Inner Awareness

“All that is necessary to awaken to yourself as the radiant emptiness of spirit is to stop seeking something more or better or different, and to turn your attention inward to the awake silence that you are.”
~Adyashanti~

Your inner voice speaks through the wordless language of the heart. Stillness allows us to access the clarity which comes from transcending the dualities and paradoxes of life. You can recognize authentic wisdom by how it makes you feel. Truth brings peace, even when the information is not exactly what you wished to hear.

Expanding consciousness is beyond mind and body. It is the eternal light of love expressing itself through you – here and now. You are the living flame of awareness.

When you create a space of balance, purpose and empowerment, your actions (or mindful inaction) will have greater impact. Awareness allows a transformation to occur. Make a peaceful mind the primary source of your experience. Nothing is more important than your state of consciousness in the present moment. Seek a consistent and mindful connection with the Divine prior to stepping into the world. In whatever way speaks to your soul, find the flow of grace and immerse yourself within it.

 

Creating Change

“All great changes are preceded by chaos.” 
~Deepak Chopra~
Believe in something beautiful… No matter what you wish to create in your experience, it begins with a shift in your awareness. See what is possible rather than placing your focus on what is not working. Honor the process of transformation itself and embrace the small movements of energy that are a natural result of changing your thoughts.
When change becomes a celebration, it awakens infinite possibility. There are no limits to what you can create. We must be open to new ideas and perceptions in order to accept new energy. Those who remain stuck in beliefs such as “that’s the way I’ve always been” or “things will never change” live in self-made prisons.
Choose to bring conscious awareness to your activities today. Allow the new to enter you by changing your perception. When you think differently, when you see differently, something new emerges in your experience and you will be transformed.

Letting Go

“Let go of the battle. Breathe quietly and let it be. Let your body relax and your heart soften. Open to whatever you experience without fighting.” 
~Jack Kornfield~

There is a subtle beauty to be discovered in the art of releasing those things which no longer serve you. Whether old ideas, tangible items, beliefs, patterns, friendships or an outdated self-image, letting go creates a space in which something new can be experienced – even if that something new is simply spaciousness itself.

In surrender, we discover empowerment and faith. When you can trust the processes of life enough to step out of the egoic role of perceived director, you may discover the ease and grace which with you can flow with life. The stronger the person, the easier it is to surrender. Trust yourself, be confident and let go of all that limitation and doubt. Only then will you taste the thrill of discovery and dance with delight in the face of the unknown.

You belong to all of existence and the Divine wishes simply to experience life through you – through your perception, your enjoyment, from the dawn of your awakening to the discovery of your destiny. Be capable of receiving love in whatever forms it may appear knowing that untold gifts await.

Empowerment

“Come out of the masses. Stand alone like a Lion and live your life according to your own Light.” 
~Osho~

Ego generated accomplishment calls upon us to focus our strength and abilities, create a plan and work hard to achieve our goals. As we grow in soul awareness, we discover that true power needs no force in order to manifest transformation. Conversely, we find that purposely stepping into the flow of universal energy creates ease and grace in our experience.

Some get lost in passivity and never recognize their role as a conscious creator. Seek to find a balance in your life that creates passion, conscious action and acceptance and allow it to be expressed throughout every aspect of your experience.

Your unique skills, talents, passions and inspiration are meant to be explored. When you reach a point of not knowing how to define yourself, when no title seems to apply, you’re on the right track. Release the habitual need to limit your experience by adhering to a particular role. You are eternal. You are love. Let your life be filled with infinite possibility. Invite miracles, coincidences and magic into your experience for this is your sacred journey of awakening.

Love is the Bridge

“Instead of asking “What do I want from life? ” A more powerful question is, “What does life want from me?” 
~Eckhart Tolle~

Your experience of the world is a reflection of your state of consciousness and the relationship you have with yourself; therefore, seek first to create inner harmony. The resulting peace and balance will allow you to bring the best version of yourself to your life situations.

Every experience provides an opportunity to demonstrate love. You may be called upon to be a compassionate listener, to try something new, to let go and allow, or hold space in a challenging situation. When you authentically live with an open heart, you will always take right action.

See if you can move into the vibration of love at least once within each circumstance you encounter today. This can be as varied as the general love you have for the earth and all her creatures to the passion you have for something or someone in your life. Allow a higher love to guide your thoughts, words and actions and observe what unfolds in your experience.

