I have a daily relationship with Jesus, through prayer, meditation and contemplation. It wasn’t always this way. I was brought up to be scientific, skeptical, suspicious of anything the least bit religious, but through the twists and turns of life I ended up in church one day, heart broken open, shedding years of grief, tears cascading from my eyes. I sought through prayer and meditation conscious contact with God, and miracles began to take place in my life. I know that God works through me now, through my hands, my voice and my heart. I take an active role in my spiritual unfolding; I am not a spectator here. I know that my life will be full of hills and valleys, and I am ok with this, because I know my place with the one who watches over me always, guiding me back home to peace.
Training my mind to be content. Not easy, because my previous programming was to always search for what was wrong. Now I look around, and I see faint glimmers of what it means to truly love life, just as it is. Great Spirit, let me love life, just as it is.
I surrender what is, into the loving fire of transformation, the light of which illuminates the present and manifests the future, in the highest creative expression of unconditional love.
—Alana Fairchild, from the Sacred Rebels oracle deck guidebook, pp 98-99
They say there is a jewel in the lotus, and if it can root down in the mud and grow up toward the light eventually it will break through the surface of the water and blossom open. They say the light pouring forth from the jewel in the center of the lotus is brighter than the brightest sun and all who behold this radiance are blessed. May we awaken to our present conditions that the flower of our awakening may blossom open in radiance and may the jewel at the center of our consciousness shine brightly for all beings to behold.
Who waits patiently for you to finally wake up and realize that you were the one you were searching for all along? Who reminds you to breathe, when, in the midst of daily effort you realize you’ve taken on some old struggle that isn’t yours to endure? Who waits for you through all the years of your life and at the end of it all stands with open arms to welcome you back home? Your Self, Your True Self, The only reality, The consciousness that pervades all…