My crazy needs to get bigger than my sane, or more accurately put, I need to get better at distinguishing between my crazy and my sane thoughts. My self-doubt can look so rational and logical. I am getting better at ignoring the noisy thoughts of self-doubt so I can more fully embrace the calling of my heart. The voice that asks, "Are you delusional? Have you lost your mind?" That is the voice I need to ignore so I can hear my inner wisdom.
I do have grandiose ideas. Some might, even I might at times, say they are delusional. I am, however, learning to pay less attention to the internal chatter and to follow the good feeling of my heart. I am listening more to my intuitive knowing and letting that guide my intellect rather than trying to do it the other way around. My intention is to be of service to awakening humanity. My message is that you and I are God. We are ultimately formless potential -- the vibration of love. Wake up to that and see what happens.
There are so many challenges facing the world. The overarching solution to these problems is awakening in consciousness. As Einstein said, "We cannot solve our problems from the same thinking we used when we created them." What the world needs is people who are able to receive information beyond the limitations of their conditioned thinking.
When we are caught up in our day-to-day worry and rumination, we are circulating familiar well-worn thoughts through our consciousness, but when we allow ourselves to relax, our thinking naturally settles. In these relaxed moments, our thinking slows down, and there is room for new, fresh, thought to enter our awareness. It is in these circumstances that the solution to our problem often appears out of the blue. What looked impossible moments ago suddenly is now possible.
Action is needed, but action based on peace, action stemming from a peaceful mind.
Following in the footsteps of Gandhi, "There is no path to peace. Peace is the path."
My encouragement to myself, and to you, is to be open to seeing where there are even greater possibilities to stop fighting and to experience more peace. I intend to see where I can put down the sword of my judgment, so I may serve more fully. I don't have to hate hunger and poverty to love people. I don't have to hate GMOs and deforestation to love biodiversity. I don't have to hate war and terrorism to love peace. I don't have to hate disease to love health. When I act from a place of love, I see the possibilities. When I act from a place of anger and upset, I create suffering. My inner disturbance and upset adds more suffering to the planet not less. I can start with myself first. I can experience the peace within me and act from that place.
Mother Teresa said, "We can do no great things, only small things with great love." Do not underestimate your power. Do not underestimate your ability to positively impact another's life and change the world, but do start with yourself. Feel the formless divine presence inside of you and let that be your guide. Allow the calling of your heart to express through you. Let your actions ride on the energy of loving kindness whether they be inwardly toward yourself or externally toward another. There is no difference inner or outer. We are all one. We are all made of the same energy and stardust.
What small thing, or things, will you do today with great love? I am starting with sending my love to you. I don't need to know your name or see your face to send love your way. I hope it is felt.
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