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Life exists so that the Ineffable Divine Presence may know Itself more fully.

All of Life is sacred. All of Life is precious. All of Life radiates that sweet Presence of Divinity.

Sometimes our perception of Life may become clouded. When our perception becomes clouded, we have gotten lost in the drama.

When we get lost in the drama, we no longer see what is before us. Instead we perceive but a mere mental image of what we think is there.

We may then judge this mental image as good or bad, we may label it as this or that. But the truth is undeniable. We have lost our Selves. The ego has tricked us into buying into its belief in separation.

So our practice becomes to see beyond the labels and judgments the ego has conjured up, and instead work within our own awareness so we may begin to catch glimpses of this animating Presence that is radiating from All That Is.

We will not find this Presence through the mind, and the ego may even question whether or not It’s there. So we must learn to go beyond the mind, and we must learn to not take the ego’s ramblings so seriously.

Find someone in your life today, and allow yourself to just look at them.

Just look them in the eye for a moment, and appreciate them. Appreciate who they are. Appreciate that they’re in your life.

As you do, give yourself permission to acknowledge that there is a Holy Presence emanating from that Being.

That Presence is nothing less than the Presence of God.

And that Presence is everywhere.

It is in you and around you.

It is… All There Is.

All of Life is precious. All of Life is sacred beyond measure.

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Relationships are the great mirror of self.

Our relationships demonstrate to us which areas of our life are working well, and which areas require further attention.

Our intention should be to bless all of our relationships. Not merely the ones that are working well, but especially the ones that we experience as a challenge. The challenge is an indicator that there’s something to be learned, there is a seed of growth awaiting to blossom into the experience of more love and compassion.

The truth is the issue lies never within the other individual, but merely within our own perception. This is because the ego tends to project what it has disowned onto others.

Yet as we begin to evolve and mature, as we begin to grow more conscious, we start to see right through the ego’s faulty perception.

So rather than speaking badly about other individuals, rather than engaging in blaming and faultfinding, our approach becomes one of self-inquiry.

We may turn within and ask, “What aspect that I have denied within myself am I projecting onto this other being? What story am I telling myself that is keeping me from demonstrating my true nature of love, kindness, and compassion? What quality of consciousness must I cultivate to be at peace in this situation?”

Then listen.

Be receptive.

The answer may surprise you.

Yet the answer is a pointer.

The answer is an invitation.

It is inviting you to become more of your True Self. It is inviting you into moving to the next stage of embodying your highest potential.

Will you accept this invitation?

Bless all of your relationships. For they are the great mirror of self.

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As we move along our path of spiritual growth and self-discovery, it is helpful to remind ourselves from time to time that the creative impulse of the universe is Love.

Love is the power that creates and sustains infinite worlds.

Love is the experience of Oneness and Unity.

Love is being able to see oneself in the other.

For Love knows that, in truth, there is no “other.”

Everything, seen and unseen, has originated from a Source that could be described as pure, infinite, unbounded, unconditional Love. A radiant, non-local field of indescribable light, beauty, bliss, and perfection.

Yet for us to be able to perceive this, we must be willing to let go of anything that would obstruct our vision. We must be able to see beyond the debris field of the past, and return to that state of sweet, loving, and joyous innocence that we see in little children.

The only reason we’re able to perceive such innocence is because it is within us.

At our core, the sweet innocence of the little child is who we are, regardless of our physical age.

We learn to see with clarity by letting go of the only thing that could ever block and distort our vision: fear.

But fear is not real.

It’s merely the absence of Love.

As darkness is the absence of Light.

As such, fear and darkness have no power of their own.

Fear comes in many disguises. Anger, hatred, doubt, worry, and other similar lower energy frequencies.

But as we simply switch on the light, something amazing happens. Darkness disappears.

And as we choose Love, fear disappears.

This must become our conscious practice then.

To choose to be the Light. To choose only Love.

So let us have the courage to shine our Light wherever we go. Let us shine it freely, and let us watch as its radiance lights up the world.

