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[success] What do we lose by another’s good fortune? Let us celebrate with them, or strive to emulate them. That should be our desire and determination. ~ Sai Baba [/success]
Most of us are aware that we’re part of something much greater than ourselves. Something that calls each and every one of us to a higher level of consciousness to a greater and grander self evolution. We’re all part of the whole and each thing we do for one another, each step we take in our personal growth, each success we have, each kindness we perform contributes to the well being of the whole.
Today I’m celebrating my love of evolution…I’m celebrating you.
The person you are now versus the one you used to be.
I’m celebrating the evolution of self.
We’re all constantly in the process of becoming. Each little aha guides us along our journey to cosmic consciousness. Each new awareness will have us taking a tiny step or a giant leap into the unseen wonder that awaits.
[success] I celebrate myself, and sing myself. And what I assume you shall assume. For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. ~ Walt Whitman [/success]
You are making a difference in ways you can’t possibly fathom and may never know. Each generous thought and giving act makes a difference in the evolution of the consciousness of our world.
Celebrate yourself. Celebrate every act of kindness, every joyful thought, every loving gesture. You’re taking our world into ever higher levels of consciousness.
How? By the vibration of energy you radiate as you’re focused on lovely things.
As our consciousness evolves we’re called upon to continue to uplift ourselves and one another. We’re all called upon to be encouragers…to share our understanding of the power available to everyone. Together we truly can support great change in our world as more and more of us begin to understand and to use consciousness.
It’s staggering, the level of awareness in the world today compared to twenty years ago, heck compared to ten years ago.
We live in an ever more complex world and yet it’s still the simple, sometimes overlooked, ways of being that empower us and others to improve our life and shape our world.
We don’t have to complicate things.
You might be startled to find that by a simple act of revision…you can change a life.
What’s revision? Good question.
In it’s simplest form and what I’m talking about here, is the use of your imagination to see someone, not as they currently are; not in their current circumstances; but as they would wish to be seen.
For instance your friend has lost their job. You imagine them happily doing what they would love to do, having the financial situation they would love to have. That’s revision.
Or a relationship has gone sour…it’s broken, as is someone’s heart.
Use your imagination for happiness and joy…you don’t have to know how or why it happened. Simply mentally persuade yourself how joyful they are. And no, I don’t mean they’re back together. That’s messing in the middle. Just envision happy, smiling faces and allow it to unfold in the best possible way for everyone.
We don’t need consent or permission or even someone’s knowledge – all we’re doing is mentally lifting someone out of the state of unhappiness or misery that they currently live in. Neville calls this mediating for God.
We are committing an act of forgiveness as we revise situations. And yes, we can revise our own experiences in exactly the same way.
Forgiveness, used in this context is forgetting the situation that we or our friends find themselves in.
In our mind’s eye we represent them to ourselves as they wish to be, the truth of who we know they are. We don’t allow ourselves to be swayed by outer circumstances for us or others, because we have a deep understanding of the power within.
We no longer believe that circumstances have the power to make or mar a life. We no longer agree to be slaves to our environment or to see for others that their situation has mastery over their life. We no longer are willing to invest any circumstance with a power that in and of themselves they don’t have.
We are walking the paths of generosity and forgiveness together, generosity of spirit and heart and forgiveness in the form of revision.
Our most favourite exercise of the day would be that of reaching out and lifting up those in need of entering a new state, but who are so caught up in the one they currently occupy, the very one they don’t want, that they can’t see any way out.
We think we’re doing things for others, but in truth it’s for us all. For we are one.
I know I’ve said it before, but perhaps it can never be said enough…we are all in this together. And perhaps the most amazing thing of all is that the more we give to others the more we have for ourselves.
And you all know it’s not physical giving I’m talking about. It’s using our inner spiritual power of creation to reframe the outer physical appearance into the greater, more wonderful spiritual reality of who we all are.
To the degree that we are self persuaded that our friends and loved ones and yes even those we don’t much care for are experiencing a life of joy, we are making a difference. A difference to them, to us and to our world. And that’s worth celebrating…and so are you, for the value you add to life, yours and mine.
We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. What are you celebrating? What could you celebrate more?
Encourage one another.