January 13, 2015
In today’s reading, I am reminded that there is always an active creative Spirit in my every moment’s affairs. Every situation I find myself in, every conversation I have, every feeling that comes over me - comes in the name of awakening to the Oneness that I am a part of. Each creative act that enters my experience serves the purpose of my opening to the Divine Love that resides within the core of me.
I recognize this Divine Love, this Presence within my core after certain experiences, the wonderful ones, but especially the tough ones, if I keep in mind the overall purpose of this existence is to open up to this Love. I watch myself, in challenging moments, spiral into self-deprecation or self-doubt of my goodness, but then there is a flash of insight, a flash of Divine Love and I am reminded – I AM GOOD. I AM LOVE. I AM ENOUGH. Just as I am. Then, it is in those flash-moments that I realize that this situation was brought to me to remind me again that it is I who must love myself first. I am the one who needs to love myself hard, so that I may be able to open up to the love from others. I am my harshest judge and critic and so long as I judge myself, I project and perceive judgment coming from others. So long as I open myself up to my Divine Loving nature, I project and perceive others to see this Love within me.
The Divine Love and Presence within me is the same that is within others. All of us. When I am able to recognize it and acknowledge it within myself, especially during the challenging times, I am more easily able to recognize it in others, especially during their challenging times. I am able to see them simply as other individuals learning to love themselves also, learning how to acknowledge the innate goodness and Divine Love within themselves.
As humanity begins to understand this, our capacity for compassion will grow exponentially. And who knows what beauty that will bring to humankind?
In gratitude for all there is and ever will be, I let it be so, and so it is!