From the book by John Randolph Price, “Nothing Is Too Good To Be True.”
I came upon this passage in the chapter, Let it be Done and I trust it will ring true for many of you:
“Those of us on the spiritual path have tried so hard to bring our lives up to the divine standard, and have used every spiritual tool we’ve found in books or heard about in workshops to grow more fruit on our vines. We’ve affirmed and spoken the word, imagined and visualized, treated and prayed, meditated and practiced the Presence, forgiven seventy times seven and released the guilt to Spirit, journaled questions and listened for the answers, thought positively and felt powerfully, worked with angels and called on spiritual guides, wrote new spiritual contracts and tossed the old ones, and practiced nonjudgment and unconditional love – sometimes with clenched teeth.
And we’ve made some progress along the way. But are we “there” yet? Maybe it’s time to stop pressing and let Spirit have Its own way with us – to relax more, get loose, and let the Divine Plan be revealed in all its glory. It could be that we’ve been so focused on trying to make things happen spiritually that we’ve actually impeded the creative activity of Spirit. This preoccupation with satisfying the wants of life through what we consider spiritual mind-action may have taken us out of the stream of the natural process, where everything is already being done as the will, way, word, and work of God. Let’s go the way of the Lord-God-Self and become an instrument for Spirit. Let it be done.”
I felt something ease inside my heart when I read this. Sometimes we try so hard to do it right.
On your path to your “goals” or “success,” allow yourself to be here, the way you are and to give yourself and others grace. There are no mistakes and there is nothing wrong with you. You are a gift and here to unfold and express your divine potential.
“Let peace come forth in every mind.
Let love flow forth from every heart.
Let forgiveness reign in every soul.
Let understanding be the common bond.”
John Randolph Price
The MEGA Coach
There is a natural flow to all of life, nature and the universe. Sometimes you are in the flow and other times wishing you were. Trust the process and allow life to be the way it is. Have faith that life always supports you.
A flower blossoms when it is ready. A child walks at the right time. Love is fulfilled at the perfect moment. God comes through just when you need him most.
Notice how you want things to happen when you want them? The universe always has the first move and it is in charge. Some things happen before you can think of them and other things happen much later than you want.
What do you really control? Do you even know you will be alive in the next moment? Do you really believe you control other people? Can you even control your own thoughts? Don’t think about a pink elephant…..too late!
The ego loves to make you think that you are all powerful and in charge. When you are in your ego, you are not present in the moment. The ego is a fear state. Being present in the current moment is the greatest point of power. It allows you to be awake, open, observing and receptive to what it happening now.
Know that everything is happening in perfect divine order. There is an ebb and flow to life. Sometimes you must first empty before you can take in more. Sometimes you are too full and need to release and cleanse to receive something new and better.
Remember the times that you felt you were in the flow or in the zone. You were not thinking or trying to make something happen. You were just being, or in the moment. You were in the zone. That is when the best things happen and miracles occur.
The good you are seeking is also seeking you. Stay open, positive and expect miracles. Seek your divine plan or divine design.
And the best way to receive is to give…..
The MEGA Coach
There are many opportunities for magic and intimacy with your partner. In the mornings, my wife and I usually share a cup of tea together as we look out our bedroom window into our beautiful backyard filled with lavender, roses, jasmine, butterfly bushes and the multicolor of nature. We have many types of birds, including many hummingbirds and butterflies that come to visit. This morning, my wife noticed a beautiful yellow and black oriole on one of the shrubs as it was getting ready to ease into our birdbath to bathe.
We stood near our window without moving, watching this special moment, as our oriole is a bit nervous and scares easily. Only when it feels safe will it go to the birdbath and enter the water to wash itself and play. To our delight, it flew down to the side of the birdbath and made sure the coast was clear. It entered the water and splashed about and then shook it feathers after a satisfying bath.
In this moment, Denise and I were one, like little kids immersed in the wonders of nature. It was magic, we were so close as we shared this intimate experience. Time stopped. It filled our hearts with joy and everything else faded away as we watched this oriole make use of our birdbath. After all, this is why we have it and keep the water fresh and clean. To give these beautiful birds a safe place to drink, wash off and play and we have so much joy watching.
This experience only lasted for a few minutes, but the power of it, the fullness of it was intense. It made my day. It was one of life’s magic moments 0f intimacy. It was actually a date that Denise and I shared. No, it wasn’t dinner and a show or a specially planned date, but it was a date. In our lives, these are the types of moments that create a special intimacy for us. We could be sitting holding each others hand, watching the ocean, having a meal or watching the birds or butterflies in our back yard. Life gives you many opportunities for closeness and intimacy if you are open and aware.
“Little things don’t mean a lot, they mean everything.”
Find special moments and ways for you and your partner to share your love, to be together and be present in the moment.
Make your life a masterpiece!
The MEGA Coach
Elephants are so powerful and magnificent. They have tremendous hearts and compassion. Elephants symbolize strength, wisdom and prosperity.
In this picture, although a storm is approaching, the elephants take life step by step, always moving forward toward their destination or goal. They do not let the fear or concern of the approaching storm affect them and their actions. They move forward with awareness. They are a family and stay together, helping one another.
Life gives you lessons for your greatest growth and development every moment. Opportunities for your success are all around you. Be open, be aware and be ready.
So many people want success instantaneously. They want things right now without being willing to follow natural laws or proper principles. Many want the rewards without doing the work. Anything worth doing is worth doing well and it requires time….. one step at a time.
No great achievement or success was built overnight or instantaneously. All success requires a proper foundation which can sustain it. There is an expression that it takes a village to raise a child. Similarly, it takes a great deal of time, effort and dedication to create success.
Becoming a true success requires being a successful person. You must develop qualities of honesty, integrity, service, compassion, kindness, leadership and sincerity. Humility, acceptance, acknowledgement, discernment and appropriateness go a long way. Do the right thing for its own sake and be an example when no one is watching.
Success must also be measured properly, as it is not just a function of money. Health (spiritual, mental, emotional & physical), joy, quality relationships, time in nature, perfect self-expression are all fundamental components of true success along with financial wealth.
Give yourself the opportunity to actualize your full, creative potential……your divine design. Look at what your most wonderful and magnificent life is and create your game plan for success. Write out all of the details of what you want your life to be. Live your dream one step at a time. You are here to do great things and most often that means taking many small steps in a positive direction.
The truth is you are already a success. God does not make mistakes. Do you acknowledge how successful you are right now? Make a list of all the good things in your life and be thankful.
What matters most is the love, care, encouragement and acknowledgement that you give. This is what people remember, they remember how you make them feel.
May you manifest the divine plan of your life, under grace and in perfect ways.