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.
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.
Living from the inside out involves the gradual retraining of our perceptions, how we choose to approach our day to day experience. When we live from the inside out, we understand that we do not live in a material world that is separate from us. Instead we sense that we are part of a vast spiritual system that is intimately and intricately interconnected. We realize that this system is loving and on our side. We realize that we are a unique expression of it, and so what we earnestly desire is actually what is seeking to happen through us. The desires of our heart is how the All-Good is seeking to express itself through us and as us. So when we live from the inside out, we begin to set our intentions ahead of time. We focus upon the qualities we wish to experience, we give ourselves permission to follow the calling of our heart, and we move in the direction of our preferences and inclinations. And finally, we trust in the infinite organizing power of the Ineffable which always stands ready to surprise and amaze us with the magnitude of its goodness.
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.
Get into the habit of starting your day with a general expectancy of good with no attachment to specifics. In other words, make declarations along the lines of “Something wonderful is happening today, and I can’t wait to see what it’s going to be! Something marvelous is unfolding, and I can’t wait to see what form it takes!” When we live in an expectancy of good with no attachment to what shape this good is going to take, we are giving the Universal Presence free reign to literally shock and amaze us with how good Life can be. So today, hold the vibrational space for something wonderful to unfold, yet don’t insist on anything specific nor on any particular timetables. Simply hang out in the sweet and eternal Nowness of each moment, and let the highest and best reveal itself from there.
Let us make it our practice to see only the very best. In every situation, in every encounter, rather than noticing what appears to be wrong, notice what is right. Notice the potential that is there. If there appears to be lack, be aware that there is abundance trying to happen. If there appears to be disharmony, realize that order and harmony are seeking to be revealed. Any apparent absence is merely the Presence of God seeking to be recognized. When you place your attention on the potential, you are aligning yourself with the Highest and Best—you are looking at the world the way God sees it. So today, be an ambassador of pure potentiality. Radically shine your light wherever you go, independent of circumstances or conditions. As you transform your perception, you transform your life.
Give yourself permission to examine your life, and simply notice any areas in which you may find that you have been holding back. Become aware of any old perceptions that do not line up with your true nature. Then, express gratitude. Be grateful because you have become aware of these old perceptions. You have become conscious enough to notice them, and once you are conscious of them they no longer control you. And in the spirit of gratitude and appreciation, fully aware that you have grown as a result of all your experiences—the ones you’ve labeled good and the ones you’ve labeled bad—choose to simply let go of all that is now no longer serving you. Step into the awareness that nothing has any power over you unless you allow it to, and realize that you can let go of anything you no longer want to hold on to. Today, claim your divine freedom as a free and infinite spirit. Determine to live your highest potential, free from anything that does not serve you. Your experiences invariably shift as you shift your perceptions.
When we set aside time each day to turn inward and commune with that sweet divine essence, a shift gradually begins to take hold in how we perceive our world. Whereas before the outer may have erroneously appeared as if it held some form of power over us, we are now coming to realize that all true power lies never without but always within. We are coming to realize that the world of form merely follows where our attention goes. And as we choose to place our attention upon the Highest and Best, the divine qualities of Spirit, we are setting into motion a new sequence of events that will cause the seeming external to mirror back to us our new state of consciousness. So the key is to retrain ourselves to no longer merely react to what surrounds us—realizing that what surrounds us are merely the manifestations of old thoughts—and instead to live in the awareness that where we place our attention today will determine the shape of our tomorrows.
The Universe is continuously inviting us to grow and to expand. This is the Divine conspiracy of good that is occurring on our behalf, where we are always given the opportunity to come to know ourselves more fully as who and what we really are. So as we live in that space of knowing that all is always working together for our good—even in those moment where we can’t see it from the limited vantage point of our physical senses—we find we become conscious and willing participants in the everlasting unfolding of the Infinite. Ultimately our purpose is to know ourselves fully and completely as the luminous emanations of light and love that we really are, cosmic beings of infinite proportions, here to reflect and to reveal nothing less than the sacred qualities of the Ineffable. So I invite us to just live in that sweet space of knowing this today. I invite us to live in this joyous expectancy of good without being attached to specifics, and to then let our experience of life unfold from there.
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.