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The fourth and final part of this Best Year Of Your Life series is all about letting go of judging ourselves, letting go of comparing ourselves to others, and simply deciding to shine our own light fully and completely. It’s about embracing who we are, loving who we are, and then becoming the full embodiment of our highest potential through the sharing of our gifts, skills, and talents. Here are the links to the previous entries, if you would like to revisit them:

From the Comfort Zone to the Excellence Zone

Enlarging our Capacity to Receive & Surrendering to the Great Unfolding

Living for the Joy of Giving

And now, let’s wrap this thing up:

  • Understanding Your Uniqueness

In order for us to fully unlock all of our potential, it’s important that we realize our own uniqueness. Did you know that you are completely and totally unique? There is no one else who is exactly like you anywhere in the world. Almost seven billion people on the planet, but only one you. There is no one else who has your unique sensibilities, your unique point of view, your life experiences. You are truly one of a kind.

So easily we can get caught up in comparing ourselves to others. We notice something that we like in someone else, and then we start wanting to be like them. If only we could have their skills, their talents, their strengths. If only we could just be a little more like that. But whenever we think in such ways, we are giving away the gift of our own uniqueness. We’re trading in our own unique nature in order to try and be like someone else.

If we truly want to unleash our full potential, it’s important that we let go of comparing, and instead decide to be the only person we can ever be in this particular lifetime: ourselves.

Of course it’s great to have role models. I have quite a few of them myself. They are the ones that inspire us, we look to them as examples of what’s possible. Oftentimes they may act as our mentors, we may learn a great deal from them, and we may certainly be influenced by them. But there is a difference between looking up to a person we admire, and attempting to emulate that person.

Sure, in some cases we may even be quite similar. But we must always remember that, despite that, we are all on our own unique journey. It does no good to compare our own life journey to that of someone else. In fact, someone once said, “comparison is the fast track to misery.” And nothing could be more true.

Whenever pondering the idea of uniqueness, I love to think about the snowflake analogy.

Did you know that there are no two snowflakes that are exactly alike? Consider for a moment the countless numbers of snowflakes that form all across the world all throughout the year. At first glance they may all look the same. But if you were to examine each of them under a microscope, you’d find that not only are snowflakes made up of absolutely beautiful frozen crystal structures, but every single one of them is unique in the way and shape that these crystals are formed.

Well, and just like all snowflakes are unique, every single one of us is unique. And regardless of what experiences we may have had, regardless of what conditioning we may have picked up along the way, regardless of how flawed we may think we are, the truth is we are all perfect just the way we are.

In fact, let’s dig a little deeper into this idea of our own perfection. Are you ready for this? Are you truly willing to remind yourself of what at the soul-level you already know? Okay. Then here we go:

We are all unique ways in which Divine Intelligence is expressing and experiencing Itself right here on earth. Every single one of us is a unique idea in the mind of God, and as such we are all perfect just as we are. We are unique ways in which Love, Divine Beauty, Creativity, and GENIOSITY are happening on this planet.

Allow yourself to just take that in.

Does that resonate with you on some level?

Allow yourself to be reminded today of Who You Really Are. Allow yourself to remember that your existence didn’t begin with your birth in time in space. How could that even be? You’re not merely what you can see and feel with your physical senses. You are not a collection of flesh and bones that’s somehow learned to walk and talk and think and imagine and create and have dreams.

The truth is you are an eternal, infinite, timeless Being. You are pure Divine Intelligence. You are made up of pure one hundred percent God. That’s what’s meant by we are made in the image and likeness of God.

And, friends, you’re not here because you fell off a cloud, or because you have to prove yourself “worthy.” You are here BECAUSE YOU CHOSE TO BE HERE!

You’re here because you knew that coming here would be a great adventure! You knew at one point that life is an adventure that’s forever unfolding, and you knew that the very life you’re living right now would add immeasurably to your own joyous growth and expansion, and to the expansion of ALL THAT IS!

You came to this planet at this time in human history because you said you were going to express your gifts, skills, and talents; you said you were going to be a blessing by simply being yourself; you said you were going to become the embodiment of the Divine Qualities of Love, Joy, Health, Well-being, Prosperity, Harmony, Creativity, Beauty, Wisdom, Peace, and Eternal Joyous Expansion! You said you were going to let it rip!

You chose the exact time in history in which you’d be born; you chose your gender, your personality traits, your dreams and preferences; you chose your gifts, skills, and talents. And you made all of these choices from a vantage point that’s not limited to space, time, and the five senses. Much rather, you made these choices from the full, wondrous, limitless vantage point of the Infinite Being that you truly are!

