JANUARY THEME: IN THE BEGINNING…
Here we are for our final weekly recap of 2012!
I always like to remind people that this is a wonderful time to go within and reflect back at the year, contemplate the things you’ve experienced, realize how you’ve grown and evolved throughout the year, and especially contemplate all the things that happened that you can be grateful for!
We want to take our gratitude factor to a whole new level, essentially taking nothing for granted. Let us make it habit to wake up in the morning and have the first words that come out of our mouths be: “Thank you, beloved God Within, for another beautiful day! Thank you for all that I have, for all that I am, and for all that I’m in the process of becoming! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!”
And in this consciousness of appreciation, let us tune into our vision for the coming year. The truth is there are limitless opportunities that are always before us, yet it is up to us to create the conditions within our awareness that will allow us to be able to see these opportunities. So allow yourself to go within and get in touch with what is seeking to happen in you, through you, and as you.
Give yourself permission to break past some old boundaries in 2013! Say every day, “I am available to more good than I could even imagine!” As you project this into the Law, what happens is that you will begin to draw to you more of these limitless opportunities, and you will begin to receive guidance and insight that, when acted upon, will lead to some very real and measurable changes in your life.
I have spent these past few days doing exactly what I’ve just described—reflecting back on 2012, and casting my vision for 2013. And something that has come through for me is to continue committing fully to Awakened Life Now, continue growing this online presence, expanding it with the adding on of more videos, music, and audio files, and essentially turn it into a full blown “online ministry” that is here to inspire and empower us, and provide practical tools for us to cultivate our awareness of our True Nature as spiritual beings having a human incarnation.
As I always like to say, what this means is that we already have everything we need within us, and we are here so we may set it free and allow our lives to be the living demonstration of who we really are! Rather than living under the illusion that our good is separate from us, and looking to the world of effects to get from it what we think we need to be happy or to survive, we move through our days with an awareness that we are here to allow Life to fully express through us, according to our unique set of gifts, skills, talents, capacities, and sensibilities. This means that the lives of our dreams are the lives we are here to live! This means there’s no holding back involved here; we are here to let our lights shine fully and completely!
Practicality is obviously crucial. So the focus of the articles and messages on Awakened Life Now will always revolve around how we may go about putting these spiritual principles to use in our day to day lives. We are entering an age in which spiritual enlightenment and self actualization will no longer be reserved for the few and far in between, but much rather will we be seeing more and more individuals getting in touch with the deeper Reality of their being. So let’s decide to be a part of that, and let’s be a blessing to ourselves and to everyone whose lives we touch.
Now, as always at this time of the week, what you will find bellow are the links to all of the latest content of this past week, followed by our weekly affirmations. But before we get to that I wanted to share a beautiful little video with you that I came across yesterday. I find it describes perfectly the philosophy behind Awakened Life Now and the New Thought-Ageless Wisdom traditions that are shared here.
Enjoy, and let it speak to the part of you that already knows.
Happy New Year! Happy New Era! And Happy New You!
Much love and blessings!
I begin the new year with the awareness that each and every moment of each and every day offers the grand opportunity for a joyous New Beginning in God!
The Light of Divinity is animating every fiber of my Being, and I am here to set free that which is already within me!
The Presence of God is perfect health! The Presence of God is love and joy! The Presence of God is prosperity and plenitude! This Presence lives in me and expresses through me!
I am a Dispenser of the Divine Blessings!
I begin each day with an awareness that there is a celebration going on throughout the Cosmos; and I choose to be a conscious participant in this celebration!
Thankfully I let it be! And so it is! Amen!
So today is December 21, 2012. And maybe you’re wondering, “Now what?” This particular date has been one that many individuals all over the world have been anticipating for some time. While some have looked towards this date with a sense of uncertainty or even fear, others have looked towards it with a sense of hope, a feeling that it will usher in a new beginning for humanity. And then there’s those who’ve just shrugged it off as something with no special meaning whatsoever, not giving it a second thought.
