Integration is the fusion of opposites. What we once perceived as the duality of life – dark and light, good and bad, feminine or masculine – now becomes a dance of Oneness. Night does not oppose day, rather they form a united whole that blends endlessly with one another. We are the union of unique facets we cultivate throughout the journey. The seeds for all expressions of life live within us and we are the embodiment of awareness.
This blend allows for a new life, perception and a mystical union with the Divine. Experiencing is living with a sense of wonder and gratitude, discovering the connectedness with all that surrounds us while we reach out in reverence to greet each moment.
Give life the opportunity to surprise you. The voice of the Divine is everywhere calling you home to the peace of your heart. Release yourself from all expectation and recognize that you have your own dreams to fulfill and discoveries to make. When we release that which no longer serves our growth, all that remains is truth.
“Nonresistance, nonjudgment, and nonattachment are the three aspects of true freedom and enlightened living.”
In a world filled with opposing and increasingly divisive viewpoints, it can be challenging for those seeking enlightenment to stay neutral, compassionate and loving. Yet that is the ultimate goal of being an awakened soul. Practice seeing everyone you encounter as a sacred expression of the divine. Choose to see through the mechanisms of the ego to the soul within.
The human condition – often loudly expressed by Young Souls who are here to learn about power, control, and greed – is to demand adherence to a particular set of beliefs or perceptions that limit all possibility of an authentic interaction. They label others based upon race, sexuality, political affiliation, religion (or lack thereof), looks, weight, titles or wealth, etc. All of these illusionary attributes are merely a temporary expression being used by the soul for experience and awakening. They are not the deepest truth waiting to be discovered; rather, they are distractions through which we must wade throughout the course of our practice.
Our purpose is to awaken from the world of thought. Mastery is the ability to set aside judgment and open one’s heart in love and Presence. Quiet your mind. Seek to interact without expressing opinions and, instead, choose to walk through each moment as a source of peace and grace. Your ability to lead by example is more transformative than you can imagine.
At any moment you can transform your experience.
“Nam Myoho Renge Kyo contains everything within it – wisdom, courage, strength and compassion.”
I wanted to share this Buddhist Chant for those of you who are interested. It’s a wonderful way to bring yourself into a space of peacefulness and connection with the essence of life. Chanting can help quiet an overactive mind. Our voices send energy out into the world and add loving intention to our collective consciousness.
There are many roads to enlightenment. Explore. Breathe. Experience. Your path will make itself known and likely be a unique blend of the beauty and insight that awakens your heart.
Encircle the world with your love. Be led by compassion and walk gently upon the earth.
Change is constantly in motion. Flow with the current.
We are engaged in a journey of awakening. Every moment leads us ever onward and though there may be times of struggle or doubt, the most important thing to do in any situation is to take one conscious step forward. Miracles await discovery.
Certain souls are placed in our path for the sole purpose of pivoting our direction. This is called a pivotal facilitator karma and it can be quite intense. Their presence prompts drastic change and once the change is set in motion, the pivotal facilitator drops out of contact, their job complete. Once the dust settles, life is forever altered and a new destiny begins to unfold.
If you have experienced an intense karma like this, pause and briefly give thanks for that person’s role in your development. There are no accidents or mistakes. The (typically) brief encounter was purposeful and necessary for your growth. You are right where you need to be.
The light of awareness transforms all that it shines upon.
The energy of the vast, infinite universe lives within you.
“You have to create your own path to your own temple. No help is possible, and it is the grandeur of humanity, a tremendous dignity, that you can follow only your own path.” ~Osho~
Christ suggested that we be in the world, but not of it. The awakening soul must learn to stand alone and to seek inner wisdom rather than become lost in the collective opinions of those around us. This can be a daunting task at first. Old souls do not fit in with society; however, as consciousness arises, we can interact with others in a way that is empowered and compassionate.
When you recognize the perfection of your journey and learn to live authentically, you’ll discover that ease and peacefulness infuse your experiences. Enthusiasm allows you to access the creative power of the universe. It becomes a wave of energy that has it’s own momentum. As it ebbs, we must surrender, observe, release attachment and be at ease until the present moment inspires motion once again.
Within you, there are infinite treasures that await discovery.
“You don’t have to try so hard… you don’t have to change a thing.” ~Colbie Caillat~
Every soul is precious and unique. When you recognize and respond to positive characteristics in others, realize that you have those same qualities within you. Everything you experience is a reflection of your state of consciousness.
Should you experience moments of self-doubt. Purposefully consider those you admire and write down the qualities that inspire you. Read books that awaken your heart. Your soul will respond to its similar energies and these gentle reminders can reignite self-awareness.
Nothing is missing. Nothing is broken. It’s time to see through the clouds of mind-made illusion and embrace your current expression of the Divine. Treat yourself with love and let your life be a celebration of your unique journey.
Your presence is transformative.
“It is always worth considering, ‘Am I blissful the way I am living?’ If one is not then one must take risks. New paths, new lifestyles, a new search will have to be undertaken. This much is certain: you have nothing to lose.” ~Osho~
Love, joy and enthusiasm are contagious. They allow you to operate from a higher level and bring a vibrant energy to your life situation. Many people in the world are unaware of the power of passion. They plod through their workdays waiting for the weekend – always seeking satisfaction through some future moment.
You can be an inspiration simply by being your authentic self. No matter what you choose to do, let awareness flow through you into all that you touch. If you observe that the mind has taken over, stop, close your eyes and do some conscious breathing to pull yourself present. Then open your eyes and begin again. You’ll discover this brings greater clarity than overthinking.
The joy of being is not something you achieve. It moves through you and comes from the infinite potential of your true nature. It is accessible through being One With Life.