The Lord speaks to me. He speaks to and through all of His children.
By asking the Lord to speak, He allows me to open up my heart. He provides the opportunity to listen. As I hear His words, I am able to "see." Opportunities are given to each of His children; but we often fail to hear . . . consequently, we fail to "see."
We can see children with our physical eyes. I see children; our children. I can see a world filled with difference. With problems. My problems. Your problems. Acknowledging things outside of myself allows me to create a sense of identity. But if I see only from this limited outside perspective, I lose my true Self. I begin to see separately. I become divided. I allow fear to keep me living in comparison, in competition. I never feel full enough. Living externally is disempowering and disconnects me from my true Source. When living disconnected with Self, I allow the world to perpetuate a sense of fear. I allow my self to turn to a false power system for guidance and that steals my energy. Instead of relying on mySelf, I allow others who do not have my best interest at heart to prey upon my sense of lack.
No, NOT TODAY! Today I am grateful for my physical eyes God has given me for which to see.
But leading up to today has been a different story. . . something was missing. For I felt like I needed more. I was always exhausted from working so hard. I was tired of the daily cycle. I felt depleted. I felt empty. I was searching without but I needed to search within to do the INNER WORK -- to learn to stop blaming and to dig deeply for what it was that I needed.
I NEEDED TO FIND GRATITUDE. Gratitude helped me to truly see everything as ONE, to perceive Oneness -- with a pure heart and with a pure mind.
I needed to face the TRUTH about myself. I needed to take a good, long look in the mirror and see that when I am critical of others, it's because of what they trigger within me.
With gratitude in my heart today and everyday I now choose to face Truth. I've dropped the labels, the designer tags, and realize that I am nothing more than a pulsating organism -- an energy being remarkably designed to exist, overcome, survive, and thrive. I am built to evolve quite naturally, quite harmoniously. I am endowed with the gift of free will, which sets me apart from animals in that I can make CHOICES. AND most importantly, I am not alone, separate, or in competition with anyone or anything . . . I am connected to and guided by a higher power, a higher Self.
I take responsibility for the fact that I have FREEDOM TO CHOOSE how I wish to live.