Being the spiritual image and likeness of God means that we contain within us all of the sacred qualities of the Infinite. So within every single one of us truly lies the totality of the All Good. In order for us to experience this, we must first embody it. What we embody in consciousness we become. Choose to begin every day by feeling into your innate wholeness through meditation, affirmative prayer, and contemplation. Realize that as a spiritual being there could not possibly be anything missing within you. You are whole, perfect, and complete at the center of your being. As you contemplate and feel into this on a regular basis, it becomes ingrained into your subjective awareness, meaning you are literally reprogramming your mind. You are allowing the Truth of who you are to take you over. So today, embody your wholeness. Know the Truth about who and what you are, and make the decision for your life to be the living demonstration of that.
As we free ourselves from the surface mind’s compulsion to incessantly label and judge, we awaken to the realization that it is possible to simply just be in the moment as a calm and loving presence. When habitual thoughts of judgment or fear arise within the field of our own awareness, rather than resisting what is we find we may instead bring in the powerful energy of compassion. Compassion is the highest form of love. Compassion is a profound and soulful understanding of the lack of understanding. The high frequency of compassion dissolves all lesser perceptions and thought forms, and it opens the door for healing and restoration. This begins in our own lives as we are compassionate towards ourselves when needed, and then it extends into all our affairs. We become a powerful presence of love and compassion on this planet at this time in human history.
The Authentic You cannot be found in any particular activity. You will not uncover your Essential Self on the surface level of your life. Beneath all the activity, beneath whatever may arise in each new now-moment, lies something that ultimately cannot be described, but it can be felt. It cannot be perceived with the physical senses, but it can be spiritually discerned with the senses beyond the five senses. This is why spending time each day in silent communion with the Spirit of Life is so crucial. When we experience our intimate at-one-ment with Spirit, we free ourselves from all that does not belong. We invite more of our Real Self to emerge and come to the surface. As we do this consistently, we find we bring forth all of the sacred qualities of our true being. We anchor the transcendent realm of the infinite overflowing good on earth through our words, our actions, and our intentions.
Becoming a greater embodiment of our Essential Self does not involve the accumulation of more knowledge or information. It is not an intellectual process. In the same way, authentic transformation is not about trying to fix ourselves. We’re not looking to add anything, and we’re not looking to fix anything. Instead, we are looking to awaken to the fact that we are already whole, perfect, and complete as God created us by imparting all of its divine sacred qualities and creative capacities into us. As unique and individualized emanations of the Divine Presence there could not possibly be anything wrong with us, nor could there be anything missing within us. So the path of spiritual transformation becomes to recognize this, not as a belief system, but as an inward realization, a deep experiential awareness that becomes more real to us than anything we may have experienced in the world of physical phenomena. This is the purpose of meditation, affirmative prayer, spiritual contemplation, and tuning into the larger vision for our lives. We are beginning to see ourselves the way God sees us. And all that God sees in us is beauty and magnificence, absolute well-being and limitless potential. Nothing that has ever happened can change this, because nothing other than this is Ultimately Real.
At first it might seem counter-intuitive to approach Life with the awareness that everything in your seeming external world is merely a reflection of a corresponding state of being that is within you. But the truth is there are no exceptions to this. The outer is a perfect reflection of the inner just as a mirror will always give you a perfect reflection of your physical likeness. All change must first be created on the inside before it can be experienced on the outside. As you engage in your daily spiritual practice of meditation, affirmative prayer, tuning into the highest vision for your life—as you do this every single day, regardless of whether or not you feel like it, you will experience a profound shift in your perception. No longer will this seem counter-intuitive, it will seem quite natural. The speed at which your thoughts and beliefs manifest quickens, because trained thought is considerably more powerful than untrained thought. You begin to see more and more correlations between what it is you have been thinking about and what shows up in your world. Truthfully, prepare to be shocked and amazed! Soon all you can do is to simply say, “Thank you, Universe! Thank you, God! Thank you, Life! I am exceedingly abundantly blessed!” In fact, begin to say this right now! Start there, and let the rest unfold.
The essence of meditation is to place our undivided attention upon what is Real. We turn away from what is transient, we turn away from what is always changing, always in a state of flux, and instead we focus upon that which is the same yesterday, today, and forever—Pure Consciousness, Unconditioned Awareness, Pure Spirit. We turn to our inner filling station so to speak, reminded that within us is all we could ever need. Then, as we head out into the world, we are no longer pulled around by circumstances and conditions. The quality of our consciousness is no longer determined by what is happening in the so-called external. We experience moments of peace, moments of tranquility, even when what is happening on the surface level of our lives doesn’t seem to warrant it. We have transcended the turbulence of condition-based happiness, and we have returned into alignment with our True Self. And when we live from that space, we are able to bring peace, healing, and compassion into all those areas of the world where suffering is still taking place. We no longer wait around for a miracle to happen. Instead we make ourselves available to let the miracle happen in, through, and as us. We have become willing and receptive, ready and available to be used by God in a powerful way.
Being the spiritual image and likeness of God means that we contain within us all of the sacred qualities of the Infinite. So within every single one of us truly lies the totality of the All Good. In order for us to experience this, we must first embody it. What we embody in consciousness we become. Choose to begin every day by feeling into your innate wholeness through meditation, affirmative prayer, and contemplation. Realize that as a spiritual being there could not possibly be anything missing within you. You are whole, perfect, and complete at the center of your being. As you contemplate and feel into this on a regular basis, it becomes ingrained into your subjective awareness, meaning you are literally reprogramming your mind. You are allowing the Truth of who you are to take you over. So today, embody your wholeness. Know the Truth about who and what you are, and make the decision that your life will become the living demonstration of that.
Observing yourself, noticing your thought patterns, your habituated reactions and acquired mental attitudes is truly the beginning step of higher awareness. It is only once you become aware that you actually gain the ability to change whatever patterns no longer serve you. As long as you are unaware, the conditioned mind is running you. Once you become aware, you have a choice. So the cornerstone of an effective spiritual practice is to simply raise our awareness, and one of the most effective ways we may do this is through meditation. As you learn to quiet your mind and turn within, you find that all the stuff that was previously below the level of your conscious awareness begins to bubble up. When this happens, rejoice! For you now have been given the option to free yourself from the self-inflicted bonds of the conditioned mind, and to return into a realization of your true identity as a free and limitless being, here to reveal nothing less than the face of God in all that you do.
It may not always seem obvious that the answers to all questions can be found in the stillness. When you quiet your mind and allow yourself to just be with yourself, you will find that out of the no-thingness of the stillness everything you need is ready to come forth. The world may try to convince you that power is found in that which seemingly exerts force over something else. Yet this is not power at all. It is merely the result of an erroneous perception of separation. True power is to return on a regular basis into the realization that all you could ever need already lies within you. Meditate on this. Allow yourself to feel into it. Don’t try to rationalize it, just give yourself permission to sense it. And then know that as you are making yourself available, you are giving whatever you need permission to show up in your life—either in the form of a sudden insight, a revelation or a good idea; or perhaps in the form of synchronistic events, so called good breaks and apparent coincidences. You have at that point tapped into the vast and infinite organizing power of the Cosmos, which is always seeking to take your life into the realm of the miraculous.