It may not always seem obvious that the answers to all questions can be found in the stillness. When you quiet your mind and allow yourself to just be with yourself, you will find that out of the no-thingness of the stillness everything you need is ready to come forth. The world may try to convince you that power is found in that which seemingly exerts force over something else. Yet this is not power at all. It is merely the result of an erroneous perception of separation. True power is to return on a regular basis into the realization that all you could ever need already lies within you. Meditate on this. Allow yourself to feel into it. Don’t try to rationalize it, just give yourself permission to sense it. And then know that as you are making yourself available, you are giving whatever you need permission to show up in your life—either in the form of a sudden insight, a revelation or a good idea; or perhaps in the form of synchronistic events, so called good breaks and apparent coincidences. You have at that point tapped into the vast and infinite organizing power of the Cosmos, which is always seeking to take your life into the realm of the miraculous.
Take a deep breath… and allow yourself to get centered as you contemplate these words…
There is an intelligence at work in the universe that is greater than our own. In fact, this intelligence is so great it is infinite.
And while we could never grasp the vastness and complexity of this Infinite Intelligence, each and every one of us is a unique emanation of it. Each of us has been made in its image and likeness. Each of us has been gifted with its creative faculties and its divine qualities. Each of us is here so we may demonstrate these faculties and these qualities in our own unique way. Each of us has been born into this world of time and space so that we may reflect and reveal the glory of this One Life, this One Intelligence… which is within us… and which is also everywhere else, for there is no place where it is not… and it is now experiencing itself as us.
This Infinite Intelligence, no matter by what name we choose to call it, is pure Love. So we are talking about an Infinite Intelligence and an Infinite Love. We are talking about a Love that is forever available to all of us, regardless of our religion, our race, our gender, our nationality, our social status, or our ancestral backgrounds. It is available to whom we might label “saints” and “sinners.” It is available regardless of where we’ve been or what we’ve done. Each of us may tune into its sheer joy, its indescribable peace, and its boundless bliss by simply being willing to receive it.
How great the joy of knowing our divine birthright. How great the peace that shines in the hearts of those who recognize their Oneness with their Divine Source. What great things shall those do who have transcended the narrow perceptions of the surface mind, and who have tapped into the boundless storehouse of good that is at the center of our very Being.
So as we prepare to move into a new year, and as we continue to celebrate the birthing of a new world, a new era for all of humanity, let us make it our intentionality to always be mindful of that Great Something that cannot be seen, yet without it we would not be able to see. Let us be aware of that Ineffable Presence which though hidden to the senses, is always available to the Inner Eye and the Inner Ear.
Let us be mindful that this Presence is looking at us through the eyes of every stranger and through the eyes of our loved ones, and that in truth there are no strangers, for we all share in the One Life, in the One Mind, in the One Being.
Let us extend our arms and hearts to include our global family.
Let us do away with the illusion of separation.
Let us celebrate with those who have received great blessings, and let us feel compassion for those whose lives have been struck by tragedy.
Let us feel our intrinsic Oneness with all of these Sacred Beings right now.
And let us desire for them what we desire for ourselves. For they are us, and we are them.
I invite you to turn within…
Even as you read these words… allow yourself to be still and centered.
Allow yourself to feel the spaciousness of your Being.
Become aware of the I Am.
The I Am that is experiencing this moment.
This Now. Right Now.
That silent space of awareness… in which these letters are appearing on a screen… and are being translated into words.
Where are the letters? Where are the words? Where is the screen?
All of it is in you.
It is within the sacred space of your awareness.
And you are the one who has placed it there.
For you are indeed the creator of your experience.
Know this now, and claim your spiritual dominion over the world of effects.
This is what has been called “dominion over the earth.”
We have been told about it for as long as we remember. Now… let us claim it.
Take a deep breath…
…and give yourself permission to accept and receive all that Divine Beloved is seeking to bring into your life. Let yourself be aware that everything you’ve asked for, everything you’ve prayed for, it’s lined up, it’s ready and waiting. You have asked, God has answered.
Now it’s up to you to say “yes,” and give the answered prayer permission to flow into your life.
Let these words speak to the depths of your Being.
The words are a reminder. For there is a part of you that already knows.
And finally, let us conclude with these sweet affirmations.
I am so loved! I am so worthy! I am so precious! I am available to more good than I could even imagine!
I am ready and willing to activate all of the gifts of Divinity within me!
And I am willing to let the Divine be manifest in me, through me, as me!
Peace, love, and richest blessings to you!
