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Though it often doesn’t appear to be so, we live in a Universe of endless Love, and every living being is here to express that Love. The Universe loves us just as we are—filled with unlimited potential for expressing Life. It supplies us with all we need to be who we are, and offers to us unlimited opportunities to express our self. Our worthiness be loved by the Universe, to be the Beloved of God, is not measured by the difficulty of our life. We’re not rewarded for suffering and sacrifice. We’re not here to earn a life by trying be good. We are here to live Life, and to live It fully, because we are already good, beautiful and holy.

Receiving good is always good for us, and it should be easy for us because Life is on our side. But, we must become good receivers, and say “yes” to a Universe that is always saying “yes” to us through the Law of Attraction, which brings to us more and more of what we give to life. Lack and limitation have nothing to do with the endless supply of Good within the abundant Universe in which we live, and everything to do with our resistance and unwillingness to receive It for whatever reason. “Yes I am; Yes I can; Yes I want to” are high vibrations of thought that reflect our passion for Life, and open the floodgates of Good in our life. Struggling to get our good, or doing without it because we believe there isn’t enough go around, is the only thing that keeps our good away from us.

The Art of Abundance, by Dennis Merritt Jones, tell us that “Our oneness with the Universe is the secret to life.” It has certainly been the best kept secret in this world! But, if we want to, we can to expose that secret in our life by opening our mind to our oneness with the Universe of Love so It inspires our thoughts, and becomes apparent through our words and obvious through our actions. We can allow It to become so real within us that our Oneness is all we feel within us. When we do, we access our power to create the life we want to experience.

We are immersed in a Universal Creative Power that responds to our thoughts and feelings even if we’d rather It didn’t. We are one with a Powerful Presence that is everywhere we are even if we try to hide. But because the Universe loves us, and there’s no way to escape Its celebration of us, we might as well join the party. In the Book of Psalms we read, “Where can I go to escape Your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend to the heavens You are there.” (That’s where the party is!) “If I make my bed in hell, You are there also.” (Hell is simply a decision to be a party-pooper.)

If it seems, at the moment, as if we’re on our last nerve, close to taking our last breath, ready to kill our boss, or on the verge of robbing a bank to make ends meet. If we’re waking up each morning wondering if getting up is worth it. The good news is it is an indication that we are on the brink of discovering what we’re truly made of. We’re teetering on the edge of something new and greater to discover about our self and life, and to express as our self in life. But we can’t make that discovery if we let self-doubt and lack of trust keep us teetering on the edge of Life, experiencing what we don’t want but too afraid to take a leap of faith that the Life within us is so much greater than the life we’ve lived so far. The Poet, Rumi, wrote “I searched for God and found only myself. I searched for myself and found only God.” That is how “One” our Oneness is with the Universe!

Since unhappy is just a thought, if we’re not happy with life, we can choose to change that thought for no reason at all except we’re done with unhappy. Happiness about being alive changes everything.The happy vibration we emit changes the things we attract to us when we’re unhappy. That is why it’s important be happy even before outer circumstances improve. Happiness within us changes what we experience around us, and outer experiences won’t change for the better otherwise.

We can choose to be happily patient and appreciative as we watch our life unfold. And, at the same time, we can be passionate about what’s coming next for us. The high energy of positive curiosity about “the more we can experience” naturally attracts to us something more to be happy about. Anticipatory Joy and Premeditated Passion are the Keys to creating a life that feels good to live. Ho-hum won’t get it done. Blasé won’t open the way. Waiting to see it before we willing to be it will keep it away. If we’re not excited about being who we are, right where we are, we’ll likely die of boredom being our self before we attract something to us to be excited about.

Passion is an entry point to exposing and revealing “the secret of life” through us because no matter what our age, no matter what our past, and no matter what our current situation may be, when we are passionate about living, because we know we are one with a Universe that wants us to live happily-ever-after, we automatically become more powerful. When we decide we’re done teetering on the edge of Life where we’re still breathing but not quite feeling alive, and we decide to start living with no holds barred, and every stopper pulled because we want to see what comes out of us when we let it out of us, we recognize we are taken care of, no matter what, because life takes care of life.

When we decide that being our self in the world is more than enough to be happy about, we are living our oneness with a Universe that is jumping with Joy that we are who we are here and now. We are one with the Power of the Universe that makes anything possible to us that we allow to be possible to us. Joy is the key. Joy creates a life that feels good to live because living without limitation, resistance, doubt, fear, and compromise feels good.

How do we activate the Passion that lives in us when it seems the fire has gone out? In many shamanic societies, if you came to a medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited or depressed, they would ask one of four questions: “When did you stop dancing?When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by stories. When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence?” This world makes a lot of noise. It screams with fearful images that are hard to ignore. It argues for our limitations and the belief in our separation from each other and the God of our Creation. But this world doesn’t know our Cosmic Purpose, and the Life, Truth and Love we are here to express.

The Universe is rigged in our favor and It’s playing our song. But the music It is playing can only be heard first in the sweet territory of silence. If we are willing to step off the edge and dive deep into the sweet territory of silence within our soul, we’ll catch the tune. We’ll feel the rhythm. And, we’ll trust that the One Song, the Uni-verse, is taking care of everything. Then we’ll have the courage to dance to the music of our soul as if no one but God is watching…and the Truth is only God is watching. The real beauty, and the real freedom, is when we come to see that this is so.