Dear Blessed One,
Did you know that your life is a prayer, that you are constantly praying to the Creator with your words and thoughts?
You don’t need to be on bended knee, hands clasped, and eyes closed or looking upward. You are so loved, so free to create, and so powerful that the Universe responds to you whether you are in formal prayer or not.
We are the creators of our reality. Yes, I know, that can be a hard pill to swallow for some people.
I had no idea when I was going through the great challenges of my past that I was calling these very things in to develop myself, and nothing else could have advanced me more profoundly. The great level of unconsciousness I was living at tossed me about like a small craft in high seas. Finally I capsized, and just before drowning, miraculously found some footing.
I then began to make changes in my life by exploring what I thought I wanted. It began with a wish-list like a kid to Santa Claus, mostly with the word “more” in front of the item(s), which was actually focusing my energy on lack rather than the abundance I was requesting. Slowly that evolved to, “I want to be happy,” and, “I want to wake up.”
What I didn’t yet know was that happiness is never caused by anything. It took some time to discover that true happiness is causeless.
If something on the outside (relationship, job, etc.) “makes you happy”, that’s the fulfillment of desire, not happiness. If happiness relies on an outside source, if it can be taken away, or if it can trigger fear of loss, that is not true happiness.
Happiness is not dependent upon something on the outside. It is a dropping of everything, of all the ideas of what we’ve been programmed to believe that will make us happy. Dropping illusions, ideas, and grasping will create an opening to discover the happiness that is our true nature. Happiness is a still point within you that desires No Thing.
What is your prayer? Do you know what you want? If you don’t know what you want, how do you know that you don’t already have it?
What are you reading, watching on TV, talking about, thinking about, worrying about, focusing on? Where attention goes, energy flows, and where energy flows, life grows. Bringing awareness and heart (gratitude) to the things you would enjoy experiencing has an energy to it that spins the universe into action.
Take full responsibility for all of it. Projecting and blaming others perpetuates the illusory dance of separation. Responsibility equals freedom. Come to the other side of the facade of all your beliefs, and reactions.
Just stop. All conditioning, and practices aside, what is the untaught way to recognize yourSelf?
The Holiest of the Holies is right where you are. You are the One you are looking for.
Much Love and Blessings to You,
“Know from whence you came. If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go.”
~James Arthur Baldwin