Our days take on the timbre of our inner state of being. If we are feeling hurts and pains – physical, emotional, or spiritual – the whole day can feel hurt-full. Interactions with others can feel hurtful. Our very thoughts can be hurtful – towards ourselves and others. And just being alone can turn into a stew of hurt, anger, and remorse.
It’s ok to feel hurt! We don’t need to talk our way out of it, or justify why we feel hurt. Often, it doesn’t even do much good to “figure out why.” Simply acknowledging that we feel hurt, is a powerful and healing thing!
Give yourself some space and safety to see and experience that you are feeling hurt.
Bring your awareness into your heart. Breathing in, see your heart filling in bright, sparkling light. Breathing out, this light expands through every cell of your Be-ing. Breathing in, your heartlight grows ever brighter. Breathing out, your heartlight expands. Allow yourself to see how you feel hurt. Let the hurt come up, and shine your heartlight on it: and just see it. Feel it. Be with it. No need to get caught up in the story of “why” you feel hurt, or assigning blame, or even in thinking how to stop it: just see it, feel it, and keep on breathing.
During this process you may become aware of more of the stories and situations surrounding this hurt. Don’t let your self get caught up in those – just notice what ever comes up, shine your heartlight on it, and let it float on…
THAT’S IT. Just notice. You’re not going to try to change anything right now. You are simply bringing the hurt you are experiencing into your full awareness, into your heartlight. Each time you notice a hurt, gently take another deep, deep breath into your heart. Follow with a slow and steady breath out. And keep moving on with your day. And keep shining your heartlight. Ready. Steady. Go!
You have to see and meet God in this life.
Don’t let this life go by
and miss discovering the Supreme One.
You will find him inside as your constant being.
Beloved, take a deep breath in. Rest. Let a deep breath out. Rest.
Keep breathing, slowly – – pushing your belly out as you breathe in, filling your lungs deeply. Rest on the full in-breath for a moment. And deep, slow breath out, as your belly contracts.
Rest in that moment of emptiness. And then inhale-exhale again. Three or four deep breaths. Then let your breaths relax into their own rhythm.
Bring your awareness to your heart. Bring your awareness to the Light of Divine Grace.
And notice how you are feeling ~ everything you are experiencing. Keep breathing. Keep present with Divine Grace. And keep experiencing.
If thoughts arise, let them pass. Blow them away on your out breath.
The most important thing you can do right now is experience. Without Labels. Without trying to sort out reasons. SIMPLY… Feel what you are feeling. And keep breathing.
As emotions arise – there is nothing to “do” with them – simply *be* with them, experience them. Refrain from labeling them. And breathe in the Light of Grace.
As this process unfolds, a sense of quiet begins to grow. Subtly, at first. Notice as it grows and spreads throughout your Being.
It is from this quiet, this peace, that clarity of response arises.
Take a deep breath in, and a deep breath out, and gently, heartfully, go forth into the day in the absolute strength of the Light of Grace.
In life, take the attitude that everything
is already as it should be, just as it is,
and find fault with nothing,
but respond to everything naturally.
There is no need to identify yourself
as any particular person.
Just stay aware and conscious of your awareness
and witness the marvellousness of life.
Direct your energy into the loving, joyful experiences you are choosing; invest your energy in that which benefits the All, in Love. The returns are the change in the world you’ve been hoping for.
You can only come to the final recognition
that you are the Heart itself.
Heart and yourself are one reality.
That alone will end your quest
and give unending satisfaction to your heart.
Deep down, we know that birth is not a beginning, but a continuation. We acknowledge that death is not an ending, but a continuation. Our hearts know the truth: Life itself is eternal. Taking form in this human shape is but one experience we can have in the vastness of life, expressing itself.
“Who Am I?” We live our life in this inquiry.
There is great joy when we have the experience of this truth: We ARE the light of life. The light of life is who we truly are. When we accept and allow this truth, the light of life emanates forth from the center of our being, lighting the world.
This body that is born and grows and gets worn and weary – this body is a temporary suit we step into for these experiences that we call life. It is not *who* we are – and it is not meant to *limit* who we are. This body, and the consciousness that comes with it, provide a context for our experience of life.
And discovering who we are – beyond these bodies, beyond these thoughts and beliefs, beyond the personalities and self-concepts we have cultivated – remembering who we truly are, is the joyous reunion of Self to Source.
Sometimes the world just seems too cold!
Bring your awareness to your heart. Breathe in, deeply. Notice how you are feeling.
Does the world seem too cold? Breathe out, deeply.
On the next deep inhale, bring your image of the whole world into your heart. See, feel, imagine, experience your heart – and the world – filling with clear, bright, warm, golden light. Hold your breath for a few moments, and experience the light and warmth building in the heart of your being.
Exhale slowly. See, feel, imagine, experience every cell of your being, every living cell of the world, getting gently washed with the expanding golden light.
Repeat this deep breathing and visualization a few times. Then let your breathing return to its own pattern.
Smile gently into your heart, and move in this WARM golden light throughout the day.