As we go about our journey through this world of time and space, let us pay attention to our ever reliable feedback system. It is both our internal state of being in the form of how we feel, but it is also the seeming external reality. The seeming external always gives us feedback as to how we are doing because it is constantly reflecting our internal state of being back to us. So as we become aware of our “spiritual mirror,” let us begin to use it in ways that will serve us. Rather than condemning whatever is unwanted, let us take it as a sign that there is something within us that we need to reexamine. Perhaps there are old perceptions or opinions that we need to make peace with and release. When we begin to use our wonderful feedback system in this way, we are no longer feeling as if we are at the mercy of circumstances, and instead we find that we have reclaimed our spiritual dominion. And exercising our spiritual dominion is nothing less than our birthright as individuated expressions of the One Life which is the Life of God.
There are always vast numbers of possibilities before us. Some of these may be more desirable than others. Yet isn’t it simply wonderful to be aware that it is nothing other than our own focus that will determine which of these possibilities we call forth into our experience?
So with this awareness, let us spend time daily training ourselves to focus upon the highest and the best—the Divine Reality. Let us have the intention to move away from contemplating worst case scenarios, and instead let us contemplate not only best case scenarios, but better-than-we-can-imagine scenarios. As we do this we may not always know what the highest and best is, and that is a good thing. It teaches us to let go of trying to control the details, and instead encourages us to simply surrender to that sweet unfolding of good that’s trying to happen. And when we’re in that state of surrender, we are no longer “tying the hands” of the Universal Presence. By definition we have made ourselves available to all of those wonderful blessings that have been waiting for nothing other than our own permission to come into our lives.
Whenever faced with a decision, no matter how big or small, a surefire way to know we are moving in the right direction is to simply pay attention to whether or not the decision we are about to make will bring us more joy, more peace, greater happiness, and a greater sense of fulfillment—and perhaps most important of all, whether the decision we are about to make is coming from love. If the answer to all of that is yes, then we may rest assured that we are moving in the direction of greater expansion and self-expression. And as we do so, we are fulfilling our ultimate purpose which is to reflect and reveal the fundamental order and harmony of the cosmos, which is always expanding and revealing more of its infinite nature. So no matter what decisions we face, let us be sure that the choices we make are in integrity with our Soul’s ongoing evolution. As this becomes our criteria, the result of our choices will always yield the greatest benefit for all concerned.
Much of our path through this world of time and space consists of us having to unlearn some of what we may have picked up through our society or through our surroundings. As we learn to undo this “worldly training” we come to find that it is in the nature of things to always unfold with spontaneous ease and grace. And rather than us struggling to accomplish some desired outcome, we instead learn to simply surrender to that which is seeking to happen through us. We come to understand that what is seeking to occur, if not resisted, is always the highest and the best. This is because the highest, the best, and the most harmonious are always the Divine Reality. So rather than struggling against some imaginary force of opposition, we allow ourselves to become aware that the One Power that creates infinite worlds is arranging things on our behalf. And with God being for us, there could literally never be anything against us.
Deep within us lies that part of us that is completely untouched by human experience. Regardless of what has occurred on the surface level of our lives, regardless of what we may have been through, beneath all of it, in the sweet stillness of our being, lies that part of us that is timeless, eternal, and forever at peace. It is the part of us that is conscious of its oneness with All That Is. As we make accessing this deeper dimension of our being our daily practice, we will find that we no longer get carried away with whatever appears to be happening in the seeming external. Instead we will have developed a peacefulness, a divine reassurance, a knowingness that as we just remain anchored at the center of our being, simply surrendering to what is seeking to happen, we will most assuredly be guided into the highest potentiality for our lives. As we do this, we are letting go of old limitations, and we are truly making ourselves available to the boundless good that is always seeking to be revealed in our experience.
Everything originates as a state of being. A loving state of mind will produce loving encounters. A peaceful state of mind will lead to peaceful relationships. And a heart filled with joy will lead to joyous experiences. Yet always and with no exception the state of being comes first. So in order to live our lives with intentionality we must choose ahead of time what we wish to embody in consciousness. As we choose to feel the kind of feelings that we want to feel, regardless of conditions, we then allow our experiential reality to fill in the details in the form of new harmonious experiences. And as we make it our intention to always embody the highest and the best, we may rest assured that we are moving through our lives in joyous alignment with that vast creative power of the cosmos that effortlessly creates new galaxies out of nothing but pure potentiality.
As we look at the vast number of possibilities that are always before us, we may find some of them to be less desirable than others. Knowing that whatever we place our attention on we are drawing into our experience, let us be aware that the Mind of God only thinks in terms of the highest and the best. This means that the Divine Reality is always the most joyous, the most loving, the most harmonious, the most peaceful, and the most beneficial for all concerned. And it is up to us to make ourselves available to it so that this Divine Reality may demonstrate in our day to day experience.
So let us make ourselves available to truly “more good than we can imagine.” Because the truth is that, no matter how good we may have been visualizing something, God’s vision for our lives will exceed even our wildest expectations. That is because God only perceives the highest and the best in us, in everyone around us, and in all of humanity. So let us stretch ourselves in how much good we let flow to us and through us.