The spiral of life is upward. Evolution carries us forward. ~Science of Mind
Like many others, I too was struck weeping and patriotic as we stepped into a new political stance, a new national leadership, and a re-kindling of Light, here in the physical.
I am inspired to declare on this day that we step out of what we thought was a never-ending shade (as Amanda Gorman described)
...the day we step past the loss we carry
This is the day we leave behind the sea we have waded to stand tall on the land of the free and to feel safe in our home of Divine bravery where limitations are sent on their way, fears are held at bay, and peace, health, prosperity, and love are no longer delayed
If we needed a reason, an excuse, some motivation to plan, dream, envision or set our intention to the work of moving forward, one has arrived for both this nation, which Amanda Gorman described as
...striving to forge a union with purpose
To compose a country committed to all cultures, colors, characters and conditions of man & womyn
I declare this purpose has arrived for each of us to experience where it is that we want to go forward as an individual, a family, a community, a nation, and a world with all the possibilities found in the infinite possibilities of the Universe.
We are bringing forth from beyond the horizon of our self-induced boxes of limitation and past the edges we had put around ourselves, our communities, and our movement; a transcendent growth, yet the dawn is ours before we knew it. She said...
...before we knew it
And yet always there awaiting us to reveal It
Somehow we do it
Somehow we've weathered and witnessed
a nation that isn't broken, but simply unfinished
As it is in this nation, so too is it in our lives - simply unfinished. We are not done, and we shall never be done. We have aligned ourselves with a teaching that emphasizes unity with God and each other, a faith that calls the world, both individually and collectively, to a higher state of consciousness and action for a life where our spiritual principles/practices like affirmative incantations, affirmative prayer, breath, contemplation, imagination, inspiration, and meditation from 20 secs to 20 mins are always available to awaken to, clothe ourselves in, and continuously experience our highest, most divine ideas choosing to think and feel, believe and reveal, declare and experience our best, most vibrant, prosperous, and succulent life.
The Law is on our side – the spiritual Law- to attract, manifest, demonstrate, compensate, mirror, reciprocate, magnetize, harmonize, and boomerang our intention, our focus, our purpose, and our glory to the right here and now.
In this year of awakening, we are called to intensify our Self-awareness, illuminate our alignment with Spirit in all our motivations, inner dialogue, and hidden beliefs; illuminate it with the Light of Divine Intelligence. We are called to awaken our willingness to observe and take responsibility for our thoughts, feelings, and word choices.
Self-awareness is the foundation for conscious choices, the wise imaginative ones from staying open-hearted to Universal wisdom, the Divine choices brought through our communion with this loving intelligence that Ernest Holmes describes in Can We Talk to God like this:
Consider the Spirit as a warm, pulsating, reciprocal thing. It presses against us, It flows through us. It is our intelligence. It is a great universal urge and surge. It is a warm colorful thing. It is a beautiful thing... Know that there is something more than law; an intelligence to which we may come for inspiration, for guidance, for direction; a power responding to us, a Presence pressing against us, an animation flowing through us, a light within us.
Where do I go when the whirling dervish seems to take over in my head?...HOME
Where do I go when I have lost something, and going cray-cray finding it? ...HOME
Where do I go to keep the motivation of my passions alive when I'm frustrated about manifesting them on time? Or have doubts, worries, and other junk?
I go Home ...to commune with the power and presence of Creation here in the Divine Matrix, where the wisdom of the One Mind occupies the body in head, heart, and gut – toes, elbows, and spleen. Richard Strozzi-Heckler, a somatic leadership coach says:
When we connect with the core energy [of the body] we contact a vast reservoir of wisdom, compassion, and intelligence that we have neglected, over three billion years of embodied knowledge of survival, adapting, social intelligence, coordinating, intuition, and reciprocity lie largely unused in us. If we learn to listen to this life energy, and to act from it, there’s much it can teach us about living spiritual values while our feet are firmly on the ground. This somatic intelligence [the living process where neither mind nor body is separate from the other] affirms the truth of our interdependence, interconnectness, and a power that lies beyond the self.
Though It is a living process, we must choose to get in it and take the ride. While on the ride, we shall turn away from the past, turn away from the conditions that do not serve us. This is not to bypass the conditions, not to ignore our feelings, or stock them away in some attic of the subconscious, pretending they did not happen, but to transcend them
Our teaching can be attractive to those who think they can bypass their emotions using such phrases and mantras as:
“We are 100% responsible for our experiences”
“Everything happens for good or for a reason”
“You are exactly where you are supposed to be”
Though these statements are true, they become heartless platitudes; unhelpful, unsupported, dis-empowering spiritual ideas and practices to sidestep or avoid facing unresolved emotional issues, psychological wounds, and unfinished developmental tasks. As we march forward past the breach of this first month of 2021, let us not deny the complex nature of our lives and of our Universe, let us not deny we played a role in what manifests.
We all have unconscious patterns and beliefs that we let go wild with our thought choices; they may be unconscious or subconscious, but they are not out of reach. We can face them and...
- process the emotions through our systems
- learn from them and re-calibrate our thinking
- awaken our factory-setting perspective from the depths of our core
- reveal and declare the Truth of who we are by drowning the head voice with the heart, responding instead of reacting, and changing those beliefs that are in our way to the ones that lead the way
…if you want to live a more spiritual life, live a more human life. Be more truly madly deeply human. ~Jeff Brown, Grounded Spirituality
I know I have some of that to work to do on myself. Join me and be not afraid! By constantly and consistently expanding our awareness and understanding that too many of us swim in some form of privileged 'you against me' mentality, or victim-hood, systemic racism, sexism, ageism, and other isms perspective, and then communing with the Divine within more often than the brain within, we will be able to step up, lean in, do the mental work in brain, heart, and gut. Here are your marching orders:
This is the...
day ... we step out of the shade,
aflame and unafraid.
The new dawn blooms as we free it
For there is always light,
if only we're brave enough to see it
If only we're brave enough to be it
Be brave enough to be It ... to be the highest you can be and go forward....always forward. You've got the strength of the powers of creation behind you to get through it, get past it, and manifest your best life yet.
Believe It, Work It, Be It, Live It
I'll be joining you....let's go forward... and march!
inspired by St. Teresa of Avila
The Divine has a body on earth...mine:
Hands that are mine and feet that are mine.
Eyes of mine from which It looks out,
And ears of mine with which It hears the cry, listens for its meaning, and begins the healing.
With my feet, Divine’s compassion to the world goes about the movement of doing good;
And with my hand to my heart, It blesses as I answer the call of the Divine urge to be in joyous song.
Today I use these hands to take out the trash of my past
Today I use these feet to walk away from the dump of my junk
Today I use these ears to hear the sounds of forgiveness and peace in my mind
Today I use these eyes to see the best in me, the Highest in me....and in all who surround me.
Today I use this mind and heart to know gratitude and grace flows freely within me
And today I use all of the Divine in my body to be the holistic harbinger of prosperity for all parts of my life
I am the ever-evolving living embodiment of Divine Love and Intelligence and I use It every day and spread It around the world in every way.