The spiritual work of letting go and of growing into our native holiness is unlike any other kind of effort one will ever have to make. It starts with embracing — and then daring to act upon — the understanding that nothing can be added to our True Self. Just think for a moment what such knowledge could mean to us if we were to take the trouble to make it our own.
What is the purpose of awakening the Best part of ourselves? It is to help us realize that once we understand how to call upon this presence within us to show us the way, there exists no time or place beyond which we cannot go. How do we come to this new and liberating understanding?
In the face of any limitation, standing before what frightens us, we must come awake and remember the Best in us by recollecting and then embracing the will of this Living Light. Then, from within this higher awareness, we must choose what we know is the fearless truth of ourselves as opposed to allowing the little will of the fear-filled self to tell us what is true about the moment and ourselves.
Where does the Leader within us, the Best of us, dwell?
This fearless nature has its home within the invisible ground of our being, yet this interior ground is not a static quality. It is more like a kind of invisible foundry — a spiritually timeless place where who we are to be is forever being forged between the make-up of our present understanding and the ever-unfolding nature of the present moment that this understanding encounters. It is the choices we make in these moments that decide our individual destiny and that determine whether we grow into the Best in us or not, for within each such moment one of two very distinct natures may appear in us and preside over us.
The Beginning of Real Self-Change The only thing "fixed" in us are those parts of our presently unenlightened nature that convince us to resist life's natural changes. As this fear-filled, downward-trending nature tricks us into accepting its conclusions, they become the same as our captivity. We unconsciously accept the limited and
(Audio) How to Ask For and Receive Divine Consolation Eventually you must see that any action your mind gives you to console you about anything is stealing from you the possibility of being a reflection of the Divine. Stand unconsoled so the true consolation may make itself known to you.
What is Required for God to Help You? Asking God to help you -- without first doing the interior work of seeing and admitting the truth of yourself to yourself -- is like sending someone else to church or temple for you to pray for your transfiguration.
What is Gained by Putting Yourself First? If putting yourself first had any real power to grant you true liberty – a way to make you content, then – for all you've given to yourself – shouldn't you be happy and free by now?