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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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A desire originating from a pure heart is a wonderful blessing. It’s part of the unfolding of the evolutionary impulse of the Universe.

What do we mean by “pure desire?”

A pure desire is one that comes from a place of Love, it originates in a place of joyous expansion.

It’s a desire free from lower energy frequencies such as fear, lust, greed, the need to control, the need to prove oneself, the need to be right. Those are all lower desires. Lower desires originate from a fearful and confused ego.

However, pure desire originates from Spirit.

Pure desire originates for one reason alone. For the sheer joy that it brings.

Pure desire is free from the baggage of fear. Instead, it radiates that pure, sweet, innocent, joyous quality that is at the heart of everything in nature.

As we grow and mature spiritually, our task is not to let go of desire. The contrary actually. Pure desire is always an indicator of how the Great Unfolding of Divine Qualities is to take shape in our lives. It’s an indicator towards how we can become more fully ourselves, how we can live our lives at our highest potential, how we can become the full embodiment of all that we came here to be.

Within the acorn is the pure desire to become an oak tree.

Within the larva is the pure desire to become a butterfly.

Within the newly planted seed is the pure desire to become a beautiful rose.

Everything in nature radiates pure desire.

It’s not something that must be controlled or obsessed over. It’s not something that requires us to manipulate events, people, and situations.

If left alone, if not resisted, a pure desire has already within itself the mechanics for its own fulfillment.

No one has to teach the acorn how to become an oak tree, no one has to show the larva how to become a butterfly, no one has to manipulate events in space and time to turn the seed into a beautiful rose.

Similarly, the acorn, the larva, and the seed do not worry about whether or not they’ll eventually become the full embodiment of their potential.

Instead, there is something within them, deep at their core, that just knows.

They relax. They are available. They simply allow it to be.

If we can simply relax, make ourselves available, and allow it to be, we will be in alignment with the Great Unfolding. We will be in alignment with All That Is.

Will we still need to take action?

Of course. But from this place of alignment, any action we take will be joyous. Every step along our journey will be one filled with delight, love, and beauty.

We’re not concerned with having to arrive someplace, because we’re already loving where we are. We’re loving the very journey itself.

Go within.

Listen to what wants to emerge.

And then, just like the acorn, the larva, and the seed, decide that you’re going to be available to it. Decide that you’re going to allow yourself to become the full embodiment of your highest potential.

Much Love and Blessings to you!

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