Today I’d like to talk about the principal of commitment. When we say commitment we are referring to a commitment to stay connected to our heart and Soul purpose and not get lost in the many fears that are generated about living in this world, whether from past experiences from this life or from previous lives. There are so many things that we worry about or try to defend ourselves against, but if we can hold a strong commitment to our Soul’s purpose, we can learn to move through these worries with grace and ease. When we commit ourselves to returning again and again to our heart space and acting from there rather than reacting from our fears or the fears of others, we develop the ability to stay clear and unaffected by the emotional upheavals that move in and around and through us. Commitment is the will and focus for staying on the path to our own unfoldment and enlightenment. To stay committed means maintaining the will and focus to seek the highest for yourself and others. So let’s commit ourselves everyday to stay in our hearts no matter how strongly the winds of fear and doubt blow around us.
What is attunement? When we get quiet inside, when we calm down, and let ourself settle into the simple beingness of our body, without judging, simply listening, feeling, and allowing whatever is happening to simply happen, we come into attunement. It is a natural state, a state of feeling connected to what is happening inside us and to who we really are. As we do this, and inhabit the space of our body as best as we can, we allow the energy and information from within to move and motivate us. In this experience we might ask, ” What are we feeling? What are we sensing? What are we hearing?” When we get in touch with these inner promptings can we simply allow them to exist without pushing or trying to make anything else happen? Can we simply stay focused and stay aware of what is happening in the moment within us and then let that move us? It is so important to let go of all judgments and just allow the energy to move us. When we do this, we feel more natural and alive. When we trust these feelings, our life can be guided in alignment to our spirit and we will feel more in harmony as we move through our day. So attunement means to get quiet and listen to that part of ourself that is most peaceful and connected to our source in order to live our life with more grace and harmony. This is why we attune and how it helps.
As you attune inside begin to explore different areas of your body. As you move your awareness around inside you notice, where can it go? Where can your awareness move freely and where do you feel resistance to it? There are some areas you may find that you don’t want to let your awareness move into. That’s ok. Be gentle. Say yes to letting go and allow your awareness to move into that space if you can. If not let it be. Don’t push it. The energy will follow your awareness and then the body will eventually relax into it. You will feel freer, more calm and it all comes from staying focused in your awareness. In this way as you attune you reclaim more of who you really are and how you really feel. This is the doorway to expansion and allowing yourself to be more of yourself. Look and feel inside and pay attention with lovingkindness no matter what you find. This is how you begin to expand and re-inhabit and reclaim your full self.
Sometimes we get put in our place. When we think we are in charge or in control of what is happening, spirit often let’s us know that we must pause and listen to the guidance and harmony we are being given. In that moment it might not feel good, but we must remember that we are not doing this on our own. Even though in reality we are never alone, we still think we have to make it all happen on our own. When we effort in this way, we stop listening and try to push and make things happen. But the truth is that to stay in harmony with the universe’s unfolding we must let go and cooperate with the process we are being guided to participate in. Really it is so much easier to do it this way. All we have to do is stop fighting to make something happen and start allowing what is trying to come through us. When we stop pushing in this way, it is so much more peaceful, and it is actually so much more powerful. If we can only surrender and allow what wants to happen through us, we will feel so much better about ourselves and what we are doing. Many of us are not used to this. Sometimes it feels frustrating to have to let go, but when we actually do it, it feels really good, and stuff happens! Instead of fighting and struggling to manifest what you want, try surrendering and allow everything to unfold in a more relaxed and peaceful way. You’ll be glad you did! And so will everyone around you.
As we read the news and look at the world, we are horrified. Must we all fight endlessly until we destroy each other? How can we shift out of this endless cycle of violence? How can we move towards loving and caring towards each other?
To stop the endless cycle of violence in the world we must stop the endless cycle of violence within ourselves, because the world is just a reflection of what is happening inside ourselves. If we were to begin to understand this we would see that the more we can make changes within ourselves – the more we are kind to ourselves, and forgive ourselves and our mistakes, and imperfections, the more that is reflected in the world around us.
Yes, this means however we treat ourselves inside, flows out of us to others. So we must drop self judgments, and self condemnations. When we do this we will naturally become more peaceful. We will feel better inside and when we do, those new feelings flow out to others, rather than the feeling of frustration, judgment, and blame. What we feel inside is what we share outside.
So drop your judgments and peace will emerge. Without even asking, peace arises. When you drop all the attacks upon yourself, peace just naturally shows up. It is the way it is. Do the work and peace will show up. And the world will be a more peaceful place because of it.
As we go within, quiet our busy mind and open to our Source, we begin to discover the silent nature of God. This is hard to understand or even accept as we are so used to the busy activities of our lives. We are used to constant stimulation whether in thoughts, words or actions, and as we open to Source, we expect all kinds of phenomena. And even though the manifestations of the All-in-All are multitudinous, the All-in-All has no words, no sounds, and no voice, just a powerful silence.
For in the deep void accessed through our hearts, where all things are created, there is only emptiness – the blank void that is richer than the greatest richness. This is our great Source, the nothingness of our Source, beyond imagination, beyond words, and beyond comprehension, waiting to be seen and heard in a different way, allowing you to experience your own divinity and unity within. This is the birthright of each of us, of all of us. Nothing is as clear or as simple as this experience.
In this experience you will see and experience a knowing beyond all knowing, but it makes no sense because it is beyond all sensing. It is the Is-ness, beyond anything imaginable, beyond yourself. It is outside your normal experiencing range, but once you’ve tasted what cannot be tasted, smelled what cannot be smelled, felt what cannot be felt, you will understand that there is no going back. There is nothing else to live for or from. This is the Source of life.You breath it and it breaths you.
Then you can smile inside. Smile like the Buddha with that crooked little half smile, knowing the infinite wisdom that all is well, all will be well, and that there is nothing to fear- ever. Within this silence you know we are one, we are whole, and we are complete.
So let the journey unfold and enjoy the ride we are on, for it is through the glory of our own life experience that God is made manifest in this world, as we act in tune and in harmony with this silent Source. For when we sit in the silence we find peace, grace, and wholeness, and when we speak, act and live from this silent place within our hearts, our life becomes the most fulfilling thing (or no-thing) that you could possibly imagine.