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.
We are always calling something forth. This is a constant. The reason is that we are creative beings, and we are creating with our every thought, word, and action. As we climb the ladder of awareness, we inevitably go from creating by default to becoming conscious co-creators with God. When we realize our true creative power, it serves us well to make calling forth the highest and best a priority. Today, withdraw from the reactionary nature of the surface mind, and enter into the awareness that you have the ability to consciously shape each and every moment of your life. Enter into every interaction, into each moment with the realization that you are an ambassador of the Divine, and that you are here to shine the light of love upon everything and everyone you encounter. See only the highest and best, and watch as the divine light within you transforms everything into a sacred song of love.
Sometimes you just want to give yourself permission to tune into that deep sense of joy and bliss that comes out of a realization of your at-one-ment with Spirit. You do not need anything in the physical to change to experience this right now. Just go within with the intent to feel all of the love, all of the peace, all of the joy, and all of the wisdom that is already there. Make it your practice to do this each day, and you will find that you are always compelled into divine right action. But rather than insisting that anything in the external changes, make joy your priority. And as joy is your priority, by Law, the outer will shift accordingly to mirror your joyous state of being back to you.
Lasting peace is experienced when we let ourselves be comfortable in our own process of unfoldment. In other words, we are not projecting our happiness into a future moment where all our dreams have come to pass, but we are allowing ourselves to be happy right here and right now. Being comfortable in the process of unfoldment means that we have remembered that the journey is never about arriving, but that the perfection always lies in the unfolding. This applies to all areas of our life, and it can be put into practice easily as we remain open and receptive to the Here-And-Now-Moment, trusting the process of Life, fully aware that we live in a friendly Universe that is always nudging us towards greater and greater heights of self-expression. Today, declare that you are comfortable in your process of unfoldment. Claim that where you are is perfect. It is a stepping stone for you to express more of who you are. And the journey is always one from glory to greater glory.
Sometimes the most empowering thing we can do is to stop every once and a while, let go of trying to figure out all the details, and simply surrender into the complete and full awareness that our life is now unfolding in alignment with the evolutionary impulse of the Universe, always geared towards evolving into a greater expression of its own Highest and Best. Trust is one of the most powerful spiritual tools we can apply. When we trust the process of Life, when we’ve decided that we live in a friendly Universe and that Life is indeed on our side, it becomes easier to let go of attaching to specific outcomes, to certain ways of how we think something “should” turn out. Instead, somewhere beyond the surface mind’s inclination to look for evidence in the external, we simply know that all is always well, and that nothing could ever truly be against us other than our own perception. This allows us to then embrace each new moment with that sweet realization that it offers us nothing less than an opportunity to express and reveal more of our True Self.
We have all had those moments where just perhaps we may have looked at something that was right before us, and perceived it through the lens of the past. This is a common experience as we move about our journey in this three dimensional world of time and space. The surface mind interprets its reality based on a linear sequence of events—past, present, and future—and it tends to look to the past to evaluate both the present and the prospective future. This is invariably limiting. There is a more beneficial, a more empowering way of perceiving reality—a way that transcends the surface mind’s attachment to past experience. Rather than looking to the past, we keep our attention centered right here and right now, in the Eternal Present, the only Moment there ever is. We realize we are intimately and intricately at one with a Source that is timeless, eternal, and forever making all things new. We rise out of the little box of limited linear thinking, and enter into the unlimited horizon of trans-rational awareness. That is the realm in which miracles occur. Miracles are never birthed within time. They do not arise out of a rational sequence of events. Miracles break into time, but they come straight from Eternity. Today, hang out in Eternity and invite miracles to break out all over.
Spirit loves you so much it has imparted the entirety of itself into you. In other words, within you are all of the divine qualities and creative capacities of the Infinite. This is the meaning of having been made in the spiritual image and likeness of God. Yet as a being of free will you always have the option to choose. You can choose to embody and express your true nature, which includes but is not limited to love, joy, geniosity, ingenuity, creativity, peace of mind, well-being and generosity. Or you can choose to block the flow of these divine qualities by holding on to lesser, fear-based perceptions. Today, make it your practice to meditate on the higher qualities that are within you seeking to be set free. Decide that you are going to consciously tune into them and invite them to express through you. As this becomes your priority, the windows of your perception are cleansed, and rather than waiting for a blessing to occur, you realize with sweet delight that you are the blessing!
We live in a society where it seems to be the norm to always be focused upon arriving at some future moment. Many individuals are going through their days rushing getting from one thing to another, never stopping to take in the splendor and beauty that can be found only in the here and now. Today, give yourself permission to live each moment to its fullest by pausing every now and then, by giving thanks for the marvelous blessings that surround you, and by basking in the feeling tonality of enormous appreciation. Stop for just a moment to watch a beautiful sunset, or contemplate the enormous radiance of a blooming flower in springtime. Realize that life is not about arriving at some place in the future, it is about the journey itself. And the journey is always ongoing. It never ends. So enjoy this never-ending journey that is your very unfolding by enjoying the present moment. And enjoy the present moment by being in a continuous state of awe and wonder for what Life has freely given to you out of itself. Then you will see that it is all very good indeed.