Now. Ain’t it just grand to actually know this? Seriously. Isn’t it amazing to just even be considering the possibility?

Because the truth is, most people have become so fully absorbed in matters of space and time, the material things of life, that they’ve completely forgotten that they came from beyond space and time. They’ve lost touch with their connection to this broader perspective.

Let’s make a decision that that’s not going to be you and me!

Let’s decide that we’re going to live our lives from this place of heightened awareness, this place of remembrance. Let’s decide that we’re going to live what we’ve been calling the awakened life. Let’s decide that we’re going to live a conscious life.

A life lived consciously is one of the greatest gifts we could ever give to ourselves, and one of the most magnificent blessings we could ever receive.

  • Fall In Love With Your Magnificent Self

Once we’re able to get back to remembering the truth of ourselves and our reality, it becomes easier to perceive our own intrinsic perfection. Once we can truly begin to grasp that our life is not an accident, and that we are not at the mercy of forces that are external to us, we can begin to see that just perhaps we’re okay just the way we are. Just maybe we can start to let go of looking at what we think are our flaws and shortcomings, and we can start to notice that we’re actually doing just fine.

As I sat down to write this article, I felt guided and inspired to simply just remind us all of Who We Really Are. Because if we want to make 2012 our best year yet, if we want to go beyond all past limitation, if we want to live our lives at our highest potential, it’s important that we can love that person that we see every time we look in the mirror.

Begin to embrace the fact that your journey is uniquely yours. Realize that, just like the snowflake, you are completely unique, one of a kind, and like the snowflake’s crystal structures, absolutely beautiful and magnificent.

Start to consider that all the experiences you’ve had were necessary to simply get you to where you wanted to go. Start to realize that whatever your dreams are, whatever your aspirations, you are never as far off course as you may have thought. In fact, you are exactly where you need to be right now.

The entire Universe, All That Is, is supporting you in getting you to where you want to go. The life of your dreams truly is the life you came here to live!

And if you’re facing a challenge, have the courage to open yourself up to the idea that just perhaps there’s something for you to learn, just perhaps there’s an opportunity there for you to become more fully yourself. Start looking for the gift. Begin to ask, “What Divine Quality is seeking to emerge through me here?” And then make yourself available to it. By doing that, you are letting go of being a victim, and instead you begin to take charge of your life once again.

  • Shine Your Light, Sing Your Song, Dance Your Dance

Remember some of these questions that I asked in the post on ?

What are the things you enjoy doing?

What are you drawn to?

What are you passionate about?

What is it that you absolutely love?

The answers to these questions are signs that are pointing you towards your very reason for being here. So decide that you’re going to shine your light, sing your song, and dance your dance. Decide that you’re going to do what you came here to do. And let’s together declare these statements of intent:

“I choose to embrace the unique and wondrous nature of my own Being! I love myself, I appreciate myself, and I choose to fully shine my Light in my own, wonderfully unique way! I am available to what wants to unfold in my life! I am available to become the full embodiment of my highest potential! I know that I am One with All That Is, I know that my nature is one of Love, Light, and Beauty; and I am open to receiving the guidance and direction of my Highest Self! I am here to live an extraordinary life! I am here to live a joyous life! I am here to fully express all of my gifts, skills, and talents! I give thanks that this is now so, and with deep appreciation, I simply allow it to be! And so it is!”

  • Wrap Up

I hope you’ve found this Best Year Of Your Life series helpful. Of course all of this applies at any time throughout the year, so regardless of when you read this, I hope you find it helpful. ;)

Feel free to post comments, responses, or questions in the comments section bellow. Naturally, everything that’s said here can only truly be beneficial if it’s applied on a regular basis. So experiment with it. Take what resonates with you and put it to use in whatever way feels right to you. And please also feel free to share any of the material on this blog as you see fit. The idea is to collectively create this shift in how we look at ourselves and our life, break past any and all old limitations, and start living the extraordinary lives we’re all here to live.

May you be blessed beyond your wildest expectations!

May 2012 be your best year yet!

Much Love and Blessings to you!

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It goes without saying that we live in a society that thrives on consumerism. It seems that whenever we turn on the television there’s a new add, telling us of the latest thing, the latest product, the newest technological gadget that we need and why having it is going to make our lives absolutely amazing. The underlying message seems clear: get more stuff and you’ll be happy.

