Get into the habit of starting your day with a general expectancy of good with no attachment to specifics. In other words, make declarations along the lines of “Something wonderful is happening today, and I can’t wait to see what it’s going to be! Something marvelous is unfolding, and I can’t wait to see what form it takes!” When we live in an expectancy of good with no attachment to what shape this good is going to take, we are giving the Universal Presence free reign to literally shock and amaze us with how good Life can be. So today, hold the vibrational space for something wonderful to unfold, yet don’t insist on anything specific nor on any particular timetables. Simply hang out in the sweet and eternal Nowness of each moment, and let the highest and best reveal itself from there.
Spiritual maturity means we have realized that we are not here to get anything from the world, but to bring to the world all that is already within us. It can be tempting to think that there is something “out there” that we have to get to be happy, but that is the illusion. What seems like it’s “out there” is merely a reflection of our own consciousness—thoughts, beliefs and expectations coagulated into perception and experience. Freedom comes when we realize that we can choose what state of consciousness to embody, we can choose which qualities to bring into our day to day life. Our experience always follows our conscousness, it always mirrors our interior qualities back to us.
The purpose of a daily spiritual practice is for us to remain constantly aware of that which is Real. As we take time each day to turn inward, as we listen to the sweet sound of stillness within our own being, we are in that moment breaking free from letting the world of phenomena and effects control our state of consciousness. Instead we are communing with that timeless, formless, and eternal essence out of which all good ultimately flows. So just as you take time each day to tend to the affairs of your body temple, to shower, to brush your teeth, so too take time each day to do your inner work. Take time daily to be reminded of your true nature which is nothing less than a totally unique and individualized expression of the All-Good—the very spiritual image and likeness of God. And then with this awareness go about your day, shining forth the luminosity that is within you seeking to be expressed and revealed regardless of where you find yourself.
Let us make it our practice to see only the very best. In every situation, in every encounter, rather than noticing what appears to be wrong, notice what is right. Notice the potential that is there. If there appears to be lack, be aware that there is abundance trying to happen. If there appears to be disharmony, realize that order and harmony are seeking to be revealed. Any apparent absence is merely the Presence of God seeking to be recognized. When you place your attention on the potential, you are aligning yourself with the Highest and Best—you are looking at the world the way God sees it. So today, be an ambassador of pure potentiality. Radically shine your light wherever you go, independent of circumstances or conditions. As you transform your perception, you transform your life.
Give yourself permission to get in touch with the larger vision for your life. Contemplate what it is that your soul is truly longing to experience, and then let yourself feel deeply into the qualities of that. Realize that your dreams are your Higher Self talking to you, reminding you of what you set out to do when you were born into this three-dimensional world of time and space. So today, yield fully to the larger vision, consistently move in its direction of growth and expansion, and get ready to be amazed! The truth is that you are here to live an extraordinary life, giving birth to all of the sacred qualities of the Infinite that are seeking to be expressed through you as a unique emanation of Limitless Potential.
Taking no thought is to live in a state of complete trust. We trust in the fundamental goodness of Life. We trust that the Universe is always supporting us, that things are always working together for our good. We don’t have to look to anything in the external to know this. Instead, we sense it at the core of our being. We take on a calm assurance and a divine confidence, which then in turn are reflected in our experience as unexpected blessings, moments of synchronicity and divine opportunity. This is what it means to be aligned with the fundamental order and harmony of All That Is. Grace takes over our existence, and each new moment becomes a sweet celebration of awe and wonder, of gratitude for the gift of life itself.
Living in the sweet space of surrender we cultivate an unshakable trust in the fundamental goodness of Life. Surrender is not something to be done reluctantly, it is something we do with joy, with a child-like openness and enthusiasm. The reason being that as we surrender to the flow of Life, we are yielding to the highest and best, the divine pattern of perfection held in the Mind of the Infinite. Sometimes this requires us to set aside our idea of how something “should” be, so that we may instead allow things to be. Yet without exception, if we are available, if we are open and receptive, our yielding mentality will always result in better than we can imagine scenarios. When we let go and let God, we open ourselves up to blessings that exceed our wildest expectations. I invite us to live in this sweet space of surrender and receptivity.