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.
Awareness is a wonderful tool for raising consciousness. Awareness is what allows us to observe ourselves. It is what allows us to notice our own thoughts, our opinions, our patterns and perspectives. When we simply observe ourselves with no judgment, in that moment we come to realize that there is a distinction between the I AM that we are and our thoughts. We realize we are not the thoughts, we are the noticer of the thoughts—we are the Awareness, the Silent Witness. When we live from that space, we naturally enter into tremendous freedom. No longer are we at the mercy of every little thought that flows into our consciousness. We no longer even have to believe every thought that comes to us. Now an easy way to become aware is to simply just be present in the here-and-now-moment, and turn your attention to your breath. Allow your breath be the doorway that shows you the way back to your True Self—free from the bondage of limiting self-talk, free from letting the world of phenomena dictate the quality of your consciousness. Free unbounded awareness is the gateway that will show you the way back to Yourself.
Take a deep breath… and allow yourself to get centered as you contemplate these words…
There is an intelligence at work in the universe that is greater than our own. In fact, this intelligence is so great it is infinite.
And while we could never grasp the vastness and complexity of this Infinite Intelligence, each and every one of us is a unique emanation of it. Each of us has been made in its image and likeness. Each of us has been gifted with its creative faculties and its divine qualities. Each of us is here so we may demonstrate these faculties and these qualities in our own unique way. Each of us has been born into this world of time and space so that we may reflect and reveal the glory of this One Life, this One Intelligence… which is within us… and which is also everywhere else, for there is no place where it is not… and it is now experiencing itself as us.
This Infinite Intelligence, no matter by what name we choose to call it, is pure Love. So we are talking about an Infinite Intelligence and an Infinite Love. We are talking about a Love that is forever available to all of us, regardless of our religion, our race, our gender, our nationality, our social status, or our ancestral backgrounds. It is available to whom we might label “saints” and “sinners.” It is available regardless of where we’ve been or what we’ve done. Each of us may tune into its sheer joy, its indescribable peace, and its boundless bliss by simply being willing to receive it.
How great the joy of knowing our divine birthright. How great the peace that shines in the hearts of those who recognize their Oneness with their Divine Source. What great things shall those do who have transcended the narrow perceptions of the surface mind, and who have tapped into the boundless storehouse of good that is at the center of our very Being.
So as we prepare to move into a new year, and as we continue to celebrate the birthing of a new world, a new era for all of humanity, let us make it our intentionality to always be mindful of that Great Something that cannot be seen, yet without it we would not be able to see. Let us be aware of that Ineffable Presence which though hidden to the senses, is always available to the Inner Eye and the Inner Ear.
Let us be mindful that this Presence is looking at us through the eyes of every stranger and through the eyes of our loved ones, and that in truth there are no strangers, for we all share in the One Life, in the One Mind, in the One Being.
Let us extend our arms and hearts to include our global family.
Let us do away with the illusion of separation.
Let us celebrate with those who have received great blessings, and let us feel compassion for those whose lives have been struck by tragedy.
Let us feel our intrinsic Oneness with all of these Sacred Beings right now.
And let us desire for them what we desire for ourselves. For they are us, and we are them.
I invite you to turn within…
Even as you read these words… allow yourself to be still and centered.
Allow yourself to feel the spaciousness of your Being.
Become aware of the I Am.
The I Am that is experiencing this moment.
This Now. Right Now.
That silent space of awareness… in which these letters are appearing on a screen… and are being translated into words.
Where are the letters? Where are the words? Where is the screen?
All of it is in you.
It is within the sacred space of your awareness.
And you are the one who has placed it there.
For you are indeed the creator of your experience.
Know this now, and claim your spiritual dominion over the world of effects.
This is what has been called “dominion over the earth.”
We have been told about it for as long as we remember. Now… let us claim it.
Take a deep breath…
…and give yourself permission to accept and receive all that Divine Beloved is seeking to bring into your life. Let yourself be aware that everything you’ve asked for, everything you’ve prayed for, it’s lined up, it’s ready and waiting. You have asked, God has answered.
Now it’s up to you to say “yes,” and give the answered prayer permission to flow into your life.
Let these words speak to the depths of your Being.
The words are a reminder. For there is a part of you that already knows.
And finally, let us conclude with these sweet affirmations.
I am so loved! I am so worthy! I am so precious! I am available to more good than I could even imagine!
I am ready and willing to activate all of the gifts of Divinity within me!
And I am willing to let the Divine be manifest in me, through me, as me!
Peace, love, and richest blessings to you!
We live in a world where most of us believe that how Life works – how it actually functions at its deepest level – is ultimately unknowable.
Or if it’s not unknowable, surely it must be very complicated. And so we reason that the understanding of how Life works must be reserved for only the very few and far in between. As a result, what happens is that a lot of us don’t even bother with trying to understand it simply because we think that the very attempt is futile.
My friend, thankfully none of the above assumptions are true!
Life is not complicated.
Life is actually quite simple.
Once you can get this, your life instantly becomes a demonstration of joy.
Now, we may have been taught to believe that it’s complicated, which is exactly why so many of us are struggling. But what I’m here to remind you is that struggling is so unnecessary. We could even say it’s outdated.
