There is an order between power, principle, and practice. Before we can have relationship with power — Peace, Beauty, Kindness, Love — we must first become an embodiment of principle. And in order to become an embodiment of principle, we must practice it. The only way for us to know there is a world above us that would perfect us is if we will put ourselves in relationship with its powers through practicing them.
There is an integration that takes place when we practice what we love. As we work to embody these higher powers in our life, we are united with them. A marriage takes place within us that lessens the distance between that power and our purpose to be one with it. Surrendering self is how we end the separation between ourselves and that all-powerful Love for which we long. Only to the degree that we perfect our love in God do we come to realize oneness, and only God can perfect our love in Him.
Each moment of the day, no matter what comes your way, let what you remember as being true about Love always be your guide. Never let darkness, dismay — any of the things that attend the mind — be your guide. If you are sincere in your wish, and willing to work with practice to embrace principle, to discover what is necessary to put you in relationship — in alignment with a higher order — you will enter into God’s life, which is the one life.
Practice this oneness. Anyone can do it. You don’t need strength. You don’t need wisdom. You don’t need anything except for the wish to be a part of that Greater Life to which you have been called.