Tuesday, January 24

Not TO but THROUGH

What's fascinating to me is watching a powerless story perpetuate itself as an exact replica of someone else's powerless story. It's amazing how quick the mind is to relinquish its own creative ownership in favor of being the victim to one's own life. If it feels like you are the victim to someone else's actions, it is because right now in this moment, that is how you are creating yourself in your own mind.

For as long as you don't question the validity of the very story you are allowing to take shape inside of you and putting out into the world, let alone picking up and adapting from someone else, for as long as you don't ask yourself "is that how I want to create myself" in what you continually make up as a situation that happened to you rather than through you, you will not find and connect to the threading of grace that is hidden in whatever unfolded.You will not have grown in that dimension of being. You will not have seen the power you had and how that power manifested itself in that situation. All of that will be invisible to you because of where you hold yourself in your own mind.

You are a creative participant in every moment of your life. You are an active player on the screen of your waking experience. You cannot recognize this creative power within you while making up that the ending or the outcome was all "their" doing, "their" actions, and "their" unevolved ways in the world. What role did you play? What came through you into this co-creative situation?

Your life has never been about them. Your life has never been about the him or the her that is right now the central star of your own mental studio. It's always been about you. It's always been about your contribution, your part, your role, and ultimately your growth and evolution. How is this situation a divine invitation? An invitation of love, grace, growth, and light? That is what you want to look at. Because every situation is there to bring more light into the dark corners of your own being. Not his, hers, theirs. Your own.

Nothing has ever happened to you. Remember this. Everything is happening through you. Everything is flowing through you and into the world. You are a creative opening that life has put in place, and so things are not coming to you from the world, things are coming into the world through you. With each and every breath. Asking "why did I create this through my being" will get you further than "how did this happen to me" or "how did he do this to me" or whatever other version of dis-empowerment you are expressing.

It is when you own your every moment, when you take ownership of and responsibility for your every experience, that you will truly tap into the immense creative power within your core. Love yourself enough to own every detail, for in that ownership you allow yourself to truly access the immense power inside yourself.

Thursday, January 5

Mastery

'The master doesn't think about manifesting things, the master is beyond all of that. The master lives in this moment alone and through her ultimate trust knows that whatever she needs is provided. She has learned how to trust life and her powerful intuition. She walks calmly and all surrounding her feel her powerful presence. Anything she needs comes to her.'

Tuesday, January 3

breaking through

one of the things i keep noticing is how growth is inevitable if you're engaged in any kind of self observation. we're constantly breaking on to new ground when we engage in consciously exploring the spheres of our own being. growth requires that you look at who you are being and how you are being, that you observe and study it. this looking inward, this ongoing observation of the self that you take yourself to be, seems to be the fuel and nourishment you need to break through the layers of the old and move into a newer version of yourself. self observation through the light of awareness is the sun, the water, and the soil.

it's incredible. to literally bare witness to the inner changes and transformations. to watch as your mind changes, as you become aware of some sub-vocal dialogue that had been running in your being for who knows how long, to see as some way of looking at the world disintegrates before your eyes. it's as if you get to peak into what it's like when your cells die and replenish themselves. you get to watch your old self dissolve and bring into being something you haven't been before.

becoming more aware is allowing yourself to experience a constant state of rebirth, where you cease being in the illusion  that you are the same you that you were just a moment ago. and it's that awareness that gives you the freedom to accelerate your own transformation to heights inconceivable to your ever changing mind.

it's not only that change is the only constant in the world of form, it's that this change is rapid and absolute. and that is something anyone who practices looking inward can leverage.

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