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There is something timeless and formless that exists within all of us.

This deeper Realm is beyond the five senses. It is birthless, deathless, and eternal. And It is in a process of forever unfolding and revealing Itself throughout the Cosmos.

If we are to seek true fulfillment, we must learn to regularly withdraw our attention from the world of the senses, the world of effects, and instead turn within.

As we turn within, we access this sweet and delicious Presence that is forever shining forth within us. It is from this Presence that we may draw whatever is required at any given moment.

We are indeed fueled and funded by the all-giving Spirit of Life. This Divine Spirit has remade Itself in Its own image and likeness, and It has named Itself each and every one of us.

As our awareness is flooded with this realization, all the stuff that we thought mattered, all the drama of the world of effects, begins to lose its appeal.

We have become but a field of radiant peace.

Our hearts have become an open doorway that lets Love flow to and fro.

We have truly become the Light of the World.

So with this joyous promise awaiting nothing other than our conscious realization of it, let us regularly turn within so that we may access that part of us that was never born and which will never die.

Let us walk in an awareness of our True Nature, and let us freely shine our light upon everything and everyone that enters our field of awareness.

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Everything flows from the unmanifested into the manifested. Everything we see first began in consciousness. This is also true for abundance.

True abundance means there is more than enough for everyone. We are able to freely share and joyously give from the overflow.

And though abundance often expresses in all manner of material forms, it is actually a Divine Quality that begins in consciousness. Abundance is a vibration, a feeling tonality which, when actualized, manifests all throughout nature.

We may see this when we look at the countless grains of sand spread across beaches all over the world.

We may see it when we contemplate the limitless blades of grass or the vast number of leafs growing from trees.

And we may see it as we consider the billions of galaxies, each containing billions of stars, spread across a universe that is expanding at an incredible pace.

There is no concept of lack or limitation in God’s World.

Yet for us to be in alignment with this truth, we must learn to train ourselves to notice abundance rather than lack, to look for what’s already there rather than dwell upon what we think is missing.

A good way to start is to find some area in our lives where we are already experiencing some sense of having, no matter how insignificant or little our surface mind may have labeled it.

Gratitude is the key. As we give thanks for what we already have, we are opening a space through which more good can flow into our lives.

So let us become joyful appreciators. Let us be aware that Divine Mind knows no shortage. And let us be receptive towards all the good that is seeking to flow into our lives, if we will but let it.

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Here’s one of the many wonderful things about the spiritual path: each and every moment of each and every day can be a new beginning.

Free from the ego’s burden of guilt, we may choose in each moment of the journey to simply release and let go, and begin again.

New beginnings, like God’s grace, are infinite.

Knowing this frees us from the pressure we’ve bestowed upon ourselves, and even in those moments where we feel we’ve fallen short, we can simply and confidently enter into that warm embrace of Spirit.

As we are soothed by the comfort of the sweet Ineffable, we may come to realize that even those experiences which our mind may have labeled mistakes were, in fact, perfect.

All of it has been, and forever will be, part of the joyous evolution of our Soul.

So, fellow traveler, rest assured that even in the moments where the light of insight may have seemed distant from your awareness, there too you will be able to find tremendous gifts hidden beneath seeming chaos – if you are but open to receiving these gifts.

And though God remains truly indescribable, this Infinite Presence of Spirit is forever closer to you than your very own breath.

As you make yourself available to this insight, every moment can be a return to Love, a return to Joy, a return to Beauty, a return Peace.

Simply put, a return to your Self.

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We see the world as we are.

What we see in others is in ourselves.

And so as we learn to be more loving and compassionate towards ourselves, we find we are able to be more loving and compassionate towards our fellow travelers on this great adventure called Life.

So love yourself.

Appreciate yourself.

You are one in a kind.

Realize that God could never make a mistake. And as such, when God remade Itself in Its own spiritual image and likeness and named Itself you, It could have only done so according to Its own divine pattern of perfection.

So we may reason that there could not possibly be anything wrong with you.

You truly are a unique way in which Love Intelligence is being expressed and experienced right here on this planet at this time in human history.

