Today is the day I choose to spend more time in self-love than in self-deprecation, more time in self-acceptance than in self-criticism, more time in joy than in depression, more time in gratitude than in complaining, more time in celebration than in grief. Happiness is a choice I must make. I choose happiness today.
When you woke up this morning, did you remember who you really are? Have you remembered yet today? If not, let me remind you, but first, S L O W L Y EXHALE ALL THE WAY, and then, S L O W L Y INHALE ALL THE WAY. There now, that’s better, isn’t it? ✨❤️✨ You are pure consciousness in a physical body standing on a tiny blue dot in the middle of infinite space. You are a single cell on that blue dot, a subatomic particle of the atom in which you live, and yet your consciousness is bigger than the universe. Can you open in awareness of this vastness? Can you feel out to the farthest reaches of space, can you sense into the urge to expand forever? Can you take on the awareness of a star, burning in your desire to express your light? Can you spin the way a planet spins, can you feel its mass, and can you sense the momentum it has attained in its embrace of the cosmic dance? And YOU, how about your embrace? You are the center of the universe, did you know that? You are, in this very second, entirely surrounded, held, seen, known, loved and cherished by the force that created you (and you can call it what you want!) You are sovereign in your center, holding the consciousness of the cosmos. Now that you’ve remembered that the entire universe is yours to command, what now will you do?
Here is how we move until we awaken to our true nature: aimless, blind, lost wondering in an infinitely vast desert, no clue where home is. Here is how we move when we have awakened to our true nature: light, spacious, connected dancing in an infintely vast home, contained and opened simultaneously by the source of Love itself.
There is no losing or winning, just staying asleep or waking up. Every time I breathe consciously, I wake up a little bit more. I have more available to me in this moment, more to feel, and see, and touch, more to embody, embrace and become. I let the breath move through me. When I feel a difficult feeling, I ventilate it, and let it pass through too. Sometimes I don’t react to the feeling, I just breathe it. And I remember it’s not about losing or winning, but staying asleep or waking up. I choose to awaken.
And what if, suddenly, I let go of who I thought I was, and made space to see and feel and know myself as I am right now? If I let go of the anger, the sadness, the blame, the shame, the grief, and the regret, what would be left of me? If I could stop using my intellect to operate on reality, if I could stop using my past to define my present, who would I be? Today, may I be aware of awareness. May I walk in this world as one who can see with new eyes, hear with new ears, and love with a new heart, free of the prison of past conditioning. May I step out of the cage of my old ideas, ready to meet this moment in its purest, most radiant innocence.
Dear One, Today is the day you awaken from the dream of powerlessness, the dream of lack and limitation, the dream of unworthiness, the dream of fear, self-doubt, the dream of weakness. Today is the day you wake up from the dream that has kept you in prison. Today is the day you stand in the light and know how free you are to live, to love, to enjoy this one precious life.