The Divine Nature is love. The Divine Nature is joy. Love and joy are two of the most powerful qualities of consciousness within us. When we listen to that voice of love, we look at the world the way God looks at the world through us. And when we listen to that voice of joy, we follow the calling of our Soul which is always seeking to demonstrate and reveal more of its true nature.
So let us give ourselves permission to listen with the Inner Ear as it seeks to nudge us in the direction of love and joy. And let us be aware that as we cultivate these qualities within, we will find ourselves quite naturally being a radiant field of good that is spreading fast and touching lives everywhere.
As every Sunday, here is our weekly recap. And if you haven’t done so already, check out this brief video that describes a little more the meaning behind Awakened Life Now.
Much more wonderful things will be coming up this week. Videos, articles, the daily meditative thoughts. So stay tuned for that. But for now, here’s our look back at last week:
The recommended link for this week is a website that you will definitely want to check out. It speaks to the changes that are currently happening on our planet, and it also presents you with an opportunity for how you can contribute in a greater way (via the internet) to that which is seeking to emerge at this time in human history, which is a more peaceful, loving, and kind global society. Check it out here and add your name to the list, committing to share words and actions of love:
And finally, our affirmations for this week. Let these speak directly to your Soul. Let them become a part of your very Being throughout the week.
Much Love and Blessings!
I live, move, and have my Being as an individualized center of God-Consciousness.
In me is all of the love, all of the peace, and all of the joy there is.
Divine love, peace, and healing are the order of my Being.
I see the highest potentiality for myself, for everyone around me, and for the entire planet.
I am fully receptive to the divine qualities that are seeking to emerge and express through me.
And so I let it be. And so it is. Amen.
And with another Sunday comes another weekly recap. We’ve had quite some activity on the site this week, including two video posts, one of which being my first video blog. There will definitely be more of these video messages coming up very shortly, so keep an eye out for that. And I would like to take this moment to also introduce you to this particular site: Awakened Life Now Media
What you will find there is an Awakened Life Now YouTube Channel. It’s still in the beginning stages, but basically the idea behind it is to create a hub that features a vast number of higher consciousness videos — anything from music to interviews to seminars and workshops. I figured it would be nice to have a channel where you can find a lot of the great teachings that are out there right now. Some of which you may already be familiar with, and some of which may be new to you. Anything from EFT to Science of Mind, Abraham-Hicks, and much, much more. So definitely check it out and allow your Soul to be nourished by these empowering, healing, and revealing teachings of truth.
Also, if you are a regular reader of this website and you find that you resonate with what is being shared here, please feel free to keep referring your friends or anyone you know that may be interested. The internet is powerful in that it connects us with individuals all over the world, and what it does here is allow us to come together — regardless of where we are within the confines of time and space — for the purpose of simply just expanding our awareness together, and allowing us all to become more of our true selves.
And now, as you proceed to check out our weekly recap, the recommended links and the affirmations, allow yourself to just feel deeply grateful. Grateful for this moment, grateful for this day, grateful for all existence.
Much Love and Blessings!
I live, move, and have my being in a field of infinite possibilities.
I am deeply thankful for my life, and every day I freely give from the abundant wellspring of my Soul.
My entire being radiates with the pure Life Force of Divinity.
Today and on all days I am being the very best me I can be; I am shining my light, singing my song, and dancing my dance.
I am consciously aware that I live in a friendly universe.
The great Love Intelligence that permeates every corner of the cosmos is working on my behalf right here and right now.
For this and so much more I give thanks. And I let it be. And so it is.
“Most people spend their entire life imprisoned within the confines of their own thoughts. They never go beyond a narrow, mind-made, personalized sense of self that is conditioned by the past. In you, as in each human being, there is a dimension of consciousness far deeper than thought. It is the very essence of who you are. We may call it presence, awareness, the unconditioned consciousness. In the ancient teachings, it is the Christ within, or your Buddha nature.”
Eckhart Tolle — Stillness Speaks
The above quote points to a powerful truth that is at the essence of living the awakened life. And that truth indicates that it will be to our benefit if we learn to transcend the world of thought, and instead enter into the realm of experience.
The importance of this cannot be overstated. And that is because if we do not learn to transcend the world of thought, we may always get caught in yet another belief system rather than actually having a powerful experience of that which is Real and Eternal. It is certainly true that, if we are to be caught in a belief system, it is beneficial for us to be caught in a positive belief system – it is better to have a belief system that works, that is life-nurturing and all inclusive, rather than one that is based upon an exclusivist mentality. Yet the truth is that, sooner or later, as we mature on the spiritual path, we must learn to move beyond mere thoughts and ideas, and turn to experience.
