Being of service is a way of life. When we look for opportunities to serve, we are sending a powerful message to the Universe that says we have and we are willing to give. So we move out of the have-not-and-getting-mindset into the all-needs-met-and-giving-mentality. And the more we give, the more we open ourselves up to receive since giving and receiving are two sides of the same coin. A life of service also breaks down the barriers of separation. Ultimately we can only ever serve the One. And as we serve the One, we come to find that regardless of what form it may take at any given moment, One is really all there ever is, fully present anywhere we look, within or without. Today, look for opportunities to give of yourself. Withhold nothing. Give freely. Realize that what you do for another you are also doing for your Self, because in truth there is only ever One of us.
Be aware that who you are has nothing to do with externals. Who you are has nothing to do with circumstances or conditions. And it has nothing to do with what may or may not have happened in the past. Who you are transcends all of that. And as you consciously embrace your True Identity as a limitless being made in the spiritual image and likeness of the Ineffable, you are in that moment reclaiming your spiritual authority. You are remembering that life is always lived from the inside out, and never from the outside in. So give yourself permission today to invest some time into communing with your Deepest Most Authentic Self. Feel into those sacred qualities that are within you, and then let the still small voice guide you into a greater experience of the magnificence that is you.
Proper seeing begins with noticing all those areas in our life that are working well. We literally embark on an inquiry where we ask, “What is working in my life? What can I be grateful for?” And as gratitude becomes our dominant vibration, we soon begin to see that we have far more to be grateful for than we may have even realized. The wonderful truth is we can be grateful for both what is wanted as well as what is seemingly unwanted, for hidden in what appears unwanted are opportunities for growth and expansion. So as we see properly we begin to notice even the hidden blessings. We realize that Life is always for us, and that all things are always working together for our good. Today, dwell upon what is working in your life. Let your gratitude be the doorway that guides you into proper seeing, where you will realize with sweet delight that Life truly is magnificent beyond measure.
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.