So now that the date has arrived, what should we make of it? The fact that you’re reading these very words right now would indicate that the world hasn’t ended just yet. So is today’s date just another collective myth or does it indeed have a special meaning?
I believe the latter is the case.
If you haven’t done so already, you may want to check out this video posted yesterday. It is an interview with Barbara Marx Hubbard – a visionary who has been described as “the voice for conscious evolution of our time,” and who is the co-founder and chairperson of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution. Discussed in this interview are some of the extraordinary evolutionary changes that are currently happening on our planet. Keep an eye out for more videos on this particular subject as Awakened Life Now contributes to spreading the word about this powerful planetary shift in consciousness. And I also recommend that you check out Birth2012.com, which is hosting free live programming covering Birth 2012 all day today and tomorrow.
So since you are a reader of a site called Awakened Life Now, I would venture a guess and say you probably realize that the doom and gloom that some people have been foreseeing is not at all what today’s date is about. Doom and gloom is simply a misinterpretation of what’s really happening. Because the truth is, these are indeed what we could describe as the “end times.” Yet “end times” does not refer to the actual end of the world. Much rather does it refer to, as I like to say it, “the end of the old world.” The end of the old world is not something that suddenly happens from one day to the next. It is a continual process of unfoldment. So “the end of the old world” is what has been going on for quite some time actually. For clarity’s sake, let’s have a look at what we mean by the “old world.” And let’s examine just how it may come to an end, and why it coming to an end is actually very good news.
THE OLD WORLD
What we may refer to as the “old world” is simply the world that has been created and sustained by the ego. It is a world that has been brought about by a collective consciousness in which the popular belief was that we are separate and apart from everything and everyone around us. And so we have proceeded under the assumption that we live in a world of materialism, that reality is confined to what we can see, hear, touch, taste, and smell, and that “heaven” is some far off place that we may get to go to when we die — if we behaved really well during our time on earth, that is. This superstition of materialism is also what has caused many humans to perceive themselves as separate even from their idea of “god.”
So as a result the old world is one in which the flawed concepts of lack, limitation, and scarcity run rampant – all of which leading to a fear-based way of living. This fear-based way of living is perpetuated by the condition of radical separatism. In other words, individuals thinking they’re separate from everything, including their own good, live under the impression that they must horde and withhold in order to ensure that they will get their share. And they also tend to believe that they must do what they can to try and trump whoever their competition happens to be. Now we’re not saying that every single human being in the old world is like this. Of course not. But these are some of the popular beliefs and viewpoints that have led to the state of crisis in which the old world finds itself.
OLD STRUCTURES FALLING APART
It goes without saying that the old world is highly unsustainable. And that is because its flawed premises are out of synch with the fundamental unity of all life. The truth is that lack, limitation, and scarcity are conditions that only exist in the human mind. They have no actual reality in and of themselves. There’s no scarcity in the Universe. The physical Universe is an expression, a manifestation, of the Infinite. It matters not what words we choose to use to describe this timeless and formless Source of All That Is. With its very nature being infinite, and the physical Universe being an expression of it, the physical Universe must naturally have within itself all of the resources and capacities needed to sustain itself and everything within itself. After all, if the Infinite Mind that is God were capable of demonstrating lack, scarcity, and not-enoughness, God would be finite. God would be limited. Yet God is not finite, and God is not limited.
The answer is that we live in a belief-driven universe. Our thoughts, beliefs, and expectations are constantly creating our experience of reality. And so what has led to the physical manifestation of these lesser conditions has simply been a limited understanding of the way things really are, coupled with a limited understanding of Who and What We Really Are, and how we create our realities.
All of this has led to a large number of structures that are now beginning to collapse, for the exact reason that they have been out of alignment with the way things really are. An economical system that is based upon withholding, hording, and a sense of greed, is so out of synch with Ultimate Reality that sooner or later it will simply have to crumble apart. And so this collapsing of old structures is what we’ve been seeing happening in the world for some time now.
