The One and the Many

We are One, and yet we are Individual. This is a great truth. From our local perspective, those two statements may seem like a paradox, but they are not. In other systems you are aware of your Oneness with All, and yet also your Individuality, which is precious and preserved.

You have likely forgotten that you are connected to everything else because you agreed to adopt that restriction (in appearance only) in order to have the human experience. Even though that is true, you are still what you are. You cannot ever be separate from All That Is! You can only agree to have an apparent experience of separation so that you can participate in experiential expansion!

When physical life ends, you become aware of all the ways you affected everyone else in your entire life. Near Death Experiencers often describe this “life review” process as being “first hand”: you experience exactly what you caused others to experience. You know because what you have done to another, you have done to yourself.

And this is why love is such an important theme: love is reflective of the unity that is native to our being. Love is reflective of what we really are! Love is the body of the One Being working in concert. Treat the other as yourself, for the other is yourself!

The One and the Many

Beingness Has No Lack

There is no lack in your being. Lack is a perspective voluntarily entertained to help That Which Is truly know the abundance of its own nature.

Beingness is already perfect. It does not have error or flaw. And yet, Beingness also works to Create and to expand within manifestation, and through that, much growth in actualized joy and love is possible.

That is true of you, too, because you are Beingness. Even though your experience may have many apparent shortcomings, your perfect true nature transcends them all! That transcendent nature is not abstract- it is the real abiding truth that forms the foundation of your experience of form, including any given perception of lack.

Know then that beneath the noise, you are the fullness that surpasses all things! That is true no matter how your local reality experience may appear.

Beingness Has No Lack

You Can Trust Reality

If you trust God, you trust reality. If you trust reality, you are trusting God. An experience of form is not the experience of the full reality of God, but physical reality does not occur apart from God. All occurs within the One, and in accordance with the divine laws of the One. Since those divine laws arise from unconditional love and unfathomable wisdom, all of our experiences ultimately take place within and for the purposes of unconditional love and unfathomable wisdom!

Our reality system is one in which experiences of tremendous difficulty are possible. From this side of the veil, beset by so many difficulties and even burdened by the requirements of physical survival itself, we tend to see reality as an adversary to strive against. We “fight to survive” in many ways every day. But what we are truly working to overcome is the difficulty we perceive from our relationship with the content of the present moment; what we are truly striving against is our own imperfection.

Our rigorous universe with its high potential for challenge has been established purposefully. It has been established so that we may expand the very nature of Being. It has been established so that we may more deeply understand and apply the power of our own beliefs and interpretations. It has been established so that we may truly learn what it means to grow in love and compassion, even in this rich context.

No matter what happens, no matter how much pain you may be in or how dire the world may seem, your experience does not escape the bounds of God’s perfect love and wisdom. Even if you rage in response, you are loved. Even if you denounce the world as terrible and unjust, the divine laws of God work to fulfill plans of love and joy that are far beyond our comprehension!

And we can trust those plans. We can trust the love and wisdom of God!

Reality is not your enemy. Your only enemy is your own fear, and your own resistance. Your obstacle is your own unwillingness to fully find and then meet your reality for exactly what it is any given moment, beneath the story. That is not easy- our own imperfection is vast, our fears are many, our wounds are deep- and our stories and identities protect us. But our reality is here for us so that we have the real opportunity to resolve that imperfection, to face those fears, to heal those wounds! And when we are genuinely ready to do that, when we trust reality enough to really take ownership for our experience and surrender to the fullness of the present moment, the spirit can then flow through us and once again reveal the truth of the ever present love and joy that is the enduring foundation of even our existence.

You Can Trust Reality

You Are Free to Choose Your Beliefs

You are completely free to choose what to believe. The only way this can seem untrue is if you believe it is untrue.

Your beliefs act as a filter through which you experience reality. Our physical reality is a place where you are able to buy into some set of ideas, including ideas about yourself and the world, and then experience exactly what it is like to have that perspective.

Does that mean there is no absolute truth? No. Absolute truth exists within Beingness, but Beingness transcends all form (all “this and not that” distinctions as we perceive them). That which we call God is the living conscious source of “big picture” Truth. But God is not a “thing,” like one thing among many, but rather God is in fact beyond all form and gives rise to it all. Beingness is not beholden to perceived objects or ideas, which exist only because of Beingness and within Beingness- so no objects or ideas can fully speak to What Is Happening.

