Omni means “of all things, in all ways, in all places. This is what God is – the All-Powerful, Always Present, Universal Absolute.
If this is so, as I believe and, dare I say, KNOW it to be, then there is not one single part of me that I will not endeavor to love.
I am choosing love, every day in every way.
…and remarkable, miraculous things are happening…
I have this longing, this yearning, for a deep, passionate, connection. Yes, with God, always. But something in me knows this will be realized in human form.
Yet, I dare say I must first give what I want because in so doing, I will know I already have.
All the ways in which I want love are showing up in ways that I am judging. No, not this one. Nope, not this one either. No thanks.
But here it is. I keep asking and receiving yet won’t accept.
This is where I know I cannot withhold from anyone that which I want. Yet, to some I do not want to give – to fore-give. And this is where death to self will happen.
“If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer the other cheek also.”
How easily a feeling or sight caught wind of in this world can blow you down a path of dismay.
How often we accept the distress and then resist it.
Yet, there is only One power and you cannot serve two masters.
If God is Love and the omnipotent force of life, if I am out of sorts and not feeling good, who then must I be serving?
There’s no condemnation to this realization. To be aware of not feeling good is simply a loving call to return to God.
God is everywhere, in everything, at all times.
Like a sponge in a basin of water: the sponge is in the water and the water is absorbed in the sponge. I am a sponge. God is the water. At all times, I am in God and God is in me.
That is reassurance.
Be still and know that I am God.
Ask not for healing but for right perception.
That seems quite logical. Ask not for change of a shitty situation but only right perception of it. The more I seem to look at my “problems”, I can’t seem to find an alternative situation that would make it “better.” Only different problems surface.
I think of my eating disordered mind that is still harboring old thought patterns. No change in food consumption, hair style, exercise regime, etc. will solve any of these things if my perception of myself continues to be skewed.
I’m not sure where right perception comes from though. Does it just dawn on me? I can’t go searching for it anymore because every perceived answer I come up with seems to be wrong.
Simply ask and wait?
Tend to the soil and the plant will grow itself.
Try to care for the pain within that is caused by fear and anger rather than on the situation you think is causing it. After all, it’s the pain that hurts.
Tend to the wound, not the bandage hiding it.
It was not the weekend I had expected it to be. Great emotion was released.
It came at a time when I was required to practice and send healing to someone else. I was required to give.
The deep inadequacy and unworthiness rooted in my core burst forward. Tears and anger and fear and doubt, they sprung forth from behind my hiding eyes.
I could not participate in the practice exercises for the remainder of the day and, while I wanted to leave, I remained, sitting alone in focused meditation on the presence of my Higher Awareness.
I have not experienced such internal discomfort ever.
By the end of the day, however, my anger at the person who had drawn this out of me had subsided. The dark whole had been flooded instead with gratitude for the space that had been opened.
My cleverly disguised saboteur had been identified – and she still stands close by waiting to sneak in where she sees distraction.
But I see her now. She and I, we can do this dance for as long as she needs but, in the end, the tireless presence of Love will seep into every dark spot and light the way.
I am where I am meant to be and I am not going anywhere.
I am being led in a very specific direction right now and though the obstacles are unlike any other, they are not greater than my knowing that this path I blaze now is The One.
Something wonderful is happening when you’re no longer looking at ‘problems’ as something painful that needs solving and instead start realizing they’re a beacon, a calling of the darkness to the light.
Within it comes a voice. “Can you see me here?”, it asks.
When the answer is yes, you see the Light and what you thought was a problem disappears from sight completely.