“CONSCIOUS EVOLUTION” – SOMETHING NEW ARISING
In the midst of the old falling apart, there has been something new arising. And that is the birth of conscious evolution. Conscious evolution has been defined as evolution by choice rather than by chance. Furthermore the Foundation for Conscious Evolution website describes it as follows:
“Conscious evolution is the evolution of evolution, from unconscious to conscious choice. While consciousness has been evolving for billions of years, conscious evolution is new. It is part of the trajectory of human evolution, the canvas of choice before us now as we recognize that we have come to possess the powers that we used to attribute to the gods.
We are poised in this critical moment, facing decisions that must be made consciously if we are to avoid destroying the world as we know it, if we are instead to cocreate a future of immeasurable possibilities. Our conscious evolution is an invitation to ourselves, to open to that positive future, to see ourselves as one planet, and to learn to use our powers wisely and ethically for the enhancement of all life on Earth.”
Conscious evolution, we might say, is a result of self-reflective awareness. It means that we know that we have a choice. The choice is to evolve or continue with the old ways. Yet with the old ways being unsustainable, it follows that they couldn’t possibly lead to a future on our planet that we’d deem desirable. And so it becomes clear then that our choice must be to evolve. How do we choose to evolve? We choose to evolve by awakening to our true nature, by discovering Who We Really Are as individualized expressions of the one Life there is. We choose to evolve by beginning to see the Divine in ourselves and in every being that we meet, by perceiving the sacredness of all Life. We choose to evolve by moving beyond the mere realm of ideas, concepts, and mental patterns, and instead enter into the realm of experience. As we enter into the realm of experience we realize that, having been made in the spiritual image and likeness of the Ineffable, we already have everything we need within us – not as some pious religious concept, but much rather as the very truth of our experience resulting from our higher awareness.
SO THE MEANING OF DECEMBER 21, 2012 IS…
Going back to the beginning of this article and the question of what should we make of the December 21, 2012 date. My answer is that December 21, and particularly December 22, are symbolic dates that carry enormous meaning. December 22, 2012 is what has been referred to as Day One. It is the day of Birth 2012. It is humanity’s birthday. It is the birthday of a new humanity, the destiny of which will be unfolding in the weeks, months, and years ahead.
How long will it take until humanity reaches its full potential on a global scale? No one can tell, and really that’s a good thing. Let us not get lost in overly focusing upon the future, but much rather let us all be present here and now. That way we may each ask ourselves every day how we, on an individual basis, may be contributors to that which is seeking to emerge. How can we demonstrate our awareness that we are one with all of our global family? How can we ensure we are moving away from fear-based living into a greater awareness of our true limitless nature?
The quality of your awareness comes down to the kind of questions you ask yourself. Whatever your question, the Universe will answer. So let’s all ask ourselves these enlightened questions on a regular basis. And let’s be receptive to the answers. Because the truth is, powerful transformations always happen on an individual level first. Sooner or later, as more and more individual lives are transformed, a society is transformed.
So join me in celebrating this milestone in the grand unfolding of humanity’s story. Be sure to check out the Birth 2012 website for the free live coverage that’s happening right now and all day tomorrow. And let us contemplate the exciting possibilities that lie ahead for us all.
Much Love and Blessings!
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.
There are sacred dreams within every single one of us. These dreams have been imprinted upon our Souls prior to our arrival here in this world of time and space, and they are directly linked to what it is that we are here to do.
Our dreams point us in the direction of the larger vision for our lives. Every single one of us has arrived here with intentionality – we are all here for a specific purpose.
This purpose cannot be found outside of ourselves. No one can tell us what our purpose is. Instead, we must learn to look within and listen with our inner ear.
As we listen with our inner ear, we will begin to hear that sweet sound of the still, small voice within, as it gently guides us, reminding us of what we set out to do prior to our moment of birth.
