Did you ever have a day when it was so easy to see that everything is perfect in your world? Maybe it was day when you woke up, heard the birds singing, and spent a little extra time listening to and appreciating their happy morning songs. Maybe it was day a when you felt good in your body, and good about what was going on in the lives of your loved ones. Maybe it was a day in which you were so filled with a sense of well-being and ease that you found yourself humming, singing or dancing without even seeming to choose to. Hopefully we’ve all had plenty of those days. Life is supposed to feel good while we’re living it. “The joy is in the journey,” as they say.
On the other hand, did you ever have a day when it wasn’t so easy to see that everything is perfect in your world? Maybe it was a day that started out in a hurry. When you woke up, even though the birds were singing, you didn’t take time to truly listen because you had “pressing” things you needed to do. Maybe it was a day that included something physically uncomfortable, like a medical procedure, or some health condition that caused you not to feel so good in your body. Maybe something that seemed negative happened in the life of someone you love, so you didn’t feel calm in your emotions. And, as the day unfolded it was filled with such vivid contrast to the good that you wanted to feel that not only were you not spontaneously humming, singing or dancing, it was difficult to find your center of peace and well-being, and to remain there if you did find it. Ever had one of those days? Hopefully we’ve all had a only few of those days. Life is supposed to feel good while we’re living it, but some days it may not feel all that good.
But, that is when it’s truly important for us find a way, beyond the situations and conditions of the day, to feel good anyway, and to feel it as quickly as we can. Every moment we’re emitting a creative vibration, and a negative focus on what we don’t want makes matters worse. How can we uplift our self from within to a positive vibration when so much unwanted manifestation is going on? Abraham-Hicks tells us we can begin by thanking Source because “big contrast means big solutions.” We can choose to feel gratitude for our life, and grateful to God for the gift of spiritual independence from the world of events. As Jesus said so long ago, we can “Be in the world, but not of the world.” Albert Einstein said, “I think 99 times and find nothing. I stop thinking, swim in silence, and the truth comes to me.” When we’re expecting “big solutions,” we’re ablt to swim in the silence of gratitude. We stop worrying about what has happened and what will happen next. We stop fighting against the situation by trying to humanly fix it, or trying to worry it into improvement. We mentally rest so that we can manifest the good we want to bring forth.
Eckhart Tolle wrote, “When you say ‘yes’ to the ‘is-ness’ of life, when you accept the moment as it is, you can feel a sense of spaciousness within you that is deeply peaceful.” The Peace that passes our understanding of why things happen, the Peace that transcends our need to figure it out or fix it our self, is always present right where we are. As we let go, and know that all is well, even when on the surface it doesn’t look that way, we feel a spaciousness within us that is deeply and unchangeably peaceful. It’s only from the vibration of that Holy Spiritual Center that we can call a good outcome to us. No matter what is happening as we participate in the world, we’re still free to allow a happy heart of gratitude and a mind of positivity to fill us with great expectations for good solutions. And great expectations of good will always bring about a good outcome for us, and support a good outcome for others.
We read in The Science of Mind, “To be able only to think and dream of freedom would not be liberty. To imagine, without the power to manifest that imagination, would be to remain in a sort of dream world which would never come to complete self-realization. This is not the world in which man lives at all, for man’s world is one of self-expression even though that expression appears at times to destroy him.” Freedom of will means we have the ability to think, say and do as we wish, to express life as we individually desire. And because this is so, we have the power to manifest our imagination. We are free to imagine the worst, and we’ll be right every time! We’re free to join in the doom and gloom conversations around us about our world, and to accept the worrisome predictions we hear as unavoidable facts for our future.
It’s not always easy to stay positive in a world that seems to fixate on, and almost celebrate, the negative. But since our thoughts affect what comes next for us, and the world we live in, it’s a good idea for us to use our free will to think in positive, uplifting way. Difficult or easy, it’s essential for us to find a way to center our self in peace, and trust that no matter how things appear to be, things are always working out for good for us and everyone around us. And when we know that’s true, things do!
