BE LIGHT……..BE PRESENT
Hello again Dear Friends,
During my speaking engagements when I discuss the five daily keys to happiness I pretty much receive universal support except when I bring up step three……..forgiveness. We all have our ups and downs in life and our ongoing daily “issues”, but taking total personal responsibility is difficult for many.
It’s very easy to blame, and then NOT FORGIVE others, for our problems. You know, the ex boss, ex spouse, ex friends, parents, food companies, doctors etc, etc. We want to not only blame them for our problems, but we also want to be sure to never forgive them for what they did to us. All this does is create a never ending cycle of negativity, despair, anger, and keeps us locked in the past.
You do not need to forget if you don’t wish to, but not forgiving keeps us in the past, and here’s the pitfall. The only way to create our life going forward is from the present, and this cannot be accomplished without forgiveness.
The bottom line………..forgive everyone for everything and start with yourself! Once we are able to become present we put ourselves in a place to create our future experience. So what is our purpose and how do we go about creating it?
Certainly we are all unique with differing goals, wants, aspirations, and life contracts. This is precisely what makes the physical life experience on planet Earth so varied. With that agreed upon I think it is safe to say that a common goal for each of us is to attain a certain level of enlightenment. By enlightenment I mean a consciousness and awareness of Universal Oneness, our own non-physical being, and the ability to use light and energy to create a positive life experience for ourselves.
When I personally contemplate enlightenment I think of “light” in two ways, one being light as a color (brightness) and the other being light as weight (compared to heavy).
Light as a color is bringing that white brightness of Source, All that is, God into our physical awareness. Meditation remains the best way to do this. Take a moment, perhaps right now, close your eyes, quiet your mind and just breath through your nose. As you are breathing, envision the white light from the heavens above infusing every cell of your body until you feel wrapped in brightness. Practice staying in this place and just breathe. This is connecting with your higher self, your spiritual God self. The next step is learning how to use the energy of this enlightened state to actually create and manifest what is desired. Meditation is the vehicle to enlightenment and manifestation.
The second manner in which I embrace light is by envisioning and feeling the opposite of heavy. I consciously try to be weightless, living life (as much as possible) above the fray of all that goes on with other people, our relationships, our health, and our finances. I find the best way to do this is by distancing myself from much of the daily news and negative people.
I know that manifestation in the areas of relationships, health, and abundance comes from being a match physically, emotionally, and vibrationally to what is desired. Frankly, it took me awhile to get this one. I grew up in New Jersey with what I call a “Wall Street Mentality” whereby I believed that hard work and clear goals was the ticket to life success. Although these are admirable necessary traits, hard physical work alone does not guarantee getting what you want. It’s the combination or syncing of physical effort with energy (light) that creates manifestation and this I would say is one of my greatest lessons and one I greatly enjoy teaching to others.
Enjoy the warm beautiful summer and be LIGHT!
With love and appreciation,