So with this awareness, let us dedicate our hearts and minds to the fulfillment of our dreams. Let us decide that we will surrender the entirety of our Being towards fulfilling our Soul’s Calling. And let us all activate our full potential and make a grand difference on this planet.
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.
ACTIVATE YOUR POTENTIAL – YOUR DESTINY AWAITS!
It’s Saturday, and so that means it’s time for a new entry in our ongoing Inspiration & Empowerment Series. And the theme for the month of December will be: Activate Your Potential – Your Destiny Awaits!
As this year is beginning to wind down and we prepare to head into 2013, the timing is ideal for us to begin to focus upon the larger vision for our lives in a more powerful way than ever before. As you are reading these very words, we are deeply immersed in new beginnings. There are new beginnings that are seeking to occur on a global scale, and there are new beginnings that are seeking to occur in your own life right now. Yet on a personal level these new beginnings, as always, await our approval. Seeing as how we are beings of free will, these new beginnings require not only our conscious recognition of them, they also require our willingness. We must become conscious participators in what is seeking to happen in our lives. We must look at our dreams with a willingness to feel and truly grasp that they are nothing less than indicators, pointing towards the grander purpose of our current incarnation. None of us are here by accident. Every single Soul that has ever incarnated in this realm of physicality has done so with intentionality. Each and every one of us has a part to play in the grand unfolding of the beautiful tapestry that is the ongoing story of humanity. Whether or not our purpose seems large or small by external standards is meaningless.
What you do matters. What you do, right in this very moment, matters. And that is because every thought, word, and deed, every intentionality that emanates from your being has a ripple effect that extends far beyond of what you are able to perceive with your physical senses.
So with that awareness, let us decide that we’re going to have a beneficial impact on the world around us. For we will be impacting the world in one way or another. And let us also have the courage to give those sweet dreams that are in the treasure chests of our own Souls our Sacred “Yes!”
Every single one of us is far more powerful than we may give ourselves credit for. We have all been endowed with the creative abilities of our Ineffable Source, the radiant Love Intelligence that governs the universe and which permeates everything in existence. This is the meaning of the scriptural reference that says, “we are made in the image and likeness of God.” Though we may be tempted to look at ourselves in the mirror and say, “Gosh, God’s sure looking good today!”, it is safe to say that this is not the meaning of this particular scriptural reference.
Being made in the image and likeness of God simply means that we have within ourselves the same creative faculties and the same divine qualities that are found in the Mind of the Infinite.
You may recall that we’ve been talking about the Unified Field which connects everything in existence, and out of which everything originates. This Infinite Field has remade itself in its own image and likeness and it has named itself each and every one of us. So when we say that there’s greatness in you, when we say that your nature is one of limitless possibilities, when we say that endless joyous expansion is yours for the taking, we are not just throwing around some pretty slogans. In a very real and literal sense, we are describing nothing less than the truth about magnificent you.
You have within you the same creative faculties and the same divine qualities that are found in the Mind of the Infinite.
Now, the topic of this particular installment is moving From Reactionary to Revolutionary. And the truth is that every time we merely react rather than respond to something that is seemingly outside ourselves, we are actually giving away our power.
There is a big difference between reacting and responding. Reacting, in the manner in which we are examining it here, comes from a place of unconscious programming, whereas responding comes from a place of conscious awareness.
When we simply go about our days, always reacting to the world of phenomena and sense perception, we are no longer claiming our divine right as a unique emanation of Source. Much rather are we allowing the seemingly external to control our state of consciousness, our thoughts and actions, and how we choose to treat other beings we come into contact with.
When this occurs, it may take on the appearance of something like this…
Have you ever seen anyone who resembled the individual in this particular image? If so, chances are they may have been a reactionary. Though this is only one of many forms in which a reactionary might manifest, reactionaries are typically individuals who go around constantly preoccupied by what’s happening around them, always influenced by what other people are saying or what’s occurring on the surface level of their lives. Thus reactionaries will oftentimes feel overwhelmed or stressed, such as this gentlemen in our cartoon here. As one might deduce from this image, reactionaries generally do not have any sense of authority over their lives, and more often than not they will perceive themselves to be victims of circumstances.
