Creating peace in the Now

The light of the Infinite shines through you. It cannot be lost, though sometimes we can feel that it is lost to us. All too often we become entangled in thought, creating a jumble of conflicting ideas and worries while we try to meet the impossible demands that we place on ourselves. Throughout it all, the light shines on, patiently waiting to come to the surface when we find a healing outlet that releases all this excess, useless energy. When tensions build within you, it’s important to move the physical body in order to shake up your energy and allow it to move more freely. If we wait too long, the universe will manufacture an event that will serve the same purpose; however, there is no need to wait for such intensity to cleanse the air. As soon as you notice stress and tension building, do something about it.

Meditation is a powerful tool that can keep you sane in an intense world. We need to reconnect often to the source of the Divine which resides within us. Go beyond all you see and know in this life and realize the infinite majesty of your being. The challenges of our lives direct us inward to the source of peace and connection and there are always new levels to explore.

Today my intention is to immerse myself in the light, love and laughter of the Universe.

Releasing control

When we attempt to control the world around us, the energy we emit creates a rigidity of the soul that’s difficult to penetrate. These structures of thought may present themselves in our lives as a feeling of tenseness, grinding of teeth, forgetting to breathe… It’s time to allow spontaneity and vulnerability to enter our lives. If mistakes happen, that’s ok. When life seems like a wild ride, it’s ok. There’s much to be discovered by entering uncharted territory.

Allow your encounters to be authentic. Listen more. Take time to breathe and feel the energies that swirl around you. This is the moment of transformation. No matter what space you’re in right now, know that it will evolve into something different if you are willing to accept new energy into your experience.

Today my intention is to remember that I have greater access to my power when I live in a space of acceptance and surrender. This moment is filled with infinite possibility.

Emotional wounds

Many people wear a sort of psychic armor as protection in order to avoid being hurt. They carry a load of anger and lash out at others in an attempt to keep them from getting too close; however, this behavior actually blocks all healing energy from soothing the emotional wounds that they carry. It’s time to stop fighting. There is an infinite amount of love available – enough to transform and uplift each and every being on the planet, if only they would let it in.

See those who seethe with anger through the eyes of compassion. They have yet to discover the joys of forgiveness and worthiness and continue to struggle with the idea that it’s acceptable to be fulfilled and happy.

Moment to moment the spiritual seeker leaves the past behind seeking to carry nothing forward but faith and purity and trust. Once the energetic cords to the past have been transformed and released, they live in harmony with the Now, knowing that the Universe supports unconditionally and adventures await.

Today my intention is to follow my bliss knowing that all things work toward my highest good.

Love

Love exists beyond the conditioning and expectations that we cultivated in our youth. As we mature, we begin to experience the unique individuality of the other person. Intimacy opens the possibility of celebration and renewal as we delve deeper into the mystery of connection and compassion.

Those we love act as our mirrors, often showing us the unhealed aspects of our personality. From there, we can utilize the gifts of relationship as the supporting process of our journey toward wholeness. Authentic love is based upon giving and compassion rather than need or expectation. See those whom you love as facilitators of your growth and allow yourself to move higher into the realm of oneness.

Buddha defined compassion as “love plus meditation.” In our mindfulness, we discover the limitless potential which awaits within our interactions with one another. Let your love be a sharing and give simply for the love of giving. Then, add gratitude and awareness into the mix and see where it leads you.

Today my intention is to joyfully accept everyone in my life exactly as they are without any desire, expectation or neediness.

Moments of transformation

Many people fear change, and yet we crave freedom from the patterns that have kept us from experiencing joy. This push/pull of energy is the ancient and infinite dance between the known and the unknown, balancing contrasts, and learning how to create comfort within the multiple realms of vulnerability. As we release the layers of old energy one by one, the resulting transformation sparks an awaking of our ability to be a conscious co-creator on the journey. We learn to trust ourselves, to recognize the mechanisms of the mind and rise above the ego to a space of peace and awareness.

Be aware that the beliefs most resistant to change are what need to be observed the most. When we’ve lived with a particular idea for a long time, it becomes an underlying part of our false personality (sometimes called maya) and directs our course. The willingness to consistently learn from life allows these static ideas to transform or drop away. There, you will find the stillness at the core of your true being.

When you walk in gratitude today, pay attention to the lessons of nature. She is in a constant state of change, moving through the seasons – all necessary aspects of the cycle – symbiotically intertwined with all life. Every moment becomes a moment of transformation.

