When contemplating the nature of All That Is, we will come to find that there is no withholding involved whatsoever. The self-givingness of the Spirit is total and complete. Just as the sun never withholds the warmth of its light, so too the Divine Presence never withholds the light of its love, the peace of its wisdom, or the joy of its being. Even when temporarily covered up by clouds, the sun never goes anywhere. And so too the Divine Presence is always there, even when covered up by the cloudy skies of a lesser perception. Yet the very instant we shift our attention away from the lesser perception, we will find that the clouds dissipate, proper seeing is restored, and we realize that we are always showered by the boundless good of the Ineffable. So our job is to consciously peer through the clouds, and to set our sights upon the eternal truths of the Spirit. Though these truths may get covered up from time to time, they are always there, waiting to be recognized and embraced.
As a being of self-reflective awareness, you have the ability to consciously choose what thoughts you will think and what beliefs you will hold. I invite you to release any thoughts and beliefs that do not serve you, and replace them with ones that do. It’s really that simple. A belief is merely a thought running on auto pilot. Change the thought, and over a period of time you will shift the belief. Now of course there’s this miss-perception in the world that beliefs are based upon external conditions. In other words, you have a condition or circumstance, and then that condition or circumstance causes you to take on a certain belief. Yet that is a distortion of the way Reality actually works. Conditions do not create beliefs, beliefs create conditions! The thought, the belief, always comes first. Consciousness always precedes form. So in other words, there’s no excuses here for why we should hold onto beliefs that do not serve us. Today, examine what beliefs you hold. And then uproot the ones that are not in alignment with your limitless potentiality as an individualized expression of the totality of Life—a unique emanation of God, here to express and reveal the magnificence of the Divine Presence in a wonderfully unique way.
In a world where one of the popular mainstream beliefs is that our good lies outside ourselves, realize that you are here ultimately to contribute to the elevation of the collective consciousness. As you live your life simply knowing the Truth, as you embrace your true spiritual identity as a cosmic being of infinite proportions, you begin to radiate an energy that is picked up and felt by those around you. You lift the vibration. You become a vehicle through which peace, love and harmony may express. Yet be careful to not fall into the trap of trying to change others. Our task is to never try and change anyone, but to simply know who they really are as unique and individualized expressions of the Infinite. As you practice this level of proper seeing, you are in that moment holding the space in consciousness for divine right action to take place. Simply put, without trying to make something happen you are being a beneficial presence. And because you are not trying to make something happen, you are allowing yourself to be used by Spirit in a powerful way.
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.
Will you stand in your spiritual power today? Spiritual power does not mean power over others, which is not really power at all. Spiritual power begins with you recognizing and embracing just what a luminous and powerful being you actually are. When you do, you will never again fall prey to the false belief that there is something outside of you that holds any power over you. The Spirit of Life has poured the entirety of itself into you. It has entrusted you with all of its limitless capacities, its sacred qualities and creative faculties. Now all the forces of Heaven are waiting to see what you will do with what has been given to you. So today, let go of acting as if you didn’t know who you are. Decide to take a stand for the sacred qualities of love, peace, creativity, well-being, beauty, and harmonizing prosperity. As you let the I AM Presence within you shine, it will guide you to exactly where you need to go in order for you to become the embodiment of your highest potential.
As you learn to accept the fact that there is no external world other than as the out-picturing of your thoughts, beliefs and expectations, you will have stepped back into your power as a limitless multi-dimensional being, containing within you the totality of the All-Good. Vedanta reminds us that “I am not in the world, the world is in me. I am not in the body, the body is in me. I am not in the mind, the mind is in me.” This points to Consciousness, pure Spirit, being the Ultimate Reality. Yet let us be careful to not get lost in thinking of this as some complicated mental exercise. We are not talking philosophy here, we are talking about taking this on as a way of life. So let’s make it practical. Simply practice becoming aware of yourself as the observer of your life. Notice yourself as the I AM Presence that is independent of the content that is flowing through your field of awareness. Begin to live from the center, and you will see that you are never at the mercy of what is at the circumference. You learn that you have the ability to always choose what quality of consciousness you want to bring into each moment. And as you allow the higher qualities to flow, you will witness your life transform into the miraculous.
Be aware that who you are has nothing to do with externals. Who you are has nothing to do with circumstances or conditions. And it has nothing to do with what may or may not have happened in the past. Who you are transcends all of that. And as you consciously embrace your True Identity as a limitless being made in the spiritual image and likeness of the Ineffable, you are in that moment reclaiming your spiritual authority. You are remembering that life is always lived from the inside out, and never from the outside in. So give yourself permission today to invest some time into communing with your Deepest Most Authentic Self. Feel into those sacred qualities that are within you, and then let the still small voice guide you into a greater experience of the magnificence that is you.
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.