When you have beliefs, all you ever have is a theory. Yet when you have experience, theory begins to blossom into a way of life. And that’s why, as I’ve stated before, it is only in the realm of experience that transformation can occur. Transformation is not an intellectual exercise. Transformation does not occur in the mind. Transformation always occurs within the core of your very Being.
The topic of this particular entry is “Transcending Thought.” And this also includes transcending positive thought. Let me explain what I mean by that.
Very often we might mistake having a higher state of awareness with simply offering what we may call positive thinking. Yet there is a big difference between positive thinking and being tuned into the unadulterated consciousness of the life-giving, all-sustaining Source of All That Is. In other words, positive affirmations are good, and they are certainly useful tools as we progress on our journey into living the sacred and empowered lives we are here to live. Yet affirmations, no matter how positive, are still thoughts. And that makes them tools, much in the same way that language itself is a tool that we use in order for us to connect, to articulate and share our feelings. So too is positive thinking a tool that we may use to catapult us out of a narrow perception of fear, doubt, and worry into an awareness of Life as it really is.
And here’s how Life really is: the entire Universe is for you, and nothing could ever be against you other than your own perception. You are a creative being, meaning that your thoughts, beliefs, and expectations are always being mirrored back to you – regardless of whether or not these thoughts, beliefs, and expectations are conscious. You are fully equipped with the faculties and the qualities found within the Creative Impulse of the Universe, and you are here so you may express and reveal these faculties and qualities in your own unique way, utilizing your unique set of gifts, skills, talents, capacities, and sensibilities.
Now at first this may seem like yet another belief system. Yet as we begin to mature and evolve, and as we begin to practice certain spiritual tools and principles, we begin to realize, in our own experience, the powerful truth behind these statements. And we may also realize that this is merely one way of articulating the deeper nature of Reality. There are many ways in which we may go about putting this to words. The words aren’t really all that important.
So until we arrive at this realization, it may be a belief, and that is all well and good. Because, remember, a positive belief system is always better than a negative one. Yet, sooner or later, we will come to realize that what surpasses even the best of all belief systems is having the actual experience. Once we have the experience, belief is no longer necessary. Just as belief in electricity became unnecessary once Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, so a belief in the deeper truths of Reality becomes unnecessary once we have the experience. And it is the experience itself that will lead to a powerful transformation occurring within the sacred space of our own awareness. Slowly but surely, our lives will begin to change as we learn to embody more of our true nature.
So as you use your affirmations, as you train your mind to consciously think positive and empowering thoughts, let yourself be aware that the affirmations and the thoughts are tools that you’re using. They are powerful tools, which is why new affirmations are being posted here on Awakened Life Now every Sunday. Yet as we let these affirmations speak to our hearts and minds, let us always remember to maintain an awareness of that sweet realm that lies beyond thoughts and beliefs. For it is only in that transcended realm that we will meet in joyous communion with our sacred I Am Presence. It is in this blissful awareness where we may access the unconditioned consciousness that was referenced in the quote that began this entry. And it is in this state of tremendous peace that passeth all understanding where we find our Christ within, where we discover our Buddha nature, and where we unveil our Krishna awareness.
Fellow travelers, what a sweet, sweet journey we are on, indeed!
What materials – such as books, seminars, or workshops – have you found helpful on your spiritual journey?
What are some of your preferred spiritual practices?
And if you are just starting out on your journey, what are some of the questions you may have? Is there anything unclear that you’d like to have clarification on?
I would love to hear from you. So please don’t be shy, we’re all on this journey together. ;)
Much Love and Blessings!
Today, as you move through your day, give yourself permission to stop every now and then, and just take in what’s around you. Simply. Just. Stop. You can do this anywhere at any time, for this does not take long.
And as you stop, notice the nowness and the isness of the moment. Be fully here now. And then, listen. Listen with your inner ear.
Notice how you feel. Notice the Presence of that silent witness that is your True Self. And allow yourself to feel a sense of appreciation. Give thanks for the moment — just the way it is.
And take a deep breath. Let yourself to be anchored at the center of your very Being. At the center you may tap into that infinite wellspring of peace; you make yourself available to insight and guidance; and you maintain a reverential awareness of your true nature and your true identity as an individualized and totally unique expression of the One Life there is.
And with this deeper awareness you will find that – not only are you more effective and more at peace – you will also be of greater service to those whose lives you touch. You become a blessing to yourself and to everyone around you.