 

 

 

Awakening

“Looking with a mind that’s awake reveals the shimmering pulse of life. Looking with a mind full of thoughts reveals only your thoughts.”
~Ezra Bayda~
As the soul awakens, perception shifts. We must be willing to consistently allow new ideas and perspectives into our experience. When one becomes too attached to an idea or belief, that narrowness of mindset blocks all other possibilities. Exploration and willingness are the gateways to higher levels of consciousness. Even those who have dedicated years to study, who have found grace within a turbulent world, learned to gaze upon life with love, spent time with masters or walked monasteries in silence have barely begun to scratch the surface of the realms of infinite possibility.
Open your heart and mind anew each day. When you engage with life as a platform of discovery, you create space in which a transformation can occur. Live simply. There’s no one special you need to be. In fact, when you see yourself clearly, you’ll discover that you are an evolving, multifaceted work of art, exquisitely beautiful just as you are. All of life’s wonder and mystery is simply a reflection of you.

Be in Love

“May I live this day
Compassionate of heart,
Clear in word,
Gracious in awareness,
Courageous in thought,
Generous in love.”
~John O’Donohue~

You have the ability to transform the world with your loving intention. Those who grace your life are here to experience the unique vision and energy that you have to offer. Each time you embrace the Now and seek the sacred in each situation, you plant seeds of awakening.

The journey is not about creating a static, uniform approach to each moment… there is no right way to live and yet people often try to do what they perceive they should instead of exploring their unique destiny.

This moment is filled with wonder. Meditate and find your bliss – love and life will unfold naturally. Being alone will be beautiful. Spending time with others will also be beautiful. Your interactions will simply come from a place of love. Healthy relationships have a great deal of space within them. It’s up to us to fill that space with gratitude, openness, kindness and support as we engage with one another without expectation or demands.

Life is a mystery to be lived. Spontaneity, being willing to step into the unknown and accept a little bit of healthy chaos into our experience allows us the freedom to fly. Open your heart to the moment and be the loving witness of all that you see.

The Spiritual Path

“Your life, all of your life, is your path to awakening. By resisting or not dealing with its challenges, you stay asleep to reality. Pay attention to what life is trying to reveal to you. Say yes to its fierce, ruthless, and loving grace.”
~Adyashanti~
Lessons will present themselves over and over until we no longer need them. The sheer repetitiveness of this process provides the opportunity to utilize the tools we have cultivated while recognizing our ability to overcome the challenges that arise. Eventually, the repetitive pattern dissolves and leaves our life experience. This is the indicator of a breakthrough.
The awakening spirit will often be in the midst of intense circumstances and suddenly realize they are facing the challenge more consciously than ever before. This surge of awareness brings with it a sense of gratitude, humor and empowerment.
Awakening is the process of releasing the things that block us from seeing clearly. Know that you are right where you need to be. Be patient with the pace of change you are experiencing because it’s likely far more profound than you realize.

The Miracle of Gratitude

“If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.”
~Meister Eckhart~

As we learn to transcend the mechanics of the ego and rise above thought, we are able to recognize the sacredness in life and within ourselves. All that you see is a reflection of your current state of consciousness; therefore, choose to periodically remove yourself from outside distraction and just be. Experience the beauty of life without mental chatter. Immerse yourself in the magic of the present moment and feel the love that rains down upon you from all dimensions.

When we consciously spend time communing with nature in this manner, our energy is replenished. The stresses of the day become less important as simple gratitude transforms the mundane into the sacred. The small, ordinary things of life become vehicles of spiritual awakening. The laugh of a child, the love of a dog, clouds creating pictures in the sky, a flower opening to receive the warmth of the sun… everything is the voice of the Divine. Recognizing this, you are enlightened.

Dreaming a New World Into Being

“It is only in our thoughts that ideas, beliefs and problems become solid, dark and unyielding. Reality itself is moveable, light, ever-changing. In our minds we seem trapped, in reality we are utterly free.”
~Ezra Bayda~

Your sacred dream should be one that brings new movement into your life experience. Try this exercise from The Heart of the Shaman by Alberto Villoldo: Write a fairy tale that begins with “Once upon a time…” and include in it a prince or princess, a warrior (or warrioress), and a dragon.

Be playful and see where your imagination takes you. There will be messages within it from your subconscious. Observe what gifts and traps you discover. You may gain wonderful insight about where you are on your journey and what you can create next, as well as clarity about possible pitfalls that need to be cleared as you move forward.

In each and every moment we are dreaming a new world into being. When we aren’t guiding the dream consciously, we struggle within the collective energy of fear and limitation. You can shift your experiences with grace and courage and bring forth a new reality of joy from the matrix of creation.

It is said that life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond to it. As you become more conscious, your choices will be more conducive to a peaceful state of mind. You can choose to bring a new energy into your life’s story. Let your awareness awaken and inspire you. It will open a world of abundance, wisdom and empowerment.