But you know what?
That is not you!
How do I know this?
Because you’re still reading!
The fact that you’re still reading is proof that, regardless of what your past experience has been, you are ready to evolve, you are ready to grow, you are ready to step into your potentiality, you are ready to become a revolutionary.
A revolutionary is someone who has claimed their spiritual authority. A revolutionary has stepped into their spiritual dominion. When we say spiritual authority or dominion, we are referring to the power that lies within every single one of us. We are talking about the authority that comes from our Highest Self, from our sacred I Am Presence, from Divinity Within.
It is from this higher awareness that we begin to comprehend the deeper meaning of this Biblical reference: “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and every other creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”
As I stated above, being made in the image and likeness of God means that we have the same creative faculties that are found in Divine Mind. And not just some of these creative faculties, all of them. God poured the entirety of Itself into you!
So we may begin to realize that “dominion over the earth” does not merely mean dominion in the physical sense, but much rather dominion over the illusions of space and time, dominion over the world of effects.
A revolutionary is someone who has trained themselves in the ability of thinking new thoughts, not merely thoughts that revolve around what they are capable of perceiving with their physical senses. A revolutionary is someone who is capable of, quite literally, thinking outside the box, outside of the narrow set of limitations that a reactionary might be caught up in. A revolutionary is someone who has realized that, not only do we have the ability to think independent of circumstances, our thoughts actually create our experience of life. As such, a revolutionary has made it a habit to consciously think thoughts that will serve them, thoughts that are empowering, thoughts that are in alignment with not only their dreams, but with Reality with a capital “R.”
A revolutionary is someone who has realized that, not only do we have the ability to think independent of circumstances, our thoughts actually create our experience of life.
A Course in Miracles states that “Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God.” This powerful statement indicates that if that which is unreal doesn’t exist – which is to say it doesn’t exist in the Mind of God – then that which is Real and Eternal, such as the divine qualities of love, peace, well-being, beauty, harmonizing prosperity, creativity, and other qualities of this nature, are able to undo anything and everything that is coming from a lesser vibration. This is something that a revolutionary is keenly aware of.
The higher always dissolves the lesser. And this is because the lesser is an absence, whereas the higher is a presence.
Darkness is an absence. Light is a presence. There is no source of darkness, darkness is merely the absence of light. In the same way, fear is the absence of love. Yet when you turn on the light, darkness disappears. And the darkness of ignorance disappears in the Light of Awareness.
Love is able to undo fear; peace dissolves confusion; compassion renders mute anger and judgment. On a scientific level, the vibrations of love, peace and compassion are simply vibrating at a higher frequency than the vibrations of fear, confusion and anger.
So it may then become apparent that, in order to begin our personal revolution, we must be willing to consciously focus upon the higher. And we must have a vision. That is because a revolutionary is someone who is able to see things as they never were, a revolutionary is someone who is able to hold onto a dream regardless of what is happening around them. A revolutionary is someone who is able to think a new thought, meaning they will not try to imitate what anyone else has done. A revolutionary has understood that they are here to shine their own unique light, to sing their own unique song, to dance their own unique dance.
Having been endowed with the full creative faculties and divine qualities of the Infinite, a revolutionary realizes that we are all here so that we may fully awaken to these faculties and qualities within, and so that we may then reflect and reveal them according to our unique pattern of perfection. And our unique pattern of perfection is simply our unique set of gifts, skills, talents, capacities, and sensibilities.
There is no one else quite like you. You are one in a kind. God does not produce reboots or remakes; God only makes originals. God only makes works of art. And so the greatest fulfillment of your desires lies in you recognizing and embracing your own uniqueness. And it is in the uniqueness of your magnificent being that your inborn genius is located.
