When we believe that things, certain situations or other people can make us happy, we have given away our power. When we believe that something has the ability to make us happy, this something also appears to hold the power to make us unhappy. This is living the illusion, deeply caught up in Maya, the temporary play of form. Yet as we go deeper, we realize that nothing in the world of physical phenomena holds any power over us. Nothing has the power to make us happy, and nothing has the power to make us unhappy. Instead, we have all the power and the freedom to bring whatever we choose into every situation and into each encounter. When we bring authenticity and truth, we experience authentic happiness, joy, and a soulful sense of fulfillment—not because of anything in the external, but because we have touched the core and the essence of who we are.
All That Is is constantly expanding and revealing more of its infinite nature. Each of us is a unique and individualized expression of All That Is, containing within us the totality of the holographic Whole. As such our nature too is to ever expand and reveal more of our own infinite being. Yet let us be mindful that as we live on this ever-expanding edge we do not seek fulfillment in the future, we don’t get caught in the mistaken notion that something specific has to happen for us to be happy. Instead, we tune into that sweet abundance of joy and fulfillment that is within our very being right here and right now, and out of that flows possibility thinking. We are grateful for where we are and excited about the possibilities for our life. We live in the sweet spot of always complete and ever unfolding.
Consider that just perhaps there is nothing for you to do but to be yourself. This means shifting away from what you think you “should” be doing in order to be complete, shifting away from projecting happiness and fulfillment into the future, and shifting away from looking at yourself through the eyes of the past. Instead, give yourself permission to just be yourself. Here and now. Realize you don’t have to do one more thing to be complete, for you already contain within you the totality of All That Is. So as you become interested in the Real You, and as you let your intention be to be more fully yourself, you find that out of this state of consciousness right action flows, inspiration, joy and enthusiasm reign supreme, and you are guided ever so gently down the streams of the river of Life.
We might say that 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. This means we always have a choice. We must consciously choose to evolve, we must consciously choose to move in the direction of our highest potential. We do this by releasing all unconscious agreements with mediocrity that we may have made, and instead we know that the Ineffable is constantly seeking to guide us and inspire us to become more fully ourselves, to reveal more of our infinite nature. Today, hold the intention that you are going to express fully who and what you really are. Begin with the choice that you are going to set free all of your gifts, skills and talents. Then, simply allow your Silent Partner to show you the way.
All of us sense intuitively that our inherent nature is wholeness, peace of mind, fulfillment, and all our needs being met. Somewhere deep within us there is a voice that calmly proclaims this to be the truth about us. Our ability to hear this voice varies according to how well we are tuned into it. And yet regardless we have all taken on different ideas of how we might go about arriving at this place called contentment, this place called happiness, this place called living and expressing our true selves. A profound turning point occurs once we realize that we cannot ever arrive there by means of anything in the external, that nothing in the world of phenomena holds the key to our happiness. Instead, the key lies within us. It can only be found in and as the center of our very being. Today, practice living from the center. Declare that nothing in the external holds the key to your happiness. Proclaim that you are a free spirit, that you are here to fully express and embody the limitless gifts and treasures that are within you. Step into your spiritual authority, and watch as the world around you begins to shift to mirror your new state of being back to you.
Lasting peace is experienced when we let ourselves be comfortable in our own process of unfoldment. In other words, we are not projecting our happiness into a future moment where all our dreams have come to pass, but we are allowing ourselves to be happy right here and right now. Being comfortable in the process of unfoldment means that we have remembered that the journey is never about arriving, but that the perfection always lies in the unfolding. This applies to all areas of our life, and it can be put into practice easily as we remain open and receptive to the Here-And-Now-Moment, trusting the process of Life, fully aware that we live in a loving Universe that is always nudging us towards greater and greater heights of self-expression. Today, declare that you are comfortable in your process of unfoldment. Claim that where you are is perfect. It is a stepping stone for you to express more of who you are. And the journey is always one from glory to greater glory.
Today, delete the deletion-consciousness by noticing all the good that is already in your life. When we engage in a practice of radical gratitude, being thankful even for the very air we breathe, our perception is cleansed. Rather than taking things for granted, we begin to walk in the lightness that comes from realizing that there is already far more good in our lives than we may have known. We no longer use “I have not and must get” as our starting point. Instead, we come from “I have everything! How can I share? How can I give? How can I be of service?” We catapult ourselves into the conscious awareness that Beloved Father-Mother God has already given us everything before time began. We indeed have been given the keys to the Kingdom, and we are here with a sacred mandate to shine, to glow, and to radiate all the good. So today, shift from deletion to completion. Stand in the awareness that you are whole, perfect and complete, lacking absolutely nothing; and you are on an eternal journey of forever revealing more of the infinitude of your being. Indeed, there is much to be grateful for!
When we speak of what is ultimately Real we are speaking of that which cannot be perceived with the physical senses. Ultimate Reality is timeless and eternal. Naturally none of what we can see in physical reality meets this criteria. The world of physical phenomena is constantly changing. It is a continuous appearing, disappearing, and reappearing of form. Yet beneath this never-ending flow of activity lies a dimension that is untouched by all of it. Beneath the ripples on the surface of the ocean of Existence lies a place of profound depth, a peaceful knowingness out of which the Wellspring of Good freely supplies whatever is required to nourish and sustain all that is. It is when we live from an awareness of this deeper dimension that we find ourselves in alignment with its evolutionary impulse which is always geared towards harmony, well-being, and continuous self-expression.