While it’s certainly nice that most of us live in a part of the world where a broad variety of material things are available, the dysfunction only sets in once we allow matters to get out of balance. If we pay too much attention to the media, we may be tempted to go from using material things for what they were intended, which is to enjoy the comforts of life in time and space, to thinking that we need to have material things in order to feel fulfilled. Nothing could be further from the truth. We don’t need anything to feel fulfilled because experiencing true fulfillment is purely an inside job.

But to be clear. We’re not talking about turning our backs on material things, selling all our possessions, and trading in our day to day lives for going off to live in a cave somewhere. That would be going to the other end of the extreme, renouncing everything material, thinking that’s what’s necessary in order for us to be truly spiritual.

Spirituality does NOT equal being poor.

The contrary actually. God isn’t poor, God owns the entire universe. God owns everything. I certainly wouldn’t call that being poor. Furthermore, this isn’t a universe of lack and scarcity, it’s a universe of infinite abundance. Its supplies are inexhaustible, and there is a constant wellspring of good that is forever unfolding.

So rather than turning to either one of these extremes, our task as spiritually mature and awakened individuals should be to live in a state of balance.

When we’re in a state of balance we understand that we can have whatever we want or desire, but we’re also aware that we don’t need one more thing to be happy and fulfilled.

That’s the art of living!

Being able to live from that space of constant expansion where our life is an adventure that’s forever unfolding, new ideas are constantly being born through us, new dreams and new desires are emerging, we discover new avenues through which to express our gifts, skills, and talents, we’re constantly evolving into greater versions of ourselves.

We’re in that state of constant expansion, yet at the same time we’re aware that we have everything we need right here and right now.

That’s what’s been called the sweet spot of creation, because that’s where effortless creation is allowed to take place. It’s the place from which God creates.

God never creates from a place of, I need this, or I need that. Or, I’m so lonely and unhappy, I need to bring more stuff into my life so I can feel better. Not from a place of neediness; but much rather from a place of eternal, joyous unfolding. Being in that state is an experience of pure bliss, a state of effortless ease, a state of pure spontaneity, of pure creativity.

That’s how we want to live our lives as we become receptive to 2012 being our best year yet.

But how do we go about doing that? It sounds good in theory, right? But how can we actually make that a tangible reality in our day to day lives? Well, let’s go into the practicality of matters and have a look at some ways for how we can start moving into that space right now:

  • Moving Into the Sweet Spot of Creation

In order for us to truly allow our lives to flourish, I believe it’s important that we move away from being overly focused on getting, and instead focus our attention towards being of service.

Now, this is a delicate balance and it requires a certain degree of spiritual maturity (which, if you’re reading this, you most certainly have) since we’re not talking about renouncing desires. This does not contradict anything that was shared in Part One and Part Two of this series respectively. Much rather does this build on the previous two entries.

Because once we’ve enlarged our capacity to receive and we’ve surrendered to the Great Unfolding, our intentionality now becomes to be in that place of perfect balance, the sweet spot of creation, where rather than us trying to manipulate events in space and time to try and get some desired outcome, we bring ourselves into alignment with the creative force of the universe. It’s only from this place of alignment that we can truly allow all of our desires to manifest.

The physical universe will always reflect our internal state of being back to us. It’s like our spiritual mirror, always letting us know what our deepest thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and expectations are. And so if we’re too overly focused on waiting for things to happen, as in waiting for our dreams and desires to manifest, we’re actually holding ourselves apart from the very manifestations that we’re waiting for. The reason being that a state of wanting will always result in more of the same: more wanting.

So why not turn things around instead? Why not approach life from the perspective that everything you need and desire is already a done deal?

The moment you asked, God, the Universe, Divine Intelligence, responded. And that means that whatever it is you asked for is now in the process of coming into your life.

Knowing this frees us up to no longer approach every situation from the perspective of, what’s in it for me, how can I best manipulate this situation to get what I want or need? Instead, we’re now free to approach every interaction with the intentionality that we are going to be of service! We’ve decided that today we’re going to be a blessing to someone! Today we’re going to give more of ourselves! Today we’re going to add to the light of the world!

What it really boils down to is trust.

