Spiritual Abundance in the Present

Reading through some older posts and loved this one … perfect for my day ;-).

In meditating today on my prior post (“Alice in Wonderland“), I found myself “chomping at the bit” … getting on a specific path and GOING is something that I find myself wanting these days.  What I discovered is that I am already on the right path, I have just been looking at things from the wrong perspective.

To explain, I will share a recent conversation with a family member.  This person has been in the business world his whole life, and is not spiritual in any form that I can discern.  As is the case when talking with family the subject of the future came up, and what my plans might be.  I explained that I am at a time and place in my life where I really want to wait, see what opportunities present themselves, and then act when they do (in other words; I want to focus on God and see what God manifests in my life … but worded for a non-spiritual businessman).  He proceeded to explain to me why I was SO wrong for not coming up with a plan!  He very passionately explained that I needed to figure out what my end goal is, and then plot each step along the way so that I would achieve success.

I already knew that really, that has been the type of path that I have been on for my entire life.  Study, train, get educated, audition, work, repeat formula ad nauseum.  That is a path of a man/woman trying to  impose their will on the Universe, to make It what they want It to be.  That simply isn’t me any longer.  I’m done trying to build up constructs to make myself look good, or to try build a facade of success and happiness.  Happiness comes from knowing God, and being on the path that God intends for me.  Don’t get me wrong … the study, train, get educated, audition, work, etc. route is good … and it could certainly be what God intends for me to do.  I’m not ruling anything out.

So, as I meditated on the concept of paths I actually began to realize that I AM on a path.  I feel that God has revealed to me that I am supposed to wait … and in this time of waiting I am supposed to prepare myself by meditating and spending time with my Creator; excavating internal blockages, working through spiritual issues in my life, and overcoming the bad habits that I have allowed to exist.  By doing all of this I will be making myself ready for whatever it is that God intends for me.  That is exactly what I have been doing with this blog and my daily meditations … so, the path that seems sort of like in-action to me is ACTUALLY the path I am supposed to be on for now.

So what is the difference?  Well, one path (the path that seems to be taught to everyone in the world) is to look WAY in the future, decided which peak you want to reach, and then go about doing all of the work to reach that peak.  What if the peak that God wants you to be on is on the other side of the planet, and you couldn’t even see it from where you were standing?????

A revealing that I felt God show me in my meditation is that God can’t even reveal to me what it is that might be intended for me … for the VERY fact that such a mindset has been so ingrained into me.  If God says to me,

“Somewhere down the road I have planned for you, you will end up in Sri Lanka.”

Well then, what would I do?  I would either go about doing everything I could to end up in Sri Lanka, OR I would do everything I could to run away from that.  In either case, I would be missing all of the doors that God was opening for me along the way.  So God, in all His/Her/Its wisdom, keeps the final destination from me … God simply wants me to focus on the here and now, the present … and do the things that I need to do to prepare myself.  That is the path … not one of gazing off into the future, but one of being completely aware of my surroundings and taking care of the present … so that when God guides or prompts me, I can hear or see or feel that and act accordingly.

That is the path … the Path of Manifestation from Spiritual Abundance in the Present.

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Religion4All is an idea: that every human being (no matter their race, religion, sexuality, social status, lifestyle, or any other possible factor) is LOVED by God; just … as … they are.

We all are loved by God, and NO religion or person has a monopoly on it. Every single person on this planet is loved equally by God … SO many are cut off from God because they are told they don’t belong. God loves everyone … we ALL are beautiful creations … we don’t need to cringe when we hear the words “God”, or “religion”, or their judgments … God LOVES us all!

There is no requirement to change in order to be LOVED by God, or to LOVE God. God is LOVE, and LOVE is God … period. There is no one who God loves more than anyone else … there are only those who choose to LOVE more … to love God more, and consequently then to love each other more. In doing so, we grow closer to God … and know God.

By opening our hearts, and minds to God (free of boundaries like religion, or social trends); by LOVING God … we are exactly where we are meant to be. If we maintain that openness, never allowing any person or event to make us close our hearts, we will be guided by God to be who we are meant to be.

In that space of openness we can then live a life of LOVE, and be guided to where we are meant to be … forever in LOVE.

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re-blogged from Spiritual Abundance in the Present.

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