64 I think I've done pretty well for myself, but I never stop. I'm also stubborn but careful.
With my current point of view, the best I can hope for, or allow myself to expect, is a "planetary growth spurt" that moves fast enough that wide-spread planetary enlightenment will be established by the time of my next reincarnation.