Today my intention is to rise above all limitations knowing that I am divinely guided and inspired.

Seeking wholeness

In order to experience wholeness within our relationships, we must first find it within ourselves. All life is a reflection of our internal dialogue, and our experiences are processed through the filters of our understanding. So, if you should find yourself feeling that no one understands you, seek to understand yourself. When you feel unloved or disrespected, remember that life is your mirror and seek wholeness within yourself.

The converse is also true… on those days when you notice that everyone is pleasant and helpful, you can be assured that those qualities are being cultivated within. Pay attention to the things you experience, what you complain about,what makes you happy and observe. Awareness creates the space in which a transformation can occur and we can be the change we wish to see.

Today my intention is to remember that love resides at the core of everything. Whether I’m discovering new facets of my abilities, walking in gratitude, interacting with the people in my life or enjoying the smile of a dog, I will seek wholeness in this moment.

The journey of awakening

The journey of awakening is a sacred place. Each step we take is important during this time of movement and change. When you can approach your life with a sense of openness and adventure, this attitude of acceptance invites new friends, insight and experiences into your world.

Allow your choices to be led by joy. Seek fulfillment in the present moment rather than waiting to achieve a specific outcome. While our goals and desires open the door to new experiences, it’s equally important to be at ease with the unexpected. Detours and obstacles simply mean that the work is still in progress and much can be discovered in these unforeseen avenues of exploration.

The energy of the Divine resides within you. In moments of silence, we can tap into this limitless source of energy, inspiration and stillness. No matter what changes flow throughout your experience, this connection remains the same and you can consciously access it throughout the journey, bringing a sense of aliveness and peace to every situation.

Today my intention is to be at peace with this moment. I move forward with confidence and ease knowing that all is well in my future.

Engaging life’s magic

When hardships arise we have choices: complain, be resentful, blame others or face the challenge and grow from it. Passion for life leads us out of darkness and into the light of consciousness. Courage is not the absence of fear, it is the ability to move forward in spite of it… joyfully discovering our own strength in the process.

Nothing is guaranteed and at times we may feel like the “knowns” of our past are safer; however, as we drop perceived security and take risks in our own experience, we begin our dance with the unknown and the limitless possibilities which await. On this amazing journey, planning and over-analyzing won’t create a new reality. We must take steps toward our goals each and every day. Show up, expand, do whatever it takes to put yourself in the realm of receptivity. Life’s magic will meet you there.

Today my intention is to remember that my thoughts, beliefs, words and actions create my reality. I am willing to receive a miracle.

 

Finding your voice

Creativity is the art of expression. No matter what form it takes – music, cooking, writing, decorating, beading, sculpture, the combination of color and texture in your wardrobe, painting, chanting or anything else you can imagine – creativity is a union with the Divine. We become channels of light and it flows through us into all that we do. Tangible items then carry a spark of the infinite as expressed through you.

Whatever you choose to do, do it joyfully. Fill your creations and actions with love and conscious intention. When you over-think creative action, the mind begins to sabotage or attempts to be clever blocking that powerful and mysterious flow of unity. You can break free from patterns that limit through your creative expression. It is simply a matter of finding your voice and living in the flow of your truth.

Today my intention is to appreciate all forms of beauty, seeing creative expression as another manifestation of the Divine.

Know thyself

There are many different ways to explore the secrets and majesty of the Universe. In ancient times, the quote “Know Thyself” referred to the idea that we are a microcosm of the whole and as we learn from observing ourselves, we begin to better understand the macrocosm of which we are a part. This may be why people are drawn to the various arts of astrology, numerology, the Michael Teachings, psychology and more – we begin to see the patterns that seem to dominate our lives and learn to accept them as part of the tapestry of the role we chose to play in this lifetime. Instead of viewing these ideas as final or all-there-is, we can simply use them as tools which allow us to gain a greater understanding as we move forward.

Rather than fighting particular aspects of your personality or appearance, cultivate acceptance and reside in the positive poles of each. Even so-called negative traits can be expressed in a healthy way when one is conscious – stubbornness becomes tenacity of spirit, impatience can be transformed into healthy, mindful action, arrogance can shift into pride of one’s accomplishments combined with humility. It’s the unique differences between us that create so much beauty. You bring a glorious and valuable energy to the collective experience of the planet and sharing your light may inspire others to do the same.

Today my intention is to dance in the light of awareness. I am one with the love, life and laughter of the Universe.