ACTIVATE YOUR POTENTIAL – YOUR DESTINY AWAITS!
It’s Saturday, and so that means it’s time for a new entry in our ongoing Inspiration & Empowerment Series. And the theme for the month of December will be: Activate Your Potential – Your Destiny Awaits!
As this year is beginning to wind down and we prepare to head into 2013, the timing is ideal for us to begin to focus upon the larger vision for our lives in a more powerful way than ever before. As you are reading these very words, we are deeply immersed in new beginnings. There are new beginnings that are seeking to occur on a global scale, and there are new beginnings that are seeking to occur in your own life right now. Yet on a personal level these new beginnings, as always, await our approval. Seeing as how we are beings of free will, these new beginnings require not only our conscious recognition of them, they also require our willingness. We must become conscious participators in what is seeking to happen in our lives. We must look at our dreams with a willingness to feel and truly grasp that they are nothing less than indicators, pointing towards the grander purpose of our current incarnation. None of us are here by accident. Every single Soul that has ever incarnated in this realm of physicality has done so with intentionality. Each and every one of us has a part to play in the grand unfolding of the beautiful tapestry that is the ongoing story of humanity. Whether or not our purpose seems large or small by external standards is meaningless.
What you do matters. What you do, right in this very moment, matters. And that is because every thought, word, and deed, every intentionality that emanates from your being has a ripple effect that extends far beyond of what you are able to perceive with your physical senses.
So with that awareness, let us decide that we’re going to have a beneficial impact on the world around us. For we will be impacting the world in one way or another. And let us also have the courage to give those sweet dreams that are in the treasure chests of our own Souls our Sacred “Yes!”
- Recognize Your Limitless Potential
Every single one of us is far more powerful than we may give ourselves credit for. We have all been endowed with the creative abilities of our Ineffable Source, the radiant Love Intelligence that governs the universe and which permeates everything in existence. This is the meaning of the scriptural reference that says, “we are made in the image and likeness of God.” Though we may be tempted to look at ourselves in the mirror and say, “Gosh, God’s sure looking good today!”, it is safe to say that this is not the meaning of this particular scriptural reference.
Being made in the image and likeness of God simply means that we have within ourselves the same creative faculties and the same divine qualities that are found in the Mind of the Infinite.
You may recall that we’ve been talking about the Unified Field which connects everything in existence, and out of which everything originates. This Infinite Field has remade itself in its own image and likeness and it has named itself each and every one of us. So when we say that there’s greatness in you, when we say that your nature is one of limitless possibilities, when we say that endless joyous expansion is yours for the taking, we are not just throwing around some pretty slogans. In a very real and literal sense, we are describing nothing less than the truth about magnificent you.
You have within you the same creative faculties and the same divine qualities that are found in the Mind of the Infinite.
Now, the topic of this particular installment is moving From Reactionary to Revolutionary. And the truth is that every time we merely react rather than respond to something that is seemingly outside ourselves, we are actually giving away our power.
There is a big difference between reacting and responding. Reacting, in the manner in which we are examining it here, comes from a place of unconscious programming, whereas responding comes from a place of conscious awareness.
When we simply go about our days, always reacting to the world of phenomena and sense perception, we are no longer claiming our divine right as a unique emanation of Source. Much rather are we allowing the seemingly external to control our state of consciousness, our thoughts and actions, and how we choose to treat other beings we come into contact with.
When this occurs, it may take on the appearance of something like this…
- Profile of a Reactionary
Have you ever seen anyone who resembled the individual in this particular image? If so, chances are they may have been a reactionary. Though this is only one of many forms in which a reactionary might manifest, reactionaries are typically individuals who go around constantly preoccupied by what’s happening around them, always influenced by what other people are saying or what’s occurring on the surface level of their lives. Thus reactionaries will oftentimes feel overwhelmed or stressed, such as this gentlemen in our cartoon here. As one might deduce from this image, reactionaries generally do not have any sense of authority over their lives, and more often than not they will perceive themselves to be victims of circumstances.
But you know what?
That is not you!
How do I know this?
Because you’re still reading!
The fact that you’re still reading is proof that, regardless of what your past experience has been, you are ready to evolve, you are ready to grow, you are ready to step into your potentiality, you are ready to become a revolutionary.
- The Empowering Traits of Revolutionaries
A revolutionary is someone who has claimed their spiritual authority. A revolutionary has stepped into their spiritual dominion. When we say spiritual authority or dominion, we are referring to the power that lies within every single one of us. We are talking about the authority that comes from our Highest Self, from our sacred I Am Presence, from Divinity Within.
