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.
When we replace all sense of taking things for granted, and instead live in a continual state of awe and wonder, in a state of reverence for all of Life, beholding the sacredness of Life in us, through us, and all around us, we become impervious to the lower thought forms of the world. We no longer buy into the miss-perceptions of fear, doubt and worry, and instead we live in that sweet realm of calm knowingness. We know and sense that we are maintained and sustained by all of Life, we sense that we are immersed in a field of indescribable Love-Beauty that has already given us everything we could ever want, hope for, or desire. In this exalted awareness we no longer go into the world trying to get our good from it, but much rather do we bring the good that’s already in us to the world. Invariably a tremendous freedom arises out of this. We move through our days with a sense of grace, always receiving back what we’ve given, simply because what we’ve given is already within us.
All throughout the day we are presented with opportunities to stand in an awareness of our true spiritual identity as cosmic beings of infinite proportions, luminous emanations of love and light, here to reflect and reveal the magnificence of the Ineffable; or we may choose to hold a lesser perception of ourselves. Whenever we’ve reduced ourselves to separate egos living in an imaginary world of lack and limitation, we cannot help but feel disconnected from the inexhaustible Source of our being. Today my invitation is for us to stand in our spiritual power! I invite us to know the Truth of who and what we are as individuated expressions of the All-Good, here to give expression to the sacred qualities of the Infinite in our own unique way. Let us live from this awareness no matter what—and let our lives shine with the brilliance of surrendering to our own highest potential!
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 appeared as if it held some form of power over us, we are now coming to realize that all true power always lies within. We are coming to realize that the world of phenomena merely follows where our attention goes. And as we choose to place our attention upon the Highest and Best, the sacred qualities of Spirit, we are setting into motion a new sequence of events that will cause the seeming external to mirror our new state of consciousness back to us. 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.
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.