We start to trust that the Universe really is on our side; we start to trust that God isn’t some reluctant deity that answers some prayers and says no to others; we start to trust that Love, Joy, Beauty, Well-being, Harmony, Creativity, Generosity and Prosperity are Divine Qualities that are forever unfolding; we start to trust that whenever we ask, God always answers; and we understand that, at the deepest level of our Being, we do not have to ask for anything because everything’s already been given! That’s when we understand the true meaning of the Biblical phrase, before you ask I will have answered.

But it always begins with a choice.

Remember, we have self-reflective awareness (aka free will), which means it’s up to us to make a choice. So why not choose to ask each and every day, “How can I serve today? How can I be a blessing to someone today? How can I uplift someone? How can I make a difference today?”

As we do this, we’ll begin to feel this load taken off our shoulders. We feel a great sense of relief as this powerful shift in energy takes hold. We begin to feel the lower frequencies of fear, doubt, and worry melting away, and suddenly we realize that wherever we go, whoever we’re with, we can be a blessing!

As we begin to live our lives from this place of sacred service, we begin to experience that sweet joy, that immense bliss that we get when we’re living for the joy of giving.

  • Living for the Joy of Giving

We’re all inherently drawn to be of service. At the end of the day, we all want to know that our lives mattered. There is no feeling more rewarding, more joyous, than the feeling you get when you know you’ve truly made a difference in someone’s life.

Most people never allow themselves to experience this feeling simply out of fear. Deep down they may want to, but they’re afraid that if they give too much, they may end up not having enough for themselves.

But that’s NOT you and me!

Let us together make a decision that we’re going to let go of this fear based mentality once and for all, and instead live each day of our lives knowing with absolute certainty that all our needs are met.

Not sometimes. Not most of the time. All of the time!

So with that knowing in our heart, let’s together declare these statements of intent:

“Today and on all days of my life, I am available to serve! I let go of any and all perceptions of lack, limitation, and scarcity, and instead I surrender to the Great Unfolding of Divine Qualities in my life! I am available to the everlasting wellspring of Good, and I understand that all my needs are met! Today I am going to be a blessing! Today I am going to shine the light of consciousness! Today I am going to live for the joy of giving!”

And the kind of giving that we’re talking about here can be anything. It can be material, but it can just as well be giving someone your time, giving someone your attention, giving someone your love, letting the people around you know that you appreciate them, sending someone a prayer of well-being, giving someone a hug, giving encouragement. We’re talking about simply offering to be of service in whatever way we can.

As we do this, the Universe will reflect our new state of being back to us, and suddenly we begin to find that the more we are a blessing, the more we are blessed!

And when we’re in that state where we’re truly being a blessing for no other reason than the joy that it brings us, we find ourselves being showered with miraculous synchronicity, the right doors opening at the right time, and before we know it all our dreams and desires will begin to effortlessly and spontaneously fall into place.

That’s when we know beyond any doubt that we’re in the sweet spot of creation.

We live in profound times. More people than ever before are beginning to awaken all across the planet. Let’s be a part of that! Let’s decide that we’re going to live our lives at our highest potential, and that we’re going to become open channels for the Light of Divinity to shine forth through us each and every day.

May you be blessed beyond your wildest expectations!

May this be your best year yet!

Much Love and Blessings!

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As we move along our path of spiritual growth and self-discovery, it is helpful to remind ourselves from time to time that the creative impulse of the universe is Love.

Love is the power that creates and sustains infinite worlds.

Love is the experience of Oneness and Unity.

Love is being able to see oneself in the other.

For Love knows that, in truth, there is no “other.”

Everything, seen and unseen, has originated from a Source that could be described as Pure, Infinite, Unbounded, Unconditional Love. A radiant, non-local field of indescribable Light, Beauty, Bliss, and Perfection.

Yet for us to be able to perceive this, we must be willing to let go of anything that would obstruct our vision. We must be able to see beyond the debris field of the past, and return to that state of sweet, loving, and joyous innocence that we see in little children.

The only reason we’re able to perceive such innocence is because it is within us.

At our core, the sweet innocence of the little child is who we are, regardless of our physical age.

We learn to see with clarity by letting go of the only thing that could ever block and distort our vision: fear.

But fear is not real.

It’s merely the absence of Love.

As darkness is the absence of Light.

As such, fear and darkness have no power of their own.

Fear comes in many disguises. Anger, hatred, doubt, worry, and other similar lower energy frequencies.