Living the awakened life does not involve the accumulation of new belief systems or ideologies. Much rather does it consist of transcending the world of beliefs.
First, there comes the recognition that a belief is just a thought that we keep on thinking. It is nothing more than that. Just a thought. Once we have this awareness, we are able to simply observe our thoughts with no judgment.
As we observe our thoughts, we cultivate the ability to move beyond them.
Once this occurs, we are no longer trapped inside of a narrow perception consisting of old and repetitive mental patterns, and instead we are able to enter into the realm of experience.
It is only in the realm of experience that transformation can occur.
When we say that we are living the awakened life now, we are indicating that our good does not lie in some imagined future which we may arrive at “someday” – our good is available to us right here and right now.
Cultivating a right-here-right-now mentality allows us to be available and receptive. It allows us to be vehicles through which the creative impulse of the Universe may express and reveal itself fully.
So the practice of living the awakened life now is one of moving beyond beliefs, beyond mere concepts and ideas – and instead cultivating the space within our own awareness in which we will be able to have a very real and powerful experience of the Ineffable.
And then we may observe, with sweet delight, as our lives are transformed into the realm of the miraculous.
And that is because in God’s World miracles are an everyday occurrence. And they are as freely available to us as the very air we breathe.
Happy Sunday, everyone!
Since many of you haven’t seen this yet, I would like to present to you the Awakened Life Now Purpose Statement. It is also on the About Page along with some more comments from me. This purpose statement represents the intentionality behind this blog. Every intentionality, of course, is a powerful vibratory field. So as this vibration of love and oneness goes out across the globe via the internet, I absolutely believe that lives will be affected and changed by it.
If this purpose statement resonates with you, please take a brief moment to post a resounding “Yes!” in the comments down bellow! And, if you like, feel free to also introduce yourself.
AWAKENED LIFE NOW PURPOSE STATEMENT
As a blog and online spiritual community the purpose of Awakened Life Now is to inspire and empower individuals all over the world, through a consciousness of Unconditional Love and the sharing of New Thought-Ageless Wisdom teachings, to live their lives at their highest potential; and to remind us all that, as Spiritual Beings having a human incarnation, our nature is one of greatness, limitless possibilities, and endless joyous expansion.
And as we do every Sunday, here is the weekly recap:
These are two sites that I’ve come across over the past week. The first one is a great blog that you might want to check out. It has some amazing content on it. And the second website also has amazing content in the form of a vast number of videos that feature interviews and workshops with some of the greatest teachers of higher consciousness that out there making a difference these days. I highly recommend you check out both of these sites:
And finally, our affirmations. Feel the power behind these statements. It’s about feeling, feeling, feeling it! And allow these affirmations to be with you throughout the week, contemplate them on a regular basis, for they are reminding you of the truth about your magnificent Being.
I am consciously aware that my life is a unique emanation of the One Life there is – the Life of God.
In every moment of every day I joyously radiate the magnificence that is at the core of my Divine Being.
Vibrant health and limitless creativity are mine.
I give thanks for every experience, knowing that all is always well in the Mind of God – and I am now in total and harmonious alignment with this truth.
I bless every Being that enters my field of awareness, for I see nothing less than God’s Perfection in them.
And so I shine my light freely. I love freely. And I joyously give from the abundant wellspring of my Soul.
And so i let it be. And so it is. Amen.
It is important that we remind ourselves from time to time that being on the spiritual path, becoming more conscious, is not at all complicated.
The contrary is the case.
As we devote ourselves to becoming more conscious, our lives do not get more complicated. Our lives become simpler.
This is because there are no complex rituals or rules that we must learn. There are no doctrines or ideologies that we must believe in or follow. Becoming conscious does not involve accumulating more “mind stuff.” Becoming conscious involves the letting go of all of that.
A simple practice that we may put to use is to simply be present. To not get caught up in the past or dwell upon the future, but much rather simply be here now. We might focus on our breath as we do this, as the breath always anchors us in the present moment.
As we allow ourselves to be present, life suddenly becomes so much simpler.
If there’s anything that requires our attention in the moment, we tend to it. If there isn’t, we simply allow ourselves to notice the nowness and the isness of the moment.
A feeling of serenity begins to flood our awareness. Ease and grace become our companions.
So let us remember that none of this is complicated.
Let us be aware that simplicity is the key, ease is the doorway, and peace and letting go are the pathway towards experiencing higher states of awareness.
It is a sweet journey. And it only gets sweeter and sweeter.