And let’s be clear. This has nothing to do with beliefs. I am not here to try and get you to believe in anything. And I certainly can’t speak to what your experience of life is or is not at this very moment. Yet what we’re talking about here transcends beliefs. It goes beyond the realm of mental concepts and labels, which is from where most of us usually live our lives – trapped inside of a narrow maze of ideas, concepts, and mental patterns that we believe are the truth. And so if someone else comes along with another set of ideas and mental patterns, we tend to consider their patterns wrong and ours right. And how dare they not see that?
In extreme cases, we may even try to physically harm someone if we don’t agree with them. And in the cases of nations, gosh, we might just even go to war! After all, this other worldview doesn’t match our own, and naturally ours must be the correct one! If you think that’s an exaggeration, take a look at history and you will see that this has happened over and over again.
So all this to say, you won’t find the answer to how Life works (which is inevitably connected to your level of joy) within the confines of beliefs. Let me say that again, because this is a big one:
You won’t find the answer to how Life works within the confines of beliefs.
So what you must learn to do instead is go beyond beliefs and look to experience.
You see, here’s the thing about beliefs. A belief is really just a thought that’s running on auto pilot. In other words, you’ve thought this particular thought so many times that it’s become automatic. You don’t even realize anymore that it’s just a thought.
Ah. But now I can hear you say, “Well, it’s not just a thought, it’s the truth! I can see that it’s the truth! There’s evidence of it all over the place! The reason I believe what I believe is because I’ve experienced that it’s the truth!”
Okay. Fair enough. At first glance that even seems to make sense, right?
Or is it possible that maybe, just maybe, we’re approaching something from a backwards perspective here?
You see, now we’re getting into this whole understanding of how Life and Reality works business. And basically what it comes down to is this:
Your seemingly outer reality always and with no exception will reflect your internal state of being back to you. The Universe is like your Spiritual Mirror, always showing you what your thoughts, beliefs and expectations are in any given moment.
This is how you’ve been creating your experience in every single moment of your life. We’ve all heard that we create our reality. Well, this is how we do it.
So if you think people can’t be trusted and are out to get you, then that will be your experience. If, on the other hand, you think you live in a friendly Universe, where most people are friendly and things usually work out, then that will be your experience. And if you think that life is hard and a struggle or that there’s never enough money (big one), then you will constantly find yourself in situations in which you’ll be struggling and you won’t have enough money. But if you tend to think of yourself as someone who’s successful and generally excels at what you set out to do, then you’ll find yourself living experiences in which exactly that will be the case.
My friend, it’s that simple. It is one of the fundamental basics of how Life works, it’s what Spiritual Masters across the ages have been trying to get us to understand time and time again, it’s even what modern science (quantum physics) is now starting to prove – and it contradicts everything that mainstream thinking would have us believe.
And mainstream thinking – based on what I’ve observed anyway – looks something like this: we live in a world where we are separate from everything around us. We are separate from other people, we are separate from nature, and certainly we’re separate from God. We’re so separate from God, in fact, that some of us even question whether or not there is a God. We’ve reduced the Divine, the Source of All That Is, the Ineffable Infinite Intelligence that permeates everything in existence, to yet another mental concept that one can either believe in or not.
Man, I don’t know about you, but I gotta say, just thinking about that kinda feels exhausting. Let alone going through your entire life with that mentality! No wonder so many people are always on the defense and approaching life with some level of fear, either consciously or unconsciously. If you live your life thinking that you’re separate from everything around you, that you have no power whatsoever (or if you do, it’s extremely limited in the grander scheme of things), and that you’re at the mercy of some mysterious forces beyond your control — well, yeah, at some point that’s just gonna have to freak you out!
But I’m here to remind you today that… there is another way to live your life!
But remember, this isn’t about me trying to get you to believe anything. This goes beyond beliefs.
So what I’d suggest to you is to just take in what you’ve read here. Take it in and, if you like, examine your own life. Take a look at what your beliefs actually are. Are you generally at peace? Is your life one filled with joy and happiness? Do you experience all the love you want to experience? Do you feel fulfilled in your work, in your relationships? In your health? How about your finances?
Just notice it.
And then, if there’s an area of your life where you’d like to see an improvement, ask yourself… what do I believe about this area of my life? What do I believe about money? What do I believe about my career? What do I believe about health? What do I believe about my relationships?
And then you might ask… what if there’s another way of looking at this? What if there’s another way? Maybe I had closed myself off to this other perspective? But what if… WHAT IF… what if there’s another way of looking at this?
Just make yourself available to the possibility!
It might feel like a challenge at first, but as you begin to make this your practice, you’ll start to notice that your Consciousness begins to expand. You see, the second you put a question before the Universe you will receive an answer. But you must look for the answer. You must be open to it.
The truth is, you are the Creator of your own destiny.
You’re creating your life with every thought, action, and desire; with every feeling and every intentionality that you have.
You think it’s a coincidence that you’re reading this right now?
Do you think you just happened to stumble upon this blog?
What is it that even drew you to reading this in the first place?
Perhaps the reason you’re reading this is because something within you has placed this text before you, something within you is looking to experience more joy, something within you is trying to get you to remember what, at the deepest level of your Being, you’ve always known.
But as always, you get to choose whether or not that’s true for you. That’s the whole idea of free will, freedom of choice.
You get to choose what this life of yours is going to be about. Now, doesn’t that just make you smile? The utter perfection of it? The utter perfection of Life Itself.
So what are you choosing today? What you choose will greatly impact what your experience is going to be.
So why not choose… in favor of joy?
Much Love and Blessings to you!
And until next time.