But as we simply switch on the light, something amazing happens. Darkness disappears.

And as we choose to Love, fear disappears.

This must become our conscious practice then.

To choose to be the Light. To choose only Love.

So let us have the courage to shine our Light wherever we go. Let us shine it freely, and let us watch as its radiance lights up the world.

By doing this, we align ourselves with the creative impulse of All That Is.

We make ourselves available to miracles.

We allow our lives to be radically transformed to reflect and to reveal our true unbounded nature, and we effectively say to the Universe, “Yes, I am available to what’s unfolding! I am available to be a bringer of the Light! I am available to be part of the transformation that’s occurring at this time in human history! I choose to be a part of THAT! I choose to BE the change that I want to see!”

May you experience this profound transformation in your life each and every day by becoming the very embodiment of it.

And may you be blessed beyond your wildest expectations!

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This is a continuation from Part 1 which gave us some suggestions for how to move out of the comfort zone of our thoughts, words and deeds into our Excellence Zone.

The aim of this Best Year Of Your Life series is to provide practical and easy to implement steps that we can take to shift our thoughts to change how we look at ourselves, the world, and our place in it. What we’re doing is breaking free from any and all old thought patterns of lack, limitation, and scarcity, and returning to our natural state of Love, Joy, Appreciation, and Well-being. So let’s evolve together and make 2012 our very best year yet.

  • Enlarging Our Capacity To Receive

Most of us place limits on how much good we’re willing to allow into our lives. We decide how blessed we’re going to be, how healthy our bodies will be, how much money flows to us, how fulfilling our relationships will be, and how many of our dreams will come true. This usually applies no matter where we are in life. No matter if you’re just starting out, or if you’ve already achieved a considerable amount of success in your life, chances are there’s a limit as to how far you’re willing to go.

Now, I do want to make sure there’s no misunderstanding here. I am not talking about merely chasing after more stuff; more money, bigger houses, more expensive cars. What I’m talking about is becoming greater expressions of ourselves. Material wealth can certainly be a part of that, but this also includes becoming more loving, having peace of mind, living in perfect health, having meaningful and fulfilling relationships in all areas of our lives.

Remember, we’re not here to try and make it. We are here to live extraordinary lives!

Reaching our fullest potential is all about releasing what’s been blocking us up until now. These blocks are usually unconscious, which means that becoming more conscious and deepening our awareness must be part of the process.

I believe in order for us to reach our fullest potential, we have to be willing to enlarge our capacity to receive. What I mean by that is that oftentimes we may be blocking what wants to come into our lives by thinking thoughts like, “it’s just too good to be true. This couldn’t possibly be happening to me.” Or perhaps we feel uncomfortable with receiving too much because we don’t think we deserve it. We’re afraid that by allowing too much good into our lives, we’re depriving someone else of their good.

All of these are thoughts that are born out of an erroneous belief in scarcity and judgement.

Scarcity because we think there’s a limited amount of good to go around, which has created an us vs them mentality where we imagine that there’s others with whom we must compete for these goods.

Judgement because we believe we must live up to some kind of ideal and prove ourselves worthy before we can receive all that we’ve desired.

I would like to invite you today to let go of this kind of thinking once and for all!

No matter where you’ve been in the past, no matter how many setbacks you’ve had, no matter how many mistakes you think you’ve made, you are meant for Greatness right here and right now!

Be willing to enlarge your capacity for how much good you’re going to allow into your life. Break past those past limitations, and realize that anything you can dream or imagine the Universe is well able to bring into your life.

Listen to what it is that wants to emerge. And then make yourself available to it.

Surrender to it by reminding yourself, “Today I am available to possibility! I am available to what wants to unfold in my life!”

And instead of saying, “it’s too good to be true,” turn it around by declaring:

“It’s so good, it MUST be true!”

Make this your new response whenever an unexpected blessing or an opportunity comes into your life. Repeat it as often as you must to allow it to become a natural part of how you view life. Say it until you really believe it. Make it your mantra: “It’s so good, it MUST be true! It’s so good, it MUST be true! It’s so good, it MUST be true!”

And once we’ve began to enlarge our capacity to receive, our next step becomes surrendering. Surrendering to what? To the Great Unfolding.