And you are here so you may use your unique set of gifts, skills, talents, and sensibilities to contribute to this planet in a beneficial way.

Allow yourself to feel into that.

Allow yourself to see that there’s something magnificent in you.

As you tune into this awareness, you will be able to see this same magnificence in everyone else.

That is because, in truth, there is no one else.

There is only God. There is only Love. There is only Beauty. And all of it is seeking to be expressed and revealed through you!

Now is Life grand, or what?

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Relationships are the great mirror of self.

Our relationships demonstrate to us which areas of our life are working well, and which areas require further attention.

Our intention should be to bless all of our relationships. Not merely the ones that are working well, but especially the ones that we experience as a challenge. The challenge is an indicator that there’s something to be learned, there is a seed of growth awaiting to blossom into the experience of more love and compassion.

The truth is the issue lies never within the other individual, but merely within our own perception. This is because the ego tends to project what it has disowned onto others.

Yet as we begin to evolve and mature, as we begin to grow more conscious, we start to see right through the ego’s faulty perception.

So rather than speaking badly about other individuals, rather than engaging in blaming and faultfinding, our approach becomes one of self-inquiry.

We may turn within and ask, “What aspect that I have denied within myself am I projecting onto this other being? What story am I telling myself that is keeping me from demonstrating my true nature of love, kindness, and compassion? What quality of consciousness must I cultivate to be at peace in this situation?”

Then listen.

Be receptive.

The answer may surprise you.

Yet the answer is a pointer.

The answer is an invitation.

It is inviting you to become more of your True Self. It is inviting you into moving to the next stage of embodying your highest potential.

Will you accept this invitation?

Bless all of your relationships. For they are the great mirror of self.

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A sign that we are maturing on the spiritual path is that we begin to realize that our every thought, belief, and expectation is constantly being reflected back to us in the form of seemingly outward experience.

This allows us to let go of blaming and excuse making, and instead assume a level of responsibility for the choices we make.

Now, it is important to be aware that these thoughts, beliefs, and expectations can either be conscious or unconscious.

For many people they are unconscious.

This is why at first it may seem that not all of our seemingly outward experience is directly related to what we think, believe, and expect. That, however, is part of the illusion.

So our task then becomes to raise our level of consciousness. One of the most effective ways to do so is through the cultivation of a regular spiritual practice.

As we set aside time each day to mediate, to affirmatively pray, to contemplate and tune into the highest vision for our lives, our level of awareness begins to go up.

As our awareness goes up, we start to see all those seemingly random thought patterns that had previously been hidden from our sight.

With awareness comes choice. And so we may choose to release those thought patterns that no longer serve us.

This allows us to escape our old routine of acting out a set of unconscious reactive patterns, to instead being conscious co-creators of our experience.

That is the essence of true freedom!

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Everything that our physical senses perceive are merely effects, end results, manifestations of a deeper Reality that cannot be seen, heard, touched, tasted or smelled. And yet all that is flows out of this deeper Reality, which is Reality with a capital “R.”

As we begin to realize this, and moreover as this Reality with a capital “R” becomes more real to us than the very world our physical senses perceive, we find that it becomes our joyous privilege to consciously cultivate our awareness of this deeper realm.

As we set aside time each day to experience our blissful union with the Ineffable, we find there is a lightness that takes over our being. There is a spring in our step, a constant wellspring of joy that bubbles up for no apparent reason.

This joy is Who We Really Are.

This joy is our True Being.

This joy is our indicator that we are allowing Universal Beloved to express and reveal Itself through us.

It may have temporarily been covered up by the debris of past experience, but now we are unearthing it.

Our life is indeed the life of God. And as we realize this truth not from a religious perspective, but simply from a higher level of awareness, from a deeper perception that transcends the surface mind awareness, our experience is lifted into the realm of the miraculous.

That is what awakened living is all about.

It is not reserved for the few and far in between, or those that we have labeled “saints.” Much rather is it the birthright of every Soul that has ever taken a human incarnation.

My friend, it is your birthright.

And, oh, how sweet the journey it is!