It is from this higher awareness that we begin to comprehend the deeper meaning of this Biblical reference: “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and every other creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”
As I stated above, being made in the image and likeness of God means that we have the same creative faculties that are found in Divine Mind. And not just some of these creative faculties, all of them. God poured the entirety of Itself into you!
So we may begin to realize that “dominion over the earth” does not merely mean dominion in the physical sense, but much rather dominion over the illusions of space and time, dominion over the world of effects.
A revolutionary is someone who has trained themselves in the ability of thinking new thoughts, not merely thoughts that revolve around what they are capable of perceiving with their physical senses. A revolutionary is someone who is capable of, quite literally, thinking outside the box, outside of the narrow set of limitations that a reactionary might be caught up in. A revolutionary is someone who has realized that, not only do we have the ability to think independent of circumstances, our thoughts actually create our experience of life. As such, a revolutionary has made it a habit to consciously think thoughts that will serve them, thoughts that are empowering, thoughts that are in alignment with not only their dreams, but with Reality with a capital “R.”
A revolutionary is someone who has realized that, not only do we have the ability to think independent of circumstances, our thoughts actually create our experience of life.
- Let Your Personal Revolution Begin!
A Course in Miracles states that “Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God.” This powerful statement indicates that if that which is unreal doesn’t exist – which is to say it doesn’t exist in the Mind of God – then that which is Real and Eternal, such as the divine qualities of love, peace, well-being, beauty, harmonizing prosperity, creativity, and other qualities of this nature, are able to undo anything and everything that is coming from a lesser vibration. This is something that a revolutionary is keenly aware of.
The higher always dissolves the lesser. And this is because the lesser is an absence, whereas the higher is a presence.
Darkness is an absence. Light is a presence. There is no source of darkness, darkness is merely the absence of light. In the same way, fear is the absence of love. Yet when you turn on the light, darkness disappears. And the darkness of ignorance disappears in the Light of Awareness.
Love is able to undo fear; peace dissolves confusion; compassion renders mute anger and judgment. On a scientific level, the vibrations of love, peace and compassion are simply vibrating at a higher frequency than the vibrations of fear, confusion and anger.
So it may then become apparent that, in order to begin our personal revolution, we must be willing to consciously focus upon the higher. And we must have a vision. That is because a revolutionary is someone who is able to see things as they never were, a revolutionary is someone who is able to hold onto a dream regardless of what is happening around them. A revolutionary is someone who is able to think a new thought, meaning they will not try to imitate what anyone else has done. A revolutionary has understood that they are here to shine their own unique light, to sing their own unique song, to dance their own unique dance.
Having been endowed with the full creative faculties and divine qualities of the Infinite, a revolutionary realizes that we are all here so that we may fully awaken to these faculties and qualities within, and so that we may then reflect and reveal them according to our unique pattern of perfection. And our unique pattern of perfection is simply our unique set of gifts, skills, talents, capacities, and sensibilities.
There is no one else quite like you. You are one in a kind. God does not produce reboots or remakes; God only makes originals. God only makes works of art. And so the greatest fulfillment of your desires lies in you recognizing and embracing your own uniqueness. And it is in the uniqueness of your magnificent being that your inborn genius is located.
Everything begins as an idea in consciousness. So we must learn to see our vision with our Inner Eye. We must have the courage to dream it before it can happen. We must visualize it. We must feel it. That is how it becomes real to us. We begin to embody it. We begin to take action on it. We begin to talk about it as if it’s already done. We begin to live, move, and breathe the reality of it – before the reality of it has manifested in the physical.
As we do this, we are claiming our spiritual authority. We are claiming our dominion over the world of effects. And before we know it, a powerful shift begins to occur that will result in nothing less than the birthing of a new reality. My friend, this is nothing less than your divine birthright. So as you begin to contemplate your aspirations and intentions for 2013, why not decide that you’re going to go for what is truly meaningful to you? Decide that you’re going to live your dream and allow your vision to manifest. Decide that you’re going to be a revolutionary. You will be glad you did.
It is in deep gratitude and appreciation that I turn within. As I become quiet in the stillness of my own awareness, I allow these new insights to take root within the core of my being. As I become aware, I clearly see the areas of my life where I have been holding back; the areas where I may have been harboring a reactionary perspective. All of these fear-based perceptions are being dissolved right now, and I am thinking a new thought instead. I understand that I have spiritual dominion. I have the ability and the divine right to call forth new realities. Realities of joy, realities of love, realities of beauty, realities of fulfillment, realities of health, realities of harmonizing prosperity. All of that is available to me as I am letting go of the lesser. I am willing to be a revolutionary. I have a grand vision for my life. It is my Soul’s Vision. It is my Soul’s Calling. And it is to this Soul Calling that I surrender. I believe it. I feel it. I see it. And I let it be. And so it is.