The Persian poet Rumi wisely remarked that ”you are not a drop in the ocean, you are the entire ocean in a drop.” Today, I invite you to live in the sweet awareness of your true oceanic identity as a cosmic being containing within you the totality of All That Is. There is a pattern of perfection within you that wants to be set free in the form of you freely giving of your unique gifts, skills and talents. Feel deeply into your innate wholeness and completion, and then give it permission to take over your life. When you find that there is nothing missing within you, you move away from trying to get and seeking fulfillment in the external, towards living in a vibration of giving and sharing. You realize that as you circulate the limitless good that has been freely given, it always and with no exception returns multiplied. Giving and receiving truly are two sides of the same coin.
Get into the habit of starting your day with a general expectancy of good with no attachment to specifics. In other words, make declarations along the lines of “Something wonderful is happening today, and I can’t wait to see what it’s going to be! Something marvelous is unfolding, and I can’t wait to see what form it takes!” When we live in an expectancy of good with no attachment to what shape this good is going to take, we are giving the Universal Presence free reign to literally shock and amaze us with how good Life can be. So today, hold the vibrational space for something wonderful to unfold, yet don’t insist on anything specific nor on any particular timetables. Simply hang out in the sweet and eternal Nowness of each moment, and let the highest and best reveal itself from there.
Spiritual maturity means we have realized that we are not here to get anything from the world, but to bring to the world all that is already within us. It can be tempting to think that there is something “out there” that we have to get to be happy, but that is the illusion. What seems like it’s “out there” is merely a reflection of our own consciousness—thoughts, beliefs and expectations coagulated into perception and experience. Freedom comes when we realize that we can choose what state of consciousness to embody, we can choose which qualities to bring into our day to day life. Our experience always follows our conscousness, it always mirrors our interior qualities back to us.
Give yourself permission to get in touch with the larger vision for your life. Contemplate what it is that your soul is truly longing to experience, and then let yourself feel deeply into the qualities of that. Realize that your dreams are your Higher Self talking to you, reminding you of what you set out to do when you were born into this three-dimensional world of time and space. So today, yield fully to the larger vision, consistently move in its direction of growth and expansion, and get ready to be amazed! The truth is that you are here to live an extraordinary life, giving birth to all of the sacred qualities of the Infinite that are seeking to be expressed through you as a unique emanation of Limitless Potential.
Give yourself permission to examine your life, and simply notice any areas in which you may find that you have been holding back. Become aware of any old perceptions that do not line up with your true nature. Then, express gratitude. Be grateful because you have become aware of these old perceptions. You have become conscious enough to notice them, and once you are conscious of them they no longer control you. And in the spirit of gratitude and appreciation, fully aware that you have grown as a result of all your experiences—the ones you’ve labeled good and the ones you’ve labeled bad—choose to simply let go of all that is now no longer serving you. Step into the awareness that nothing has any power over you unless you allow it to, and realize that you can let go of anything you no longer want to hold on to. Today, claim your divine freedom as a free and infinite spirit. Determine to live your highest potential, free from anything that does not serve you. Your experiences invariably shift as you shift your perceptions.
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 erroneously appeared as if it held some form of power over us, we are now coming to realize that all true power lies never without but always within. We are coming to realize that the world of form merely follows where our attention goes. And as we choose to place our attention upon the Highest and Best, the divine qualities of Spirit, we are setting into motion a new sequence of events that will cause the seeming external to mirror back to us our new state of consciousness. 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.
The Universe is continuously inviting us to grow and to expand. This is the Divine conspiracy of good that is occurring on our behalf, where we are always given the opportunity to come to know ourselves more fully as who and what we really are. So as we live in that space of knowing that all is always working together for our good—even in those moment where we can’t see it from the limited vantage point of our physical senses—we find we become conscious and willing participants in the everlasting unfolding of the Infinite. Ultimately our purpose is to know ourselves fully and completely as the luminous emanations of light and love that we really are, cosmic beings of infinite proportions, here to reflect and to reveal nothing less than the sacred qualities of the Ineffable. So I invite us to just live in that sweet space of knowing this today. I invite us to live in this joyous expectancy of good without being attached to specifics, and to then let our experience of life unfold from there.
There is a misconception in our society when it comes to giving. The thought is that when we give something away, we may lose something of value to us. Needless to say, this is fear-based and out of alignment with the deeper nature of Reality. The truth is that the Universe always reflects back to us what our dominant inner state of being is. So when we come from a place of giving and a sincere desire to be of service, whatever we give out always flows back to us with ease and grace. When we live in the vibration of giving, whatever we need is freely given to us. Giving and receiving truly are two sides of the same coin.
Deep within lies that part of us that is completely untouched by human experience. It is that part of us that is fully conscious of its oneness with All That Is. As we make accessing this deeper dimension our daily practice, we find that we no longer get carried away with whatever appears to be happening in the seeming external. Instead we are enveloped by a peacefulness, a divine reassurance, a knowingness that as we remain anchored at the center, we will most assuredly be guided into the highest and best for our lives. We let go of old limitations, and we make ourselves available to the boundless good that is always seeking to be revealed. My invitation today, remain anchored at the center. And let the high vibrations that emanate from within carry you into new heights of experience in all areas of your life.
Challenges always offer us the opportunity to become more fully ourselves. When we no longer think of challenges as problems, but much rather look at them as opportunities, we will have aligned ourselves with our natural place of empowerment. Rather than thinking that we are facing a “problem,” the true gift of the moment reveals itself once we inquire what the opportunity is that has come to us. The key to mastery is to ask empowering questions, realizing that Life is always ready to support us and guide us back to ourselves. So once we begin to ask how we may demonstrate the sacred qualities of our Highest Self, our perception expands and we find that—regardless of circumstances—we are always surrounded by opportunities to more fully embody who and what we really are as the very spiritual image and likeness of Love right here on this planet at this particular time in history.