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When contemplating the idea of dreams, I’ve come up with an interesting new definition that I really like…

Our dreams are our Soul talking to us, reminding us of what we set out to do when we were first born into these physical bodies. They are our Soul reminding us – from the highest perspective – of what our unique contribution to this world was intended to be.

Dreams are not some lofty concept that our rational minds conjured up. They are our Soul saying, “This is what we were gonna do! This is what we came here for!”

And so it becomes our joyous and holy responsibility to honor our dreams, and to make choices that move us towards our dreams.

Each and every one of us was born with a unique set of gifts, skills, talents, and sensibilities. These always go hand in hand with our natural preferences, which are the things we like to do.

Yet while the Soul urges us to follow and honor our natural preferences, the rational mind may come in and say, “Nah, let’s just not do that! Nah, let’s just do what everyone else is doing! Let’s just go through the motions, let’s try and survive here. Let’s just try and do what we think is possible from our limited vantage point.”

All the while the Soul says, “No! Stop! Listen to me! Let’s do what we came here to do! Let’s fulfill our destiny!

Many people today have talked themselves out of doing what they really want to do. Some may not even know anymore what it is they really want to do. If you feel that’s you, my urging to you today would be, get back in touch with that silent place within, and rediscover your purpose in life. It doesn’t matter where you’re at right now, what your physical age is, or where you’ve been before; your point of power is in the Present Moment! And you can choose right now to move towards where you truly want to be.

But you must listen to your Soul! Listen to your Soul and give your rational mind a rest for a change. Just give it a break. That rational mind of yours’ been working overtime, it’s exhausted! Just give it a rest. Let your rational mind go on a well deserved vacation.

Why not give yourself permission, and lovingly tell your rational mind, “Thanks very much, I appreciate the input, but I’m moving on to a higher perspective! I’m breaking free from these perceptions of lack and limitation that have clouded my vision. I’m moving on up into my Soul Space!”

And if you’re already following the path of your dreams, just pause for a moment and give yourself permission to feel good about that. Just feel good. Just. Feel. Good. Allow yourself to notice that you’re on the right track, and allow for the possibility of miracles.

The life of your dreams is the life you came here to live.

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As we move along our path of spiritual growth and self-discovery, it is helpful to remind ourselves from time to time that the creative impulse of the universe is Love.

Love is the power that creates and sustains infinite worlds.

Love is the experience of Oneness and Unity.

Love is being able to see oneself in the other.

For Love knows that, in truth, there is no “other.”

Everything, seen and unseen, has originated from a Source that could be described as pure, infinite, unbounded, unconditional Love. A radiant, non-local field of indescribable light, beauty, bliss, and perfection.

Yet for us to be able to perceive this, we must be willing to let go of anything that would obstruct our vision. We must be able to see beyond the debris field of the past, and return to that state of sweet, loving, and joyous innocence that we see in little children.

The only reason we’re able to perceive such innocence is because it is within us.

At our core, the sweet innocence of the little child is who we are, regardless of our physical age.

We learn to see with clarity by letting go of the only thing that could ever block and distort our vision: fear.

But fear is not real.

It’s merely the absence of Love.

As darkness is the absence of Light.

As such, fear and darkness have no power of their own.

Fear comes in many disguises. Anger, hatred, doubt, worry, and other similar lower energy frequencies.

But as we simply switch on the light, something amazing happens. Darkness disappears.

And as we choose Love, fear disappears.

This must become our conscious practice then.

To choose to be the Light. To choose only Love.

So let us have the courage to shine our Light wherever we go. Let us shine it freely, and let us watch as its radiance lights up the world.

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The fourth and final part of this Best Year Of Your Life series is all about letting go of judging ourselves, letting go of comparing ourselves to others, and simply deciding to shine our own light fully and completely. It’s about embracing who we are, loving who we are, and then becoming the full embodiment of our highest potential through the sharing of our gifts, skills, and talents. Here are the links to the previous entries, if you would like to revisit them:

From the Comfort Zone to the Excellence Zone

Enlarging our Capacity to Receive & Surrendering to the Great Unfolding

Living for the Joy of Giving

And now, let’s wrap this thing up:

  • Understanding Your Uniqueness

In order for us to fully unlock all of our potential, it’s important that we realize our own uniqueness. Did you know that you are completely and totally unique? There is no one else who is exactly like you anywhere in the world. Almost seven billion people on the planet, but only one you. There is no one else who has your unique sensibilities, your unique point of view, your life experiences. You are truly one of a kind.