No matter what is going on in any moment, even if on the surface it may seem like bad news, it isn’t an indication our freedom of choice has gone anywhere. We are still the One with the power to choose how we want to experience life. We are spiritual-vibrational beings of Love, living in a spiritual-vibrational Universe of Love that is organized and regulated by the Law of Attraction.
We are each an individualized expression of Love and one with all that exists. Our individualized self-expression makes us one-of-a kind. We could say that the “Kind” we are “one of ” is Love. We are each an individualization of the One Creation of Love, the Christ that is God’s only Creation.
In The Way of Transformation we read, “The only choice that matters is before you now, as it is always: Love or fear, resurrection or crucifixion, joy or suffering, unlimitedness or smallness. The choice is always yours.” This is true spiritual independence and freedom, and it is essential that we keep our spiritual gift in mind as we continue to move forward into this post pandemic manifest world and physically interact with each other, especially when things seem to keep changing in this physical realm every day. We can thank God that the spiritual realm remains beautifully unchanged and unchangeable. In The Science of Mind we read, “To suppose that a Divine Law could be broken would be to assume that man has the power to destroy Divine Harmony and wreck the universe with his actions.” With all the media focus on politics, conflict and hate, with all the climate changes, and with all the finger pointing at who’s right and who’s wrong on just about every subject, it certainly makes it appear we’ve wrecked the Universe with our actions, or at least our world in It!
Our world seems to be taking one step forward, and two steps back, in a tangled tango of fear. We are free to join that dance, or we can claim our freedom to dance to the rhythm of a different drum, one that resonates with the Holy Vibration of the Heart of Love. It doesn’t matter if we choose to interact with others with a mask or without one. It doesn’t matter is we choose to be with each other up close, at a social distance, or just by phone. What matters now, as it does always, is what’s motivating the choices we are making: Love or fear.
Mooji said, “Don’t waste time watching and reacting to the minds of others. Your own mind causes more trouble than the minds of everyone put together.” It doesn’t matter what others are thinking and doing, or why. It matters what we are thinking and doing, and why. It matters how we are individually choosing to see one another and be with one another. We took on these human forms so that we could experience each other physically, and be able to recognize each other in the Light that created us and Sources us still. Without the contrast of these physical forms that make us appear separate from each other, it would be difficult to make a distinction between us in the Oneness, and to express our self in diversity. But even with these bodies, we remain One in the One Holy Light of Christ that is God’s Only Creation.
We came here to dance, sing, make love, co-create, and celebrate life in this human experience, and create beautiful forms and experiences together. Mooji said, “We have all been uniquely and meticulously created in Divine Life, so that we can intimately hear and discern The Great Spirit of Love Abiding inside of our hearts.” There is so much we hear about how we should interact with each other, so much fighting against one another, and so much fear influencing decision-making that only serves to confuse us and to keep us from intimately hearing and discerning The Great Spirit of Love abiding inside of our heart and in the hearts of others. That’s why it is essential for us to center our self in the Love that created us, and let that Love guide us in our individual expression of Life in this world.
We are still the One with the power to choose how we want to experience life. One of a kind also means “according to the specifications of a particular individual; unique.” The question we may want ask our self as we interact with family, friends, coworkers, and strangers is this: “What are my specifications for my particular individualization of the One Love that is emanating from the Mind and Heart of God?” We may be out-picturing uniquely in our human images, but within us we are still spiritual beings of Light and Energy sharing One Universe together. There is no way of getting away from each other even if we never physically interact again! We’re all still One in the One.
Differences are nothing for us to fear. If we choose to live from a place of Love in our heart and mind, we can learn to honor each other as One of a Kind, the same Kind of Love we are. What we see is what we get. When we look at each other with eyes that see only Oneness with our Self, we find that no matter who we interact with, we experience that One as we are: a beautiful, harmless, unique One of Kind expression of Love.