What would happen if I suddenly recognized that I am exactly where I am supposed to be doing exactly what I am supposed to be doing? What if I stopped struggling, took a deep breath, and relaxed? I might remember who I really am: Pure consciousness aware of itself. Upon this remembering, bliss floods my being; I am home. I have spent so long in the dark, struggling, afraid. It is time to remember. Time to come home.
I can’t know what’s next; I can only know what’s now. I’m not sure how much of me is really here to look deeply into what is. I wonder how much of me is truly available to receive this present. I keep practicing. One day, I might awaken to what I already knew long ago before the world taught me about past and future.
And suddenly, it was gone. The need to be right. The need to be sad. The need to be angry. All of it, suddenly, gone. And what remained? Space. Space for this moment, to welcome all the things I’ve been telling myself I really want. I breathed, and in came the joy. I breathed, and in came the power. I breathed deeper, and touched into the love that was already there. And I was free. I was free. I was free.
Always at choice. We can choose to see what bothers us, focusing on feelings of pain, fear, anger, loss… We can choose to see what we love, focusing on beauty, peace, joy, abundance. We can be conscious or unconscious as we make these choices, but always, always, we are at choice. I’m working on the discipline required to choose mindfully. I’m working on choosing how I want to feel, and cultivating thoughts, words and behaviors that will bring me to experience these better feelings. God, help me to remember I’m always at choice, and help me to choose what will uplift and inspire. Thank you.
May I drop the tendency to believe that there is something wrong with this moment, and may I embrace reality as it is right now. Without judgment, criticism, or blame, may I see what needs to be done and do it, without attachment to results. May I wake up to the love that I am, and you are, and this world is. May my awakening awaken others. May I see the value in my life and live it fearlessly, in awareness of my true self, for the benefit of all beings.
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?