Meanwhile as our consciousness is engaged in a form-based reality like ours, of course we use form to understand and engage this physical experience. Our reality experience takes place within a consistent rule-set (the physical rule-set), and within a rigorous context, so we intently look to that context for answers. In other words, we understand and engage our experience through the ideas, objects, symbols, sights, sounds, and all the other many forms of our physical lives. That is good and natural, and the divine can and does work through those forms to engage with us. But ultimately, “big picture” Truth is beyond naming. There is no way to even attempt to utter the depths and vastness of “big picture” Truth with physical language. As we strive in vain to do so, we might say that the truth is: absolute and total love, limitlessness, and transcendent Beingness!

And that is what you really are.

As transcendent Beingness yourself, you are absolutely free then to decide how you will frame this reality experience you are having. You have that power. If you don’t believe you have that power, it is because you bought into that belief. Perhaps you have done so long ago in Earthly childhood. But the power is still yours. You cannot not be what you really are. Your true being transcends the forms of your life- and thus, you always get to choose how you will interpret and what you will believe about those forms.

You Are Free to Choose Your Beliefs

You Are Worthy

YOU are worthy of love! You are not only worthy of it, it is native to what you truly are! You- specifically you– are cherished, adored, and celebrated! And, despite what you may believe or what you may think about yourself, you are deserving of that love!

Religious ideology often teaches that we must earn God’s favor or acceptance (“God” by whatever term) through action or belief. This is untrue. Unconditional love is just that: unconditional. But God’s love is not just unconditional in a general way, God is unconditionally loving even with full knowledge of all your personal failings and imperfections. Imagine the depths of love necessary to completely and fully love you even as you perform your darkest act- and only then would you even begin to just barely touch understanding the fullness of God’s love.

No matter what you have suffered, what you have endured, or what you have done- you personally are loved, cherished, adored, celebrated, and upheld. You are celebrated for being you!

Allow yourself to feel this, right now! Let go of all your self-judgments, all your pre-conceptions, all your stresses- and feel it, deep down within you. Let go, and allow yourself to feel and remember that you are profoundly, deeply loved! Though the human journey is long and filled with the obfuscation of physical life, your deepest being remembers. Your deepest being yearns for the love that you have never lost. Can you feel it, even if but as a precious glimmer?

When we know this about ourselves, when we know with confidence that we are loved and celebrated- really know it- how much better can we then express love in our world? How much better can we shine the light to each other when we know that the Source of all Life completely loves us, personally?

For indeed often as we seem to get lost in the fog of circumstance, it is by shining our light that the other person may remember the love that exists for them! It is by our kindness and compassion that the other person may be reminded of THE kindness and compassion that never ceases. We have the profound honor of having the opportunity to shine the light of love to each other in a place where we seem to have forgotten it. Many millions of beings yearn for this opportunity- you and I have it today.

So remember today, this very day, that you are worthy of the love of the Source of all Creation- and as you do so, shine it to those around you! Remind them that they, too, are worthy, no matter how messy life may seem! For as you shine the light of love to others and remind them of who they really are, you help facilitate the great plan of bringing the foundational Love of Being into this reality.

You Are Worthy

The Spiritual Message of Empowerment

The spiritual message is one of empowerment. This is because powerlessness is just a non-fundamental experience, while freedom and power are the enduring truths.

Spirituality is about moving towards what actually is. Since freedom and power are our true inalienable nature, true spirituality naturally moves towards them. But because we have fear, we resist our experience in a myriad of ways. We use our ideas and our will to set up many boundaries and to block our own experience. We even use ideas about spirituality to do this. We (seem to) lose the powerful truth as we assign it to the powerless form.

Can life itself be repressed? It can choose to express itself through a great variety of conditions and within a great variety of constraints, and those conditions and constraints can change, but life itself is totally free. Spirituality is about that true nature of life, about allowing it, and knowing it, and becoming it- not just about the nature of the forms or constraints that life expresses through. Spirit transcends form.

Thus no form can truly convey the message. And yet, as life seeks to express itself through its creations, it can strive to reflect its ineffable and inalienable qualities through them. Those qualities, among many others, are ultimate love, joy, peace, power, and freedom! And thus, the spiritual message is one of ultimate love, joy, peace, power, and freedom!

The Spiritual Message of Empowerment

Goodness Can’t Help but Win

No matter what happens, life ends up using it for the good. There is no loss that is not eventually followed by the victory of life which becomes more through that loss. No matter the loss, failure, or destruction, there is always some good that comes into being afterward as a result. This is the nature of permanent life versus impermanent change.

Everything that happens within Beingness occurs for Beingness’ sake. There is no circumstance that can overcome Beingness, nor escape use in its evolution.

So while the churning of changing circumstance may seem to burn us, we can never be lost, and we can never truly fail. This means that we do not ever have to surrender to the feeling of defeat.

Goodness Can’t Help but Win