There is a misconception in our society when it comes to giving. The thought is that when we give something away, we may lose something of value to us. Needless to say, this is fear-based and out of alignment with the deeper nature of Reality. The truth is that the Universe always reflects back to us what our dominant inner state of being is. So when we come from a place of giving and a sincere desire to be of service, whatever we give out always flows back to us with ease and grace. When we live in the vibration of giving, whatever we need is freely given to us. Giving and receiving truly are two sides of the same coin.
The eternal verities of the soul are ever present and always readily available. At any time we may tune into these sacred qualities of love, truth, beauty, harmonizing prosperity, wisdom, loving-kindness, generosity, and many others. This requires us to shift away from waiting for things in the external to change, and to realize that we can feel into these qualities regardless of circumstances or conditions. We change first, then circumstances and conditions will follow. And when we live from the qualities that we wish experience, we create the space for them to show up by realizing that they are indeed eternally at hand. Everything has already been given, and it is up to us to be available and receptive to it.
The more we awaken to our true, authentic, birthless and deathless Self, the less we tend to look to the external world for validation and fulfillment. As we become more interested in what’s happening within than we are in what’s happening without, we find that nothing in the so-called without holds any power over us. We remember to live in that sweet natural state which is joyous and authentic freedom. In moments of profound insight we may realize that within us is a boundless storehouse of good that is constantly seeking an outlet through us—the infinite gifts of the Spirit that have been freely bestowed upon us, the sacred qualities of the All-Good, all of it is fully present now, all of it is already here. It is merely awaiting our conscious recognition of this—which we may attain through our spiritual practice, those precious moments of intimate communion with the Ineffable—so that we may then set it free through our diligent and consistent demonstration of loving-kindness, generosity, and sharing from the heart.
In a time in which much of the old paradigms of fear and separation are falling apart, each and everyone of us is being invited to participate in this process of transmutation in our own lives. We are being invited to let go of believing we are separate and apart from others, seeing potential adversaries and obstacles around every corner; we are being invited to release any sense of lack, limitation and immature competition; we are being invited to enter into a way of life that radiates pure kindness, generosity of heart, unconditional love and harmony. Ultimately this journey is one of moving away from fear—which is the byproduct of a mistaken belief in separation—into a greater realization of Love, which is the experience of Oneness. We all make this journey in our own lives in our own unique way, and as we do we quite naturally have a powerful and beneficial impact on the lives of those around us. As we commit to our own individual transformation, we play our part in contributing to the global transformation of which we are in the middle of right now. Like individual pieces of a puzzle coming together, we all contribute to creating a picture of humanity that will exceed even our wildest expectations.
True fulfillment comes from fully and completely expressing who and what we are. It has nothing to do with accumulating things in the external or with gaining validation outside ourselves. True fulfillment is purely an inside job, and no one other than ourselves can do it for us. We get there as we give yourselves permission to let go of looking outside, and instead listen to that still small voice within that is ever so gently propelling us to radiate sacred qualities such as love, joy, creativity, harmony and generosity. When we give ourselves permission to shine our light freely, we release ourselves from the miss-perception that there is something lacking within us. So we experience true fulfillment when we live from that space of not seeking to get, realizing that we already have, and that the wellspring of infinite supply lies within our very own being. Today, look within. Discover the richness of your soul that wants to be expressed and set free—and say yes to it!
Relationships are the great mirror of the self. Ultimately all of our relationships are a reflection of our relationship with ourself. Relationships, at their highest level, function as wonderful tools to facilitate growth and expansion. When we let them, they can teach us to become more loving, they have the ability expand our perception; relationships can be a wonderful doorway into living a life of service, a life of generosity, a life of giving and sharing. Today, regard all of your relationships as your relationship with your Divine Source. Remember that everyone, you included, is a sacred, magnificent, and unique emanation of absolute beauty and infinite potentiality. When you see others as who they really are, you create the space for the highest and best of all to be revealed.
Spirit loves you so much it has imparted the entirety of itself into you. In other words, within you are all of the divine qualities and creative capacities of the Infinite. This is the meaning of having been made in the spiritual image and likeness of God. Yet as a being of free will you always have the option to choose. You can choose to embody and express your true nature, which includes but is not limited to love, joy, geniosity, ingenuity, creativity, peace of mind, well-being and generosity. Or you can choose to block the flow of these divine qualities by holding on to lesser, fear-based perceptions. Today, make it your practice to meditate on the higher qualities that are within you seeking to be set free. Decide that you are going to consciously tune into them and invite them to express through you. As this becomes your priority, the windows of your perception are cleansed, and rather than waiting for a blessing to occur, you realize with sweet delight that you are the blessing!
True power has nothing to do with externals. True power is to live in a way where the world of phenomena and sense perception no longer determines our state of mind, how we feel, and how we treat other individuals. When we set the intention ahead of time that today, no matter what, we are going to be at peace; that today, no matter what, we are going to be loving, kind, and generous; that today we are going to allow joy to be the order of our being, when we set these intentions ahead of time, we are stepping into true power. Then when we find ourselves confronted with apparent negativity, we are no longer drawn into a robotic reactive pattern, but instead are able to respond from a place of spiritual empowerment. We are able to remain loving and kind independent of circumstances. So today, set your intentions ahead of time. Choose what qualities you will express today. Commit to them. And then watch as your experience is transformed.
Every soul that has ever incarnated in this world of time and space has done so with intentionality. Ultimately for all of us this intentionality is to become more fully ourselves, to tap into that vast storehouse of divine gifts within, and to activate the limitless potential that lies at the core of our being. So while we all share the same overall purpose—which, in a nutshell, is to wake up to our magnificent nature—we each find our own unique way of doing so. We all have our unique set of gifts, skills, talents, and capacities. And it is only once we have given ourselves permission to be completely and authentically ourselves, that we will be in a position of experiencing the greatest level of fulfillment. So let us have the courage and the determination to simply be who we are—and then let us freely and joyously shine that wonderfully unique light of ours unto the world.