So easily we can get caught up in comparing ourselves to others. We notice something that we like in someone else, and then we start wanting to be like them. If only we could have their skills, their talents, their strengths. If only we could just be a little more like that. But whenever we think in such ways, we are giving away the gift of our own uniqueness. We’re trading in our own unique nature in order to try and be like someone else.

If we truly want to unleash our full potential, it’s important that we let go of comparing, and instead decide to be the only person we can ever be in this particular lifetime: ourselves.

Of course it’s great to have role models. I have quite a few of them myself. They are the ones that inspire us, we look to them as examples of what’s possible. Oftentimes they may act as our mentors, we may learn a great deal from them, and we may certainly be influenced by them. But there is a difference between looking up to a person we admire, and attempting to emulate that person.

Sure, in some cases we may even be quite similar. But we must always remember that, despite that, we are all on our own unique journey. It does no good to compare our own life journey to that of someone else. In fact, someone once said, “comparison is the fast track to misery.” And nothing could be more true.

Whenever pondering the idea of uniqueness, I love to think about the snowflake analogy.

Did you know that there are no two snowflakes that are exactly alike? Consider for a moment the countless numbers of snowflakes that form all across the world all throughout the year. At first glance they may all look the same. But if you were to examine each of them under a microscope, you’d find that not only are snowflakes made up of absolutely beautiful frozen crystal structures, but every single one of them is unique in the way and shape that these crystals are formed.

Well, and just like all snowflakes are unique, every single one of us is unique. And regardless of what experiences we may have had, regardless of what conditioning we may have picked up along the way, regardless of how flawed we may think we are, the truth is we are all perfect just the way we are.

In fact, let’s dig a little deeper into this idea of our own perfection. Are you ready for this? Are you truly willing to remind yourself of what at the soul-level you already know? Okay. Then here we go:

We are all unique ways in which Divine Intelligence is expressing and experiencing Itself right here on earth. Every single one of us is a unique idea in the mind of God, and as such we are all perfect just as we are. We are unique ways in which Love, Divine Beauty, Creativity, and GENIOSITY are happening on this planet.

Allow yourself to just take that in.

Does that resonate with you on some level?

Allow yourself to be reminded today of Who You Really Are. Allow yourself to remember that your existence didn’t begin with your birth in time in space. How could that even be? You’re not merely what you can see and feel with your physical senses. You are not a collection of flesh and bones that’s somehow learned to walk and talk and think and imagine and create and have dreams.

The truth is you are an eternal, infinite, timeless Being. You are pure Divine Intelligence. You are made up of pure one hundred percent God. That’s what’s meant by we are made in the image and likeness of God.

And, friends, you’re not here because you fell off a cloud, or because you have to prove yourself “worthy.” You are here BECAUSE YOU CHOSE TO BE HERE!

You’re here because you knew that coming here would be a great adventure! You knew at one point that life is an adventure that’s forever unfolding, and you knew that the very life you’re living right now would add immeasurably to your own joyous growth and expansion, and to the expansion of ALL THAT IS!

You came to this planet at this time in human history because you said you were going to express your gifts, skills, and talents; you said you were going to be a blessing by simply being yourself; you said you were going to become the embodiment of the Divine Qualities of Love, Joy, Health, Well-being, Prosperity, Harmony, Creativity, Beauty, Wisdom, Peace, and Eternal Joyous Expansion! You said you were going to let it rip!

You chose the exact time in history in which you’d be born; you chose your gender, your personality traits, your dreams and preferences; you chose your gifts, skills, and talents. And you made all of these choices from a vantage point that’s not limited to space, time, and the five senses. Much rather, you made these choices from the full, wondrous, limitless vantage point of the Infinite Being that you truly are!

