As a being of self-reflective awareness, you have the ability to consciously choose what thoughts you will think and what beliefs you will hold. I invite you to release any thoughts and beliefs that do not serve you, and replace them with ones that do. It’s really that simple. A belief is merely a thought running on auto pilot. Change the thought, and over a period of time you will shift the belief. Now of course there’s this miss-perception in the world that beliefs are based upon external conditions. In other words, you have a condition or circumstance, and then that condition or circumstance causes you to take on a certain belief. Yet that is a distortion of the way Reality actually works. Conditions do not create beliefs, beliefs create conditions! The thought, the belief, always comes first. Consciousness always precedes form. So in other words, there’s no excuses here for why we should hold onto beliefs that do not serve us. Today, examine what beliefs you hold. And then uproot the ones that are not in alignment with your limitless potentiality as an individualized expression of the totality of Life—a unique emanation of God, here to express and reveal the magnificence of the Divine Presence in a wonderfully unique way.
In a world where one of the popular mainstream beliefs is that our good lies outside ourselves, realize that you are here ultimately to contribute to the elevation of the collective consciousness. As you live your life simply knowing the Truth, as you embrace your true spiritual identity as a cosmic being of infinite proportions, you begin to radiate an energy that is picked up and felt by those around you. You lift the vibration. You become a vehicle through which peace, love and harmony may express. Yet be careful to not fall into the trap of trying to change others. Our task is to never try and change anyone, but to simply know who they really are as unique and individualized expressions of the Infinite. As you practice this level of proper seeing, you are in that moment holding the space in consciousness for divine right action to take place. Simply put, without trying to make something happen you are being a beneficial presence. And because you are not trying to make something happen, you are allowing yourself to be used by Spirit in a powerful way.
Will you stand in your spiritual power today? Spiritual power does not mean power over others, which is not really power at all. Spiritual power begins with you recognizing and embracing just what a luminous and powerful being you actually are. When you do, you will never again fall prey to the false belief that there is something outside of you that holds any power over you. The Spirit of Life has poured the entirety of itself into you. It has entrusted you with all of its limitless capacities, its sacred qualities and creative faculties. Now all the forces of Heaven are waiting to see what you will do with what has been given to you. So today, let go of acting as if you didn’t know who you are. Decide to take a stand for the sacred qualities of love, peace, creativity, well-being, beauty, and harmonizing prosperity. As you let the I AM Presence within you shine, it will guide you to exactly where you need to go in order for you to become the embodiment of your highest potential.
As you learn to accept the fact that there is no external world other than as the out-picturing of your thoughts, beliefs and expectations, you will have stepped back into your power as a limitless multi-dimensional being, containing within you the totality of the All-Good. Vedanta reminds us that “I am not in the world, the world is in me. I am not in the body, the body is in me. I am not in the mind, the mind is in me.” This points to Consciousness, pure Spirit, being the Ultimate Reality. Yet let us be careful to not get lost in thinking of this as some complicated mental exercise. We are not talking philosophy here, we are talking about taking this on as a way of life. So let’s make it practical. Simply practice becoming aware of yourself as the observer of your life. Notice yourself as the I AM Presence that is independent of the content that is flowing through your field of awareness. Begin to live from the center, and you will see that you are never at the mercy of what is at the circumference. You learn that you have the ability to always choose what quality of consciousness you want to bring into each moment. And as you allow the higher qualities to flow, you will witness your life transform into the miraculous.
Be aware that who you are has nothing to do with externals. Who you are has nothing to do with circumstances or conditions. And it has nothing to do with what may or may not have happened in the past. Who you are transcends all of that. And as you consciously embrace your True Identity as a limitless being made in the spiritual image and likeness of the Ineffable, you are in that moment reclaiming your spiritual authority. You are remembering that life is always lived from the inside out, and never from the outside in. So give yourself permission today to invest some time into communing with your Deepest Most Authentic Self. Feel into those sacred qualities that are within you, and then let the still small voice guide you into a greater experience of the magnificence that is you.
It seems to me that Unconditional Love must always contain within it some recognition of the fundamental goodness of all Life. When we are loving unconditionally, we have recognized that regardless of appearances and conditions, beneath the surface of things all is always well. Rather than judging by appearances, we yield to the recognition of the Divine Presence everywhere. Naturally this requires practice, and the best place to begin is with ourselves. As we learn to love ourselves unconditionally, we create the space within our own awareness that will allow us to love all others unconditionally. After all, every relationship we have is ultimately a reflection of the relationship we have with ourselves. And our relationship with ourselves in turn reflects our relationship with our Source. So today, yield to the spiritual quality of Unconditional Love. Let it take over your life. Let it flood your awareness, and you will experience yourself as who and what you really are—a unique and individualized expression of Limitless Goodness.
Proper seeing begins with noticing all those areas in our life that are working well. We literally embark on an inquiry where we ask, “What is working in my life? What can I be grateful for?” And as gratitude becomes our dominant vibration, we soon begin to see that we have far more to be grateful for than we may have even realized. The wonderful truth is we can be grateful for both what is wanted as well as what is seemingly unwanted, for hidden in what appears unwanted are opportunities for growth and expansion. So as we see properly we begin to notice even the hidden blessings. We realize that Life is always for us, and that all things are always working together for our good. Today, dwell upon what is working in your life. Let your gratitude be the doorway that guides you into proper seeing, where you will realize with sweet delight that Life truly is magnificent beyond measure.
Life in all its wonder and glory is continuously evolving towards greater and greater expressions of itself. We can see this evolutionary process at work everywhere in nature. Ultimately the purpose of Life in its physical form is to give expression to what Browning called the “inner splendor,” that Divine pattern of perfection which is the highest and best, infinite potential fully realized and fully expressed. While all of nature gravitates in this direction, you and I have this thing called free will. And this means we always have a choice. We must make a conscious choice to evolve, we must consciously choose to move in the direction of our highest potential. We do this by letting go of any lesser perceptions, by releasing any unconscious agreements with mediocrity that we may have made. And instead we simply know that All-That-Is is standing by to support us, to guide us and inspire us to become more fully ourselves. So today, surrender to the Divine pattern of perfection for your life. Hold the intention that you are going to set free all of your gifts and talents, and then let your Silent Partner show you the way.
At first it might seem counter-intuitive to approach Life with the awareness that everything in your seeming external world is merely a reflection of a corresponding state of being that is within you. But the truth is there are no exceptions to this. The outer is a perfect reflection of the inner just as a mirror will always give you a perfect reflection of your physical likeness. All change must first be created on the inside before it can be experienced on the outside. As you engage in your daily spiritual practice of meditation, affirmative prayer, tuning into the highest vision for your life—as you do this every single day, regardless of whether or not you feel like it, you will experience a profound shift in your perception. No longer will this seem counter-intuitive, it will seem quite natural. The speed at which your thoughts and beliefs manifest quickens, because trained thought is considerably more powerful than untrained thought. You begin to see more and more correlations between what it is you have been thinking about and what shows up in your world. Truthfully, prepare to be shocked and amazed! Soon all you can do is to simply say, “Thank you, Universe! Thank you, God! Thank you, Life! I am exceedingly abundantly blessed!” In fact, begin to say this right now! Start there, and let the rest unfold.