Consider the possibility that just perhaps you have chosen this lifetime as the one in which you wake up and become fully self-realized. Then everything that emerges in your experience, everything that has ever happened, must have in some way been geared towards your growth, expansion and evolution. Even the events you may have labeled as bad or unwanted actually held some kind of hidden blessing for you, some sort of opportunity for you to release a lesser perception and to become more fully yourself. Now as you align your perspective to see this, and as you approach your day to day life with this insight, you are in that moment aligning yourself with the fundamental order and harmony of the Universe, which indeed is geared towards constant growth, expansion and evolution. You are no longer resisting the flow of Life. Instead, you are saying “yes!” to your soul’s invitation for you to awaken to the magnificent and luminous light-being that you are.
One conscious breath is often all it takes to pull us out of what might otherwise de-evolve into an unconscious reactionary pattern, and it enables us to instead choose our response from a more conscious place. As we remember to stop and just breathe, we are creating space between what is occurring in our experiential reality—the surface level of our lives—and our response to it. One conscious breath has the ability to pull us out of the surface mind with its opinions, its points of views and belief systems, and it allows us to simply just be. Pure unadulterated Being puts us in touch with our True Self, that luminous emanation of light and love that is us. So today, remember to just breathe. As you take one conscious breath, and then another and another, let it guide you back into a realization of what is Real, True, and Eternal; and allow your actions and responses to flow out of that.
A wonderful spiritual practice is to begin to see ourselves the way God sees us. The eyes of God are too pure to behold iniquity, meaning that the Highest and Best can perceive in us only those qualities that correspond with its own sacred and eternal qualities. In simple terms, regardless of what mistakes we think we’ve made, regardless of what shortcomings we thought we had, the truth is that the Divine Presence only sees our beauty, our potentiality, our inherent well-being, our capacity for love and compassion, and that joyous impulse to always become more and never less of our true selves. Anything that does not correspond or align with those perceptions are miss-perceptions that have originated within a mind that had perceived itself as separate from its Divine Source. So our mission—which yes, we choose to accept—is to release these lesser concepts so we may join in the higher realms of awareness with that part of us that knows that all we are, all we have ever been, and all we could ever be, is intimately and intricately at one with that blissful, infinite, and radiant Love-Intelligence that makes all things by becoming all things.
One who is grounded in an awareness of their spiritual power does not appear all that out of the ordinary at first glance. It is only gradually that we might begin to sense that there is a continuous calm that accompanies such an individual. There is a radiant sense of love and compassion that emanates from such beings. There is a calm assurance, a divine confidence, a peace that truly passes all human understanding. All of us may access this powerful realm of spiritual dominion. What’s required is that we be willing to step out of our comfort zone, leaving behind familiar coping mechanisms, and instead allow that still small voice within to speak to us. As we learn to pay attention to this voice, it will invariably guide us into greater and greater heights of awakening. It will guide us back to ourselves, to our True Selves. And it is when we meet our True Selves in the sweetness of our own awareness that we realize that others who are grounded in spiritual power—all the avatars, enlightened beings, and spiritual masters of the ages—have all been reflecting our own highest potentiality back to us all along.
As we head into the new year, let us contemplate the truth that, at the core of our being, we are already enlightened. That perfect essence is already within each and every one of us. It is that essence that is the very image and likeness of God, and it is merely awaiting our readiness and willingness to set it free.
One of the great gifts of our existence is that we already carry the treasure within. And as we regularly turn within and get in touch with that perfect essence, we are creating the conditions in the sacred space of our awareness that will allow for our lives to become the living demonstration of this truth.
Take a deep breath… and allow yourself to get centered as you contemplate these words…
There is an intelligence at work in the universe that is greater than our own. In fact, this intelligence is so great it is infinite.
And while we could never grasp the vastness and complexity of this Infinite Intelligence, each and every one of us is a unique emanation of it. Each of us has been made in its image and likeness. Each of us has been gifted with its creative faculties and its divine qualities. Each of us is here so we may demonstrate these faculties and these qualities in our own unique way. Each of us has been born into this world of time and space so that we may reflect and reveal the glory of this One Life, this One Intelligence… which is within us… and which is also everywhere else, for there is no place where it is not… and it is now experiencing itself as us.
This Infinite Intelligence, no matter by what name we choose to call it, is pure Love. So we are talking about an Infinite Intelligence and an Infinite Love. We are talking about a Love that is forever available to all of us, regardless of our religion, our race, our gender, our nationality, our social status, or our ancestral backgrounds. It is available to whom we might label “saints” and “sinners.” It is available regardless of where we’ve been or what we’ve done. Each of us may tune into its sheer joy, its indescribable peace, and its boundless bliss by simply being willing to receive it.
How great the joy of knowing our divine birthright. How great the peace that shines in the hearts of those who recognize their Oneness with their Divine Source. What great things shall those do who have transcended the narrow perceptions of the surface mind, and who have tapped into the boundless storehouse of good that is at the center of our very Being.
So as we prepare to move into a new year, and as we continue to celebrate the birthing of a new world, a new era for all of humanity, let us make it our intentionality to always be mindful of that Great Something that cannot be seen, yet without it we would not be able to see. Let us be aware of that Ineffable Presence which though hidden to the senses, is always available to the Inner Eye and the Inner Ear.
Let us be mindful that this Presence is looking at us through the eyes of every stranger and through the eyes of our loved ones, and that in truth there are no strangers, for we all share in the One Life, in the One Mind, in the One Being.
Let us extend our arms and hearts to include our global family.
Let us do away with the illusion of separation.
Let us celebrate with those who have received great blessings, and let us feel compassion for those whose lives have been struck by tragedy.
Let us feel our intrinsic Oneness with all of these Sacred Beings right now.
And let us desire for them what we desire for ourselves. For they are us, and we are them.
I invite you to turn within…
Even as you read these words… allow yourself to be still and centered.
Allow yourself to feel the spaciousness of your Being.
Become aware of the I Am.
The I Am that is experiencing this moment.
This Now. Right Now.
That silent space of awareness… in which these letters are appearing on a screen… and are being translated into words.
Where are the letters? Where are the words? Where is the screen?
All of it is in you.
It is within the sacred space of your awareness.
And you are the one who has placed it there.
For you are indeed the creator of your experience.
Know this now, and claim your spiritual dominion over the world of effects.
This is what has been called “dominion over the earth.”
We have been told about it for as long as we remember. Now… let us claim it.
Take a deep breath…
…and give yourself permission to accept and receive all that Divine Beloved is seeking to bring into your life. Let yourself be aware that everything you’ve asked for, everything you’ve prayed for, it’s lined up, it’s ready and waiting. You have asked, God has answered.
Now it’s up to you to say “yes,” and give the answered prayer permission to flow into your life.
Let these words speak to the depths of your Being.
The words are a reminder. For there is a part of you that already knows.
And finally, let us conclude with these sweet affirmations.
I am so loved! I am so worthy! I am so precious! I am available to more good than I could even imagine!
I am ready and willing to activate all of the gifts of Divinity within me!
And I am willing to let the Divine be manifest in me, through me, as me!
Peace, love, and richest blessings to you!