It's a new day, a new moment, a new year. What will you create and how will you create it? If we can find the most aligned way of living and being, then we'll progressively surrender into the divine flow, which will speak majestically through us. You'll get the most sublime reflections that will sing you alive. From the most miniscule opening of a petal, to the spectacular majesty of the sunrise. All will speak to you of the greater YOU. And as you step into that reflection, taking full ownership of it, you'll become the architect of the most miraculous masterpiece...
Interplay of Surrender and Willpower
I believe that in the Spiritual Mainstream, the concept of "Surrender" is much misunderstood, and sadly, all too often, used as an excuse not to commit to anything at all. If there's one apparent blocking synchronicity on the path, they plenty stop or turn back without fully exploring. Maybe it's an invitation instead to push through, to discover divine will?
I witness a highly intelligent flow, that has the best interests of all life at heart. When you surrender into it, the ego will get battered by it for sure; you'll encounter plenty of obstacles for certain. But that doesn't necessarily mean to stop. Check the synchronicities again - truly understand what they are telling you. Is the pattern of life's events bringing to the surface an old blockage, like non-commitment for example?
(This video explores the three types of synchronicity and what they point to)
"Not Efforting" - Embracing Your True Reflection
The Universe is not there to spoon feed us. It's there to challenge us to be all that we can be. Take a pause for a moment and contemplate the majesty of the sunrise, the wind through the trees or a rolling wave crashing onto the shoreline. Look out into the wider cosmos and witness shooting stars, comets and super novas. Are they not expressing themselves in the most elegant of ways? Are they not butting up against resistance and yet breaking through?
What they are not doing, however, is efforting: they're not trying to be something, or do something, other than what is right for them. And that's the key to authentic spiritual surrender: it's about not efforting to be something else; rather embracing the reflections of who you truly are and being that.
The Amplifier of the Flow
Another misconception I perceive is in divine creativity. Either there's intentionally manifesting what the ego wants. Or else there's languishing in the misconception of "Oneness" - not even showing up to the playing field. The Universe is a monumental mosaic, full of infinite variety and colourful creation - we are each a fundamental piece in the jigsaw - a masterpiece, that requires each to be fully play their part.
It's like you are the amplifier of the flow that brings creativity into being through you. It requires all of your divine skills, your tenacity, your empathy, your commitment to the moment. By fully expressing yourself, you breathe the moment into life.
I'm not specifically a follower of New Year's Day celebrations. Why? Because every single day, every single moment, constantly offers the potential to be born again and create something new. Why wait till once a year!
Knowing the Sense of "Rightness"
Wherever you are in the world as you're reading this, whatever time of year it is, I encourage you to recognise that you are the architect of your life. Even though you are a part of the greater whole, even though at your core you are the infinite presence of The One, at a soul level, you are also totally unique, with a unique way of being and expressing. To find true alignment, to come into true Enlightenment, is to align with your uniqueness - you cannot aim for The One, because the very approach establishes separation from it. Instead, the key is to locate and connect with the flow of your soul. Because that will deliver you on the shores of The One inside.
So how will you align with your soul as you step into a New Year - a New day?
To me, the greatest challenge - and the opportunity - of life is to align with your soul. For me it represents the challenge of all creation. The answer is straightforward, but not easy. And although simple, will take a lifetime of mastery: it is to attune your sense of "rightness" in any given situation.
By "rightness" I don't mean right and wrong, as in good or bad. I mean what feels right. And by that I don't necessarily mean what feels easy. Imagine you were an extra terrestrial come from a distant star system and you'd never before seen or heard a guitar play. You would still instantly know if the chord was in tune or not. You'd know when the guitar was being played well. There would be this sense of "rightness" to it.
Consider yourself that fine musical instrument. In each moment, how can you get the best possible expression - the most harmonic and attuned? You'll find it in what you're doing yes, but to get the most aligned doing, it has to come from the most aligned being. So focus on being: whether that is soft and surrendered, whether that is passionate and committed, whether that is diplomatic or forthright. Work on discovering the intrinsic qualities of your soul and allowing them to speak through you.
(Here's more on the intrinsic qualities of soul)
Becoming the Architect
As you attune the uniqueness of your soul, what will happen, is you'll progressively align with the most majestic flow, supported by signs and synchronicity - all pointing toward how to be more of you, to unleash the greatness of your soul. And as you do this, something truly miraculous will happen....
You'll come home to the Void of Infinite Potential.
Your soul will be unleashed in all its majesty.
You will become the architect of a blessedly divine life.
Have a great New Year. Have a great New Day!
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