  • Surrendering To The Great Unfolding

Did you know that there’s an everlasting and eternal unfolding of good that’s happening all over the cosmos? Most people are not only unaware of this, they’re also not used to even considering the possibility. So let’s examine this a little closer for a moment.

I think we can all agree that everything in the Universe, seen and unseen, can ultimately be traced back to one Source. Whether we call this Source God, Allah, the Christ Presence, Infinite Intelligence, Divine Mind, the Infinite Field, or any other name, isn’t really important. But what we can easily deduce from just looking at the world around us is that this Source must be loving and benevolent. There is evidence for this all over the place. The most obvious being that the universe is even here in the first place, able to sustain itself. If the Source behind its creation was malevolent, evil, or destructive, by its very nature, the universe would have self destructed a long time ago.

But instead, the universe not only continues to exist, it expands at an astronomical rate. Isn’t it amazing that the gravitational forces in our solar system are so precise that all of the planets remain in perfect orbit around the sun? And this isn’t just a random occurrence; there’s billions of solar systems like ours all across the galaxy.

The New Testament quotes Jesus as asking us to look at the lilies of the field, stating that they do not labor or spin, but not even King Solomon in all his splendor was dressed as magnificent as they. He then went on to say, if that is how God takes care of the grass in the field, how much more will God take care of you?

I love that analogy. The same applies all over nature. And it invites us to surrender and simply trust the Source from which we came.

Look at the birds, they don’t worry about what they’re going to eat next, and yet, they’re always taken care of. Their needs are always supplied. The same goes for any animal anywhere in nature. Have you ever seen a stressed out duck? Or a worried penguin? Of course not! Everything in nature is part of what I like to refer to as the Great Unfolding, or the Great Cosmic Unfolding.

The Great Cosmic Unfolding is the eternal unfolding of Good, Love, Joy, Well-being, Health, Harmony, Prosperity, Beauty, Creativity, Generosity, and Freedom!

All of these are what we can look at as Divine Qualities. And each and every one of them is your birthright.

But here’s the twist. What’s the difference between the duck and the penguin who are never worried, and the human being who walks around in fear and anxiety?

The human being has something that the duck and penguin do not: self-reflective awareness.

Self-reflective awareness means you’re able to think about what you’re thinking about. You’re able to look at yourself and observe yourself. The duck and the penguin (as far as we can tell) can’t do that. The duck has no choice but to be a duck, the penguin has no choice but to be a penguin. You, however, always have a choice. You’re free to choose what you’re going to be, by choosing what you’re going to think. And there’s another term for this: free will.

Free will is what makes us different from everything else in nature. Free will gives us a choice. It gives us the choice of whether we’re going to participate in the Great Unfolding, or not.

Consider the sun. The sun always shines. It’s bright, radiant, it lights up the entire sky. But here’s the thing: the sun has no choice but to shine. That’s just what the sun does. It doesn’t get up one morning and say, “I don’t really feel like shining today. In fact, I’m getting a little fed up with this whole shining business. You know what? Screw this, I think I’m just gonna quit shining all together!”

That would be ridiculous, wouldn’t it? But you see, that is the choice that you get to make each and every day.

You get to choose whether or not you’re going to shine your light. You get to choose whether or not you’re going to be kind, loving, and compassionate; you get to choose whether or not you’re going to share your gifts, skills and talents; you get to choose whether or not you’re going to be available to the bountiful supply of good that wants to emerge in your life.

Make a choice today that, just like the sun, you’re going to shine your light!

We enlarge our capacity to receive by letting go of scarcity and judgement, and then we surrender to the Great Cosmic Unfolding by making ourselves available each and every day to the Divine Qualities that are seeking to emerge.

Get up every morning and say:

“I am available to the Good today! I am available to Love! I am available to Joy! I am available to Well-being! I am available to Prosperity! Today I am going to be a channel to allow these Divine Qualities to express and reveal themselves! Today I am going to shine my light!”

And then watch what happens. As you go about your days, you’ll start noticing these little changes. Doors will open for you, opportunities will appear, dreams and desires that you’ve held will suddenly start manifesting, and before long, you’ll find yourself looking around, wondering, “how did I ever end up HERE? How did my life ever get THIS AMAZING???”

So remember that you are a Limitless Being, and that the life of your dreams (whatever that may be for you) is the life you were meant to live!

Much Love and Blessings to you!

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