Now. Ain’t it just grand to actually know this? Seriously. Isn’t it amazing to just even be considering the possibility?

Because the truth is, most people have become so fully absorbed in matters of space and time, the material things of life, that they’ve completely forgotten that they came from beyond space and time. They’ve lost touch with their connection to this broader perspective.

Let’s make a decision that that’s not going to be you and me!

Let’s decide that we’re going to live our lives from this place of heightened awareness, this place of remembrance. Let’s decide that we’re going to live what we’ve been calling the awakened life. Let’s decide that we’re going to live a conscious life.

A life lived consciously is one of the greatest gifts we could ever give to ourselves, and one of the most magnificent blessings we could ever receive.

  • Fall In Love With Your Magnificent Self

Once we’re able to get back to remembering the truth of ourselves and our reality, it becomes easier to perceive our own intrinsic perfection. Once we can truly begin to grasp that our life is not an accident, and that we are not at the mercy of forces that are external to us, we can begin to see that just perhaps we’re okay just the way we are. Just maybe we can start to let go of looking at what we think are our flaws and shortcomings, and we can start to notice that we’re actually doing just fine.

As I sat down to write this article, I felt guided and inspired to simply just remind us all of Who We Really Are. Because if we want to make 2012 our best year yet, if we want to go beyond all past limitation, if we want to live our lives at our highest potential, it’s important that we can love that person that we see every time we look in the mirror.

Begin to embrace the fact that your journey is uniquely yours. Realize that, just like the snowflake, you are completely unique, one of a kind, and like the snowflake’s crystal structures, absolutely beautiful and magnificent.

Start to consider that all the experiences you’ve had were necessary to simply get you to where you wanted to go. Start to realize that whatever your dreams are, whatever your aspirations, you are never as far off course as you may have thought. In fact, you are exactly where you need to be right now.

The entire Universe, All That Is, is supporting you in getting you to where you want to go. The life of your dreams truly is the life you came here to live!

And if you’re facing a challenge, have the courage to open yourself up to the idea that just perhaps there’s something for you to learn, just perhaps there’s an opportunity there for you to become more fully yourself. Start looking for the gift. Begin to ask, “What Divine Quality is seeking to emerge through me here?” And then make yourself available to it. By doing that, you are letting go of being a victim, and instead you begin to take charge of your life once again.

  • Shine Your Light, Sing Your Song, Dance Your Dance

Remember some of these questions that I asked in the post on ?

What are the things you enjoy doing?

What are you drawn to?

What are you passionate about?

What is it that you absolutely love?

The answers to these questions are signs that are pointing you towards your very reason for being here. So decide that you’re going to shine your light, sing your song, and dance your dance. Decide that you’re going to do what you came here to do. And let’s together declare these statements of intent:

“I choose to embrace the unique and wondrous nature of my own Being! I love myself, I appreciate myself, and I choose to fully shine my Light in my own, wonderfully unique way! I am available to what wants to unfold in my life! I am available to become the full embodiment of my highest potential! I know that I am One with All That Is, I know that my nature is one of Love, Light, and Beauty; and I am open to receiving the guidance and direction of my Highest Self! I am here to live an extraordinary life! I am here to live a joyous life! I am here to fully express all of my gifts, skills, and talents! I give thanks that this is now so, and with deep appreciation, I simply allow it to be! And so it is!”

  • Wrap Up

I hope you’ve found this Best Year Of Your Life series helpful. Of course all of this applies at any time throughout the year, so regardless of when you read this, I hope you find it helpful. ;)

Feel free to post comments, responses, or questions in the comments section bellow. Naturally, everything that’s said here can only truly be beneficial if it’s applied on a regular basis. So experiment with it. Take what resonates with you and put it to use in whatever way feels right to you. And please also feel free to share any of the material on this blog as you see fit. The idea is to collectively create this shift in how we look at ourselves and our life, break past any and all old limitations, and start living the extraordinary lives we’re all here to live.

May you be blessed beyond your wildest expectations!

May 2012 be your best year yet!

Much Love and Blessings to you!

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