Everything begins as an idea in consciousness. So we must learn to see our vision with our Inner Eye. We must have the courage to dream it before it can happen. We must visualize it. We must feel it. That is how it becomes real to us. We begin to embody it. We begin to take action on it. We begin to talk about it as if it’s already done. We begin to live, move, and breathe the reality of it – before the reality of it has manifested in the physical.
As we do this, we are claiming our spiritual authority. We are claiming our dominion over the world of effects. And before we know it, a powerful shift begins to occur that will result in nothing less than the birthing of a new reality. My friend, this is nothing less than your divine birthright. So as you begin to contemplate your aspirations and intentions for 2013, why not decide that you’re going to go for what is truly meaningful to you? Decide that you’re going to live your dream and allow your vision to manifest. Decide that you’re going to be a revolutionary. You will be glad you did.
It is in deep gratitude and appreciation that I turn within. As I become quiet in the stillness of my own awareness, I allow these new insights to take root within the core of my being. As I become aware, I clearly see the areas of my life where I have been holding back; the areas where I may have been harboring a reactionary perspective. All of these fear-based perceptions are being dissolved right now, and I am thinking a new thought instead. I understand that I have spiritual dominion. I have the ability and the divine right to call forth new realities. Realities of joy, realities of love, realities of beauty, realities of fulfillment, realities of health, realities of harmonizing prosperity. All of that is available to me as I am letting go of the lesser. I am willing to be a revolutionary. I have a grand vision for my life. It is my Soul’s Vision. It is my Soul’s Calling. And it is to this Soul Calling that I surrender. I believe it. I feel it. I see it. And I let it be. And so it is.
There is a creative impulse that is always at work in the Universe.
This creative impulse transforms acorns into oak trees and cocoons into butterflies; it keeps all of the planets spinning in perfect orbit around the sun; and it is beating our hearts right at this very moment.
Everything in nature follows this impulse, which is always seeking to express and reveal more of itself.
Yet as beings of self-reflective awareness we are rather unique. And that is because self-reflective awareness means that we have the ability to choose.
We may choose to be in alignment with this impulse, or we may choose to resist it by vigorously holding on to limiting thoughts of fear, doubt, and worry.
We resist the creative impulse when we wonder whether a dream that we have falls into our surface mind’s narrow perception of what it has labeled “possible.”
The reality, however, is that our dreams and desires are how this creative impulse is seeking to express and reveal itself in our lives. And so what’s required on our part is that we surrender to this impulse.
As we surrender, we must learn to listen with the inner ear, so we may catch the new insights and creative ideas that will invariably come to us. We must be alert, so as to not overlook them or have our surface mind trick us into dismissing them.
Finally, once these ideas and insights come, we must act on them.
That is how we surrender to the Great Unfolding. And that is how we transform our lives into that sweet and joyous adventure that they are meant to be.
A sign that we are maturing on the spiritual path is when we begin to release our acquisitive nature – the part of us that is always seeking to get something – and instead commit to being of service.
Rather than going out into the world, believing that the world somehow holds our happiness, we instead have a very real and powerful sense that our happiness comes from within. It emanates from the core of our very Self.
And it is with this awareness that we are overcome with a palpable lightness of being, where every instant becomes a celebration, and everything we do we do with a glad heart.
Rather than asking, “How can I get what I think I need in order to be happy or survive?”, we instead approach every moment, every situation, every interaction with the question: “How may I be of service? How may I bring value? How may I be a blessing?”
We have realized that we are not here to try and get more stuff. Instead, we know that we already have it all, and it is our joyous task to simply demonstrate this truth in our experience.
We are here to freely share all of our gifts, skills, and talents; to freely shine our light, sing our song, and dance our dance.
And when we do this – which is seeking first the Kingdom of God, the Realm of the ever-expanding Good – we soon find that everything we thought we needed to chase after comes bursting into our experience.
Our lives are filled with riches and blessings beyond our wildest imagination simply because we are the blessing. And Life will always reflect back to us exactly what we are.